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Watching the 2013 Phillies has been a frustrating experience. You do not need me to tell you that I am sure. After dropping the Sunday finale in Los Angeles to cap a losing four-game set against the Dodgers I heard multiple times reporters or broadcasters remind me how many games back of the NL East leading Atlanta Braves the Phillies are. I understand why they would share that tidbit of information, as it does show just how far back the Phillies are from postseason contention.
If you ask me, I don't care how many games back the Phillies are of the NL East lead or a wild card spot. I may be an optimist when it comes to sports but even I have come to the point of saying that those numbers mean absolutely nothing until this team can find a way to put together a .500 record or above for at least a week. The bad news is this Phillies team is floating solidly under .500 so even that is out of reach.
As the calendar changes from June to July the Phillies, in my opinion, are do...
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Carlos Tocci, photo- Jay Floyd
One of the most raved about prospects in the Phillies system is 17-year-old Carlos Tocci. Praised for his superior defense and excellent quickness along with an ability to hit to all fields, the Venezuelan born outfielder opened the season as the youngest player in Lakewood BlueClaws history in the Class A South Atlantic League.
Tocci was signed by...
Despite their disappointing start to the season, the Los
Angeles Dodgers are reportedly interested in upgrading their team this summer. In
an effort to do so, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Dodgers could target
Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley.
It’s not known at this point if the Dodgers have contacted
the Phillies regarding Utley. It’s...
The Phillies saw Puig up close (AP)
This weekend was mostly unfortunate for the Phillies outside of their 16-run barrage on Friday night, which happened to be the only time this season the team has eclipsed 10 runs in game.
-Yaisel Puig certainly looks like the real deal. And it’s a damn shame he ripped on the Phils all weekend, although we’re seeing history in the...
Domonic Brown, Ben Revere, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, Jon Pettibone. If you're on this list, you're sticking around, at least if I were the GM. If you're named Galvis, Hernandez, Ruf, or Asche, prepare to be here a month from now. Everybody else, buckle up. The Philadelphia Phillies are 9.5...
Beloved Phillies catcher and 2010 Wall of Fame inductee Darren Daulton is awake and talking to his family after successful surgery to remove both brain tumors, reports our Pat Gallen via Twitter.
Daulton is reportedly in good spirits after the seven hour surgery. Dutch was awake for the entirety of the procedure and will require three to four weeks of recovery. Daulton is expected...
In this newest episode of Phillies Nation TV, Pat and Corey discuss the Phillies first half, some wild numbers from Cliff Lee and other major leaguers, and Dutch Daulton.
Jon Marks from 97.5 the Fanatic is a special guest to talk about Dutch.
Darren Daulton's surgeon says the former Philadelphia Phillies All-Star catcher has successfully had two brain tumors removed.
Dr. Kevin Judy says the 51-year-old Daulton is recovering at Thomas Jefferson Hospital following a seven-hour operation Monday and is expected to be released later this week. Judy says Daulton is doing fine physically and doctors will be monitoring his...
Philadelphia Phillies' pitcher Kyle Kendrick, who was hit in the head by a pitch from Stephen Fife of the Dodgers on Sunday, passed all concussion tests and will not miss a start.
As reported by Reuben Frank of csnphilly.com,
"“Kyle had another test [Monday], and it came out very good, and he had an
exertion test [Tuesday] morning and did very well,” Amaro...
The Phillies ended the Pirates nine game winning streak on Tuesday with a 3-1 win over the Bucs in the opener of their three game series.
A three run sixth and a strong combined effort from the starting pitching and relief helped the Phils to the win after a rough weekend in Los Angeles.
Jonathan Pettibone allowed just one run in 5 1/3 innings against Pittsburgh on Tuesday. (AP Photo...
The Red Sox could eventually kick the tires on Michael Young. They just haven’t done so yet.
The New York Post reported that the Red Sox would be interested in trading for Young if the Phillies made him available, adding that a source reportedly said, “They want him badly.” But according to WEEI.com, the Red Sox have not engaged in “a single conversation” with the Phillies...
Jimmy Rollins watches the season fly away A walk off win always hurts. Last night, the Phillies were on the losing end of one of those against the Dodgers, putting them down 2-1 in the four game series. Trying to leave SoCal with a series split, Kyle Kendrick took the...
With a day off yesterday after getting it handed to them by the Dodgers, the Phillies will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in a three-game matchup before heading back home. 9 1/2 games out in the NL East, the Phillies will send out Jonathan Pettibone (3-3, 4.17 ERA) to take...
Why was Papelbon even asked this in the first place?
Here is Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon’s take on Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig making the All Star Games:
“To me, it’s an absolute joke. It’s really kind of stupid if you ask me,”Papelbon said on MLB Network Radio, as he had trouble even saying Puig’s name correctly. “The guy’s got a month, I don’t even...
Philadelphia Phillies (39-44) @ Pittsburgh Pirates (51-30)Pitching Match-Ups:Tuesday, 7:05 - Petite Bone vs. Jeff Locke"down"Wednesday, 7:05 - John Lannan vs. Jeanmar GomezThursday, 1:35 - Ol' Girl Parts vs. Gerrit ColeBuccos Arms:R - 320 (tied for 20th along with the Phils and Yankees)AVG - .241 (24th)OPS - .699 (20th)Pittsburgh has the best record in all of baseball...
Have you ever wondered what the 1992 Pirates are up to? Well Bradley is here to help with a great post about many of the players who were on that team. The only one I’ll add to that list in Bobby Bonilla. Bobby Bonilla is still being paid by the Mets. In fact Bobby Bonilla…