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Archive: March, 2012

Apparently at least 1,800 Washingtonians don't care if you take over Nationals Park

Thursday, March 8, 2012, 1:42 PM
We've already written way too much on this topic, but since we helped give the Nationals the publicity they were seeking by writing about their "Take Back the Park" campaign, we feel obligated to point out the following: As of five minutes ago, there were roughly 5,000 tickets available on StubHub... Read more

Willis' spring struggles continue

Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 6:45 PM
Video: The Daily News' David Murphy discusses Dontrelle Willis' struggles and what he has to do to make the Phillies' 25-man roster. Read more

Video: Phillies defeat Blue Jays

Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 5:43 PM
Video: The Daily News' David Murphy talks about Cliff Lee and the Phillies after they beat the Blue Jay in Dunedin, Fla on March 6, 2012. Read more

Andrew McCutchen's new contract and its impact on Shane Victorino

Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 12:40 PM
A few days ago, we attempted to get a feel for the type of contract Shane Victorino is in position to see as he enters his final year before free agency. We noted that his .801 OPS over the last three seasons is sixth-best among center fielders. One of the players ahead of him was the Pirates Andrew... Read more

Leading off March 6th: Will the Phillies miss Roy Oswalt?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 8:07 AM
Good morning. The Phillies are in Dunedin today for a 1:05 p.m. game against the Blue Jays. Cliff Lee is scheduled to make his Grapefruit League debut against the Jays' Ricky Romero. Before we get into our Joe Blanton vs. Roy Oswalt comparison, a few quick notes from yesterday's win over the Yankees: -Yesterday... Read more

Leading off March 5th: Domonic Brown's growing process continues...

Monday, March 5, 2012, 9:15 AM
I'm wearing my Charlie Manuel body-language-reading glasses right now, but I'm pretty sure I'm correct in saying that few things draw the veteran manager's ire like errors committed in spring training games. Look at Manuel's background and you'll understand why. As a player, he was never a guy who... Read more

Video: Phillies fall to Yankees again

Sunday, March 4, 2012, 5:59 PM
Video: The Daily News' Zach Berman talks about the Phillies Grapefruit League after their game against the New York Yankees in Tampa, Fla. Read more

Grapefruit League Game 2: Line-up against Yankees

Sunday, March 4, 2012, 9:36 AM
We are in Tampa, where somebody might die on Dale Mabry Highway if the wind keeps blowing out to right like it is now. Line-up for today's game at Steinbrenner Field: - Tyson Gillies CF - Scott Podsednik DH - Ty Wigginton 3B - Hunter Pence RF - Dom Brown LF - John... Read more

Leading off March 4th: Willis, Qualls get mulligans

Sunday, March 4, 2012, 6:39 AM
Rich Dubee always says that he gives pitchers a mulligan on their first outing of the spring. That is good news for two veterans who are hoping to gain Dubee's trust this spring. Dontrelle Willis and Chad Qualls combined to allow six base runners and four runs in the sixth and seventh innings of the... Read more

Video: Phillies set for Grapefruit league opener

Friday, March 2, 2012, 4:46 PM
Video: The Daily News' David Murphy reports from Clearwater as the Phillies wrap up workouts at Bright House Field and prepare for the Grapefruit League opener against the Yankees on Saturday. Read more
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