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The Phillies have enjoyed a strangehold on the NL East in recent seasons, but big moves from divisional foes have put the heat on Halladay, Hamels and company.
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I may have once upon a time mentioned achieving this Trifecta, but after scanning most of my Utley Collection so it could be pictured with the rest of my UCLA PC, I decided to highlight this Trifecta I completed months and months ago with a post of its own.As I must painfully mention each time I acquire a new Utley hit, Chase not only attended my Alma mater of UCLA, but was also...
Yesterday afternoon, the Phillies announced that they had added two more non-roster invitees to Clearwater for Spring Training this season. Among the fifteen invitees, eight are pitchers, two are catchers, and five are position players.. With the Phillies nearly having a full roster, there will only be few spots open with the big league club.
Excerpt via press release
PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies aren’t expected to have many job openings in Spring Training, but they will have plenty of people to choose from. They recently invited right-handers Austin Hyatt and B.J. Rosenberg to camp as non-roster invitees. Hyatt went 12-6 with a 3.85 ERA in 28 starts last season with Double-A Reading. Rosenberg went [...]
Throughout the autumn and winter months, I have been checking in with various Phillies minor league players to inquire about how they try to maintain their baseball acumen during the long, drawn-out off-season. This edition features 2009′s 15th round draft selection, righty pitcher Austin Hyatt.As a member of the Double-A Reading Phillies in 2011, the 25-year-old Hyatt was named...
Angels GM Jerry Dipoto told Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times that he’s "very, very unlikely" to sign Ryan Madson or another closer. Despite rumors and speculation linking Los Angeles to Madson, Dipoto says the club has already made its most significant offseason additions.
"We're trying to add depth, and in a perfect world, we’d like to find another guy...
Every day this month, we here at Philthy Stuff will be counting down the New Year's resolutions of each member on the Phillies, and what they can do to guide this team back to October. Next up, Placido Polanco.
For most of his career, Placido Polanco has been nothing if not a model of consistency. In his 14 seasons, he's compiled a career batting average of .301 to go along...
Those daydreams about free-agent reliever Ryan Madson joining the Angels' bullpen? Put them to rest, general manager Jerry Dipoto said.
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Phillies All-Star Shane Victorino had the grand opening of the Shane Victorino Boys and Girls Club, in the Nicetown neighborhood of Philadelphia Thursday. The club will give children a place to learn and play after school.
Photo: APThe box score doesn’t tell the whole story. Statisticians point to numbers to evaluate players, but it’s impossible to get a sense of the game just by looking at newspaper clippings. August 5, 2011 was a perfect example: the Phillies demolished the San Francisco Giants 9-2, but the story line was much greater.Being on opposite coasts, the Phillies and Giants aren’t...