Found October 09, 2012 on Phillies Nation:
Tuesday marks the beginning of another baseball season…the Arizona Fall League season.  This year, as the league celebrates its 20th anniversary, representatives from the Phillies organization will team with players from the Reds, Padres, Twins and Mariners to make up the Poeria Javelinas roster.Led by 2012 Double-A Reading Phillies manager Dusty Wathan, the club will feature seven Phils minor leaguers.  Righty relievers Kyle Simon, Tyler Knigge and Colby Shreve, who each manned a key bullpen role for the R-Phils into the playoffs this season, will solidify Peoria’s relief corp.  Left-hander Jay Johnson will also be serving as a reliever for the team.  Additionally, catcher Tommy Joseph, who was acquired by the Phillies in the Hunter Pence trade this year, will see considerable playing time.  Third baseman Cody Asche, who made an impact at two levels in 2012, his first full year of professional baseball, is also on the roster along with outfielder Zach Collier, who ...

Phillies Exit Interviews: Carlos Ruiz

Carlos Ruiz set career-highs in 2012 in eight offensive categories.Beginning today, we will examine the 2012 season of one Phillies player per day. First up is starting catcher Carlos Ruiz. The Phillies’ 2012 season was filled with disappointment and unexpectedly poor production from key players. But despite a team-wide lack of consistency, Carlos Ruiz remained steady from April...

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Free-agent arms for immediate relief

Ryan Madson is the reliever that fans of the Philadelphia Phillies would like to see on the mound in the 8th. Will that become a reality in 2013?TAL’S HANDY CAPS WELCOME, NEWCOMERS:I published after every battle that was not washed out.  I had many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, which were especially important after drubbings and defeats.  Please go to my author archives...

Phillies Nation TV: 2012 Wrap Up

On our final edition of Phillies Nation TV for the 2012 baseball season, Corey and I discuss the year and how it ended up the way it did. We go through the whole roster; from Ryan Howard and Chase Utley missing the beginning of the season, all the way down to Jeremy Horst and the bullpen.The free agent market for the outfield and third base is not great, so we talk about the names...

Drunk Philadelphia Phillies fan hits the pavement hard

There are few things that go together like live sporting events and drinking alcohol but at the end of the day, we all have to know our limits.Sadly, one young Philadelphia Phillies fan appeared to have done a little bit too much drinking as the below video shows us.Watch as he staggers around for a second or two and then suddenly hits the pavement hard:

Phillies Nation Fantasy Football Freeroll

If you haven’t heard yet, there’s a new way to play fantasy football that turns the season long grind into quick hitting one week leagues. And the best part is that you can win cash every single week. You draft a team for one week and get paid out when the Monday Night Football game ends. is at the forefront of this new trend in the fantasy world and is giving...

Thoughts From a Lost Season: The Offense

Ryno never recovered from this. (AP)My quick thoughts on the 2012 offense. Phillies Nation will also have a more thorough breakdown of each player coming later this month. THE BAD-You must begin with what wasn’t. Ryan Howard and Chase Utley were not ready for the beginning of the 2012 season, and both missed extended time nursing their injuries. Upon their return, it was Utley...

Greg Luzinski Miller Lite Commercial

It's officially the Phillies offseason, so let the randomness begin (did it ever stop?). Today we bring to you a vintage Greg "The Bull" Luzinski Miller Lite commercial. Enjoy...

Should the Phillies look at bringing Ryan Madson back?

Ryan Madson, Philadelphia Phillies closer will rejoin the team tonight after a stint on the DL.There has been some talk about the Phillies possibly looking to the past to help their future hopes of returning to the playoffs. In particular, some folks have begun to speculate whether bringing former Phillies pitcher Ryan Madson back to town could be an option.There can hardly be an...

WSBGMs Collection of Phillies

We Should Be GMs was established March 28, 2006 and GM-Carson & Corey have been blogging for 7 seasons now. In that time we've witnessed the Phillies ascend the NL East and triumph over all of baseball and stake claim to being a perennial contender in the National League until plummeting this season. Many players and coaches have come and gone with some even staying for the...

Could Juan Samuel Decline a Return to the Phillies? History Suggests He May

Lost in the shuffle between Greg Gross, Pete Mackanin, and Sam Perlozzo getting fired is the status of former Phillies player Juan Samuel, who served as the Phillies third base coach the last two seasons.

Charlie just can't see J-Roll's negatives

Even after a season that saw manager Charlie Manuel pull Jimmy Rollins out of a game for not hustling, the Phillies manager is still standing by J-Roll.

Arizona Fall League Preview

The Arizona Fall League opens today and the Phillies have seven prospects and a manager taking part in this year's AFL. The Phillies contingent is a part of the Peoria Javelinas.

Phillies' Relationship With Ryne Sandberg Could Be Short; Could He Manage the Rockies?

Photo: Philliedelphia/Frank Klose The Phillies' coaching shakeup is only a week old.

Victorino deal looks good for the Phillies

The Phillies dealt center fielder Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Dodgers in July. The deal was supposed to help the Dodgers into the post-season and the Phillies to stock-pile some young prospects. It didn't work so well for the Dodgers, but the Phillies have reason to be happy.
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