1. MLB Trade Rumors Fly, Some Smarter Than Others

    OK, so every now and then I get a pretty asinine e-mail. This one came from a crazed fan who moved out of the Philly area a few years ago but reads Phillie Phanatics to keep up to date...

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  2. Park to Pen; Minor League Transaction; Other Notes

    CINCINNATI– According to General Manager Ruben Amaro, Jr., Chan Ho Park has been moved to the bullpen effective immediately...

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  3. Philadelphia Phillies Call-Up Escalona—WHY?

    After last night’s game, the Phillies made a roster move, sending last night’s starter Andrew Carpenter to Triple-A Lehigh Valley in exchange for Sergio Escalona...

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  4. Phils Sweep Saturday's Double-Header

    The Phillies took both games of today’s Day/ Night double header at Nationals Park in Washington. Raul Ibanez led the charge in both games, finishing with three home-runs on the day...

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  5. Phillies Win Behind King Cole's Return

    BEHIND COLE HAMELS, THE PHILLIES DEFEATED THE BRAVES LAST NIGHT, 10-6, GETTING HAMELS HIS FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON PHILADELPHIA—After a season of freak accidents and frustrating ...

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  6. A Phillies Legend Gone: Danny Ozark (1923-2009)

    The Phillies lost another legend today. Danny Ozark, the hound-faced manager of the ‘73- ‘79 Fightins died this morning, at his home in Vero Beach, Fla. He was 85...

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  7. Phillies Open Season vs. Braves

    Yes, opening day is once again upon us, which means another group of 25 men have been assembled from the various nooks and crannies of our country. These men grew up places like California, St...

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  8. Philadelphia Phillies' Recent News

    Wow! The Phillies did some major house cleaning in the last few days. Here are the highlights: The Phillies name Brett Myers opening day starter Charlie Manuel confirmed this on Tuesday...

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  9. Interview: Scott Lauber, Phillies Beat Guy

    Scott Lauber covers the Phillies beat for the Wilmington News Journal. He also runs the blog Philled In, an inside take on your WFC. I caught up with him, from Clearwater, to talk baseball last night...

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  10. Charlie Manuel Explodes, Other Philadelphia Phillies News

    The Phillies got rocked by the Yankees Monday at Steinbrenner Field, 12-0. It wasn’t pretty. Sloppy defense (two errors) and lack of hitting (six hits; 0-for-3 with men in SP) irked Phils’ manager Charlie Manuel...

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  11. Cole Hamels Back to Philadelphia

    Here’s the scoop: Cole Hamels left Clearwater, FL tonight for the Philadelphia area to have his left elbow examined tomorrow by team doctor Michael Ciccotti. General Manager Ruben Amaro, Jr...

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  12. Interview: Andy Martino, Phillies Beat Writer

    Andy Martino is the new guy in town. He’s beginning his first season on the Phillies beat for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Martino let me know a little more about himself in our interview conducted this past Sunday afternoon...

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  13. Fifth Starter Competition Narrows; Other Phillies News

    THE BATTLE FOR NUMBER 5: The battle for the fifth start in the rotation continues. Now it seems to be a two man race between J.A Happ and Chan Ho Park. Happ continues to impress...

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  14. Do You Care About The World Baseball Classic?

    I was listening to Reuben Frank on 610 WIP-AM last night. He started a discussion about the World Baseball Classic (WBC) and whether anyone should care...

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  15. Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training News Update

    Is Ruiz hurt? Carlos Ruiz was injured in Panama’s World Baseball Classic game yesterday. Although no official word has been released, sources tell me it could be a pinched nerve in Ruiz’s neck...

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  16. Interview: Jayson Stark, ESPN

    Jayson Stark is a senior baseball writer for ESPN.com. He makes weekly appearances on ESPN’s Mike and Mike on Tuesday mornings. He also contributes to SportsCenter, ESPN News, and Baseball Tonight...

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  17. Interview: Pat Gillick, Architect Of The 2008 World Champions

    Pat Gillick was the Phillies General Manager in 2008. He’s the man who hand assembled the 2008 World Champion Phillies. I had the honor of speaking with him this weekend about the state of the team now, and the ‘08 World Champs...

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  18. Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training Visitors Guide

    Chris DiFrancesco contributed to this piece. Listen to his radio show live from 610 WIP-AM's Tastykake Studios online Saturdays at 4:30. Location History The Phillies have conducted spring training in Clearwater, FL since 1947...

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  19. Phillies Spring Training Notes

    Clearwater, Fla—Ryan Howard has arrived in camp looking at beginning the season well this year. Howard, who’s known to be a slow starter, has been in Clearwater working on his defense...

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  20. Interview: Ray Didinger, Hall-Of-Famer

    On the day of the report of pitchers and catchers to Clearwater, we deviate from the diamonds and fresh wood bats to a painful subject right now, the Eagles...

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  21. Howard signs, Philly's top sports experts weigh in

    Here's the rundown: Ryan Howard has signed a 3 year, $54 million contract. Howard will make $15 million in 2009, $19 million in 2010, and $20 million in his walk year, 2011...

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  22. Feliz, Ruiz, Madson, Other Phils Updates

    Pedro Feliz has been in town for examinations on his lower back by the Phils training staff. Everything appears to be good so far. “We’re pleased with his progress,” Ruben Amaro Jr...

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  23. Does Philly's Ryan Howard Deserve the $18 Million He's Asking For?

    Shay Roddy looks at both sides of the argument: YES Despite the fact that Ryan Howard has requested the third largest salary in the history of arbitration after giving less than four seasons of service, he has clearly warranted this salary...

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  24. Philadelphia Phillies Updates and Stuff

    [This article was created using posts on Shay Roddy's blog: PhilliePhanatics.org.] Phils GM Ruben Amaro Jr. addressed Adam Eaton at Citizens Bank Park today...

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  25. John Finger Examines The Philadelphia Phillies With Shay Roddy

    John Finger is a Phillies writer for CSNPhilly.com, the online home of Comcast SportsNet. He also writes Center City, a daily feature on CSNPhilly.com, and Finger Food, a blog. He spoke with Shay Roddy about the team...

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