Found October 13, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
There were a handful of bright spots in the Phillies’ disappointing 2013 season: Domonic Brown had a strong first half on his way to the All-Star Game. Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels were stellar in the second half. Chase Utley managed to get his knee condition under control. Ben Revere put together 2 1/2 excellent months before his season ended with a broken ankle in mid-July. Carlos Ruiz finished strong. Jake Diekman’s control improved and his confidence soared in the final weeks of the season. Jonathan Pettibone slips through the cracks a little bit because he missed the final two months of the season with a sore shoulder. But a look back at the 23-year-old right-hander’s season shows that he too was a bright spot in a dark season. Pettibone came up in April when injuries began to hit the Phillies’ rotation. What looked like a temporary stay turned into 18 starts. Pettibone allowed three or fewer runs in 15 of those 18 starts and the Phillies were 10-8 in those games. “I got call...

Phillies’ Jonathan Pettibone looks forward to a healthy 2014

The Philadelphia Phillies had very few bright spots in the 2013 season, which saw them fall to 73-89. But one of those bright spots, despite some injury problems, was the emergence of rookie pitcher Jonathan Pettibone. Pettibone was called up to the Phillies in April when injuries started to hit the starting rotation.  It didn’t appear at the time that his time with the Phillies...

Phillies Nation Player Review: Jonathan Pettibone

Pettibone was fourth on the Phillies in starts and quality starts in 2013. There were four Phillies pitchers in 2013 to throw 100 or more innings. The three obvious answers are Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, and Kyle Kendrick. The fourth? Jonathan Pettibone. The 6’6″ Pettibone entered the 2013 season as a 22-year old who had success in Double-A Reading in 2012 (3.30 ERA in 19 starts...

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Phillies Nation Player Review: Phillippe Aumont

At 6-7, 260 pounds, and with a power fastball, Phillippe Aumont was supposed to be a power pitcher. Instead, he has become a walk machine who is struggling mightily with control and composure on the mound. Aumont, 24, still has a future ahead of him as a pitcher who throws hard. He’ll be given chances to prove he belongs. But how many more will he get with the Phillies? In 22 games...

Will 2014 be reincarnation of 1993 Phillies?

Comparing the 1993 Phillies turnaround to the 2014 Phillies

Don't underestimate Ryne Sandberg's remarkable season and its impact on Phillies declining attendance

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Phillies Nation Player Review: Ethan Martin

“I think (the change was) just going out there and having fun again. It was one of the first times I have had fun out there since high school.” Ethan Marin on his successes after coming to the Phillies organization When I talked to Marin in April, the 6’2″ Georgian was calm and relaxed, well aware of the fact that he was one step away from the Big Leagues but also knowing...

Phillies Nation Is Looking For College Writers!

Fans of Phillies Nation, we want you! We’re looking for college students to join Phillies Nation as contributors to our fantastic website. Someone who… - Is currently enrolled as a communications or journalism major at a local college. - Is involved in student newspaper, magazine, radio, or TV program. - Has great knowledge in baseball, and specifically in the Philadelphia Phillies...

Too soon? Analyzing Phillies 2014 Schedule

Too soon? Analyzing Phillies 2014 Schedule

Phillies hope Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez will open 2014 in the starting rotation

After agreeing to a three-year $12 million deal with the Phillies in late August Cuban right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez spoke to the media for the first time Thursday at the team’s spring training complex in Clearwater. While Gonzalez was originally expected to sign a six-year $48 million contract with the Phillies the deal was reworked amid concerns about the health of his...

Analyzing Asche, Ruf, and Hernandez

In the 12 games in September, Ryne Sandberg has penciled in the names Asche, Ruf, and Hernandez together 10 times. The Phillies have won 6 of those games with the three names I mentioned scoring 20 of the Phillies 50 runs (40%), knocking in 19 (38%), and accounting for 35 total runs (70%).  Are these three (along with Dom Brown) the core of the future? Are we witnessing stars before...

Prospect Profile: Travis d’Arnaud | C | NYM

Historyd’Arnaud could be a top offensive catcher as early as 2014.Travis d’Arnaud was a first round pick by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2007 draft, drafted straight out of high school. He was then involved in two deals for Cy Young winners, first going to TOR for Roy Halladay and then to NYM for R.A. Dickey.d’Arnaud has had a major problem with injuries in his career, only...

Former Phillies Manager Reveals Job Phillies Offered Him, Still Wants To Manage

We knew even upon his dismissal that the Phillies offered former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel a job; we were only left to figure out what job that might be. Many of us assumed he would be in an advisory role to General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. It appears now that...

Phillies month in review: September 2013

Recap and stats from the final month of the season for the Phils

Report: Phillies Tried to Acquire Stanton “At Least 10 Times”

Any team in the MLB would love to have Giancarlo Stanton. He’s athletic, has incredible power, and is only 23-years old. So it’s no surprise that the Philadelphia Phillies would ask the Marlins about him. Of course, the Phillies came into the season with Delmon Young being the starting right fielder, so that’s all the more reason for Fightins GM Ruben Amaro Jr. to inquire about...
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