Is Darin Ruf the Next Matt Rizzotti or Ryan Howard?

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Unless you’re a minor league junkie, you probably didn’t know the name Darin Ruf at the beginning of the season. By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard many times how Ruf etched his name into the Reading Phillies single-season record books by […]

Philadelphia Phillies Won’t Be Getting David Wright to Play Third Base in 2013

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The Philadelphia Phillies desperately need a third baseman for the 2013 season, and David Wright won’t be the guy. The New York Mets have said they are picking up his $16 million option for next year, which means Wright won’t […]

MLB Rumors: Chase Utley Says He Will Be Ready to Play By Start of 2013

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Chase Utley has missed the start of the last two seasons due to patellar tendinitis – first in one knee and then in both. Utley missed the first 46 games in 2011 and then the first 75 in 2012, although […]

2012 MLB Final Regular Season Awards

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As the MLB postseason is beginning, I thought it would be a good time to unveil my 2012 final regular season awards – each league’s MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year. For the first […]

Who Should Philadelphia Phillies Fans Root for in the MLB Playoffs?

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For the first time since 2006, the Philadelphia Phillies are on the outside looking in as October baseball rolls around. The Phillies never recovered from their slow start to the 2012 season, finishing just 81-81 and in a distant third […]

Philadelphia Phillies Bring Ryne Sandberg On Board to Be Manager of the Future

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The Philadelphia Phillies have reshuffled their coaching staff, as they’ve let go of a handful of assistant coaches while making room for Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs manager Ryne Sandberg on their team. The former Hall of Fame second baseman was […]

Jimmy Rollins Adds the Icing to a Forgettable Season By Being a Poor Sport

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It’s bad enough that the Philadelphia Phillies entered 2012 amid expectations that they could bring home a world championship, and instead they staggered to an 81-81 record and a third place finish in the NL East. Earlier today, Jimmy Rollins […]

Philadelphia Phillies Renewing Catcher Carlos Ruiz’s 2013 Option

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It should come as no surprise to anyone the Philadelphia Phillies are renewing catcher Carlos Ruiz‘s option for the 2013 season. Ruiz’s three-year, $8.85 million deal with the team expired after this year but it seemed to be almost a […]

Grading the Philadelphia Phillies Pitching for the Month of September: Player By Player

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The Philadelphia Phillies were one of the better teams in the month of September, winning 17 games and even fighting their way into some last minute wild card hopes. The Phillies ultimately couldn’t gain enough ground that they had lost […]

10 Hitters Not Named Miguel Cabrera With the Best Chance to Win the 2013 Triple Crown

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Grading the Philadelphia Phillies Offense for the Month of September: Player By Player

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The Philadelphia Phillies were one of the better teams in the month of September, winning 17 games and even fighting their way into some last minute wild card hopes. The Phillies ultimately couldn’t gain enough ground that they had lost […]

Ryan Howard Dealing With Broken Toe; Done for Season

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After missing nearly the first half of the season recovering from a torn Achilles tendon suffered late in 2011, Ryan Howard’s 2012 campaign will be cut short by a different injury – the Philadelphia Phillies have announced Howard has a […]