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Phillies Infielders 2012

Grading the 2012 Philadelphia Phillies: Infielders

Almost a month removed from the season, it’s easy now to see why the Philadelphia Phillies are not in the shoes of either the San Francisco Giants or Detroit Tigers at the moment: They were mediocre, injury-prone and not balanced enough to win different types of games that these elite teams can. With that being […]

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Creating Fix-It 2012 Offseason for Philadelphia Phillies: Possible Trades, Signings, and Projected 2013 Lineup

Since becoming the Phillies general manager in 2009, Ruben Amaro has built a reputation around baseball on three things: Being aggressive, thinking outside of the box, and getting what he wants. This offseason, the challenge of configuring the Phillies and returning to elite status will be the biggest challenge he has met yet. He must […]

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Grading the 2012 Philadelphia Phillies: Starting Pitchers

As the 2012 season draws to a close, there are more questions than answers about the Phillies moving forward to 2013. The team as currently constructed will need more than a few minor tweaks to get back to where they need to be if they want to win another World Series. With that being said, […]

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Breathing In That October Air: Is 2012 A Wakeup Call for Phillies Fans?

As the October air, fall leaves, and Eagles take their roles in late September for Philadelphians, one constant is missing: Philadelphia Phillies playoff baseball. I remember that feeling when I woke up the Monday after the Phillies won their first of five NL East titles in 2007. I remember feeling like Phillies baseball was on […]

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Tulo is a high-risk, high-rewad 3B option (via Getty Images).

Philadelphia Phillies Rumors: Troy Tulowitzki Would Be Worth the Risk

In the aftermath of a disappointing if not final blow to the Phillies’ season in Houston, the gloomy reality sets in. The Phillies are 3 1/2 games back, but with October rapidly approaching and four teams in front of them with 14 to play, it seems just too much to overcome. Over the past month, […]

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Philadelphia Phillies Playoff Run: You Still Gotta Believe

Wednesday night felt like old times, times when the Phillies were on top of the world. You could feel the energy of a team about to make an improbable playoff run, and of a fan base starting to believe. It felt more like the Phillies we knew from before; a team who knew they were […]

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Darin Ruf

Phillies Farm System: Evaluating The Top AA Reading Prospects

Friday night, I traveled to Trenton to see the Reading Phillies and Trenton Thunder play game 3 of their playoff series. Over recent years, the Phillies have been given the label of a “win now” team, and their farm system has been rated as average at best. This year, that notion has somewhat changed. The […]

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Chase Utley

Philadelphia Phillies: Chase Utley at Third Base? Don’t Bet Against It

Baseball in Philadelphia this season has been filled with injuries, unfulfilled expectations, and overall mediocrity. The Phillies have never turned the corner, routinely nearing its edge but never making that final turn. Sometimes, we see a team who could make “that run”. On most nights though, we see a squad that is just a _____ […]

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Jones celebrates with his teammates (via Getty Images).

From Brooms to Blow Up: Analyzing the Phillies’ Ninth-Inning Collapse

The Philadelphia Phillies had gotten 24 outs easily going into the bottom of the 9th inning against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday night; a sweep seemed all but a certainty with the team up 7-3. They looked like they would close to within seven games of the Wild Card and sweep the Braves in Atlanta, […]

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Philadelphia Phillies Prospect Report: Why It’s Time to Start Paying Attention to Darin Ruf

Every year, throughout the MLB, there is that one guy who scouts, executives, and talent evaluators scratch their heads about; a player who puts up monstrous minor league numbers, but whom they don’t remember their club passing on in any recent drafts. This season, it’s first baseman Darin Ruf of the Reading Phillies. Un-drafted until his […]

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Phillies vs Mets Series Preview: Pitching Match-Ups, Analysis and Predictions

After sweeping the best team in baseball in an all-around impressive fashion, the Phillies start a crucial three game series with the New York Mets on Tuesday. The Mets have dominated the Phillies this season, going 8-4 in their season series, and 5-1 on the Phillies home turf at Citizens Bank Ballpark. 9.5 games out, the Phillies need […]

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