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AJ Burnett Signs Phillies

Phillies Sign Starting Pitcher AJ Burnett

The Philadelphia Phillies have made another short-term move designed to bolster this year’s team for a possible playoff run. GM Ruben Amaro signed AJ Burnett to a one-year, $16 million deal today, per the Philadelphia Inquirer. The Phillies were reportedly one of three teams in the hunt but it appears Amaro made him the best […]

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Masahiro Tanaka Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies Have Contacted Masahiro Tanaka’s Agent

The Philadelphia Phillies, especially under General Manager Ruben Amaro, are known for making big splashes in terms of their pitching rotation. Whether it was trading for Cy Young winner Roy Halladay from the Blue Jays, signing another CY winner in Cliff Lee to a five-year, $120 million deal before the 2011 season, or re-signing ace […]

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Michael Vick vs Giants

Xs and Os: Eagles-Giants Week 8 Preview and Prediction

Daniel Wilson took over the popular Xs and Os column for this week in Manav’s stead. Follow him on Twitter. Fantasy Watch: DeSean Jackson (PHI) and Eli Manning (NYG) While both of these guys seem like obvious answers, there are compelling answers for both on why this could be a unique week for each of […]

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3 Stars vs Maple Leafs

Flyers 3 Stars: Flyers Drop Season Opener To Maple Leafs 3-1

To the disappointment of Flyers Nation, the Flyers lost their season opener by a score 3-1 to the Toronto Maple Leafs. If you could take one thing away from that it’s this: Jonathan Bernier is freaking good. However, you can’t say that Bernier stole the game, as the Flyers were 1/7 on the power-play.  Before […]

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Flyers First Line

Projecting the Flyers Line Combinations

To get more great Flyers analysis and updates from Khandyman’s Flyers staff, follow @KhandymanSports on Twitter! The Flyers’ season starts up in a couple of weeks and the first cuts have been made. However, the battles for roster spots are still in full swing so let’s take a look at how the line combos look […]

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Maikel Franco Reading

Maikel Franco: What Should the Phillies Do With Their Star 3B Prospect?

As many of you know, third baseman Maikel Franco has jumped onto the scene as the next Phillies star with a great year split between High-A Clearwater and Double-A Reading. But what should/can the Phillies do with Franco in the future? Franco’s achievements in 2013 were rewarded with a spot on the World roster in the All-Star […]

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Jonathan Papelbon Ruben Amaro Jr.

The Time Is Now For Ruben Amaro and the Phillies to Start Rebuilding

Khandyman Sports has been nominated for best blog in Philly. Help us out by voting here. Ruben Amaro faces a question that will affect the Phillies franchise for years to come. The question that looms over the Phillies general manager is whether he should keep his team’s old core players or bring in cheaper, younger […]

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Jonathan Papelbon

How To Rebuild The Philadelphia Phillies Bullpen

It’s no secret that the bullpen in Philadelphia has been struggling. And it’s as awful on paper as it is when  watching. Not one arm has amassed a WAR (wins above replacement) above one, and eight have negative WAR. Also, six pitchers have a walk per nine inning rate above five. These statistics are appalling. It gets ever worse […]

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How Each Phillies’ Prospect Fits into the Equation Going Forward

Unless you live under a rock you are well aware the Phillies are not a very good team. Not at all. Bad news is, there are a multitude of holes on this aging, declining roster. Questions in the back end of the rotation, inexperienced bullpen and a lineup that just doesn’t produce are part of […]

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Ed Snider often gets criticized for his lack of patience but we're all in the same boat.

Ed Snider and Human Mortality

We’ve all heard the saying, “Life is like a book.” It’s not. You can reread a book, turn back its pages and even stop reading if you don’t like it. Life isn’t like that. Once a page is turned you can never go back. The words on that page can never be changed. Any typos […]

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Jonathan Papelbon Phillies

Should the Phillies Buy or Sell: A Full Trade Deadline Plan

The 2013 Phillies season is beginning to come to an end. While there is a chance that the team can make a run near the end of the season, we have to ask ourselves what a run could lead to? The answer, at best, is a playoff spot and nothing more. But is the chance […]

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Chase Utley

A Look Back: Chase Utley

“Long drive, could it be?  It is……. OUTTA HERE! Grand Slam home run Chase Utley! Welcome to the Show Mr. Utley!” This was not the first time that Harry Kalas’ voice rang throughout the radio waves in an excited manner over this young second baseman. “There goes Chase and this is chopped to McBride and […]

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