The Phillies Zone Archive: October, 2011

Phillies hire new farm director

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The Phillies have hired Joe Jordan as director of player development. Jordan comes from the Baltimore Orioles, where he spent the last seven... Read more

Is the plea for better at-bats a cover-up?

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He had to say something. The expectations were not met, so Ruben Amaro Jr. had to issue a decree. The Phillies general manager hardly wasted... Read more

Rollins wants 5 years

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There is much to discuss from two press conferences today eulogizing the 2011 Phillies, but it will begin and end with Jimmy Rollins, who appears... Read more

Source: Parent hired by White Sox

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Only adding to the list of winter to-dos, the Phillies will now have to replace their double-A manager in 2012. Mark Parent will be hired... Read more

What should the priority be?

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What floored me the most in the moments following the Phillies' exit from postseason baseball was the sheer amount of issues this franchise... Read more

A postmortem stream of consciousness

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The following is my attempt at decompressing from a stunning end to the 2011 season… First you think about Ryan Howard. How could... Read more

Video: Phillies upset by Cardinals in NLDS

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The Inquirer's Bob Brookover & Matt Gelb take a look at the Phillies' disappointing 1-0 loss to the Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLDS, ending... Read more

One pitching trend to watch

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There isn't much to say because a lot of it has already been said. It's Game 5. It's Halladay. It's Carpenter. It's the entire weight of a... Read more

No changes in Phillies lineup for Game 5

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True to his word, Charlie Manuel is sticking with the lineup that has brought the Phillies to a decisive Game 5. Manuel said Thursday he would... Read more

Game 3 lineups: Mayberry starts

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ST. LOUIS — As expected, John Mayberry Jr. starts in left field for the Phillies in Game 3 of the National League division series. 1... Read more