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Ryan Howard will be sidelined indefinitely after a procedure to remove stitches from an infected...

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Ryan Howard will be sidelined indefinitely after a procedure to remove stitches from an infected area. New wound must heal.

Matt Gelb on twitter

"Personally, I feel like I hit .300 every year, but obviously because of the shift, I don’t know...

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"Personally, I feel like I hit .300 every year, but obviously because of the shift, I don’t know how many hits I get taken away from the shifts, I don’t know if people keep that stat, but mentally I go out there and I feel like I’m doing the same things," Howard said. "Sometimes I’ll hit a ground balls and I feel like they’re legitimate outs, but true line-drive base hits that if the second baseman was playing his normal position they would be a base hit, I don’t try to get caught up in the whole batting average thing because I’m playing on kind of a different field I guess."

from David Hale

The Yankees do it with their monetary muscle and the Phillies with their sellout crowds and the...

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The Yankees do it with their monetary muscle and the Phillies with their sellout crowds and the promise of a TV-rights bonanza come 2015.

Jeff Passan, discussing having 3 $20 million players

@jaysonst: #Phillies have called around to see if it's possible to move Joe Blanton to open payroll...

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@jaysonst: #Phillies have called around to see if it's possible to move Joe Blanton to open payroll space for Roy Oswalt. . . .

Jayson Stark, Twitter

Pirates inquired about Roy Oswalt and were willing to jump into bidding, but were rebuffed."

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Pirates inquired about Roy Oswalt and were willing to jump into bidding, but were rebuffed."

- Rob Biertempfel, Pirates beat writer

I think that English might have been [my worst subject]. I think that they all might have been...

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I think that English might have been [my worst subject]. I think that they all might have been easy. I had all A's in every class, so it's hard to pick. I had to work the hardest at English."

- Phillies #1 prospect and former high school valedictorian Trevor May Read the rest of his interview here. Pretty interesting.

We're going to talk about how to hit in the count and when to take and when not to. We're not...

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We're going to talk about how to hit in the count and when to take and when not to. We're not talking about walks. We don't teach nobody to walk. Hitting is offense."

- Charlie Manuel

That’s very accurate. The tough part is you’ve got to stick to your guns and they’ve got to stick...

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That’s very accurate. The tough part is you’ve got to stick to your guns and they’ve got to stick to their guns. You negotiate. If I hadn’t started so high then we probably would have been looking at a two-year deal with a vesting option for three. People that understand business, they get it."

Jimmy Rollins, asked whether he felt that he and the Phillies met halfway on his new contract. Well, duh.
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