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Cole Hamels

2012 Year In Review: Philadelphia Phillies

Many fans thought that the 2012 season would be one to remember, that it would be a marker of Phillies success, instead they received the opposite. The 2012 season was not what Philly fans were expecting, and many would say it was a disaster. Many blamed the outcome of the 2012 season on manager Charlie Manuel, […]

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Michael Young Phillies

2012 Phillies Offseason Analysis: Grading Ruben Amaro’s First Four Moves

Ruben Amaro Jr. is entering his 5th year in this coming season as Phillies general manager. Most would say that he has been a great contribution to the team, and is very wise when making deals with other teams. But others might say that he has been a dead weight to the Phillies and should be […]

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Michael Young

Phillies Send Josh Lindblom to Rangers, Get 3rd Baseman Michael Young

The Philadelphia Phillies have just made a trade with the Texas Rangers, aquiring All-Star 3rd baseman Michael Young. In exchange, the Rangers are receiving righties Josh Lindblom and Lisalverto Bonilla. There have been rumored deals between the two teams for a couple of days, but Young first had to waive his no-trade clause to allow […]

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Michael Bourn

Phillies Free Agency Rumors: 4 Superstars the Phillies Should Stay Away From

The Philadelphia Phillies have not made any major trades so far this off-season, but Ruben Amaro Jr. has done well in showing much interest in several players, some being total superstars, while others are under the radar. CF Michael Bourn The Phillies are in a desperate search for a competent center-fielder, and have been extremely interested in Tampa-Bay veteran B.J […]

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Rollins Manuel

Is Charlie Manuel’s Time up as Phillies Manager?

Ever since Charlie Manuel replaced Philadelphia Phillies legend Larry Bowa as manager of the team in 2005, his teams have seen nothing but success: including this disastrous 2012 campaign—which won’t result in a playoff berth—this team has won five NL East division titles in only eight seasons. Manuel will forever be known among Philly fans […]

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Phillies’ Joe Blanton Claimed off Waivers, Traded to Dodgers

The Philadelphia Phillies have completed their second trade of the week with the Los Angeles Dodgers, dealing righty Joe Blanton after he was claimed off of waivers for player to be named later: OFFICIAL: @dodgers today acquired starting pitcher Joe Blanton from @phillies for a player to be named later. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) […]

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Ruben Amaro

Philadelphia Phillies: Who’s To Blame, Ruben Amaro or Charlie Manuel?

The Phillies are 36-45 and 11 games behind the Washington Nationals in the NL East. Who’s to blame? Is it head coach Charlie Manuel, who recently celebrated his 900th win as a MLB manager? Is it General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr.? Is it both? It’s a tough and polarizing question. Manuel has been the Phillies […]

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Bullpen Stutters, Phils Fall 3-2

A classic pitching matchup between the leagues 2 best leftys, fell apart by the relievers, especially for the Phills. Bastardo recorded just 1 out, then surrendered after Carlos Pena hit a 3 run homerun. He fell apart from the beginning, allowing 2 walks, then a homer by Pena. Both starting pitchers were simply amazing. Hamels pitches […]

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hunter pence phillies

What Would Be a Philadelphia Phillies “Dream Lineup”?

The 2012 MLB season is about 1/3 done and the Philadelphia Phillies are in last place in the National League East. The Phillies are now 30-34, 9.5 games behind Washington, and 2-8 in their last ten games. The injuries this year have obviously not helped the Phillies with Ryan Howard, Roy Halladay and Chase Utley still […]

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Pence, Ruiz Lead Phils Past Marlins

Manuel did not mince words when asked why he put in Jonathan Papelbon in the 8th inning with the bases loaded. He simply said, “I wanted to win”. Papelbon has not completed a five out save in almost 3 and a 1/2 years. Manuel was very reluctant in bringing in Papelbon in a very similar […]

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Phillies Rally, Use Offensive Outburst to Bury Mets

Who would’ve thought that by the end of May, Carlos Ruiz would be Philadelphia’s hottest hitter, Cliff Lee would be winless, and Ty Wigginton had started dozens of more games than Ryan Howard at first base? Not me. Ruiz, who just suffered a minor hamstring injury, has a 1.010 OPS which is ranked sixth in baseball. […]

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Phillies Need to Fight Through Injuries

Although the Philadelphia Phillies have the meat of their team gone, they are doing well to remain positive. Despite injuries, manager Charlie Manuel says that the team “won’t be discouraged”. Stars Chase Utley and Ryan Howard have yet to be put in the lineup and Roy Halladay was taken out of last Sunday’s game due to […]

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