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Archive: October, 2011

Phillies hire new farm director

Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 11:34 AM
The Phillies have hired Joe Jordan as director of player development. Jordan comes from the Baltimore Orioles, where he spent the last seven seasons as director of amateur scouting. “We couldn’t be happier to bring Joe aboard as our new player development director,” Benny Looper... Read more

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

Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 10:44 AM
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 time. Asked first if the lineup is still capable of winning in its current state, he answered: "Ability-wise, there is no question in my mind this is a championship-caliber... Read more

Rollins wants 5 years

Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 1:26 PM
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 to be the linchpin on an entire winter. Rollins, a Phillie for the last 15 years of his life, has set the bar high for his impending free agency. The soon-to-be... Read more

Source: Parent hired by White Sox

Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 5:26 PM
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 as the bench coach for Robin Ventura's Chicago White Sox, a baseball source said Tuesday. Parent, a former Phillies catcher, managed at double-A Reading in 2011... Read more

What should the priority be?

Monday, October 10, 2011, 10:09 AM
What floored me the most in the moments following the Phillies' exit from postseason baseball was the sheer amount of issues this franchise now faces. This winter already promised to be a busy one with several free agents hitting the market, but the early defeat only raised more questions. There... Read more

A postmortem stream of consciousness

Saturday, October 8, 2011, 4:06 AM
The following is my attempt at decompressing from a stunning end to the 2011 season… First you think about Ryan Howard. How could you not? I mean, he makes the last out of the season for the second straight October and you wonder what sort of mental state he's in. Then, he says he has likely... Read more

Video: Phillies upset by Cardinals in NLDS

Saturday, October 8, 2011, 3:20 AM
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 Philadelphia's season. 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... Read more

One pitching trend to watch

Friday, October 7, 2011, 12:30 PM
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 city's expectations on nine innings (or more) of baseball. And you could study the largest sample sizes possible to make predictions or statements, but none of... Read more

No changes in Phillies lineup for Game 5

Friday, October 7, 2011, 4:01 PM
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 think about changes, but then made it clear a move was unlikely. "When you sit there and you're not getting too many hits and you look and you've got four... Read more

Game 3 lineups: Mayberry starts

Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 1:51 PM
ST. LOUIS — As expected, John Mayberry Jr. starts in left field for the Phillies in Game 3 of the National League division series. 1. Jimmy Rollins 6 2. Chase Utley 4 3. Hunter Pence 9 4. Ryan Howard 3 5. Shane Victorino 8 6. John Mayberry Jr. 7 7. Placido Polanco 5 8. Carlos Ruiz 2 9. Cole... Read more
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