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Roy Halladay Gets Rave Reviews From Batting Practice Stint

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One of the keys to the Phillies season will be the arm of Roy Halladay.  Is he still an ace or is he a star on his way down?  It was reported a year ago at spring training that his fastball and other hard stuff didn’t have the zip on it, which he had been […]

Halladay Out 6-8 Weeks

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It looks like Roy Halladay’s shoulder problem is indeed serious. The Phillies placed the ace on the 15-day disabled list, and expect him to miss between six to eight weeks with a right latissimus dorsi strain (a muscle in his back shoulder).
Halladay had been having his worst season as a Phillie, going 4-5 with a […]

Roy Halladay No Longer Dominant

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Phillies’ starter Roy Halladay has been having a subpar year. Ten starts into the 2012 season, the former Blue Jay is 4-5 with a 3.98 ERA. While those numbers aren’t necessarily bad, they’re clearly a significant step below the Cy-Young quality of pitching that the righthander has given the team in his first two seasons […]

Cole Hamels Made A Mistake, It’s As Simple As That

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So far in 2012, Phillies ace Cole Hamels has continued to dominate from the mound in much the same that he has done since he first put on the Phillies uniform.  I say that because it’s by far the most important aspect of what I have to say about him.
Now concerning him plucking Washington Nationals […]

Why Would Cole Hamels Go To San Diego?

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“Why would i want to go where fans only support you from the 3rd inn. thru the 6th?’” was the grammatically poor tweet that CBS’ Jon Heyman used as an explanation for why Cole Hamels will not be returning to San Diego as a free agent to play for the home town Padres.
Now that we […]

Offer Must Be To Substantial To Sign Cole Hamels At Midseason

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Ruben Amaro Jr. knows Cole Hamels should have been resigned before the season begun.The two sides have been constantly discussing a contract extension since Christmas but the deal has made as little progress.
Hamels got dinged up by an inconsistent Miami Marlins squad in his first start of the year, but regardless the California native is […]

Superb Pitching Anchors Phillies To Opening Day Victory

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It’s all about the pitching. The Philadelphia Phillies’ championship hopes rest on the arms of their vaunted pitching staff with vast amounts of money invested in the starting rotation, and the closer. On Opening Day, the team’s pitching staff proved to be worth every penny.
Roy Halladay got into trouble in the first inning, allowing the […]

The Effect Of Matt Cain’s Deal On Cole Hamel Negotiations

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The richest contract ever given to a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball history was signed earlier this week. Can you guess who signed it? Roy Halladay? Nope, try again.
Reigning American League Cy Young Award winner and MVP Justin Verlander? Get to the back of the line. Former World Series MVP Josh Beckett? Not even […]

Former Phillie, Ryan Madson To Miss Entire 2012 Season

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The injury news out of Clearwater has been anything but good for the Phillies this spring, but it now appears things could have been a whole lot worse. As in “the season is over before it even starts” worse.
Multiple sources report that new Cincinnati Reds closer Ryan Madson needs Tommy John surgery and will miss […]

Roy Oswalt Follows The Paths Of Roger Clemens & Pedro Martinez

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The Detroit Tigers reached out to Roy Oswalt to fill the fifth spot of their great mix of young studs and flame throwing Justin Verlander. The former Philly rejected the $10-million offer and CBSSports’ Jon Heyman tweated that the 34-year-old is taking a break to reevaluate his future, but a midseason return cannot be ruled […]

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