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  1. A friendly reminder that both Michael and Delmon Young will be playing in the postseason

    Oct 2, 2013, 1:53 PM EDT

    Delmon Young

    Hey guys! The MLB postseason started in earnest last night. (Game 163 between the Rays and Rangers doesn’t count, since you can still use it to pad your regular season stats, for reasons I will never understand.) The Pirates beat the Reds in the Wild Card game, and good for them, having not played in…

  2. Happy Trails, Delmon Young: A Photo Gallery of the Former Phillies Right Fielder’s Time in Philadelphia

    Aug 14, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT


    The Philadelphia Phillies released right fielder Delmon Young this evening after he refused to accept an assignment with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. It’s safe to say Young’s time in Philly was not very memorable — at least for any real positive reasons. He appeared in 80 games as a Phillie before being DFA’d to get…

  3. The Most Beautifulest Thing: Delmon Young, DFA’d

    Aug 9, 2013, 3:57 PM EDT

    MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Los Angeles Dodgers

    If you’re leaving work today and a total stranger comes up and gives you a big kiss seemingly out of nowhere, now you’ll know why. In advance of tonight’s game against the Washington Nationals, the Phillies have designated Delmon Young for assignment, cutting ties with the ne’er do well right fielder after 80 games in…

  4. Let’s Trade Michael and Delmon Young Because I Don’t Like Them Very Much

    Jul 30, 2013, 9:54 AM EDT


    Despite the rebuild-at-all-costs strategy supported, implicitly or explicitly, by many Phillies fans as the 2013 trade deadline approaches, I have a great deal of ambivalence about the idea of trading Chase Utley or Cliff Lee. If you can get back an absolutely dynamite set of prospects for either, I guess you have to, but as…

  5. Video: Michael Young Totally Impressed with Delmon Young’s Inability to Get to Second Base

    May 26, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT


    If you were watching the Phillies win over the Nationals on Saturday night, you likely turned to the person sitting next to you and asked “wait, did Delmon Young really only get a single out of that ball he ripped down the line?” in the eighth inning. You can watch the go-ahead RBI single here.…

  6. Delmon Young a Five-Tool Player in Phillies Win

    May 23, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT


    Two days ago people were calling for an end to the Delmon Young experiment, or at least for Charlie to sit the guy down for a few days anyway. Now all of a sudden he’s a five-tool player, hitting bombs, tearing up the base paths, and patrolling the outfield. Young was a big reason why…

  7. Delmon Young Is Playing Right Field Tonight and You Can Freak Out About It If You Want

    May 2, 2013, 4:23 PM EDT

    Granted, I don’t watch a ton of American League baseball and I’m not going to pretend to know how bad bad is, but it’s not like the Phillies have never had awful defensive outfielders in the past.

  8. As Delmon Young Experiment Begins, So Too Does Darin Ruf Watch

    May 1, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

    Delmon Young had a fine debut for the Phillies on Tuesday night in Cleveland. His performance the rest of the way likely dictates when or if we’ll ever see Darin Ruf back on the big club. The two are oddly intertwines. We explain below.

  9. Delmon Young Joins the Phillies in Cleveland, Could DH Tonight

    Apr 30, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT

    Poor Ezequiel Carrera. He was set to be in the dugout and maybe even pinch run or something against his former club over the next two days, but instead Carrera was designated for assignment to make way for everybody’s favorite offseason acquisition.

  10. Dom Browns Big Break? No Timetable for Delmon Young to Play

    Feb 15, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT

    When the Phillies acquired Delmon Young, Ruben Amaro Jr. all but grabbed the lineup card out of Charlie Manuel’s hand and wrote the 2012 ALCS MVP’s name in at right field himself. Domonic Brown may still have something to say about that though, especially while Young isn’t even able to get on the field. Reports…

  11. Video: Delmon Young Jokes About His Weight, Eating that ‘Good Luck Cake’

    Jan 23, 2013, 8:52 PM EDT

    Now that we’ve learned Delmon Young has some incentives — 600,000 of them to be exact — to get his weight down in 2013, we went back and watched the video of him talking with reporters yesterday inside the Phillies Clubhouse. Young jokes about his weight, saying that when you’re a DH you don’t really have to worry about it as much, but now that he’s in the outfield he won’t be ordering that late-night hotel food or enjoying as much “good luck cake.”

  12. Delmon Young’s Incentives Include Over Half a Million Bucks for Weighing Less

    Jan 23, 2013, 4:47 PM EDT

    Delmon Young will get paid to hit home runs for the Phillies this year. He could also get paid rather lucratively to eat less Grand Slams. According to the AP, via Matt Gelb, one of the many incentives in Young’s contract is for him to receive over a half a million bucks if he meets certain weights in 2013.

  13. Is Delmon Young the Answer in Right Field?

    Jan 23, 2013, 11:57 AM EDT

    Turns out Ruben Amaro wasn’t finished making moves after all. After leading everybody to believe there would likely be competitions/platoons at both corner outfield positions, the Phillies’ general manager signed free agent Delmon Young to a one-year contract on Tuesday. He is already penciled in to start in right field.

  14. Charlie Shuffles Lineup as the DH Is No More and Michael Young Is Bereaved

    May 29, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT


    This is where I write about how ridiculous it is that the NL and AL have different rules, and that the DH is stupid, but I’d be totally fine with it if it existed in both leagues, but baseball is archaic and ridiculous, and that it was the pitcher who actually caught that double-play relay…

  15. FanGraphs projects Phillies as second-most improved team in 2014

    Feb 26, 2014, 3:29 PM EDT

    Ryne Sandberg, A.J. Burnett

    Despite having what by most accounts was actually a pretty solid offseason, there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of buzz surrounding the Philadelphia Phillies in 2014. Watching this year’s team could be a lot like visiting your grandparents—of course you love them, but it’s not necessarily the most exciting thing on your calendar.…

  16. Vernon Wells rumors are now a thing in Philadelphia

    Jan 20, 2014, 11:09 AM EDT


    You know things in the world of Phillies fandom are not their best when an article about a potential free agent signing has to explicitly state “it wouldn’t be a train wreck” and that rumored player has been “epically bad in recent years.” As if all of the moves Ruben Amaro Jr. makes these days…

  17. thekrisheim’s 2013 Year in Philly Sports

    Jan 2, 2014, 11:48 AM EDT

    Delmon Young

    One of our favorite end of year traditions here at is having one of our longest tenured commenters and friend, thekrisheim, reflect back on the year in Philly sports that was. You can read his look back at 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and today his look back at 2013 below. No playoffs, new…

  18. @FakeWIPCaller’s Ten Best (And Ten Worst) Philadelphia Sports Moments of 2013

    Dec 26, 2013, 11:04 AM EDT

    Chip Kelly, Nick Foles, Riley Cooper

    The year 2013 got off to a pretty good start for Philadelphia sports fans, with the firing on New Years’ Eve of Andy Reid. Unfortunately, nothing else good happened for quite awhile, with the Phillies, Sixers and Flyers all turning in awful seasons. It was another year without a local championship, just like all of…

  19. The 700 Level’s 25 favorite Philly wins (and ten least-favorite losses) of 2013

    Dec 23, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

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    It wasn’t long ago that our year-end lists of best and worst Philly games of the year were chock full of things like playoff clinchers, post-season upsets, and crushing losses when a championship legitimately seemed in reach. Sad to say, the stakes for sports in the city of Philadelphia were a lot lower in 2013,…

  20. The 20 happiest memories from a Phillies season mostly worth forgetting

    Sep 30, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT

    Domonic Brown

    And so the Phillies finish the 2013 MLB season with a 73-89 record, seventh worst in the NL, and a league-worst run differential that suggests they were somehow actually far crappier than even their miserable record would suggest. Hope that this team would end up as any more than this faded quickly after the All-Star…

  21. Ruben Amaro: Jon Heyman Is ‘Wrong Quite a Bit’

    Aug 1, 2013, 10:13 AM EDT

    He sort of looks like Jeremy Piven here. I half expect him to walk up to Heyman and ask to "hug it out, you little midget." I have no idea how tall Jon Heyman is. (USA Today Images)

    Ruben Amaro didn’t sell Wednesday, but that didn’t stop him from selling CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman down the river Thursday morning. The Phillies’ GM was on the WIP Morning Show on Thursday, one day after what was expected to be a busy day of deadline moves. Of course, the Phillies stood pat up to 4…

  22. Sully Says Ruben Amaro Jr. Leaning towards Selling; Plus Mini Mart to the Rescue

    Jul 24, 2013, 7:48 PM EDT


    The huge news of the day surrounding the Phillies is the triumphant return of Michael Martinez to the roster. Mini Mart will replace Humberto Quintero who was DFAd. Dom Brown is also out of the lineup this evening after getting banged up on that failed attempt at a diving catch last night. He had some…

  23. Mets Fans Are the Worst, Obviously, But Matt Harvey On Jimmy Fallon Was Pretty Great

    Jul 16, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT


    Continuing our theme of New York hating today, Jimmy Fallon did a pretty fantastic piece last night featuring Mets’ ace Matt Harvey doing man on the street interviews in which he asks New Yorkers their thoughts on… Mets’ ace Matt Harvey. The results are awesome. Some fans mention his nude spread in ESPN The Magazine’s…

  24. Friend of The Level, President Thomas J. Whitmore, Wishes You a Happy 4th of July

    Jul 4, 2013, 10:26 AM EDT


    Good morning, Cole Hamels and the Phillies square off against Gerrit Cole and the Pirates at 1:35 p.m. in the rubber match of a three-game set. And perhaps it’s fate that today is the Fourth of July, and that the Phillies will once again be fighting for their freedom. Not from tyranny or oppression or…

  25. Howard Rests Cranky Knee as Phils Look for Rare Pittsburgh Series Win

    Jul 3, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT


    The Phils found some rare luck in Pittsburgh last night when they snapped the Pirates’ nine-game win streak. They’ll have two chances to take the series from our state rival tonight and during the day tomorrow. They’ll have to do it with Ryan Howard on the bench this evening who is battling some knee pain.…