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  1. Just hope Cole Hamels minor spring injury goes better than that one time with Chase Utley

    Feb 13, 2014, 11:31 AM EDT

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    Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels announced he’s likely to miss Opening Day after experiencing discomfort in his pitching shoulder this offseason. But, ‘No biggie!’ Hamels and the Phillies would have you believe. Per CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury on Wednesday: “I see myself pitching in April,” Hamels said. “I just wanted to be up front with…

  2. A.J. Burnett signs one-year deal with the Phillies

    Feb 12, 2014, 12:15 PM EDT

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    Here’s something that could lessen the blow of Cole Hamels missing a few starts this April. CSNPhilly.com’s Jim Salisbury confirms the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with right-hander A.J. Burnett. The Phillies apparently won a bidding war against the Pittsburgh Pirates and Baltimore Orioles to acquire Burnett’s services. He bolsters…

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

    Feb 12, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

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    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…

  4. Official: Phillies tab Jamie Moyer and Matt Stairs as color commentators

    Feb 11, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT

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    The search to replace Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews in the Philadelphia Phillies broadcast booth has reached its conclusion. CSNPhilly.com has confirmed reports that Jamie Moyer and Matt Stairs, both members of the 2008 World F’n Champions, will join play-by-play man Tom McCarthy as color commentators in the television booth this year. John Finger writes…

  5. Charlie Manuel to be inducted to Phillies Wall of Fame

    Feb 4, 2014, 4:13 PM EDT

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    Charlie Manuel already owns the Philadelphia Phillies’ record for wins by a manager with 780, but since records are made to be broken, the franchise will immortalize the legendary skipper another way. The team announced on Tuesday that Manuel will join the ranks of the great Phillies of all time in a pre-game ceremony to…

  6. What They’re Saying: A.J. Burnett to the Phillies?

    Jan 29, 2014, 4:19 PM EDT

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    Reports indicate free-agent right-hander A.J. Burnett will return to pitch a 16th season in the big leagues, which immediately led to speculation that the two-time World Series champion could be a fit for the Philadelphia Phillies. After all, he is 37. Not unlike the Bobby Abreu signing from last week though, there is a case…

  7. Keith Law calls Phillies’ recent draft ‘perhaps the best’ in MLB

    Jan 28, 2014, 12:21 PM EDT

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    They might as well change the name from Citizens Bank Park to Jurassic Park since it will be home to the prehistoric Philadelphia Phillies in 2014. The roster is old in a way that’s both funny and sad at the same time, and nothing is going to change that right now. Help is on the…

  8. Marlon Byrd claims Phillies aren’t old, needs a dictionary

    Jan 26, 2014, 11:06 AM EDT

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    Say what you want about the Philadelphia Phillies and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., they’re not worried about perceptions. The organization’s relentless pursuit of players approaching their 40s is both funny and sad at the same time, but people affiliated with the team still seem to believe in what they’re doing, or at least they…

  9. Jamie Moyer could be next Phillies TV color analyst

    Jan 23, 2014, 11:30 AM EDT

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    I still can’t get used to the fact that Wheels and Sarge are no longer part of Philadelphia Phillies broadcasts, but maybe that’s because their positions have yet to be filled. Rumors and speculation have pinpointed several potential candidates to take over, but no replacement yet. Add another name to the pile. According to Phils…

  10. Vernon Wells rumors are now a thing in Philadelphia

    Jan 20, 2014, 11:09 AM EDT

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    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…

  11. The best of Chase Utley’s Twitter chat

    Jan 14, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT

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    Chase Utley has been making the media rounds in full force this week, which is odd because it’s Chase Utley. Utley hasn’t backed down from any line of questioning from what I can tell. He thinks the Phillies can be contenders this year, steroid-users like Alex Rodriguez are a disappointment, and the Fightins’ new TV…

  12. 5 reasons Philly sports fans should be excited for 2014

    Jan 1, 2014, 3:52 PM EDT

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    5. Playoffs! 2013 came and went, and not one of the big four managed to reach their respective sport’s postseason. In fact, we have to go all the way back to May of 2012 when the Flyers and 76ers both advanced to the quarterfinals. Philadelphia did have some postseason representation in 2013. La Salle’s men’s…

  13. The Phillie Phanatic is in the holiday spirit

    Dec 16, 2013, 4:31 PM EDT

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    The holidays are a magical time when anything can happen, like the Phillie Phanatic running into you on your way back from Starbucks in the middle of the day in Center City, Philadelphia.  The Phanatic spent his lunchtime outside Liberty Place with the Salvation Army, willing to do whatever it took to get people to…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. Report: Phils talking to Toronto about Dom Brown for Jose Bautista swap

    Nov 13, 2013, 12:40 AM EDT

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    While the Phillies appear to be targeting midlevel free agents this offseason by most accounts, Ruben Amaro Jr. always has an ace up his sleeve. Or it might be the two of spades. There is most definitely a something up there though. Hopefully it’s a face card at least? Turns out it might be one…

  17. Phillies hire analytics guru, Amaro unsure it changes anything

    Nov 6, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT

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    Upon finishing out 2013 with a 73-89 record, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. finally conceded the front office needed to begin incorporating analytics into personnel evaluations. Ladies and gentlemen, the future has arrived—better late than never. MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki revealed the organization has tabbed Scott Freedman from Major League Baseball’s Labor Relations Department for…

  18. Apparently, Darren Daulton had to stop Mitch Williams from ‘attacking’ Lenny Dykstra on Saturday

    Nov 3, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Pretty descriptive headline, right? While we were out doing whatever it was we were doing, it sounds as if a fight was only narrowly avoided on Saturday at the Granite Run Mall between members of the 1993 National League champion Philadelphia Phillies during an autograph signing. Philliedelphia was the first one of the first sites…

  19. We wish Miguel Cabrera really was ‘property of Philadelphia’

    Nov 2, 2013, 3:44 PM EDT

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    No offense to Cody Asche or Maikel Franco, but Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera would look awfully good in red pinstripes. Likewise, you wouldn’t hear many arguments if the Phillies somehow unloaded Ryan Howard’s contract and stuck the 2012 American League Triple Crown Winner over at first base. No, Cabrera is not a free…

  20. Memo to the Phillies: Don’t “Go For It”

    Nov 1, 2013, 12:17 PM EDT

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    With the World Series wrapping up this week, the Major League Baseball offseason is upon us. And with reports that the Phillies are in line to sign a hugely lucrative new local TV contract in the near future, a lot of fans of the local team are excited about a potential spending spree, one which…

  21. The Ultimate Throwback Thursday: Remembering the 2008 World Series Parade

    Oct 31, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT

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    Five Halloweens ago, we awoke as champions, and headed out to celebrate.  It was a perfect Fall day (even if it wasn’t, I’d remember it that way), and the streets were filled with joy, confetti, and Phillies red.  Some of us were drunk, some of us were sober… but none of us were sober. The…

  22. Five years ago today we learned what winning felt like

    Oct 29, 2013, 1:58 PM EDT

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    Before I even got to the ball park on October 29th, 2008, I had that feeling that so many others had that day: that this would be the day the Phillies finally bring a championship to the city of Philadelphia during my lifetime. I remember screaming and jumping up and down and saying out loud…

  23. What Phillies can learn from Red Sox rebuild: Sign short-term deals, survive bad deals, keep players motivated

    Oct 25, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT

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    Last year, the Red Sox skidded to a 93-loss finish and, all things considered, one of the biggest underachievements in recent sports memory. This year, and after an 8-1 lathering of the Cardinals in Game 1, they’re three wins from a World Series crown. No matter the outcome, they’ve already capped a turnaround that’s nothing…

  24. Dom Brown changes his tune: ‘I know the Philly fans love me’

    Oct 22, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT

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    Domonic Brown caught some flak this week after Tweeting a photo of himself wearing a Cowboys jersey at the Linc on Sunday. He seemingly made matters worse by replying to fans with pouty statements such as, “Philly doesn’t love me,” and intimating he wouldn’t mind being traded. So Dom went on 97.5 The Fanatic on…

  25. Dom Brown wears Cowboys jersey to the Linc, pouts over backlash

    Oct 21, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

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    The fact that Domonic Brown is a Cowboys fan isn’t a big deal. Sure, Phillies fans may find it distasteful, but most rational people understand professional athletes come from all over the place and have their own rooting interests. Keep showing up for work every day, don’t rub it in, and nobody would even notice…