Scott Lauber covers the Phillies.

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Phillies’ decade-long inability to develop pitching leaves them little choice but to pay a steep price now | Scott Lauber

"Grow the arms, buy the bats" is a sound philosophy for any organization. But what if you can't grow the arms?

Source: Phillies sign free-agent lefty Drew Smyly, likely will add him to starting rotation

In a move that carries minimal risk, the Phillies are taking a flier on a left-hander who was an up-and-coming pitcher before having elbow surgery in 2017.

Why the Phillies must keep Adam Haseley in the lineup every day | Extra Innings

The next few weeks represent a chance for the Phillies to decide if their 2017 first-round pick can be the everyday center fielder next season or if they should use him as a trade chip to acquire a pitcher.

Source: Phillies have expressed interest in free-agent pitcher Drew Smyly

The 30-year-old lefty, who is attempting to come back from Tommy John elbow surgery in 2017, opted out of a minor-league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday.

Hector Neris angers Dodgers with expletive-filled shout after recording final out in Phillies’ victory

"Just I let my emotion get out," the Phillies closer said after shouting a two-word expletive at the Dodgers' dugout after Thursday's game at Citizens Bank Park.

Phillies ride Bryce Harper’s hot bat to split-salvaging victory over the Dodgers

The rightfielder lifted the Phillies to a split-salvaging 7-6 victory that began less than 11 hours after the previous game had ended.

Before Bryce Harper’s big moment, Phillies closer Hector Neris continued to struggle | Extra Innings

After being unhittable for three months, Neris has struggled for three weeks, blowing four of his last seven save opportunities.

Phillies manager Gabe Kapler benches Maikel Franco over lack of hustle, groin injury

Unlike some teammates, who haven't been removed from the lineup after incidents of not hustling, the third baseman took a seat on the bench Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park.

Horrific fourth inning punctuates Phillies’ 16-2 humiliation by Dodgers

There are rough innings and nightmarish innings and innings that test a manager's belief in his team while simultaneously graying his hair. And then there was whatever the heck happened to the Phillies in the fourth inning Monday night.

As Dodgers arrive - and as MLB trade deadline nears - Phillies must define success in 2019 | Extra Innings

The Los Angeles Dodgers bring the best record in baseball (62-33) to town for a four-game series that begins tonight at Citizens Bank Park.