The Phillies Zone Archive: March, 2011

Where did the Phillies roster come from?

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Of the 25 active players on the Phillies' Opening Day roster, just nine won rings in 2008. Time flies, eh? DRAFT PICKS (5) Cole Hamels --... Read more

Orr wins final roster spot; Rollins to bat third

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The Phillies opening day roster is set. Pete Orr claims the 25th spot over Delwyn Young, who will go to triple-A Lehigh Valley. The bullpen... Read more

Is this the lineup we'll see Friday?

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Good to be home. At the ballpark today to work on a few things in advance of Friday's Opening Day and the new scoreboard is simply astounding... Read more

Progress in Utley, but it is slow and secretive

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — The updates, for now, will remain nebulous. Chase Utley's right knee has progressed, albeit slowly, the Phillies say... Read more

Happy getaway day

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CLEARWATER, Fla. -- And so we've reached the end. One Grapefruit League game remains. The tarp is on the field at Bright House Field and the... Read more

Chipper says Phillies' rotation compares with old Atlanta staffs

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Dominant starting pitching led to 14 straight division titles for the Atlanta Braves from 1991 through 2005 and Chipper... Read more

Mathieson, Zagurski optioned; bullpen appears set

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CLEARWATER, Fla. -- And then there were 12 healthy pitchers in camp. The Phillies optioned Scott Mathieson and Mike Zagurski to minor-league... Read more

A chat with Scott Boras cleared Ryan Madson's mind

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CLEARWATER, Fla. -- When the Phillies went to Los Angeles last August, Ryan Madson had pitched to a 1.95 ERA in 28 games since returning from... Read more

Video: Lidge on DL, Who's Closing?

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Video: The Inquirer's Matt Gelb has the latest on Brad Lidge's shoulder injury and offers his thoughts on who will fill the closer role in... Read more

Analyzing the Lidge effect

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CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Brad Lidge said he's optimistic this new shoulder soreness will keep him out until mid-April. But the Phillies have yet... Read more