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Archive: September, 2013

Amaro: 'I have not had a very good year'

Monday, September 30, 2013, 2:07 PM
The upside to losing nine of the last 11 games and finishing with the franchise’s worst record in 13 years, at least if there is such a thing, is that the Phillies will have the opportunity to add a premiere free agent this winter without losing much in the form of compensation, while also getting... Read more

Rich Dubee out as Phillies pitching coach

Monday, September 30, 2013, 10:43 AM
The first casualty after the Phillies' worst season in 13 years was longtime pitching coach Rich Dubee, who was fired Monday. Dubee, one of the longest-tenured pitching coaches in baseball at nine years, oversaw a staff that finished 2013 with a lower ERA (4.34) only than altitude-sickened Colorado... Read more

Where the Phillies ended the year in most offensive categories

Monday, September 30, 2013, 10:24 AM
This isn't going to be pretty. The Phillies 2013 offensive rankings: Hits (1355) NL: 9th of 15 MLB: 20th of 30 Runs (610) NL: 13th of 15 MLB: 27th of 30 Doubles (255) NL: 11th of 15 MLB: 22nd of 30 Triples (32) NL: tied for 5th of 15 MLB: tied for 8th of 30 Home Runs (140) NL: 9th of... Read more

Phillies' split seasons

Sunday, September 29, 2013, 5:35 PM
Ryne Sandberg is the first Phillies mid-season replacement manager to finish more than a game under .500 since 1972. Their midseason managerial changes since 1960: Year First Manager W-L Second Manager W-L 2013 Charlie Manuel 53-67 Ryne Sandberg 20-22 2004 Larry Bowa 85-75 ... Read more

Ruiz out of lineup in what could be his Phillies finale

Sunday, September 29, 2013, 1:12 PM
Phillies team president David Montgomery made his way through the visiting clubhouse at Turner Field on Sunday morning, sending well wishes to his players. He stopped and chatted with veteran catcher Carlos Ruiz for several minutes. He shook hands with Ruiz twice. It’s likely neither man wanted... Read more

Phillies put on another less than complimentary list

Friday, September 27, 2013, 3:39 PM
Having just recovered from being labeled one of the worst franchises in histroy, you may not want to see which team ranked #1 on ESPN's David Schoenfield's list of the worst MLB decisions of 2013. Though you most likely will not be surprised. Delmon and Michael Young actually cost the Phillies wins... Read more

Ryan Howard rejoins Phillies ... sort of

Thursday, September 26, 2013, 6:17 PM
Despite being limited to playing in half a season in each of the last two years, Ryan Howard brings a positive demeanor to the ballpark perhaps as often as his former manager, Charlie Manuel. Whether it's his easy smile or his or ability to infuse a joke into even the toughest of questions - or yes... Read more

GQ ranks Phillies 14th on 'Worst Franchises' list

Thursday, September 26, 2013, 1:20 PM
Every year, GQ gets someone on their staff who went to a "sports game" once to put together a list of the top 20 worst sports whatevers, then sits back and waits for you to be outraged enough to click on it and react to it, which, judging by this very blog post existing, clearly they've failed. This... Read more

Brian McCann saves baseball with emotional outburst

Thursday, September 26, 2013, 1:29 PM
The Braves and Brewers exchanged in fisticuffs last night, in a completely necessary brawl during the last week of the season. On the one hand, the Braves, who have long since run away with their division title, are basically playing to kill time. On the other, the Brewers hate baseball so much, they... Read more

Cole Hamels' First 3 Goals for 2014

Thursday, September 26, 2013, 2:57 AM
Like most Phillies fans, we were hoping for Cole Hamels to record his 100th career victory Wednesday night. But that he didn’t only makes what should be his first three goals for 2014 easy to define. Here they are (along with weather-dependent start dates): 1. Earn 100th victory (Phillies game... Read more
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