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Charlie Manuel stuck on 999 wins, how many does he end with?

The Washington Nationals have been a rather significant disappointment this season. The Nationals won 100 games last season and now are struggling to get back to playing .500 baseball in the middle of August. Yet, despite their recent struggles the Nationals showed once again just how bad the Phillies are in 2013. If nothing else […]

Phillies sign Luis Encarnacion, 16-year old international prospect

The Phillies have yet to finalize the details on the previously reported contract with Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, but the team has signed a contract with one of the top-rated international prospects. According to Baseball America, the Phillies have signed Luis Encarnacion, a 16-year old third base prospect from the Dominican Republic. Per Baseball […]

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Waiver Watch: Michael Young clears waivers, Phillies can now trade

Just earlier today I suggested the Phillies should do whatever they can to move third baseman Michael Young after not doing so prior to the original trade deadline last month. It appears as though something could be in the works, possibly. As originally reported by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Young has cleared waivers. Source: […]

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With Chase Utley contract extension done, what’s next on Phillies To-Do List?

We knew for a while now the Phillies were working on getting Chase Utley under contract and prevent him from hitting the free agent market for 2014. Utley is now reported to be under contract through 2015 after agreeing to a two-year contract extension worth between $25 and $30 million according to multiple reports, which […]

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How bad is two more years of Chase Utley, really?

When Chase Utley went barreling in to Chicago Cubs catcher Dioner Navarro last night in a knee-on-knee collission, I could only hope for Utley's sake that he had already signed a contract extension with the Phillies. As it turns out, that may have been the case. Chase Utley could be on his way to playing […]

VIDEO: Lenny Dykstra on Late Show with David Letterman (1993)

Earlier today we dug up video of John Kruk's appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman from some point in the 1993 season. Today we have the footage from Lenny Dykstra's appearance at the end of the season, after the Phillies had lost to the Toronto Blue Jays in the World Series. To pour […]

VIDEO: John Kruk on Late Show with David Letterman (1993)

How many pieces of gum did John Kruk go through during a game back in 1993? Why did Kruk wear the number 29, and how much did he get for it? What did Kruk think about playing games in Denver? Check out this old video footage of the former Phillies first baseman answering these questions […]

Alumni Weekend: A time to celebrate the real Macho Row

Starting tonight the Philadelphia Phillies will begin a weekend-long tribute to the lovable bunch of wild and whacky throwbacks and castoffs that surprised the baseball world and would one day serve as the inspiration for one Phillies-centric blog. This weekend the Phillies will honor the 1993 National League champion Phillies, celebrating the 20th anniversary of […]

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 […]

MLB Trade Deadline: Phillies keeping Cliff Lee?

I never really felt strongly that Cliff Lee was going to be traded by the Philadelphia Phillies, and with the trade deadline creeping up in a matter of hours it looks as though that will be the case. With the Boston Red Sox making their move to acquire a starting pitcher, perhaps turned off by […]

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Phillies First Half Grades: Starting infielders defining mediocrity

I am not really sure what to make of the Phillies starting infield this season, other than the fact that it is aging and breaking down frequently enough that an argument to shake things up and get younger now is completely valid if the right pieces are available. I have already spoken my mind on […]

Ben Revere got screwed, hopes to return in 6-8 weeks

Phillies center fielder Ben Revere has undergone surgery to repair his right foot, which he broke in the first game of the double header on Saturday against the Chicago White Sox. Revere's surgery involved getting two screws placed in his foot according to Todd Zolecki: Ben Revere's surgery complete. Dr. Steve Raikin placed 2 screws […]

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When will the Phillies host the All-Star Game? Maybe in 2019 at the earliest

Tonight the New York Mets will host their first All-Star Game since 1964 in Shea Stadium. That game has a rather special Phillies moment of course, which leaves me wondering if Domonic Brown or Cliff Lee might play a part in another bankable moment in franchise history. It's hard for me to believe the Mets […]

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