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Phillies Fans: Get Excited About Chad Qualls

The signing of Chad Qualls means the Phillies are staring down the barrell of a loaded Luxury Tax gun. Photo: APThe signing of Chad Qualls wasn’t one of the bargain basement signings like Juan Pierre or Joel Pineiro where a Phillies fan can argue if it doesn’t work out, we can stash the journeyman 33 year-old reliever in Triple-A. Instead, the signing of Qualls for $1.15 million...

Prospect Nation 2012: #18 LHP Jake Diekman

Lefty reliever Jake Diekman raised his value a considerable amount in 2011. The 6-foot-4-inch 190-pounder was fresh off a dismal effort in the Arizona Fall League, over the off-season, when a revised focus and some simple adjustments to his loosening efforts breathed new life into the young hurler’s pro career.After struggling in the Arizona Fall League in 2010, when he allowed...

Chad Qualls Added To Phillies Bullpen

With Jose Contreras' health in question, Amaro saw a need for a veteran arm in the bullpen. A bullpen that is built with youth aside from Papelbon needs someone capable of taking the ball on regular basis. Chad Qualls is that man, he is one of the most durable relievers in the game and certainly fills the "veteran" role. The Phillies signed him yesterday.The Stats:33...

Phillies Nation Interview with Mickey Morandini

At last week’s Phillies winter banquet stop in Lakewood, NJ, I had the opportunity to talk with former Phils player and new manager of the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws, Mickey Morandini. The 1995 All-Star second baseman answered questions about his transition into managing at the pro level, returning to the Phillies in a full-time capacity and plenty more.Check out the media player...

Top Moment #2: Mayberry Opens Season with Walk-off Single

Source: REUTERS / Tim ShafferAs the snow melts, the waiting is almost over. When pitchers and catchers report, there’s a little relief as baseball withdrawal is put on hold, but nothing is like the return of meaningful games. Anticipation and excitement build up as Opening Day approaches. A new year means new hopes, dreams, and memories. For a baseball fan, Opening Day is more...

Jimmy Rollins' Contract Details Emerge

Jimmy Rollins signed a 3-year deal with the Phillies with an option for a fourth year. The fourth year option is health-related. Here are the details, according to Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly. The Phillies hold a club option for 2015 at $8 million. If the club does not exercise its option, it becomes a $5 million player option.The option year becomes guaranteed at $11 million if...

NL East Notes: Phillies Sign Chad Qualls, Johnson Wants Bryce Harper In RF Opening Day

Here’s a couple of interesting notes from our NL East foes… Right-handed reliever Chad Qualls has signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. Qualls, 33, has made 512 appearances over the last seven years – the most in the majors. He gets a one-year deal worth $1.15 million and is expected to go at the head of the line to become the Phillies setup man for newly...

Philadelphia Phillies out to prove that 2011 was no fluke

The Philadelphia Phillies set a club record with 102 wins against 60 losses. Going into September they were at 86 wins and 105 wins seemed realistic. On September 14, the Phillies were the first team to clinch a playoff spot with a 1-0 win over Houston. After clinching their fifth straight National League East crown, beating St. Louis 9-2, the team slumped, losing eight straight...

Amaro Discusses The Team's Number One Priority

Amaro spoke to CSN Philly yesterday regarding the Phillies' number one priority - Shane Victorino or Cole Hamels. Video is after the jump.  

Why Have Black Fans Rallied Around the Phillies?

Brown is one of several African-American players on a Phillies roster loaded with them (Photo: AP)This is a special guest post written by a friend of Phillies Nation, Zaki Edwards, from the always-funny website, Check out some of his old stuff and have a laugh or two. ———-Barry Bonds could have hit 100 home runs in 2001 and I still wouldn’t have been able...

MTR Baseball Beat 2-3-2012

MTR Baseball Beat is hosted by Bill Zeltman and a variety of journalists. The show covers MLB with an emphasis on the Philadelphia Phillies. MTR Baseball Beat’s latest podcast is now available. You can listen on’s new 24/7 online radio station by clicking here, by subscribing to our Podcast in iTunes, (Search for or by clicking on...
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