Found May 28, 2013 on Baseball Prospectus:
Ben and Sam discuss the Phillies, Blue Jays, and being a buyer or seller in the multi-Wild Card era, then talk about the significance of Jose Canseco`s internet notoriety.

Jose Canseco passes polygraph test

Jose Canseco said Thursday night that because he was Jose Canseco he didn't have to rape women. Canseco's statement came in light of a sexual abuse allegation that was filed against him in Las Vegas, prompting Canseco to take to Twitter to call out his accuser and promise to take a polygraph test. Canseco, who is in Fort Worth playing independent baseball for the Fort Worth...

Cliff Lee Could Be Pitching His Way Out of Philadelphia, Which Means Red Sox Should Be Interested (Video)

Cliff Lee is good. The Phillies? Not so much. While it remains to be seen whether Philadelphia will be a buyer or a seller at this year’s trade deadline, Cliff Lee is sure to be a name floating around in rumors until the Phils decide. That means that every outing the left-hander has is more or less an audition for any prospective teams looking for a piece to help their rotation...

Phillies' Ben Revere day-to-day after collision with wall

He remained in the game, but Ben Revere's catch up against the wall in the fourth inning of last night's contest was frightening.  Revere tracked down a blast off the bat of David Ortiz, made the catch, but slammed into the wall.  His elbow caught into the fencing of the Fenway Park wall just right and sent Revere to the ground in a heap.  He was in obvious pain but...

Report: Jonathan Papelbon ‘Could See’ Himself Returning to Red Sox, Would Also Pitch for Yankees

Jonathan Papelbon may be content pitching for the Phillies right now, but that doesn’t mean Boston — or even pitching for Boston again — is far from his mind. Papelbon only had good things to say Monday evening before the Red Sox and Phillies faced off at Fenway Park for the first time since Papelbon left two years ago. He was happy to be back in Boston, and the fans seemed...

Clowns on Defense: Errors cost Phillies again in huge 7th for Nats

Cole Hamels was charged with four earned runs allowed in a five-run seventh inning for the Nationals. Two struggling aces took the mound in a Sunday afternoon affair between two division foes. For six innings, the aces put on a show. There were strikeouts aplenty, weakly hit outs and the...

Gameday: Phillies (24-27) vs. Red Sox (32-20)

Philadelphia Phillies (24-27) at Boston Red Sox (32-20) Cliff Lee (5-2, 2.48) vs. Ryan Dempster (2-5, 4.69) TIME: 7:05, Fenway Park TV: Comcast Sportsnet Weather: 60s, partly cloudy Media: Twitter and Facebook If he truly is dealing with a knee issue, then why isn’t Ryan Howard the DH tonight? The lineup remains the same as in the opener of the series, when the Red Sox trounced...

Papelbon: Shipping back to Boston

The Guru Contributing Writer The last time Jonathan Papelbon walked off the mound for the Red Sox, Boston had just completed the worst collapse in team history. Less than three months later, Papelbon, the Sox all-time saves leader, walked out of Fenway for good, signing a four-year, $50 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. Before last night’s game Papelbon was back...

It's Early - The Phillies Have Plenty Of Time To Turn It Around

People are so negative about the Phillies these days but there's one thing that everyone needs to remember: It's still early. The Phillies could probably go to the World Series again if things all pan out. Being all negative and saying the team isn't good enough is no help at...

Lee gem, Papelbon save, sink BoSox

Cliff Lee pitched eight innings of four-hit ball and Jonathan Papelbon earned his first save at Fenway Park as a Red Sox opponent on Tuesday night, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-1 victory over Boston.,

Series Preview- BoSox

Philadelphia Phillies (24-26) @ Boston Red Sox (31-20)Pitching Match-Ups:Monday - Tyler Cloyd vs. Alfredo AcevesTuesday - Cliff Lee vs. Ryan Dempster*7:10 start time for both gamesBeaneaters Bats:R - 252 (3rd)AVG - .262 (9th)OPS - .772 (5th)David Ortiz/DH (.341/1.019 with 34 RBI in 32 G), Dustin Pedroia/2B (.333/.858), Daniel Nava/OF (.299/.884), Mike Napoli/1B (.257/.808 with 37...

Phillies Still Have Playoff Hopes Despite Tough Start

The Philadelphia Phillies have battled all season long to try and get above .500, but so far it has just not been in the cards. However, thanks to some inconsistent play from the Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals, the Phillies are still well positioned to make a playoff push in the National League East. [...]

Blow up the Core? Signs Point to Yes.

Picture by Richard Wilkins Jr. Ryan Howard's gonna have to play through knee pain this season. Lovely. Since, you know, he's been so good. He doesn't strike out entirely too much, insist on trying to pull everything, and can play great defense. That's just the news the Phillies needed to...

Phillies-Red Sox Preview

Tyler Cloyd, a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan, always wanted to see a game at Fenway Park. His ninth career major league start will come there Monday night when he takes the ball for the Philadelphia Phillies. Boston won't have the luxury of turning to Clay Buchholz, who has been scratched for the opener of the first four games between these teams. The Phillies (24-26) failed...

Zagurski a Phucco

Last night Mike Zagurski became the latest Phucco, pitching a scoreless inning for the Pirates. This is a cause for celebration on this blog, because the Phillies sure as hell aren't giving us anything to work with.  For those of you that can't remember, Zig-Zags was a hefty lefty that pitched with the Phils from 2007-2011.  He   became known as "Fat Mike" Zagurski...

Rant: Finding the Floor

Today's ballgame inspired me to finally write what's been brewing in my head all season about your 2013 Philadelphia Phillies. Little mini rants would come into my head with every awful loss but they'd salvage some of my optimism with some good games here and there. Before it sounds like...
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