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Archive: November, 2012

Phillies plan to non-tender Nate Schierholtz

Friday, November 30, 2012, 5:20 PM
Nate Schierholtz’s short stay in Philadelphia is likely over. According to an ESPN.com report, the Phillies informed Schierholtz that he would not be offered a contract for 2013. All major league teams have until 11:59 p.m. on Friday to decide whether or not to tender a contract to arbitration-eligible... Read more

A Shane Victorino reunion just might make sense for the Phillies

Thursday, November 29, 2012, 9:36 AM
As we write in today's Daily News, the Phillies face a fascinating conundrum with their situation in center field. They have money to spend, and they have an obvious place to spend it. But they do not have limitless money. And they have enough needs outside of center field that paying B.J. Upton $75... Read more

Wilton Lopez set up to stabilize Phillies bullpen?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 11:22 AM
If you look at the peripherals, there aren't many relief pitchers more ideal for the Phillies than Astros righthander Wilton Lopez. He strikes batters out (7.3 per nine innings last season), does not walk any (1.1 BB/9) and has one of the better ground ball rates int he league (1.22 per flyball last... Read more

Ruiz suspended 25 games for amphetamine use

Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 4:47 PM
Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has been suspended 25 games by Major League Baseball for amphetemine use. In a statement, the Phillies said: ”The Phillies fully support Major League Baseball’s Drug Program. We are disappointed by the news of this violation of the program. We will support... Read more

Breaking down Koji Uehara, and why he would make sense for the Phillies

Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 11:24 AM
While there is not a lot to report on the free agent front, we can relay a report from FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal, who mentioned veteran righthander Koji Uehara as a reliever who interests the Phillies. Here's why he would make sense: Uehara is an extreme fly ball pitcher. And by extreme, I mean... Read more

Darin Ruf has people in Venezuela talking single-season HR record

Monday, November 19, 2012, 10:52 AM
Darin Ruf's magical mystery tour is still going strong. The slugger is currently spreading his home run gospel in Venezuela, where he leads the winter league with 10 home runs in 120 at-bats and is fifth with a .942 OPS (.258/.368/.570 slash line). In fact, the locals are starting to talk about... Read more

Torii Hunter, hyperinflation, and the Phillies

Thursday, November 8, 2012, 10:34 AM
In today's paper, we wrote about the potential for price inflation thanks to an increase in the money supply generated by the new national television deals that Major League Baseball signed in October. One early case study could end up being Torii Hunter. In year's past, Hunter was the kind of guy... Read more

Reunited and it feels so good? 3 Free Agents to Consider

Thursday, November 1, 2012, 1:11 PM
It’s been four years and a day since one of the more memorable sports days in the life of many Philadelphians: the world championship parade down Broad Street, celebrating the city’s first title in a quarter century. The Phillies have gone backward in each season since and to use words... Read more
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