The Phillies Zone Archive: November, 2012

If you go to WAR, Bourn is the best available CF

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If you believe in WAR -- the baseball acronym for wins above replacement -- then the best center fielder on the free-agent market is still... Read more

Pursuit of Lopez appears to be over

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The Phillies' pursuit of Houston reliever Wilton Lopez is over, multiple sources said Thursday. A trade for the Houston reliever appeared... Read more

The competitive advantage of Adderall

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If you're wondering what performance-enhancing advantage suspended Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz might have received from taking the amphetamine... Read more

Source confirms Phillies' pursuit of Houston Astros relief pitcher Wilton Lopez

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A league source has confirmed multiple reports that the Phillies are near completing a trade that will bring righthanded reliever Wilton Lopez... Read more

Video: How will Carlos Ruiz's suspension affect the Phillies?

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How will Carlos Ruiz's 25-game suspension for a banned substance affect the Phillies at the start of the 2013 season? The Inquirer’s... Read more

Josh Fields is first minor-league signing

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Six seasons ago, Josh Fields was a 24-year-old rookie third baseman who mashed 23 home runs in 100 games and a future cornerstone of the Chicago... Read more

Four prospects added to 40-man roster

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The Phillies added four prospects -- three of them pitchers -- to the 40-man roster Tuesday before the deadline to protect them from selection... Read more

Minor-league staff missing one manager

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Even with Ryne Sandberg's former job filled from the outside, the Phillies were able to retain every minor-league manager from 2012. That... Read more

To protect or not to protect

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Another milepost of baseball's winter hits at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, the moment when 40-man rosters must be set in advance of the ever-thrilling... Read more

The Marlins have made the Phillies better

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As the Miami Marlins unveiled their gauche new ballpark last winter, proud team president David Samson oddly pointed out that the outside portion... Read more