Philadelphia Phillies Suffering From Identity Crisis
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Not too long ago, the Philadelphia Phillies were baseball’s model organization. They were the perfect blend of homegrown talent, key free agent acquisitions, and trades as the toast of the National League East after winning the division five consecutive years […]

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PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

Ryan Howard

Being from and living in Philadelphia is a hard thing. I am not saying that life is easy anywhere else; I am just trying to say that in Philadelphia, it is really bad. We have a basketball team that was […]

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Ryan Howard

To be a fan of the Philadelphia Phillies these days seems to be more a matter of waiting to see who gets on and off the disabled list than checking the lineup. Earlier this week, setup man Mike Adams got […]

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Ken Giles, Philadelphia Phillies, Reading Phillies,

The back end of the bullpen isn’t a disaster waiting to happen for the Philadelphia Phillies. It has happened already. With the team getting disastrous results from guys like closer Jonathan Papelbon, Jake Diekman and B.J. Rosenberg, it probably is time […]

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Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies,

On the fifth anniversary of the passing of the most popular Philadelphia Phillies icon of his generation, the current most popular team icon Chase Utley hit a home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a tie and win […]

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Philadelphia Phillies, empty stadium,

If Philadelphia Phillies fans were electing a Governor of Pennsylvania and had to choose between two guys who did not want to spend money for, say, snow removal, the most likely result is that those voters would stay home. That’s how […]

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Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies,

So far the season of the Philadelphia Phillies has been an unmitigated disaster, but what might be more surprising is how the players are handling it. Losing two of three to the Texas Rangers in the first week and following […]

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Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies,

You don’t need to have binoculars to see something very peculiar about first baseman Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies this season. He’s limping. It might not be enough to keep him out of a game or a significant injury, […]

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Howard

The Philadelphia Phillies probably should be in a transition year. Gone are the days in which the Phillies ruled the roost in the National League East, appearing in back-to-back World Series and winning one. But some of those players still […]

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