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Phils Try To Address Utility Player Problem

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Ruben Amaro Jr signed two utility infielders to minor league deals Wednesday morning, but has really left a lot to be desired in regard to finally that hole on his professional club. The two long shots to make the team haven’t turned any heads their entire careers and I don’t see them ever setting foot […]

No Surgery, Chase Utley’s Confident About Playing This Year

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Chase Utley talked to the media in Clearwarter, Florida today.  He’s confident he will play this year and he doesn’t believe he will require surgery to solve his knee problems.
“I was in Phoenix meeting with a physical therapist by the name of Brett Fischer for about four or five days, just to get some better […]

Loss Of Chase Utley Not The End Of The World

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I can’t help but notice the plethora of Phillies fans freaking out over the Chase Utley injury as if this was the start of the 2009 season, not the 2012 season. The loss seems big when fans hear the name “Chase Utley,” but is the loss of Utley cause for fans to run around with […]

Rollins Expects Ryan Howard To Miss At Least Two Months Or More

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Jimmy Rollins didn’t mince words when talking to ESPN Jayson Stark about the rehabilitation of Ryan Howard.
“I don’t know what to think, honestly,” Rollins told the ESPN baseball reporter. “If you ask me, with this infection, I don’t know if he’s going to play this year, because after all the work that he’s done, now […]

Chase Utley Talks About Staying Healthy

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Chase Ultey talked to the media yesterday about dealing with tendonitis in his knee and his plan of staying healthy this season.  It’s a tenuous situation because he can’t workout too much or the tendonitis will flare up and he will be sidelined.  On the other hand he can’t neglect working out on his legs […]

Ryan Howard Is Ahead Of Schedule As He Works Out In Clearwater

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Ryan Howard may be back on the field before everybody had predicted.  I think he’s still going to miss at least a month of the season, but he’s definitely well ahead of schedule.
Yesterday he was working out with the other Phillies who are at their training facility in Clearwater, Florida.  He did a little running, […]

Now With Rollins Signed, Will He Continue To Lead Off

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As you already know the Phils have signed J-Roll to a three-year deal worth around $33 million. There is a four-year option also in there. So who is happy? Some might be and some maybe not. The Phils talked about a change of philosophy in their approach. Is this it? I mean, I love Jimmy […]

Where Does The Rollins Resigning Leave The Phils

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Although it isn’t the five year deal Jimmy Rollins was hoping for, I’m sure the shortstop is just happy to return to the team for another three years of service. The deal will pay the veteran $33-million over three years with an easily attainable option for a fourth. (The option has been estimated to be […]

Hot Stove:Phillies Pursuing Ramirez, Shopping Polanco, Talking To Rollins

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With baseball’s winter meetings underway, the Philadelphia Phillies have begun to move aggressively on their plans to improve the team for the 2012 season. General manager Ruben Amaro seems to be focused on finding ways to improve the team’s lineup. Reports indicate that the Phillies are very much in the mix for third baseman Aramis […]

Wigginton Signing Provides Insurance

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By no means is Ty Wigginton a major upgrade, let alone an effective signing. But the addition of Wigginton means the Phillies have more depth, a reliable veteran to platoon with fellow free-agent signing Jim Thome at first base, and a potentially dependable bench bat.
In his career, Wigginton has patrolled every infield position and both […]

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