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Things can’t get much worse for Ben Revere at the plate right now. Photo: AP
On December 6 of last year, the Phillies traded Vance Worley and top-prospect Trevor May to the Minnesota Twins for an exciting, young, free-swinging centerfield with a proclivity for putting the ball in play, finding ways to get on base and, once on, creating havoc with his blazing speed.
As of this post, that player has yet to arrive in Philadelphia. Instead, the player the Phillies acquired has been a nightmare at the plate.
To say it has been a poor start for Ben Revere in Philadelphia would be putting it extremely mildly. Ask any Phillies fan how Revere has played through his first month in red pinstripes, and you’d be certain to hear a much more colorful description of his play.
Rightfully so. There are not enough negative superlatives in the English language to adequately describe Revere’s offensive output. Sure, he’s displayed his fantastic speed. The only problem is, he never gets to show it off be...
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According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, the Phillies are still at it. They’ve made a few calls to Miami in an attempt to nab Giancarlo Stanton and will continue to pursue the 23-year-old rightfielder.
Now, this should come as no surprise. Twenty-nine other teams should be doing the same thing, as he’s clearly the best young power hitter in baseball, when healthy. Ruben Amaro...
When Charlie Manuel returned to the City of Cleveland this week, he held a press conference to talk about his time with the Indians. Manuel said; he was looking forward to seeing the team that Terry Francona put together this season. Manuel also said he hopes they don’t be his team the Phillies. Well, Manuel got one of his wishes. He saw first hand the team Francona put together...
Not surprising to most, the Phillies may look to start trading some of the players they can get the most value for in return this season. Some of those players that stand out as trade candidates are the ones with contracts expiring at the end of this season - like Chase Utley. If Utley can continue performing well, he will make for a nice trade target come July.
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Philadelphia Phillies ace Cliff Lee if fed up, and he’s not taking it anymore. The Phillies are one of the more disappointing teams in baseball thus far, sitting at 13-16 and only ahead of 4 teams in the National League (Cubs, Padres, Mets, and Marlins, who they defeated today). For a veteran team that has won a World Series within the last 5 years, it’s...
Most staffs have mixed results from replacements for healing starters, but the Philadelphia Phillies with Jonathan Pettibone have been fortunate so far. How have the top west coast teams fared with temporary arms in their rotation?
TAL’S HANDY STATS
I will publish the 2013 ERA for both the NL East and the MLB 5 periodically. The number of games played...
Jimmy Rollins is a legacy player for the Philadelphia Phillies. In a game where few stars play at a premium position such as shortstop and play it as well as he has, Rollins has had a great thirteen seasons. Baseball-reference.com has given him a total of 41.8 WAR for his career. Fangraphs.com has given him 44.8 WAR. So both agree that Rollins has been a terrific player in his career...
Rich Dubee (left) with mustache-less former Phillies star Mike Schmidt. Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee has been with the Phillies since Charlie Manuel took the helm as manager in 2005. From Terry Adams to Mike Adams Dubee has led the Phillies pitching staff. During his tenture the Phillies have won...
Stats and recap of the Phillies in April 2013
PHILADELPHIA (AP) --Ryan Howard and Domonic Brown hit solo homers to back Kyle Kendrick and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 7-2 Thursday night.
Kendrick (3-1) allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings to earn his ninth straight win against the Marlins, dating to May 28, 2010.
Justin Ruggiano hit a solo shot for Miami. Alex Sanabia (2-4) gave up four runs ...
The Phillies outfield has the lowest OPS in the majors, and Ruben screwed up to make it this way. If you're reading about the Phillies though, you already know that. I'm going to ignore Delmon Young for a minute, who A.) has only played two games, B.) hasn't played the...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- JJonathan Pettibone pitched neatly into the seventh, Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Domonic Brown hit solo homers and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 4-1 Friday night.
Pettibone (2-0) allowed one run and five hits in 6 1-3 innings in his third start filling in for injured lefty John Lannan.
Donovan Solano hit a solo homer for the Marlins, who...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jose Fernandez pitched one-hit ball and struck out nine in seven dominant innings, leading the Miami Marlins over the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 Saturday night for his first win in the majors.
Marcell Ozuna hit his first career homer and Chris Valaika connected for the first time in three years to stop Cole Hamels (1-4).
The 20-year-old Fernandez (1-2) allowed...
The Phillies try for their third straight win Saturday as they send Cole Hamels to the mound against Jose Fernandez and the struggling Miami Marlins. Hamels (1-3, 4.78 ERA) will get a rematch with Fernandez a few weeks after tossing six innings of one-run ball with five strikeouts in a...