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Archive: July, 2013

Amaro again makes deadline deal

Saturday, July 27, 2013, 3:23 PM
Never quiet at trade deadline time under the regime of Ruben Amaro Jr., the slumbering Phillies awoke the baseball world late Friday night when they reportedly signed a Cuban pitcher – one that pretty much no one in Philadelphia had ever heard of – to a lucrative free agent contract. According... Read more

Jim Leyland: Marlins wouldn't have won in '97 without Darren Daulton

Thursday, July 25, 2013, 1:10 PM
Tigers manager Jim Leyland was on the Dan LeBatard Show yesterday, and since the show is based out of Miami, it comes as no surprise that one of the questions asked was about his favorite player on the 1997 Marlins team that won the World Series. After first answering that Kirk Abbott was his favorite... Read more

Here's a breakdown of what a Chase Utley contract extension would look like

Thursday, July 25, 2013, 9:36 AM
CSNPhilly.com's Jim Salisbury has an interesting piece this morning that lays out a compelling case that the Phillies are preparing to give Chase Utley a contract extension. So what would an Utley extension look like? Let's talk our way through it. 1) Unless you think the Phillies can outbid the... Read more

A-Rod's quad injury is no longer an injury

Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 2:04 PM
Bracing for impact from MLB's vengeance, Alex Rodriguez is safely stowed away on the DL, trying to recover from a quad injury in rehab games throughout the Yankees' farm system. But the weird part is, Wow. Mike Francesa interviewing doctor who examined ARod. Dr says ARod does NOT have a quad injury... Read more

Ervin Santana is target of trade talk, cruise missile

Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 10:49 AM
The trade deadline better get here soon before somebody gets exploded. Read more

Phillies recall Michael Martinez

Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 5:01 PM
ST. LOUIS — The Phillies' solution to having three catchers and four outfielders was to recall light-hitting utility infielder Michael Martinez before Wednesday's game. Catcher Humberto Quintero was designated for assignment to make room. This is Martinez's third stint with the Phillies in 2013... Read more

Phillies have to sell the right parts

Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 3:06 PM
Well, it's been about an hour, and you know what that means. It's time for another "Should the Phillies buy or sell" article. This one is from the Sporting News, and postulates that the team is very possibly a playoff contender, but is missing out on the chance to cash in on Cliff Lee, Chase Utley... Read more

Dodgers leap from Puig's shoulders to Hanley's

Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 10:55 AM
As stated previously, Yasiel Puig burst onto the baseball scene like a Sharknado; an image, like the film, too good to not reiterate. And when the sharks cleared, the NL West was in a different order: The defending champs are on the bottom, a litany of .500-straddlers make up the torso, and sitting... Read more

Quick Update on Ryan Howard's Splits

Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 3:46 AM
One of the commentors on yesterday's Ryan Howard item wanted to know how his RBI broke down over the five 1,000-PA periods of his career. Those splits — in order: 206, 190, 214, 180 and 173 — are a lot more even than some of the categories we presented yesterday. And in this case the first... Read more

Nationals follow Phillies' example again, fire hitting coach

Monday, July 22, 2013, 3:10 PM
The Nationals have a history of simultaneously loathing and following the Phillies. Washington has scooped up a brevy of former Phils in hopes of achieving the success that has eluded them: Eric Bruntlett, Brad Lidge, Matt Stairs, Jayson Werth... They reprogrammed Lidge, one the greatest heroes of... Read more
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