2017 Phillies Spotlight Pitcher: Vince Velasquez

The Philadelphia Phillies spent roughly six weeks down in Florida for spring training this year. And for a second straight spring, Vince Velasquez demonstrated power pitching in the Grapefruit League.Last year, Velasquez was competing to become the team’s 5th starter. He pitched so well that awarding him that role right out of 2016 spring training was an easy … Continue reading 2017 Phillies Spotlight Pitcher: Vince Velasquez

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Phillies 2017: Rotation Depth a Strength, But There’s No Ace

The Philadelphia Phillies have officially begun the six-week spring training process down in Clearwater, Florida. One of the likely areas of strength for this year’s version of the Fightin’ Phils would appear to be the starting pitching rotation.A pair of veteran arms on short-term deals, a bulldog surprise, and a handful of talented youngsters give the club … Continue reading Phillies 2017: Rotation Depth a Strength, But There’s No Ace

Phillies Acquire Clay Buchholz in Trade With Red Sox

According to general manager Matt Klentak, it is the mission of the Philadephia Phillies to have as much starting pitching as possible, and so the club swung a deal today with the Boston Red Sox with that end in mind.The trade brings in 32-year-old right-hander Clay Buchholz. He was the Red Sox first round pick at 42nd overall … Continue reading Phillies Acquire Clay Buchholz in Trade With Red Sox