Chris Coste is an inspiration. His story of hanging around in the minors until finally reaching the major leagues in 2006 at the age of 33. Now, Coste may have as much trouble staying in the majors as he did reaching the majors because of recent struggles.
April 27, 2009
The Phillies are still a little insecure about not having J.C. Romero to start the season, so they're quietly beating the bushes for a left-hander. Plus, they must have liked the way Adam Eaton's contract tasted, because they might be willing to order up another fat contract to munch on.
March 19, 2009
Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has had a change of heart in regards to the World Baseball Classic. After initially saying he wouldn't play, Ruiz now has decided to take a position with Panama for the WBC. His decision could change the Phillies catching situation.
February 1, 2009
There is still a lot that could happen between now and Spring Training, but it's never too early to start looking at the battles that we may be talking about in a couple of short months. Here's our first look at the battle for spots on the 2009 Philadelphia Phillies roster.
December 18, 2008
The Phillies faced some decisions on who they would and who they would not offer contracts to. When all was said and done, Scott Mathieson was the only one not holding a contract offer, making him a free agent. That immediately changed though when he signed a minor league deal to stay with the Phillies.
December 12, 2008
You have to wonder what Chris Coste has to do to guarantee himself a spot on a major league roster. After hitting .406 last spring, he was the last cut made before opening day. Now, after hitting .328 with the Phillies, they went out and signed Rod Barajas.
December 30, 2006