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Sowing and Reaping: Huston Street, Jonathan Papelbon and the downside of certainty

Saturday, July 19, 2014, 12:55 PM
The human brain is a war zone, the frontal lobe its perpetual battlefield. The ferocious internal conflicts that define us as a species rage within. The trajectory of our lives, and, by extension, our collective existence, is shaped by the processes it regulates: decision making, problem solving, behavioral... Read more

J.P. Crawford: His stock, his strikeouts, and his home runs

Thursday, July 17, 2014, 1:34 PM
J.P. Crawford’s stock continues to rise. The Phillies’ 19-year-old shortstop prospect checks in at No. 15 on ESPN scouting guru Keith Law’s midseason Top 50 (subscription req.), a huge jump from his preseason position at No. 46. As we’ve written here, it is possible that the... Read more

The market for Marlon Byrd

Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 1:35 PM
For teams in need of a right-hand hitting corner outfielder, Marlon Byrd is the most attractive candidate on the market, regardless of his contract. As long as Byrd is willing to waive his limited no-trade clause, which allows him to block deals to potential suitors Seattle and Kansas City, he could... Read more

Again, with feeling: Utley doesn't plan on leaving

Monday, July 14, 2014, 4:45 PM
Last week, Chase Utley sat in the dugout at Miller Park and was asked a rather simple question: "Eleven months ago, this team wasn't playing well and you wanted to stay here anyway, re-signing with the Phillies rather than testing free agency in a few short months," the reporter started. "You wanted... Read more

Oakland All-Star Moss reflects on time with Phillies

Monday, July 14, 2014, 3:29 PM
Last week in Milwaukee, the Phillies enjoyed their first four-game series sweep at a visiting ballpark for the first time since September of 2011, when they took four straight at Cincinnati. It was during that series three years ago that the Phils prepped for the final month of the season by adding... Read more

Video: Phillies Limp Into Break

Sunday, July 13, 2014, 8:32 PM
The Daily News' David Murphy reports from Citizens Bank Park where the Phillies got crushed by the NL East leading Nationals. Kyle Kendrick and Ryne Sandberg spoke after the loss. Get the full High Cheese experience at Read more

Cole Hamels to the Yankees? Fuhgeddaboutit

Friday, July 11, 2014, 9:12 AM
A couple of quick notes on a surprisingly temperate morning here in the City of Brotherly Love. . . 1) Before we get to Cole Hamels, I need to get something off my chest, and no, it isn't the tattoo I woke up with on Sunday morning (I kinda like it). I find it highly amusing that Major League Baseball... Read more

Four other key Phillies talk trade deadline

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 2:07 PM
The trade deadline is exactly three weeks from today. You can expect a lot of noise concerning the Phillies, a team that’s won three straight against the team with the National League’s best record, but also a team headed nowhere in 2014 with more than a few intriguing veterans that could... Read more

Phillies trade deadline preview: Where is Jonathan Papelbon headed?

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 10:21 AM
Will Jonathan Papelbon get his wish? And will the Phillies get anything in return? The one thing Papelbon accomplished with his comments last night was to remove any doubt that the Phillies will trade him at some point this year. While it is always dangerous to judge a player by his remarks to reporters... Read more

Papelbon wants to be traded to a contender

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 11:39 PM
On Tuesday afternoon, Chase Utley sat in the dugout at Miller Park and talked about wanting to stay in a Phillies uniform after the trade deadline passes. He re-signed with the Phillies 11 months ago. And even though they're headed for their third straight season out of the playoffs, and are likely... Read more
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