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Losing Rollins May Not Be A Bad Thing

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With the baseball free agency period in full swing, the Phillies are busy talking to players and making moves to improve the ballclub for the 2012 season. One of the big decisions the team has to make in the coming weeks concerns the future of shortstop Jimmy Rollins.
Currently a free agent, Rollins has been said […]

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 […]

Phillies Bring Back Thome, In Pursuit Of Cuddyer

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With baseball’s free agency period underway, Ruben Amaro Jr. has wasted no time in implementing his plan to improve the team. The Phillies made their first significant move of the offseason yesterday by signing free agent Jim Thome to a one-year contract.
Thome returns to the team that he spent three years with from 2003-2005. He […]

With Mayberry At 1st, Phillies Have Nothing But Options In Leftfield

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Come opening day of the 2012 baseball season, the Phillies will have Hunter Pence standing in right field and Shane Victorino a few hundred feet to the left in center.
While Pence may be the game’s biggest goof, his constant production jump started Philly’s offense immediately after his arrival from Houston. His numbers may […]

Could Howard’s Injury Give Brown The Chance To Change Minds This Spring?

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Earlier this week, I discussed possible changes and turnover within the Phillies after their early ousting at the hands of the Cardinals. I already touched on the infield so let’s continue the trend and take a look at the outfield, shall we?
Let’s jump right into it and look at the only unstable position in the […]

Another year in the Minors for Dom Brown?

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With the addition of Hunter Pence and the sort-of emergence of John Mayberry, Jr., this doesn’t seem as bad. But, still, Domonic Brown just can’t seem to take that next step to succeed at the MLB level. This guy was the big prospect. The “oh hell no” in any trade discussion. […]

Lifeless Bats, Disappointing Pitching Cause Phillies To Lose Game 4

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For the first time in the five-year playoff run that the Phillies have been on, a series has been pushed to a decisive final game. The Phillies dropped Game 4 in a disappointing fashion on Thursday night, going down 5-3.
Early on, it looked like the Phillies might be on their way to ending the series […]

New Phillies Lineup Needs To Come Up Big Versus Cardinals Today

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Entering the NLDS match up with the St. Louis Cardinals, Charlie Manuel made some minor adjustments in his hitting line-up. One of the changes he made was moving Hunter Pence from fifth in the order to third and moving Chase Utley from third to second.
Your best hitter is supposed to bat third hitting average and […]

Game 2 Preview: Phils Must Take Advantage Of Carpenter On Short Rest

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Just one game into the series, the Phillies already have the Cardinals in a desperate situation. In the second game of the series, St. Louis will hand the ball to their ace Chris Carpenter, who will be pitching on short rest. The righthander last pitched on Wednesday is season finale against the Astros, in a […]

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