1. 2011 MLB Predictions: 25 Breakout Stars to Watch in 2011

    Opening Day has arrived, and the best part for each of the 30 major league teams is that the slate is clean. A fresh start and renewed hope for another season have been long anticipated...

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  2. Brad Lidge to Start Year on DL; Should Phillies Fans Be Worried?

    With pain in his right shoulder, closer Brad Lidge will start the 2011 season on the disabled list. With Lidge's long history of injuries , this new issue should be a huge red light to the Phillies that Lidge's time is close to being over...

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  3. Philadelphia Phillies' Signing of Luis Castillo Raises More Concerns About Utley

    Those who were hoping for an Opening Day miracle in the form of a healthy Chase Utley are going to be sorely disappointed. The signing of veteran second baseman Luis Castillo to a minor league deal means that Utley may be down for a long time...

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  4. MLB Spring Training: 10 Former or Current Stars in Danger of Demotion

    A demotion is defined as “a reduction in grade, rank or status.” In baseball, this can mean a starter who is moved to the bench or bullpen, a reduction in playing time or even a move to the minors...

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  5. Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training: Sizing Up the Potential 2011 Roster

    As spring training winds down with under two weeks to go, the Phillies 2011 roster is starting to come into focus. The chart on the bottom right is a look at 24 of the 25 available roster spots as they may unfold...

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  6. Brad Lidge: Will He See His Injury History Repeat?

    The grocery list of Phillies' player injuries has just grown a bit longer. It began with Chase Utley's bum knee, moved on to a broken hand bone for Domonic Brown, a sore neck for Ben Francisco and now, Brad Lidge has joined the party...

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  7. MLB Power Rankings: Albert Pujols and the Most Entrenched Star on Each Team

    Most teams have that one special player who stands out. Fans recognize them, and teammates count on them to come through in tough situations. Some players become popular just because they have been around a long time...

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  8. Is There a Battle Brewing Between Phillies' Kyle Kendrick and Vance Worley?

    The Phillies played two games on Saturday in split squad action. Kyle Kendrick started against the Rays in Clearwater and Vance Worley took the mound against the Pirates in Bradenton...

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  9. Philadelphia Phillies' Chase Utley Creates Knee-Jerk Panic With Latest Diagnosis

    Those already panicking over Chase Utley 's knee problems were given more fuel to add to the fire today. The Philadelphia Phillies announced that not only does Utley have patellar tendinitis, he also has chondromalacia and bone inflammation...

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  10. MLB Preview 2011: 10 Top Young Pitchers Who Will Have Strict Innings Limits

    History shows that young pitchers can run into serious trouble if they are pushed too far, too fast. There is even a semi-official term for this occurrence...

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  11. Cortisone Injection for Chase Utley Is Bad News for the Philadelphia Phillies

    About a week ago, a MRI revealed that Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley had patellar tendinitis in his right knee. He was prescribed rest and expected to show improvement quickly...

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  12. Philadelphia Phillies: Domonic Brown and the Invisible Battle for Right Field

    After Jayson Werth's departure, a seriously intense battle was expected to ensue this spring over the right field starting position. However, the first few weeks have been a total knock-out for Phillies ' top prospect, Domonic Brown...

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  13. 2011 MLB Predictions: Who'll Top NL in Each Main Statistical Category?

    As spring training moves forward, teams are slowly beginning to see what the future may hold. As the anticipation of a new baseball season grows, so do the expectations for each individual player...

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  14. Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training: Is Chase Utley Healthy?

    Second baseman Chase Utley is a perennial All-Star and the best all-around player on the Phillies roster. But recently, rumors have been flying about his physical condition...

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  15. Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training Secrets: Top 10 Ways To Get Autographs

    Spring Training is the best time to add to your autograph collection. The atmosphere is laid back, everyone is relaxed and enjoying themselves and you can find many unique, up-close opportunities with the players...

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  16. MLB Trade Rumors: 10 Former “Untouchables” Who Could Soon Be Dealt

    With spring training in full swing, all 30 MLB clubs are getting a good look at the talent they have assembled. Some will be mostly satisfied with what they have. Other teams will still be on the lookout for big improvements...

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  17. Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training: Top 10 Things To Do in Clearwater Area

    February and March are ideal months to visit Clearwater, Florida. It is not too hot, not too cold and, even better, the Phillies are there for spring training...

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  18. Philadelphia Phillies: 5 Good Omens to Start Spring Training

    Hope springs eternal for all 30 MLB teams this time of year. Spring is a time of rebirth, renewal and new beginnings. At the first crack of the bat, anything is possible. For the Phillies, 2011 could be all that and more...

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  19. MLB Power Rankings: Cliff Lee and the 20 Best No. 2 Starters in MLB

    Much of the off season pitching buzz has revolved around the return of Cliff Lee to Philadelphia. Normally a staff ace, Lee will be in unusual territory with the Phillies as the No...

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  20. Should Philadelphia Phillies Leadoff Hitter Be Jimmy Rollins or Shane Victorino?

    Coming off a year plagued with injuries, Jimmy Rollins has many reasons to rebound in 2011. But should he bat leadoff or should the job pass to Shane Victorino? In 2010, Victorino ...

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  21. MLB Spring Training Preview: Each Team’s Player Who Has Most To Gain or Lose

    Spring Training is just around the corner. Each team will be wiping the slate clean and getting a fresh start. Many players are anxious to get started. Some are more anxious than others...

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  22. Philadelphia Phillies Honored At the PSWA Awards Banquet

    On Monday night, the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association held their 107th annual awards banquet in Cherry Hill, NJ. The PSWA honors athletes in every sport around the Philadelphia area...

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  23. MLB Trade Rumors: 10 Big Contracts That Could Be Dealt in 2011

    In baseball, the one constant you can count on is change. Some teams will have expanding payrolls and others will be looking to shed some fat. Big contracts can weigh a team down and allow little room for movement...

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  24. Size Matters: Top 10 "Biggest" In MLB History

    Anyone who says size does not matter has clearly missed out on some key moments in baseball history. In the early 1900s, President Theodore Roosevelt borrowed an old African proverb by stating, "Speak softly and carry a big stick...

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  25. Philadelphia Phillies: Why Charlie Manuel Deserves a Contract Extension

    Charlie Manuel 's contract as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies is set to expire at the end of the 2011 season. With Spring Training just weeks away, the Phillies have yet to finalize an extension for their skipper...

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