Phillies Analysis

Phillies have a very nice week

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They swept the Nationals, and won back-to-back series against St. Louis and Seattle. It's been a fun week.

Phillies must call up Maikel Franco

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There are people, some in the Phils organization apparently, that don't think there's room for Maikel Franco as a September call-up. Here's why that's dumb.

Why are Burnett and Papelbon still with Phils?

21

Jonathan Papelbon should be closing for the Tigers next month. But he probably won't be.

Comparing Ben Revere and Denard Span

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Both were Minnesota outfielders that were traded to teams within the National League East two years ago. So, which team got the better end of their deal?

If I/you were MLB commisioner

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First I'd fire any idiots who voted for me (the old Groucho saw of I wouldn't want any part of a club that would have me as a member). But I also want to know what you would do.

Ruben Amaro and his future-less vision

60

So you want some clues on the future direction of the franchise? Sorry, the general manager isn't concerned about such things yet. There's a postseason to make!

A.J. Burnett & Phils starters a big disappointment

27

Injuries and wildness have made what was supposed to be a team strength a big problem.

The Phillies and their up-and-down bullpen

26

Last night's seven-run implosion against the Angels is indicative of the up-and-down season the Phils' bullpen has had.

Remembering the MLB Strike and the 1994 Phillies

20

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the 1994 MLB strike that helped kill baseball in Philadelphia. At least for a while.

Ryan Howard had himself a week

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After a brutal road trip, Ryan Howard returned home and played hero all week.

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Series preview: Phillies at Mets

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The Phillies enter a Mets series with all the very minimal momentum that comes from sweeping the Astros.

Don't worry, the Phillies will be good again soon

65

It may not be next year, the year after, or the year after that. But someday, and probably sooner than you think, the Phillies will be good once again.

Ryan Howard's legacy should be safe

35

Ryan Howard has had a difficult last three seasons, and the next two don't figure to get much better. But don't let that be his legacy.

Everybody calm down about the Phillies

138

Let's take a breath and get a bit of perspective, shall we?

Phillies waivers: Who gets claimed?

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If you were a rival general manager, which of these players (and their contracts) would you be willing to take on?

Phillies news: Waivers & International Signing

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The Phillies have placed their first batch of players on waivers, and signed another Latin American infielder for big money.

Can Cuba save the Phillies?

90

Deliver unto us all the Cuban players. All of them.

Yes, Ruben Amaro Jr. is THAT bad at his job

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As the Philadelphia masses pile on, resist the urge to swim against the tide and find some redeeming qualities. There are none. Amaro is horrible at his job and needs to be fired.

Phillies' Waiting Game Backfires

143

Ruben Amaro blamed rival GMs for his team's lack of activity on Trade Deadline Day.

Confessions of trade rumor skeptic: It's nonsense

137

We are being fed a steady diet of misinformation, unverifiable hunches, and outright lies. All in the service of the almighty page view.

Phillies rumors: Not the last chance to deal

194

With the trade deadline just hours away, the Phils appear set to do next to nothing. But this will not be their last chance to sell.

Trade Deadline Confusion: On Cole, Chase and Jimmy

102

I know the Phillies should trade these guys to re-stock their farm system. I just don't want them to.

Phillies rumors: Cardinals Interested in Hamels?

142

First it was the Red Sox. Then, the Dodgers were interested. Now, multiple reports say St. Louis may be interested in dealing for the Phils' ace left-hander.

Phillies rumors: Hamels dream deals

448

If the Phillies decide to trade Cole Hamels, they should get a haul in return.

Phillies rumors: Not committed to dealing?

445

I know this may come as a shock, but there are rumors the Phillies may be over-valuing their own trade chips. I'll wait until you regain consciousness.

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Game 103 Open Thread: Diamondbacks at Phillies

For the third straight game, Ryan Howard is not in the Phils' lineup.

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