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  1. Cliff Lee struck out 13 Braves but Julio Teheran was filthier

    Apr 17, 2014, 8:04 AM EDT

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    You probably don’t want to watch the above “highlight” video from last night’s 1-0 loss to the Braves. It’s basically Julio Teheran manhandling the Phillies. Put it this way, when a Ryan Howard infield single is one of the highlights of the Phils’ night at the plate, it was not a pretty night. Cliff Lee…

  2. Think you’re Cliff Lee’s biggest fan? Well, you’re not

    Feb 24, 2014, 10:11 AM EDT

    MLB: All Star Game

    Tidbit from #Phillies camp today: Somebody mailed Cliff Lee their fingernail clippings. The perks of celebrity. #FanNail — Anthony Castrovince (@castrovince) February 23, 2014 Dear Cliff, Heard you received the package. I hope those help you pass the time on a rainy day in Clearwater. Maybe we can hang out when you get back to…

  3. Hi Cliff! Missed you.

    Feb 13, 2014, 3:36 PM EDT

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    Feb 13, 2014; Clearwater, FL, USA; Members of the Philadelphia Phillies stretches at the start of Thursday’s workout at Bright House Networks Field. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports More Spring Training photos below! All shots by USA Today Sports

  4. Cole Hamels will not be ready to start Opening Day for the Phillies

    Feb 12, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

    MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves

    Pitchers and catchers only reported for spring training today, and already the Philadelphia Phillies have been dealt their first blow of the season. Luckily, it sounds relatively minor. According to multiple reports coming out of Clearwater, Florida on Wednesday, Cole Hamels will not be ready for the start of the 2014 regular season. The lefthander…

  5. Quotable: Ruben Amaro Jr. says Phillies are ‘built to win’

    Dec 11, 2013, 10:29 AM EDT

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    Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. apparently laughed off reports that the club was listening to offers for Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels. Inquirer beat writer Matt Gelb went so far as to say Amaro and assistant GM Scott Proefrock put on a “skit” about the rumors. This is baseball’s silly season, when a…

  6. Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, Dom Brown all available for trade apparently

    Dec 10, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Word out of Major League Baseball’s winter meetings is no piece is untouchable for the Philadelphia Phillies right now, including the aces up general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.’s sleeve. Buster Olney for ESPN reports the Phillies would be open to trading either Cole Hamels or Cliff Lee, two of the three highest-paid players on the…

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

    Sep 30, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT

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    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…

  8. Wu-Tang Forever: Cliff Lee’s Ridiculous Start Ends Ridiculous Month, Phils Lose Anyway

    Sep 28, 2013, 10:59 AM EDT

    MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves

    If you didn’t know better watching the Phils last night, you might have thought they were actually playing for something. Well, actually, that’s not true at all–the offense looks like it packed it in months ago, and the Fightins continued their prodigious recent output at the plate last night with a mere two hits, two…

  9. Cliff Lee Thinks Hitting Triples Is Fun and All But Would Prefer a Nice Leisurely Trot Around the Bases

    Sep 17, 2013, 9:35 AM EDT

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    Oh, Cliff. After his three hit night at the plate including a triple and 4 RBIs, Lee joked with the media that he’d prefer a nice easy stroll around the bases as opposed to having to leg it to third. He has a point. “I’d prefer to hit then trot the bases and go sit…

  10. Invisible Touch: Cliff Lee Owns the Marlins, Sets Some Cool Stat Benchmarks

    Sep 16, 2013, 10:41 PM EDT

    MLB: Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies

    That Cliff Lee is a badass is nothing new, that the Marlins are a terrible team is even un-newer. But tonight’s performance from the Pfife Dog was nonetheless impressive by any standards, and did well to remind us that despite Cliff Lee’s questionable status as a gargantuan-salaried pitcher on a sub-.500 team, we’re pretty fortunate…

  11. Is It Really Just Sandberg? Exploring Other Explanations for the Phils’ Recent Hot Streak

    Aug 27, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

    MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies

    If you haven’t noticed, or if you’d given up following weeks or months ago, the Phillies have won seven of their last nine games. For a good or even average team, this would only be slightly notable, but before this stretch, the Phils had won just seven of their last 28 games–and even that began…

  12. Phillies Come From Behind, Walk It Off Again, Then Cliff Lee Falls Down

    Aug 23, 2013, 6:30 AM EDT

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    This is starting to feel like a subplot from the film Mr. 3000. T-Rex Pennebaker gets a dysfunctional Brewers locker room to rally around a chase for third place. Just that one specific part of the movie though. Obviously I don’t think Ruben Amaro is interested in having Ryne Sandberg come out of retirement to…

  13. Michael Young Willing to Go to Boston Who Doesn’t Really Want Him, Plus Keepin’ Cliff

    Jul 31, 2013, 12:47 PM EDT

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    Let’s recap the morning of Phillies rumors for you: Michael Young is reportedly willing to be dealt to the Boston Red Sox now after it was reported yesterday that only his former Rangers would be worth the third baseman waving his no-trade clause. But! But Red Sox beat writer Gordon Edes writes that it’s doubtful…

  14. Phillies Reportedly Shopping Cliff Lee But Want Team’s First Born in Return

    Jul 29, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT

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    The vibe out of the Philadelphia Phillies after their atrocious road trip sure seems to be “sell,” but to what extent still remains to be seen. Michael Young is probably packing up his locker in preparation as we type, but other guys like Carlos Ruiz, Jonathan Papelbon, or Cliff Lee seem to have a less…

  15. Screencap: New Yorkers’ Boos Do Not Faze Cliff Lee

    Jul 17, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

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    It wasn’t quite as awesome as Chase Utley’s infamous “Boo? F— you” moment at a different All-Star Game in New York City, but Cliff Lee reacted to the Big Apple booing in rather humorous fashion. Philadelphia fans and Clifton afficianados watching at home weren’t the only ones to get a kick out of Cliff’s tough…

  16. The Homers Were More Fun: NL Loses, Phils Phlop in 2013 All-Star Game

    Jul 16, 2013, 11:52 PM EDT

    MLB: All Star Game

    Three hits, one walk, zero runs. That was what the NL’s collection of offensive talent was able to put up against a wrecking crew of AL pitchers in the All-Star Game tonight, a feeble performance that at least prevented the game from stretching on past midnight. The AL didn’t provide a ton of offensive fireworks…

  17. Dom, Cliff, and 66 Scrubs at Tonight’s All Star Game in New York

    Jul 16, 2013, 5:56 PM EDT

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    After last night’s excellent appetite-whetting Home Run Derby, which resulted in a record-high number of Yoenis Cespedes-related discussions at office watercoolers nationwide, Citi Field tonight brings us the true Mid-Summer Classic. The stars are out, the stands are filling up, and social media is breathless with anticipation for a long night of complaining about Joe…

  18. Cliff Lee’s Son Jaxon Gets a Microphone and Interviews His Dad at All-Star Media Session

    Jul 16, 2013, 1:53 PM EDT

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    Monday at CitiField wasn’t as enjoyable for Phillies fans as we would have liked. Dom Brown was left out of the Home Run Derby so Philadelphia fans were left with no real rooting interest. But the day was not without its awesome Phillies moment because NBC 10 handed Cliff Lee’s son Jaxon a microphone to…

  19. Cliff Lee Hit a Fan in the Head with a Baseball (Off of Anthony Rendon’s Bat)

    Jul 11, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

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    The Phillies lost 5-1 to the Nationals on Wednesday night, which is okay because you can’t win ‘em all, and we’re all sort of waiting for the bottom to fall out anyway. However, we’ve come to expect wins when Cliff Lee takes the hill, and it was the rare failure to deliver that stood out.…

  20. Cliff Lee’s Reaction to the Phillies Team Meeting Was Very Cliff Lee-esque (Awesome)

    Jul 8, 2013, 9:51 AM EDT

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    The Phillies won another series over the weekend. This time they did so against the division-leading Atlanta Braves to cut one game off their lead which now stands at 7.5 games on July 8th. Every little bit of ground is needed at this point. But a series victory was not the only news to come…

  21. Dom Brown, Cliff Lee to Represent Phillies in 2013 All-Star Game

    Jul 6, 2013, 7:54 PM EDT

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    The results are in, and there are no real surprises here. Major League Baseball announced the participants for the 2013 All-Star Game on Saturday, and while no Phillies were voted in by the fans, two were deemed worthy of inclusion on the National League roster. For Cliff Lee, this is nothing new. The 2008 American…

  22. Cliff Lee Says Previous Comments Were ‘Misconstrued,’ Wants to Win in Philadelphia

    Jun 19, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT

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    Cliff Lee was his typical amazing self on Tuesday night in the Phillies victory over the Washington Nationals. Following the game, Lee talked about some of his previous comments about just “wanting to win” being “misconstrued” in the media. You can count us among those who thought his previous comments meant he was more than…

  23. Jayson Werth Says Philly Fans Will Come Around in 10 Years (Maybe)

    Jun 19, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

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    Any time the Phils are playing the Nationals, somebody somewhere has to stir up the old debate about whether or not the mob at Citizen Bank Park should boo Jayson Werth – this is going on for three years by the way.  They do, and why shouldn’t they? Werth left Philadelphia to play for a…

  24. Welcome Back, Chooch: Carlos Ruiz Batting 8th Tonight

    Jun 18, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT

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    Now here’s a welcome sight. Carlos Ruiz, who hasn’t played since May 19, will skip the remainder of his rehab appearances and join the Phillies tonight. Is the club starting to get healthy just in the nick of time to save their season? Not so fast. The Fightins may have eked out a win over…

  25. Report: Phillies Targeting Three Teams for Possible Papelbon Trade

    Jun 17, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

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    The way things have been going on the field lately, doomsday doesn’t seem too far off in the horizon for the Phillies. Ruben Amaro Jr. is readying the button. According to a report by Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Phillies have begun scouting the farm systems of three Major League teams that may…