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Archive: October, 2011

Cuddyer should be Phillies primary focus

Monday, October 31, 2011, 10:17 AM
They held a parade for the Cardinals in St. Louis on Sunday and any time a team celebrates a championship, it's quite natural to hold that team up under the light to see if there is anything to learn. It's of no consolation here in Philadelphia that the World Series title still goes through this city... Read more

Rollins, Madson, Oswalt are Type A free agents

Monday, October 31, 2011, 3:08 PM
Shortstop Jimmy Rollins and pitchers Ryan Madson and Roy Oswalt have officially been assigned Type A free-agent status by the Elias Sports Bureau rankings, which means the Phillies will be eligible for draft compensation should any of those players sign elsewhere. In order to receive compensation... Read more

If not Madson, then who?

Sunday, October 23, 2011, 9:25 AM
The issue of who is closing games for the Phillies in 2012 figures to be one that lingers deep into the winter. The market is flush with closing options and it could take some time before the first team blinks, signs one to a lucrative contract, and sets the market value. In Sunday's Inquirer, we... Read more

Lessons from St. Louis in building a bullpen

Thursday, October 20, 2011, 11:29 AM
Now we know one of the great misconceptions in the days leading up to the postseason: St. Louis did not have a leaky bullpen. There were times during the regular season that, yes, it was a weakness. But come Oct. 1, Tony La Russa had enough time to discern which parts were useful, what roles they were... Read more

Entire coaching staff is officially returning

Thursday, October 20, 2011, 5:12 PM
The Phillies have reached contract agreements with their entire major-league coaching staff, the team announced Thursday. All six members of Charlie Manuel's staff will return in 2012. Rich Dubee (pitching), Greg Gross (hitting), Pete Mackanin (bench), Sam Perlozzo (first base), Juan Samuel (third... Read more

Galvis out of lineup due to wrist injury

Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 2:04 PM
Phillies shortstop prospect Freddy Galvis was removed from the lineup of his Venezuelan baseball team on Tuesday due to soreness in his right wrist, according to a Venezuelan news report. The 21-year-old Venezuelan-native began play last week for the the Aguilas de Zulia of the Venezuelan Winter League... Read more

40-man roster politics

Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 10:49 AM
The World Series begins tonight and we're talking about the 40-man roster in Philadelphia. Another slap of harsh reality in the face, but here's guessing Whitney nets better primetime ratings in this city than FOX does. (OK, let's not say things we can't take back.) Regardless, the Phillies already... Read more

Video: Favorite memories of the baseball playoffs

Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 2:37 AM
Inquirer baseball writers Matt Gelb and Bob Brookover share their favorite memories from covering the playoffs. Have a question? Send it to Matt Gelb's Mailbag. Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for easy access to all of our Phillies coverage, plus app-exclusive videos and analysis. Get it here... Read more

A Strat-o-Matic World Series

Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 8:22 PM
In Wednesday's Inquirer, Frank Fitzpatrick takes a look at a simulation of the 2011 baseball playoffs using the famous old game Strat-O-Matic. Using 2010 player statistics as evidence, the simulation predicted that the Phillies would defeat the Texas Rangers in a dramatic seven-game series. You can... Read more

Strat-o-Matic Phillies-Rangers World Series Game 7

Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 8:02 PM
BOXSCORE: 2011 Texas Rangers At 2011 Philadelphia Phillies 10/27/2011 Rangers AB R H RBI AVG Phillies AB R H RBI AVG I.Kinsler 2B 4 0 2 0 .194 J.Rollins SS 4 1 1 0 .267 E.Andrus SS 4 1 1 0 .286 C.Utley 2B ... Read more
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