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Scwhimer has all the right tools to be successful in a number of fields, including baseball. Photo: GettyThe 2011 Phillies Nation Player Reviews continue today, with Michael Schwimer…Full disclosure: I am a huge pro wrestling fan. As a kid, I loved watching guys like The Texas Tornado and the British Bulldog, I couldn’t choose between the Hart Foundation and Demolition, and Miss Elizabeth was the most beautiful woman on the planet. I rarely watch it now, but sometimes when I’m clicking through the channels, I stop and watch for a few minutes.Growing up, the abuses of steroids in both baseball and the predetermined world of wrestling created some larger than life heroes. Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire were just as big and strong as the Warlord and the Barbarian and Nails could have given pro-wrestling convict Nailz a brawl the likes of which nobody has seen.  There are few larger-than-life ball players, as most these days would be mistaken for fitness enthusiasts instead of ...

Phillies On Deck, Vol. 2: De Fratus & Aumont

From time to time this off-season, we’ll take a look at young players within the Phillies organization that could impact the big league roster in 2012. In this edition, relievers Justin De Fratus and Phillipe Aumont will be the focus, as they target filling out a Philadelphia bullpen that has multiple potential vacancies.With the Phillies’ refusal of Brad Lidge‘s option...

Brad Lidge: Evolving Reliever or Small Sample?

Brad Lidge in Game 4 of 2011 NLDS Photo: GettyThe 2011 Phillies Nation Player Reviews continue today, with Brad Lidge…Brad Lidge dropping to his knees, embracing Chooch, the two knocked over by Ryan Howard, and squished by a literal Flyin’ Hawaiian. It is a scene this generation of Phillies’ fans will never forget. Everybody knows that Lidge had a spectacular, sometimes...

Phillies Polanco Wins 3rd Gold Glove Award, Makes History

Philadelphia Phillies Placido Polanco won his 3rd career Gold Glove Award and became the first player in history to win a Gold Glove at two different infield positions. Philadelphia Phillies 3rd baseman Placido Polanco won his third gold glove last night. Polanco started 118 games for the Phillies at 3rd base and had a .977 fielding percentage, tops among NL third baseman. In winning...

Report: Roy Oswalt Wants Multi-Year Contract

According to a report by Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports, Roy Oswalt wants to pitch again. Not only does he want to come back, but he wants a long-term deal, which the Phillies are unlikely to give him. The agent for Roy Oswalt affirmed Wednesday that the veteran pitcher “absolutely” plans to pitch in 2012, following a season in which he was twice placed on the disabled list...

Placido Polanco receives the Gold Glove Award as the best fielding third baseman in the National League.

Last night, Major League Baseball announced that Placido Polanco has won his third Rawlings Gold Glove Award, this time as a third baseman. His previous Gold Gloves were won as a second baseman of the Detroit Tigers in 2007 and 2009. With his win, he becomes the second man to win a Gold Glove at multiple positions, joining Darin Erstad. Polanco, starting in 115 games, committed...

Roy Oswalt Seeks Multiyear Deal

The agent for Roy Oswalt told Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports that the right-hander is healthy and "definitely looking for a long-term contract" this offseason. Bob Garber said Oswalt feels “great,” even after two back-related stints on the disabled list in 2011. Oswalt, 34, made 23 starts and completed 139 innings in 2011, posting a 3.69 ERA with 6.0 K/9, 2.1 BB/9...

Placido Polanco Wins His Third Gold Glove and Still Has a Giant Head

I’d like to give a huge shout out to Phillies 3rd baseman Placido Polanco for winning his 3rd Golden Glove. According to Philly Burbs: The winners were announced Tuesday and Polanco was the only Phillies player to walk away with the trophy recognizing best defensive players at their respective positions. It was Polanco’s third Gold Glove award, his first with the Phillies...
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