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Archive: December, 2012

Democracy, or vigilante justice? History says steroids should not be a consideration for writers in Hall of Fame voting

Sunday, December 30, 2012, 10:27 AM
By DAVID MURPHY Most writers have a little bit of drama queen inside of them. It is part of our nature, part of the reason why we spend so much of our time living other people's lives instead of our own. We are the original reality television producers. So the annual melodrama about the steroid era... Read more

Are the Phillies better than they were on Dec. 27, 2011?

Thursday, December 27, 2012, 10:47 AM
Wrote a blog post on this topic yesterday. We ended up discussing it on Daily News Live as well. Here is the video: Read more

Meet your new Phillies, same as the old Phillies?

Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 11:05 AM
By DAVID MURPHY Maybe the Mayans were wrong. Or maybe they were Phillies fans. Because right now, it is looking like Dec. 21, 2012 will go down in history as the last day any realist could consider them a sure-fire World Series contender. That was the day that the last of the everyday outfielders... Read more

Phillies outfield options dwindling

Sunday, December 23, 2012, 11:55 AM
On Saturday, Cody Ross found a new home. The well-traveled, useful, righthanded-hitting outfielder signed a 3-year, $26 million contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Less than 24 hours later, fellow free agent Nick Swisher also came off the market. The Cleveland Indians signed Swisher, a switch... Read more

Phillies introduce Mike Adams

Thursday, December 20, 2012, 7:38 PM
Video: Ryan Lawrence of the Daily News reports from Citizens Bank Park as the Phillies formally introduced new relief pitcher Mike Adams to the Philadelphia media. Read more

Video: Phillies introduce Young, Lannan

Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 8:25 PM
Video: The Phillies introduce new acquisitions Michael Young and John Lannan at Citizens Bank Park. The Daily News' Ryan Lawrence reports. Read more

Amaro talks free agents, Utley, Howard and more

Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 5:23 PM
The Phillies introduced two new players on Tuesday - third baseman Michael Young and starting pitcher John Lannan. Afterward, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. answered several questions that would make the gathering kind of qualify as his "State of the Offseason" as Christmas nears. Here is some of... Read more

Biddle, Quinn top Baseball America's Phillies prospect rankings

Monday, December 17, 2012, 10:17 AM
Baseball America unveiled it's annual Top 10 prospects for the Phillies organizations. This year's list: 1. Jesse Biddle, lhp 2. Roman Quinn, ss 3. Tommy Joseph, c 4. Jon Pettibone, rhp 5. Adam Morgan, lhp 6. Ethan Martin, rhp 7. Cody Asche, 3b 8. Maikel Franco, 3b 9. Darin Ruf, 1b/of 10... Read more

Amaro checks another item off wish list

Saturday, December 15, 2012, 11:52 AM
First, the Phils agreed to terms on a two-year contract with one of baseball’s best set-up men, righthander Mike Adams. But a busy Saturday morning continued when they also plucked former Washington Nationals starter John Lannan off the free agent market, too. According to multiple reports... Read more

Phils reportedly reach deal with Mike Adams

Saturday, December 15, 2012, 9:06 AM
Phillies fans have been waiting for Ruben Amaro Jr.’s signature offseason “big splash” move all month. Signing a setup man might not qualify, unless it’s a player regarded as one of the best 8th inning men in baseball. The Phillies have reportedly came to an agreement with... Read more
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