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Phillies just can't quit themselves, and their recent success isn't helping

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 12:25 PM
The dreck that you have watched for the majority of this season is remarkably close to a competent offense. And given the propensity of this front office to run around titling at rubber tree plants, that's a scary thought. Consider: If you replace Ryan Howard’s total production through 565... Read more

Gillick: Jobs of Amaro, Sandberg "absolutely" safe

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 5:44 PM
Pat Gillick has not spoken with David Montgomery since stepping into the Phillies team president's shoes last week. Montgomery is still recovering from a procedure to remove cancer from his right jaw in May. He took a medical leave of absence on Thursday. But Gillick has spoken to the Phillies ownership... Read more

Amaro talks "change" after trading Mayberry

Monday, September 1, 2014, 1:13 PM
Ruben Amaro Jr. is not blind. Entering the final month of his team’s third straight season that will end with his high-salaried club out of the playoffs, Amaro knows the current makeup of his roster is not a winning one. After dealing John Mayberry Jr. to the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday night... Read more

Sandberg talks with Hamels, says there are no issues

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 4:29 PM
Last month, it was Ryan Howard who was upset to be out of the lineup for three straight games. Two weeks ago, it was Kyle Kendrick, ticked he was given what he felt was an early hook in San Francisco. In spring training, Jimmy Rollins and Ryne Sandberg had to speak after the franchise shortstop was... Read more

Phillies undecided on Franco call up

Monday, August 25, 2014, 5:36 PM
Six weeks ago, Maikel Franco arrived in a clubhouse full of the best prospects in baseball and was upbeat. Playing in his second straight All-Star Futures Game, this one at Target Field in Minneapolis, Franco said he was looking forward, and not backward. Franco, who turns 22 Tuesday, had gotten off... Read more

The evaporation of Ryan Howard's power, in four pictures

Friday, August 22, 2014, 11:37 AM
In today's Daily News, we wrote that it is getting increasingly difficult to believe that Ryan Howard is anything other than a power hitter who is approaching the bottom of his descent. Look at the following spray charts, courtesy of, from Howard's 2011 season and Howard's 2014... Read more

VIDEO: What does the future hold for the Phillies?

Friday, August 22, 2014, 3:56 AM
Can the Phillies show any signs of their future plans over the last month of the season? The Daily News' Ryan Lawrence discusses with CineSport's Brian Clark. Get the full High Cheese experience at Read more

On David Buchanan's strikeout rate, and the Phillies' draft order, and waiver priority

Monday, August 18, 2014, 8:28 AM
David Buchanan's performance has been better than most that the Phillies have gotten out of the No. 5 spot in the rotation in recent years. Yes, Buchanan has a 4.25 ERA in 13 starts, and he is averaging six innings per outing. Most encouraging, though, are the 53 strikeouts and 19 walks he’s... Read more

Amaro expresses significant doubts about Phillies chances of making playoffs this year

Friday, August 15, 2014, 6:56 AM
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. believes the Phillies are a longshot to make the playoffs this season, telling yesterday that such an occurence looks improbable at this point of the season. "Right now, we're trying to win as many games as possible," Amaro told the website. "At the... Read more

Darin Ruf, and why the Phillies are still adrift in an ocean of illogic

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 10:35 AM
Let's say you are the owner of a baseball team, and you are looking to hire a person who will be in charge of putting a quality product on the field. Call the position a general manager, call it a president of baseball ops, it doesn't really mattter. The baseball buck stops with this person. If each... Read more
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