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Archive: February, 2013

Phillies Giancarlo Stanton Mike Stanton rumor WIP Donovan McNabb Yahoo boobs

Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 2:38 PM
At first, I was going to take a principled stand and refuse to write a blog post. But by the time I made that decision, my Twitter feed and email inbox were full of questions regarding a Chris May tweet of a WIP rumor that alleges the Phillies are "aggressively" pursuing Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton... Read more

Baseball America names Jesse Biddle, Roman Quinn to Top 100 prospects list

Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 12:31 PM
The grand daddy of all prospect lists landed today, and Baseball America has kudos for two members of the Phillies' system. Lefty starter Jesse Biddle checks in at No. 89, while shortstop Roman Quinn sneaks onto the list at No. 100. ESPN's Top 100 prospect list had Biddle and fellow lefty Adam Morgan... Read more

The battle between De Fratus, Aumont and Stutes

Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 9:29 AM
I have received a few questions about my first attempt at projecting the Opening Day roster, which I posted yesterday morning. 1) Why would the Phillies keep three lefties (Antonio Bastardo, Raul Valdes and Jeremy Horst)? 2) Why Justin De Fratus over Phillippe Aumont or Michael Stutes? The Braves... Read more

Scouting Roy Halladay

Monday, February 18, 2013, 1:32 PM
After a week in Clearwater, this much in certain: every step Roy Halladay takes this spring will be scrutinized. It was this time last year, after all, that Halladay first showed signs that something wasn't right. Not long after he faced hitters in Grapefruit League play, scouts wondered about Halladay's... Read more

Roster-ology 1.0: Projecting your 2013 Phillies

Monday, February 18, 2013, 9:25 AM
It is Day 6 of spring training, when, for the first time, hitters will face pitchers in live batting practice sessions. The exercise sounds a lot cooler on paper than in practice. Many of the hitters will not swing the bat, instead using the session to stand in the box and get acclimated to recognizing... Read more

Galvis talks PED suspension

Sunday, February 17, 2013, 9:38 AM
Eleven months ago he was asked to play a new position for the first time in his life. He handled it flawlessly. Then he was suddenly thrust into the Opening Day lineup and asked to be the everyday second baseman. He may have been the best defensive second baseman in the league. Then he broke his... Read more

Delmon Young checks in to camp

Friday, February 15, 2013, 1:48 PM
Delmon Young checked into Camp Clearwater on Friday, the day position players had to arrive before Saturday’s first full squad workout of the spring. Young had a physical as apart of the routine of checking in. Young does not know how much he weighs. “I don't really go on the scale that... Read more

Optimistic Utley says he feels "pretty damn good," plans on playing in Grapefruit League opener

Friday, February 15, 2013, 12:44 PM
Chase Utley's restructured offseason started with twice-weekly fielding sessions at the University of San Francisco, located near his home in northern California. As the winter progressed, so did the intensity of his workouts on the fields on campus. Now, four months after the end of another frustrating... Read more

Domonic Brown, Delmon Young, and the misnomer that is a platoon

Friday, February 15, 2013, 9:44 AM
Most baseball seasons, we end up asking questions about a platoon, and whoever is answering those questions usually grimaces and says that he does not like the word platoon. Which makes sense. Because the word platoon suggests an equal distribution of duties between two or more individuals charged... Read more

Ryan Howard does not think the Phillies are old, and that you should ignore them at your own peril

Thursday, February 14, 2013, 12:10 PM
The Big Piece sounded more like the Big Aristotle. Or, rather, the Big Tony Robbins. An energetic and optimistic Ryan Howard labeled himself back to normal after a year spent battling the effects of Achilles surgery, and he labeled the Phillies a contender that is being unduly downgraded by the public... Read more
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