1. Philadelphia Phillies: 5 Things to Ponder as Spring Training Rounds the Bend

    Maybe it's just me, but this offseason has seemed incredibly long. From the moment that Cliff Lee's deal with the Philadelphia Phillies became official on December 15, 2010, to Phillies fans, the wait for Spring Training never felt longer...

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  2. Philadelphia Phillies: What the Team Can Expect Out of Big Joe Blanton

    For a while during the off-season, it seemed like Joe Blanton was the odd man out. After the Philadelphia Phillies made the biggest surprise move of the season, signing top ...

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  3. Philadelphia Phillies: The Best Player In Team History, Position By Position

    Over the course of the past few seasons and offseasons, you've probably heard it said quite a few times: "It's a great time to be a Phillies fan...

    Greg Pinto Written by Greg Pinto about over 3 years ago 16,381 reads 40 comments

  4. Too Soon To "Raul" Him Out: Raul Ibanez Poised for Improved 2011 with Phillies

    The injury bug was biting in Philadelphia in 2010 and the fallout was dramatic. Over the course of the regular season, three quarters of the Philadelphia Phillies' everyday regulars spent time on the disabled list for extended periods of time...

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  5. Cliff Lee Thinks Phillies Are Better Than New York Yankees: Why He's Right

    To make things plain and simple, Cliff Lee thinks that the Philadelphia Phillies are a more talented team than the New York Yankees, and after a moment's thought, we realized he may be on to something...

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  6. MLB Rumors: 10 Shortstops Who Could Replace Jimmy Rollins After 2011

    Since his debut in 2000, Jimmy Rollins has been the driving force for the Philadelphia Phillies both on and off the field. He's the rare type of ball player that doesn't come along all too often...

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  7. Carlos Ruiz is the Best Catcher in the NL East: The Chooch Conspiracy

    There has been no lack of chatter about the Philadelphia Phillies' rotation this offseason. After adding Cliff Lee to a staff that already included Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt and ...

    Greg Pinto Written by Greg Pinto about over 3 years ago 1,927 reads 16 comments

  8. Philadelphia Phillies: Matt Holliday, 10 Impact Players Passed For Draft Busts

    Ah, what could have been. The MLB's Rule Four Draft, better known as the First Year Player Draft, is not a simple process...

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  9. Kyle Kendrick: Trade Bait or a Necessary Cog in the Machine?

    Ever since the Philadelphia Phillies signed free-agent left-hander Cliff Lee in December, rumors have been flying about the city of Philadelphia regarding the status of interim right-handed starter, Joe Blanton...

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  10. 2011 MLB: Why Chase Utley Means More To the Phillies than Ryan Howard

    For most teams, reaching the 2011 National League Championship Series would be considered a successful season but not for the Philadelphia Phillies...

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  11. Despicable Defense? Who Cares—Vladimir Guerrero Is a Perfect Fit for Philly

    The offseason to this point has had its fair share of surprises. From Cliff Lee signing with the Philadelphia Phillies to the New York Yankees ' decision to bring aboard Rafael ...

    Greg Pinto Written by Greg Pinto about over 3 years ago 5,467 reads 39 comments

  12. Philadelphia Phillies: Why the Young Domonic Brown Should Start the Year in AAA

    When the Philadelphia Phillies selected outfielder Domonic Brown in the 20th round of the 2006 First Year Player Draft, they had no idea just what kind of steal they made...

    Greg Pinto Written by Greg Pinto about over 3 years ago 1,232 reads 7 comments

  13. MLB Rumors: Vladimir Guerrero, 10 Free Agents Pricing Themselves Out of Market

    We are officially well into the winter doldrums. The luster of the World Series has long since faded and the free agent market's most prized possessions have all signed with new teams...

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  14. High Hopes: For the Phillies, Anything but a World Series Title Is a Failure

    Despite reaching the National League Championship Series for the third consecutive year in 2010, the Phillies had one of the most disappointing seasons in recent memory...

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  15. Worth Mad Money? Why the Phillies Should Extend Ryan Madson Now

    When the Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series in 2008, they did so primarily on the strength of their bullpen...

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  16. Bullpen Bonanza: Projecting the 2011 Philadelphia Phillies Bullpen

    Winning the World Series requires the perfect balance between pitching and hitting. When the Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series in 2008, they did so on the strength of their ...

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  17. Ed Wade Strikes Again: Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros Swap Spare Parts

    The Philadelphia Phillies and their fans are very familiar with Ed Wade and his work. When Wade assumed the role of General Manager with the Phillies in 1998, he made trades and signings that never sat well with the fans...

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  18. For Whom The Bell Tolls: Why The Time To Trade Heath Bell Is Upon Us

    If in 2006, you told the New York Mets that they held two of the future's top closers in their grasp in Heath Bell and Billy Wagner, they would have questioned your sanity...

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  19. MLB Trade Rumors: Could Cliff Lee Signing Make Josh Johnson Available?

    The numerous ways that the Philadelphia Phillies are affected by the signing of free agent left hander, Cliff Lee, are well documented...

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  20. MLB 2011: Why Tampa Bay Benefits from Trading Garza

    The Tampa Bay Rays and Chicago Cubs made a surprising trade Thursday when the Rays agreed to send pitcher Matt Garza, outfielder Fernando Perez and a minor league pitcher to the ...

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  21. Roy Halladay Hall-Worthy? What The Future Holds For The Phillies' Ace

    The first week in January is one of baseball's most exciting time periods. Sure, the regular season has been in hibernation for a few months, and a World Series champion has been crowned...

    Greg Pinto Written by Greg Pinto about over 3 years ago 3,169 reads 4 comments

  22. Cellar Dwellers No Longer: Why Orioles Can Climb AL East Ladder

    The Baltimore Orioles have been busy this offseason. Since the winter began, the O's have been making under-the-radar moves, quietly upgrading several areas of the club...

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  23. Carlos Gonzalez: Why the Colorado Rockies Made a Mistake by Extending Him

    Carlos Gonzalez had a breakout season last year, and Colorado Rockies fans are drooling all over themselves with the thought of having their young star around until at least 2017...

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  24. MLB Power Rankings: Ranking the 30 Top Defensive Players in Baseball

    When fans, analysts, and experts alike begin to determine a player's value, defense is often second nature. It doesn't jump off the back of a baseball card like Albert Pujols' home run totals, Ryan Howard's RBI totals, or Jose Reyes' stolen bases...

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  25. Joakim Soria: The Final Piece to the Philadelphia Phillies' Offseason Puzzle?

    The Kansas City Royals had two prized pitchers heading into the offseason. The first was 2009 American League Cy Young Award winner, Zack Greinke...

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