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What the Mariners' scuttled deal for Justin Upton says about the Phillies' position

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
By DAVID MURPHY If you are curious why the Phillies have not been mentioned as a serious suitor for the Diamondbacks' Justin Upton, take a look at the package of players that the Mariners were reportedly ready to send to Arizona before Upton scuttled the deal by invoking his no-trade clause. Taijuan... Read more

Phillies' doc named head of MLB team physicians

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
Philadelphia Phillies’ Team Physician and Sports Doc panelist Michael G. Ciccotti, MD, has been elected the 2013 President of Major League Baseball’s Team Physician Association (TPA). Dr. Ciccotti, Chief of Sports Medicine at the Rothman Institute, was elected via vote by members of the... Read more

How does this Phillies lineup stack up to the one the Nationals will field?

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
By DAVID MURPHY The Phillies say they are unlikely to make another significant move before spring training. That means the lineup will be something similar to what you see right now. How does that compare to other contenders in the National League? We'll take a look at that question in the coming... Read more

The Saturday Baseball Quiz

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
(We post a baseball trivia question every Saturday, just for fun. On Sunday, we publish the answer with charts and commentary. Pass along your questions, thoughts and ideas to boopstats@phillynews.com.) THIS WEEK'S QUESTION The last time no players were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the... Read more

Biddle, Franco, Morgan top Baseball Prospectus' Phillies prospects list

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
By DAVID MURPHY Baseball Prospectus has released its overview of the Phillies farm system, and it should come as little surprise that lefty Jesse Biddle heads their ranking of the system's Top 10 prospects. Following Biddle, who is the one unanimous Top 100 prospect in the Phillies' system, are third... Read more

Phillies not expecting major losses to WBC

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:55 AM
Phillies pitchers and catchers must report to Clearwater, Fla., by Feb. 12. If it feels a bit early, that's because it is, thanks to the third iteration of the World Baseball Classic this spring. Three years ago, the Phillies lost three everyday position players to WBC play during spring training... Read more

Video: Baseball Hall of Fame rejects all candidates

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:55 AM
The Baseball Writers' Association of America did not elect any players to the Hall of Fame for the first time since 1996. Craig Biggio came closest to getting in with 68.2 percent of the vote. Read more

Legacy of this Hall vote to be determined

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
The Baseball Hall of Fame will induct three members, all of whom have been dead since 1939, this summer. It will be hailed as a national travesty; the product of a divided voter base's inability to recognize steroids' place in the game. There will be demands for reformation in the election process... Read more

The problem with a platoon (times two)

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:55 AM
By DAVID MURPHY The notion of a platoon sounds great on paper, which is why managers are so often confronted with questions about them. And there's a reason why the general reaction of said managers is to recoil in disgust, to deny the existence or contemplation of anything resembling the platoon... Read more

MLB is switching to T-Mobile

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is in full force right now and amidst the announcements of things like curved HDTVs and new handheld gaming devices, T-Mobile and Major League baseball have made a surprising announcement. T-Mobile has been announced as the new "Official Wireless... Read more
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