Philadelphia Phillies 2014 News and Updates
3/3/14 - This weekend saw an exciting National League rivalry match, as the Philadelphia Phillies met the Pittsburgh Pirates with AJ Burnett starting on the mound against his former team. Burnett gave up one run in two innings in his debut and the Phillies fell 4-1. Philadelphia will face some still competition when they take on the New York Yankees and Japanese ace Masahiro Tananaka in his second spring appearance on Thursday (get-in for $19). Get Philadelphia Phillies tickets for tomorrow's game against the Atlanta Braves for just $15, and witness Cole Hamels in his first start of Spring Training.
2/24/14 - The Philadelphia Phillies have had a scandalous start to spring training, by informing the NCAA that their fifth draft pick (student-athlete Ben Wetzler, who failed to sign) violated rules regarding agent contact before opting to return to Oregon State. The junior has been suspended indefinitely in his senior year, and the Phillies have refused to comment on the matter since the news broke. Expect sparks to fly, as the media has been present at spring training looking for answers. The Phillies are one of the many teams whose spring training tickets have dropped in price since practice began: Philadelphia Phillies tickets are down to $48 on average.
2/18/14 - The Philadelphia Phillies closed their offseason signing in a big way, by coming to a one-year $15 million agreement with free-agent pitcher A.J. Burnett. The veteran chose Philly due to its proximity to his family and home in Maryland and their determination to take the national crown this year. The Phillies are confident that their 25-man roster, the most aged in the majors, gives them the best opportunity to take the NL East and go all the way this season. The franchise made it loud and clear that they are "here to win," so see them hit the ground running during their first Spring Training game against the Toronto Blue Jays ($14 to get-in).
2/11/14 - In just two days, pitchers and catchers officially report for Philadelphia Phillies spring camp! Coming off their second non-winning season for the first time since the dawn of the new millennium, the Phillies are currently in "win-now" mode, overloaded with experienced, veteran players (plus the possible addition of A.J. Burnett), can this squad pull it off? See how they fare early on with Philadelphia Phillies spring Training tickets. Philadelphia will take on the Toronto Blue Jays in Clearwater, FL (2/26) for their inaugural spring game, with tickets starting at $13.
1/30/14 - The Philadelphia Phillies only made slight moves this winter, deferring from rebuilding their aging core of players by enlisting youngsters to just the bullpen, and a handful of experienced veterans to add further depth to their roster. Phillies nation are still waiting for their franchise to land a fresher and bigger-named agent as the market continues to dwindle. Philadelphia Phillies tickets are $51 on average for Spring Training, score some to watch “Coach Halladay” in action!
4/4/13 – The Philadelphia Phillies added versatile outfielder Ezequiel Carrera Tuesday off waivers from the Cleveland Indians. The Phillies newest acquisition led the majors with 11 stolen bases (of 13 attempts) this Spring. Phillies fans will get a chance to see their beloved team at home tomorrow when Philadelphia plays their first home game this season at Citizens Bank Park against the Kansas City Royals. The Interleague series is the most expensive game on the Phillies schedule averaging $132, down $20 a seat in the last two months. Following the Royals series, the Phillies will host the New York Mets. In the last decade the two National League East division rivals have fought for Playoff spots and for that reason, some consider the rivalry the hottest in the NL. Tickets to see the Mets play at Citizens Bank Park are averaging $57, under the team’s average ticket price in April of $63 (fifth most expensive in MLB). The most expensive series this month at Citizens Bank Park is against the St. Louis Cardinals, a team that beat the Phillies in the NLDS two years ago and went on to win the World Series. Lastly, the Pittsburgh Pirates will visit Philly for a four-game series in late April. You can catch the intrastate rivals live for under $10 as it is (surprisingly) the cheapest Phillies regular season series at home.
Philadelphia Phillies 2014 Season
The Philadelphia Phillies are entering 2014 coming off of their worst franchise record since the 90s. The ageing roster, shoddy outfield and weak bullpen were all major concerns left unsolved, and during the offseason, the team has made attempts to amend these issues. Phillies fans are still waiting for a big deal to come through to jumpstart Philadelphia’s season, and with three weeks left before pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training
, the front office is bound to close something soon!
So far, GM Ruben Amaro re-signed Carlos Ruiz, pinned down Marlon Byrd for OF and acquired Brad Lincoln (former fourth overall pick) to complement an inexperienced rotation. A bulk of the A’s problems last year were injuries to key positions, especially in the outfield—expect that to change, with most players coming back well-rested and healthier. Think you’re going to miss Roy Halladay? Not to worry, the long-time pitcher will be back with the Phils as a coach, just months after announcing his retirement. As one of the oldest teams in the league, that’s “big on nostalgia”, the Phillies boast homegrown veteran greats that exude necessary leadership qualities to grant this team a bounce-back season!
From 2007 - 2011, the Philadelphia Phillies won five straight National League East division titles. However, in 2012 a lackluster bullpen, amongst other issues, prevented the 2008 World Series Champions from a sixth consecutive NL East division title.
We'll begin to get a better idea of 2013 as the Phillies report to Spring Training in Clearwater, Florida. Who will start in the outfield? Can Roy Halladay rebound this season? Phillies Spring Training tickets are about half the cost to see the team play at Citizens Bank Park during the regular season in Philadelphia; the average price of a Phillies Spring Training ticket at Bright House Field will cost you $47, the 8th most expensive in the League.
The Phillies schedule boasts prime Interleague matchups in 2013, including series against the Kansas City Royals and Boston Red Sox . Phillies single game tickets went on sale February 13, 2013. At that time, the average Philadelphia Phillies home ticket on the secondary market was $88; the average away ticket was $68 — both were 8th most expensive in the MLB. See a trend here? The most expensive month to grab a ticket to watch a Phillies game is July. The average Phillies July ticket at home is $98, and series include the Atlanta Braves, Washington Nationals, and Chicago White Sox.