Chase Utley, World Champ

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Chase Utley is going to be traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, along with $2 million, for two minor leaguers…

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Chase Utley, Trades, and the Uncertainty of Tomorrow in Baseball

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  In the past I've been accused of not liking some of our 2008 Phillies' heroes, lately that being Chase…

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The Roster Shuffling of the Phillies

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Now that the Phillies have traded away Cole Hamels, Jonathan Papelbon, Jake Diekman, and Ben Revere, there's a ton of…

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Freedom to Papelbon, freedom from Papelbon: So long to Paps

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  Jonathan Papelbon is the all-time saves leader in both Philadelphia and Boston, and he's 12th all-time. He's perfect on…

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Congratulations Phillies fans, you’ve survived the worst of it

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I was thinking about this after word broke that Cliff Lee was done for 2015, and probably retiring- Cliff Lee…

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Jayson Werth visits Allentown, IronPigs

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Last night was the 100th game of the IronPigs season. Part-time Phillies pitcher and prospect Severino Gonzalez was pitching, prospect…

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The State of the Hamels Sweepstakes

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Let me make a somewhat bold prediction- I don't believe that Cole Hamels will make his start for the Phillies…

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Things the Phillies Must Do in the Second Half

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  About the only nice part about being 29-62 is that there is no pretense that a single game on…

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Yes He Can: Why Cesar Can Hack it in Philly

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  View image | gettyimages.com Back before most fans were watching him yet, I was seeing Cesar Hernandez play in…

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Even as Some Things Change With the Phillies, Others Stay the Same

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I like a lot of things the Phillies have done over the last calendar year. I like seeing Maikel Franco…

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Jimmy Isn’t Quite Believable

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Jimmy Rollins has had a tough season at the plate, tough enough that some people openly wonder if he'll get…

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With Ryne Sandberg gone, the Phillies culture problem remains

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Ryne Sandberg did not do a great job managing the Phillies. I think that gets stated too much, and probably…

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Philadelphia: get excited about Aaron Nola

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Aaron Nola has been pretty good in the minor leagues. Of course, if you are a Phillies fan, you already…

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Painful as it is, the Phillies Must Remain Patient

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The awful reality of the Phillies current 9 game losing streak, and their 100 loss pace, is that there is…

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For the Phillies and Chase, the End of the Road is Near

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There's a fairly solid argument that Chase Utley is the greatest second baseman in Phillies' history. He won a title…

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The Phillies calling up Domonic Brown is nonsense; playing him would be worse

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I was in my hotel just outside of Pittsburgh on Saturday night when I heard the news that Dom Brown…

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No Thanks: Leave Dom Brown Right Where He Is

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  Dom Brown isn't very good at professional baseball. I know that's actually kind of hard to accept for some…

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Some Phillies Roster and Trade Notes

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Yes, there have been three big Phillies stories in the past 24 hours- J.P. Crawford to Reading, Cody Asche back…

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Right or Wrong With His Point, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. Needs to Look in the Mirror

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  View image | gettyimages.com I've been a fan long enough to not be mocked by Ruben.    The Phillies…

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How Billingsley Can Land Nola in Allentown

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    It shouldn't be all that shocking that Chad Billingsley is going to the DL, though it should be…

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Beyond Hamels: The Future Rotation is Unwritten

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  View image | gettyimages.com From his MLB debut in 2006 on, Cole Hamels has been a fixture in the…

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Two Games, Two Record Low Crowds

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I know the Phillies probably have the worst team they've had since entering Citizens Bank Park. I know they also…

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The Phillies Minor League System Update

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Here's the minor league teams at a full week and a half in. Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA-International League)- They are 3-8…

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This Town Ain’t Big Enough for All of Them

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Through last night's IronPigs game, Maikel Franco is putting up a .385/.442/.667/1.109 slash line in AAA. That's pretty impressive. The…

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