Ruben Amaro, Jr. Hasn’t “Waved a White Flag” (Yet.)

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Posted by Mike Frohwirth     The internets have been rife with talk about the Phillies organization's recent decision to "give up…

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The Phillies’ Cliff Lee: An Elite Pitcher Still at The Top of His Game

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Posted by Mike Frohwirth   Photo: Philliedelphia/Lindsey Crew If you agree with the statement made in the title, you are excused…

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Phillies GM Ruben Amaro, Jr. is Not Really Serious about Freddy Galvis, Right?

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Posted by Mike Frohwirth Phillies' General Manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. has no reason to reveal his personnel plans and valuations…

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Phillies Update: Wilson Valdez is Not Good. At All.

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Posted by Mike Frohwirth With the injuries to All-Star 2B Chase Utley, and AA-quality utility infielder Michael Martinez, there has…

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Have the Phillies and Cole Hamels Already Agreed to a Contract?

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Posted by Mike Frohwirth Prior to the 2011 MLB season, the Boston Red Sox acquired 1B Adrian Gonzalez from the…

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Phils Avoid Arbitration, Sign Kyle Kendrick; Was It The Right Move?

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Posted by Mike Frohwirth Philliedelphia/Corey Shaw The Phillies avoided arbitration with Kyle Kendrick on Friday, agreeing to a $3.585MM deal…

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Phillies Sign Papelbon: Is it a Good Move?

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Posted by Mike Frohwirth The Phillies' signing of reliever Jonathan Papelbon to a free agent contract worth a minimum of…

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LaRussa’s Puzzling Playoff Rotation: A Smart Move?

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Posted by Mike Frohwirth When St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony LaRussa announced his postseason pitching rotation, there was jubilation- among…

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Phillies’ Postseason Roster: Reserve Position Players

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In a previous post, we determined that the Phillies' postseason roster would likely include (at least in the first round)…

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Phillies’ Postseason Roster: Pitching

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In the previous post, we determined that the Phillies are likely to carry ten pitchers in the postseason's first round….

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Phillies’ Postseason Roster: The Definites

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With a postseason berth guaranteed, the Phillies will look to lock up the NL East, and to assure themselves of…

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Undeserving Domonic Brown Enters Hall of Fame

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Posted by Mike Frohwirth (Spoiler Alert: The following was originally posted on July 25, 2033, as part of BleacherReportPhilly's Hall…

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Vance Worley shuts down Marlins, Gets optioned to AAA after game

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Posted by Mike Frohwirth   Vance Worley Vance Worley threw seven shutout innings on Monday, as the Phillies beat the…

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Charlie Manuel, Master Tactician

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Posted by Mike Frohwirth (Spoiler Alert: The following is an excerpt from Digipedia, Version 5.0. It may contain spoilers, if…

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The Phillies’ Bench Construction: The Truth Revealed

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Posted by Mike Frohwirth The Minion's fist struck Phillies' General Manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. squarely in the mouth. The captive…

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Senseless in Seattle: Raul Ibañez in Left Field?

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Posted by Mike Frohwirth Typically, when a National League team plays in an American League ballpark, they have an inherent…

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Reliever J.C. Romero Loses the Battle for LOOGYfication

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Posted by Mike Frohwirth "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Albert Einstein…

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Ryan Madson Dreams of an All-Star Game Appearance

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Posted by Mike Frohwirth   Earlier this week, Phillies closer Ryan Madson made an interesting comment about a possible All-Star…

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Who loses their roster spot, when Phillies’ centerfielder Shane Victorino returns

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Posted by Mike Frohwirth Shane Victorino looking dapper at the Grammy Awards. As starting centerfielder Shane Victorino approaches his return…

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Phillies Announce Kendrick to Start Saturday, Zagurski Added to Bullpen

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Posted by Mike Frohwirth Kyle Kendrick In a pair of connected moves, the Phillies announced that RHP Kyle Kendrick will…

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Phillies Option Vance Worley to AAA

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Posted by Mike Frohwirth  After Monday's win over the Washington Nationals, the Phillies optioned RHP Vance Worley to the Lehigh…

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Utley returns to the Phillies’ Lineup

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Posted by Mike Frohwirth Chase Utley makes his long-awaited return to the Phillies lineup tonight, as the Phillies face soft-tossing…

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