Recently-Acquired Delmon Young Could Begin Season On DL

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“The Philadelphia Phillies have signed free-agent outfielder Delmon Young to a one-year deal with incentives.” That was the headline that almost every Philadelphia news outlet was running when the Phillies acquired Young via free agency last month. According to Howard […]

Extra Reps Could Affect Jimmy Rollins’ 2013 Season

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History tends to repeat itself. This saying comes true time and time again. For the Philadelphia Phillies, they hope that this saying is completely wrong for their starting shortstop in 2013. Jimmy Rollins will be playing for Team USA in […]

Philadelphia Phillies’ Backup Backstop Needs To Be Consistent In April

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Reps, on reps, on reps, on reps. Those are the words that should be in Erik Kratz‘s head right now. Due to the 25-game suspension of starting catcher Carlos Ruiz, the Philadelphia Phillies and manager Charlie Manuel will be leaning heavily […]

Suspension Will Hurt Backstop’s Offensive Production

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One is told many times throughout their life to never test the law of the land. Well, Carlos Ruiz tried to defy the previous statement twice throughout his career and twice he has been caught. As a result, Ruiz will […]

Minor-League Assignment Will Help Young Left-Hander Jake Diekman

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If there was one major theme that could describe the 2012 Philadelphia Phillies, that theme would be inconsistency. Though the players, at most times, were inconsistent at the plate or on the mound, the real inconsistency was the production of […]

Brian Schneider Hangs It Up

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After thirteen years as a backup catcher, Brian Schneider is finally calling it quits as a  major-league backstop. Schneider announced his retirement in an interview on Tuesday. He spoke about his career and about how leaving the game is difficult […]

Yuniesky Betancourt Gets A Chance At Redemption

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Spring Training invitations continue to pile up for the Philadelphia Phillies. Philadelphia reached an agreement on a minor-league contract with infielder Yuniesky Betancourt. The contract also includes a Spring Training invitation and the possibility to be placed in Triple-A if […]

Prospect From Cliff Lee Trade Designated For Assignment

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When the Philadelphia Phillies acquired Roy Halladay in exchange for Cliff Lee in a four-team deal back in December of 2009, fans everywhere began anointing the Phillies as the team to beat across the MLB. Now, a little over three […]

MLB Rumors: Possible Return To Philadelphia Phillies For Chad Durbin

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A former-2008 World Series Champion reliever may be returning to the city of brotherly love. News broke on Twitter that Chad Durbin could be returning to the Philadelphia Phillies in 2013. According to Ashton Kennedy, who is a ‘family friend’ of Durbin, […]

What Should The Philadelphia Phillies Do With Laynce Nix?

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Major League Baseball has implemented inter-league play this season more than it has ever done in league history. This year, there will be inter-league games almost every week throughout the course of the regular season. This change to the MLB schedule […]

Canadian Reliever Could Play Big Role In Philadelphia’s Bullpen

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Off-season acquisitions are usually a sign that a team is looking to upgrade their roster based on another player’s talent. For the Philadelphia Phillies, their bullpen acquisition has opened the door for success from a younger talent on the roster. […]

Low-Risk, High-Reward Signing Will Help Philadelphia Phillies

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Last season, Delmon Young was suspended for seven games without pay after pleading guilty for shouting anti-Semitic comments and throwing a man to the ground in New York City. Despite his off the field problems and his lingering issues, the […]