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Phillies GM Ruben Amaro not a fan of Jon Heyman’s reporting

The Major League Baseball trade deadline passed with no action coming out of the Philadelphia Phillies front office, at least in the form of actual transactions. I know, I was surprised too. I thought moving Michael Young was going to be all but a formality on deadline day, but the Phillies made no moves with […]

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Shane Victorino wanted to stay with Phillies

Well, of course he did. Philadelphia is awesome. Shane Victorino was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers last summer as the trade deadline loomed and Ruben Amaro Jr. opted to begin a bit of an overhaul project with the roster. Victorino was shipped to Los Angeles and Hunter Pence was sent to San Francisco in […]

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ESPN adds John Kruk to Sunday night booth

A Phillies fan favorite will be moving form the studio to the broadcast booth at ESPN for coverage of Sunday Night Baseball this season. Phillies Wall of Famer John Kruk will be providing his commentary this season for ESPN, replacing former Phillies manager Terry Francona. “It’s a real honor to work with Dan and Orel, […]

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Top five Jimmy Rollins moments

On this day in 1978 one of the top players in Philadelphia Phillies history, Jimmy Rollins, was born. The three-year All-Star, four-time Gold Glover and one-time MVP is arguably the best shortstop in Phillies history and he without a doubt played a huge role in developing a winning attitude in Philadelphia, where it was long […]

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Phillies in hunt for B.J. Upton as decision looms

The Phillies need a center fielder and it appears they may be one of the final teams in the running to sign free agent center fielder B.J. Upton. According to Jim Bowden of ESPN the Phillies and NL East rival Atlanta Braves are the two teams thought to be in the mix, with reports of […]

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Hot Stove Flashback: Free agent signings of the 1993 Phillies

In honor of the upcoming 20th anniversary of the 1993 Phillies and their National League championship season, we review the free agent signings made by the Phillies leading up to the 1993 season. Here is a look back at the 1992 hot stove and the players signed in free agency by Philadelphia. Lee Thomas joined […]

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A Year Without a Postseason: Wild Card thoughts

Today the 2012 Major League Baseball postseason will officially begin and for the first time since 2006 it will not involve the Phillies. Each of the past five seasons the Phillies have opened up their playoff schedule at home in Citizens Bank Park. There will be no white rally towels waving in the stands and […]

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Former Phillies continue pursuit of World Series championship

The 2012 season may be over for the Philadelphia Phillies but a number of former Phils will continue to play baseball this October in both leagues. If you are the type of Phillies fan who will pick up a rooting interest in a team based on a former Phillie being on the roster, you certainly […]

Phillies already making coaching changes, Sam Perlozzo gone

It did not take long to make the first off-season change for the Phillies. According to multiple reports from the Phillies beat, first base coach Sam Perlozzo will not return for the 2013 season in Philadelphia. RT @October 3, 2012 On the post game show on ComcastSportsnet analyst Ricky Botallico suggested there were three guys […]

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Mike Schmidt wishes today’s players would have more legible autographs

They don’t make bats the way they used to. They don’t make the baseballs the way they used to. They don’t play the game the way they used to. And they don’t sign autographs the way they used to. Wait, what? Philadelphia Phillies legend Mike Schmidt seems disappointed about the way today’s players take time […]

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Nationals deserve congratulations in dethroning Phillies

The Phillies did their part in attempting to create some chaos at the end of the regular season, but with the Atlanta Braves falling in Pittsburgh Monday night the Washington Nationals clinched the 2012 NL East crown. The Phillies may have won Monday night’s series opener in Washington, but the celebration in the Washington dugout […]

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Phillies still play critical role in postseason picture

As the calendar has flipped form September to October the Phillies find themselves in a situation most are not used to right now. Sitting on the outside of postseason play for the first time since 2006, the Phillies now are fighting just to finish the season ith a winning record, needing two out fo three […]

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Happy birthday to Mike Schmidt!

The greatest third baseman in baseball history, Mike Schmidt, was born on this day in 1949. He also is the greatest player in franchise history. Follow Macho Row on 

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This day in Phillies history, Phillies accused by Reds of stealing signs

Remember a few years ago when the Philadelphia Phillies were being accused of stealing signs? You remember bullpen coach Mick Billmeyer using binoculars and being accused of using them to steal signs against their opponents. Well, if you dig through the history of the franchise you will know that being accused of stealing signs is […]

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