Found March 07, 2012 on We Should Be GM's:
Chase Utley has yet to play in a Spring Training game. Concerned? Not me. Manuel and Amaro's plan is to ease him into action in hopes that less wear and tear on his knee in meaningless March games leads to better health and more production in games that actually count in August and September. When healthy, Utley is a premiere second baseman. He plays excellent defense, has great base running instincts, and can hit for power. He's going to need a day off every 2 weeks, but we'll see if Fuqua plays him that way. I'm expecting a bounce back season for Chase and was tempted to project his 2012 stats even higher.2012 Projection:Chase Utley/2B - 139 G, .281/.846, 86 R, 25 DBL, 22 HR, 83 RBI, 12 SB.Over or under?______________________________________________________Fantasy:With a prize pool of $250 and free registration that only takes minutes, there's no excuse to not join this 1-day NBA fantasy league. Click on this link to enter before Friday's games.Also, don...

Jonathan Papelbon's New Phillies Entrance Song Could Feature 50 Cent, Boyz II Men, WWE Theme Music (Videos)

Now that Jonathan Papelbon has shipped down to Philadelphia, he'll be looking for a new entrance song. Not only has Ken Casey of Dropkick Murphys stated that he doesn't want Papelbon keeping the band's famous "Shipping Up to Boston" -- which became a staple in Papelbon's Fenway Park entrances throughout his seven years with the team -- but it wouldn'...

Philadelphia RP Papelbon praises Phillies fans

Jonathan Papelbon has already endeared himself to Phillies fans without throwing a meaningful pitch. Papelbon, the former Boston Red Sox closer, had high praise for Philadelphia fans, even though he's only been with the team a few months. ''The difference between Boston and Philadelphia, the Boston fans are a little bit more hysterical when it comes to the game of baseball...

Report: Negotiations With Cole Hamels Heating Up

John Boggs, Hamels’ San Diego-based representative, is spending the week in the Clearwater area. He has already spoken to Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. and plans to again before heading back west. Hamels, of course, is eligible for free agency after the season.Boggs was in attendance for the Phillies-Blue Jays game in Dunedin on Tuesday.“Basically, we’re talking...

Dropkick Murphys' Ken Casey Claims He Was Misquoted About Jonathan Papelbon, Discussion of Closer's Song Was Joke

Days after stating that Jonathan Papelbon could not use "Shipping Up to Boston" while pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies, the Dropkick Murphys are trying to clear the air. The band released a statement on their Facebook page claiming that lead singer/bassist Ken Casey was misquoted during an interview with ESPN. "What's this we hear about us telling Papelbon...

Spring Training Gameday: Pirates vs. Phillies

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies Time: 1:05 pm, Brighthouse Field Weather: Sunny, 82 TV: The Comcast Network Follow Phillies Nation on TwitterThe Phils look to bounce back from an ugly loss yesterday to the Astros when Cole Hamels makes his second start of the Spring.Of note: Laynce Nix will start the second game in a row in LF, Chase Utley again will rest, Wigginton...

Vance Worley makes spring debut today

Likely fifth starter to make spring debut today Vance Worley. Getty Images. Vance Worley will make his spring debut today when the Phillies take on the Houston Astros. Worley is a likely fixture in the Phillies starting rotation this season, following Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels and Joe Blanton. Last season Worley took the mound with a certain confidence...

Spring Training Gameday: Astros vs. Phillies

Houston Astros vs. Philadelphia Phillies Time: 1:05 pm, Brighthouse Field Weather: Sunny, 81 TV: The Comcast Network Follow Phillies Nation on TwitterComing off a lopsided 7-0 win for the Phils where Cliff Lee, Kyle Kendrick, and roster dark-horse Jake Diekman looked great and Tuffy Gosewisch (!) stole a base, the Phils head back home to play Hunter Pence’s old squad, the Houston...

Papelbon needs new entrance music

Now that Jonathan Papelbon is closing games in Philly and not Boston, the lead singer of the Dropkick Murphys says the pitcher can no longer use their song as his entrance music. 

Phillies 7, Blue Jays 0

Cliff Lee and Kyle Kendrick each threw two innings, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday. Lee yielded a hit in the first and second before giving way to Kendrick, who allowed a hit, struck out two and walked none. Shane Victorino hit a two-run single off Rick VandenHurk during Philadelphia's four-run third inning. John Mayberry...

Lee Puts Final Start Behind Him

In his final start of 2011, Cliff Lee let a four-run lead slip away in Game Two of the NLDS. This spring though, Lee is looking to put that behind him and pick up where he left off prior to that start.

Phillies Fans Announce "The Takeover" To Counter "Take Back the ...

Philadelphia Phillies fans were outraged after the Washington Nationals announced the "Take Back the Park" initiative.  Under the initiative, you must be from DC, Maryland, or Virginia in order to buy a ticket to any home game against the Phillies in 2012. Well, Crossing Broad is the latest Philadelphia sports blog that aims to counter "Take Back the Park"...

Billy the Philly Fan – Phillies Blue Jays Recap: Exclusive Video

Billy the Philly Fan and Steve from My Two Cents rant about today’s Grapefruit League game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays. Get all of your MLB news, rumors, and discussion at Follow MTR Baseball on Facebook and Twitter and listen to the MTR Baseball Beat every Friday at 8pm EST on MTR Radio or any time On Demand.   Bookmark...
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