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MLB Hall Of Famer Barry Larkin: Jimmy Rollins Is A Hall Of Famer

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Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin, who starred for years as the shortstop of the Cincinatti Reds was asked if former Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins was a Hall of Famer and he said, “Yes, Rollins is absolutely a Hall of Fame shortstop”.
“His numbers are better than mine”, Larkin said about Rollins, who is still playing […]

Unlike Utley and Howard, Jimmy Rollins Was Able To Make The Right Move

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The Monday night Phillies-Dodgers game was the first-time former Phil and current Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins got his first chance to play against his old team.  Rollins has struggled this season at the plate, but he hasn’t been struggling against the Phils this week.
Like his former teammates Ryan Howard and Chase Utley, Rollins is getting […]

Ruben Amaro: Chase Utley No Longer Starting 2nd Baseman

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Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro was on the 94WIP morning show this week and he told Al Morganti and Rhea Hughes that young infielder Cesar Hernandez was the team’s second baseman.  He also made it clear that Chase Utley would not be returning to the starting lineup when he returns to action from the Disabled […]

Maikel Franco Compared to Albert Pujols & Approved By Mike Schmidt

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I prefer to give players more time to play before throwing superlatives at them, but the Phillies are hurling some major expectations at Maikel Franco after a month or so in the Majors.  If I were running the Phillies organization, I would have made sure that people in the organization wouldn’t be mentioning Franco is […]

Darren Daulton Diagnosed With Two Brain Tumors

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In a shocking development, former Philadelphia Phillies catcher Darren “Dutch” Daulton has been diagnosed with two brain tumors.  Daulton, who works for 97.5 The Fanatic, is scheduled for surgery at the beginning of next week.
David Montgomery, who is the President of the Phillies released the following statement earlier this afternoon: “We’re saddened by the news […]

Ryan Howard Must Realize What He’s Getting Into

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Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. announced last night that Phillies All-Star first baseman Ryan Howard will activated on Friday, which is only nine months from his Achilles injury in the National League playoffs.
I think Howard is trying to rush back to save the Phillies season and taking a major risk in the process with his […]

Galvis Excelling In May

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Now, by no means is he Chase Utley, but Freddy Galvis has quietly elevated his level of play. While he has always had a sharp glove in the field, the rookie is often criticized for his hitting (or lack thereof). But in the month of May, the Venezuelan native has tallied a .288 average with […]

Wigginton To Emerge As Key Pinch Hitter, But Can He Handle It

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Injuries are the poor man’s excuse for the Phillies lack of offensive prowess of late, but that problem may be solved with one Philadelphia’s top bats returning to the lineup sooner than a February setback may have led the public to believe.
Ryan Howard’s Achilles has been healed and he is heading to Clearwater for some […]

Freddy Galvis Looking Out Of Place On Opening Day

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Chase Utley missed Philadelphia’s season opener in Pittsburgh Thursday afternoon to rehab his injured knees in Arizona.
With Michael Martinez on the disabled list and Wilson Valdez being dealt to Cincinnati, Charlie Manuel found himself throwing highly touted 22-year-old Freddy Galvis into the lineup. After speculation by many analysts of the Phillies seeking out-of-system help to […]

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 […]

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