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Johnny Manziel has nothing to do with Marlon Byrd in center field but I'm going to write about both

Friday, May 9, 2014, 7:03 AM
So, it's early May, the Phillies just fell to three games under .500, and the Eagles just drafted a hybrid defensive end/linebacker. We can now officially say that spring has sprung. At some point, someone is going to examine the species H. Sapiens in one of those Discovery Channel watch-the-gazelle-as-it-grazes... Read more

Galvis optioned to Triple-A

Thursday, May 8, 2014, 11:05 PM
The Phillies optioned infielder Freddy Galvis to Triple-A Lehigh Valley following Thursday’s game. Galvis went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in the game, but is just 2-for-42 in 16 games this season. Among the 386 major league players with at least 25 plate appearances, Galvis ranks last... Read more

Byrd a candidate for center field

Thursday, May 8, 2014, 4:51 PM
Ben Revere is out of the starting lineup Thursday in Toronto. Tony Gwynn Jr. is in center field. Manager Ryne Sandberg said he liked Gwynn better against knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, as he considers Revere more of a fastball hitter. But Revere's defense has also been an issue in each of the previous... Read more

Rollins returns, Howard sits, Ruf rehabs

Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 5:28 PM
Two days earlier, when a minor right groin injury forced him out of the starting lineup, Jimmy Rollins was asked about his status for the coming days and admitted that "turf doesn't sound very good right about now." Although the Jays are switching to grass in the next few years, when the arena football... Read more

Lineup du jour: Rollins at DH, Ruiz at cleanup, Nix at shortstop

Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 4:00 PM
I appreciate the fact that Ryne Sandberg doesn't seem to give a hoot about the consistency of where a player bats in the lineup. I wouldn't have a low OBP guy like Ben Revere leading off, but what do I know. Last night, Carlos Ruiz batted second. Tonight, he's batting fourth. Jimmy Rollins is in the... Read more

Ryno unconcerned with Rollins' injury

Monday, May 5, 2014, 4:41 PM
Jimmy Rollins ranged to his left and was able to field the ground ball off the bat of Ian Desmond in the 5th inning of Sunday's game and was throw to first base, too -- but the ball arrived a nano-second late (as video replay confirmed). After the inning was over, however, Rollins hobbled to the... Read more

Progress report: A look at the sum of the Phillies' parts through 29 games

Monday, May 5, 2014, 3:23 PM
It is May 5th, and the Phillies have a better winning percentage than three of the five teams who participated in the National League playoffs last season. Then again, we’re less than a fifth of the way through the season, which is why we can do all kinds of half-empty/half-full exercises like... Read more

Kevin Frandsen 'loving winning' with the Nationals

Friday, May 2, 2014, 5:04 PM
Former Phillie Kevin Frandsen spoke to the media as the Nationals came to town for a three game set starting Friday night. He touched on a variety of topics: On how things have worked out with the Nationals: "It is what it is. I’m excited to be a National. I was excited and lucky to be a Phillie... Read more

Rotation shuffled following rainout

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 3:42 PM
The forecast Friday is calling for sunny skies and a high of 70 in Philadelphia, where Cliff Lee will take the mound against Stephen Strasburg in the first meeting between the Phillies and Washington Nationals in 2014. Rain persisted in Philadelphia on Wednesday, and for the third time in the season's... Read more

Galvis sits after another 0-for

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 4:06 PM
Although the slick fielding infielder was hitless in his last 17 at-bats, Ryne Sandberg inserted Freddy Galvis into his starting lineup on Saturday. He wanted strong defense behind Cliff Lee and he obviously wanted to give Galvis a chance to get going offensively. Galvis went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts... Read more
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