Found October 27, 2013 on Phillies Nation:
Young could bring right-handed power, speed, and great defense to the Phillies in 2014 for the right price. Each day until free agency begins, we at Phillies Nation will take a look at a player who will become a free agent five days from the conclusion of the World Series. We will explore potential performance, fit, cost, and feasibility. We continue today with right-handed outfielder Chris Young. And a reminder: you can check out all the “Pass or Play” posts by clicking on the category hyperlink. Performance When Young burst onto the MLB landscape in 2007, smashing 32 homers as a rookie for the NL West-winning Diamondbacks, many predicted a long, prosperous career for the then-23/24-year old, particularly if he could limit his strikeouts. By 2010, Young had become a plus-defender and an All-Star with 27 homers and 28 steals. Young would maintain a similar pace through 2011 before injuries slowed him down in 2012. Young was traded to the A’s as part of a three-way deal last offseaso...

Off-season League Updates: Rupp, Hernandez, Franco, Others Heat Up

Throughout the autumn and winter months, we’ll have a weekly run down of how Phillies players are performing in the various leagues around the globe.  Read ahead for loads of details on some familiar names, prospects and more. Arizona Fall League (seven Phils prospects play together on the Peoria Javelinas)…  Cameron Rupp, Image- Jay Floyd Catcher Cameron Rupp- Thus far in...

Phillies Player Reviews: Laynce Nix

Nix was good value off the bench in 2012. 2013? Not so much. When Laynce Nix was signed by the Phillies in December 2011, he was signed to a two-year, $2.5 million deal in large part to replace Ross Gload as the main lefty option to hit off of the bench. Gload had been a pretty good value pick up for 2010 but had saw his triple-slash line fall off a cliff in 2011. To say the same...

Ruben Amaro: this little devil loves to do big things

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A’s Explode for 12 Runs Behind Cochrane’s Monster Game

The Philadelphia A’s took Game 3 of the Philly Dream Series over the Phillies by a score of 12-4. They were led by Mickey Cochrane’s explosive night at the plate in which he hit for the cycle and drove in five runs. The Phillies still lead the series by a count of 2 games to 1. Cochrane hit for the cycle. The remarkable thing about Mickey Cochrane is that, by all accounts,...

What are Ruben Amaro Jr’s plans for the Phillies in 2014?

The Philadelphia Phillies are coming off a season with more questions than answers. After five straight division championships from 2007 – 2011,  two straight World Series appearances in 2008 and 2009 and a World Series victory in 2008, the team struggled to 73-89 this year.  What is general manager Ruben Amaro Jr planning to do this off season to get the Phillies back into contention...

Free Agent Pass or Play: Marlon Byrd

Would it be worth the Phillies time to recreate this picture in 2014? Each day until free agency begins, we at Phillies Nation will take a look at a player who will become a free agent five days after the World Series’ conclusion. We will explore potential performance, fit, cost, and feasibility. We continue today with right-handed outfielder Marlon Byrd. And a reminder: you can...

Myers Dominant as Phillies Take 2-0 Series Lead

Brett Myers confounded A’s hitters with his cutter. Coming into this Series, most people fell on one of two sides of the debate: either the 1929 A’s were going to dominate because they had three future Hall of Famers in the middle of their lineup and another one on the mound, or the 2008 Phillies were going to dominate because the players of their era were bigger and stronger...

Philly Dream Series – Game 3 Preview

After another surprising win by the Phillies in Game 2, the guys break down what the A’s need to do to get back in the Philly Dream Series as it moves south to Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies will go with Jamie Moyer and Joe Blanton in the next two games – both pitchers with stuff familiar to the 1929 squad. Could that be the catalyst to jumpstart the vaunted A’s offense?

Philly Dream Series – Game 2 Preview

After a surprising and dramatic Game 1 victory for the 2008 Phillies, the 1929 A’s look to rebound with George Earnshaw on the mound in Game 2. Johnny Goodtimes, Dr. Bruce Kuklick and Corey Seidman return to analyze Game 1 results and preview Game 2 of the Philly Dream Series.  Check back this afternoon to see the results.

2008 World Series Champions: Five Years Later

Video Courtesy: nsbwastaken October 29th, 2008. After Game 5 of the World Series had been delayed for over 46 hours, the Philadelphia Phillies were finally able to claim a second championship. In the days that followed, players became synonymous with the team and the city. Coaches became a part of...
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