Found February 29, 2012 on We Should Be GM's:
Guest Post By: Craig KiblerThe 2011 Philadelphia Phillies featured a roster full of talent and through 162 games they put the best team on the field. Day in and day out, the Phillies dominated opponents with their outstanding pitching rotation and solid yet disappointing hitting. Offensive AffairsAlthough the Phillies ranked in the top half of the NL in most offensive categories, their lineup had the potential to do much more damage. However, it is important to mention that Injuries did play a part in there slightly disappointing offensive performance last season. Most of the key injuries happened on the infield with the most major injury happening to 5 time All-Star second baseman Chase Utley. Not having Utley in the lineup for a good part of the season had a clear affect on the rest of the roster. Removing a great hitter like Utley can really disrupt a lineup and make the normally frightful Phillies’ hitters seem a little less scary. Shane Victorino also missed some games ...

Infection to delay Howard’s recovery process

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard has suffered a setback in his rehab following left Achilles tendon surgery. The Phillies said Wednesday at Bright House Field that Howard will miss at least a few days following a procedure he had Monday in Baltimore to clean an infection from his original wound. But looking at the big picture, head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan...

Schmidt in camp to help Philadelphia hitters

Mike Schmidt changed his stance, tinkered with his mechanics and did whatever he could to improve as a hitter during his Hall of Fame career with the Philadelphia Phillies. So he's the ideal person for the current Phillies to discuss their batting strategies with, especially since management has stressed to players they need to alter their approach at the plate. Schmidt is...

Phillies beat Florida State 6-1

On the same day they learned Ryan Howard's rehabilitation from Achilles surgery would be slowed, the Philadelphia Phillies beat Florida State University 6-1 Wednesday in the first preseason game of the year. Hector Luna's two-run homer keyed a five-run seventh inning for the Phillies. Pete Orr and Erik Kratz led off the seventh with back-to-back hits to break a 1-all tie...

Victorino Looking For a Five Year Deal

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Shane Victorino walked across Mike Schmidt Field on Thursday morning at Carpenter Complex, turning his head occasionally to chirp at Cole Hamels, who had just finished running on another field. Hamels and Victorino are the Phillies’ two biggest potential free agents following this season. Victorino said this week he would prefer to make a deal with Philadelphia...

Contreras moves truck after Brown's blast

Jose Contreras wisely moved his Ford F-750 around the bend from Mike Schmidt Field at Carpenter Complex on Thursday.

Howard Injury Update

According to Phillies head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan, Ryan Howard has an infection in the area of the achillies where the surgery occurred. However, structurally, the achillies is sound and there is no issue. Howard will go on a series of anitbiotics to combat the infection and will sit for an unspecified period of time.The good news is, the achillies is healing well. So this...

Daily Notes, Featuring an Actual Game Result

Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for the things that’s now called Daily Notes. 1. Injury Reports: Howard, Sanchez, Sizemore 2. Actual Game Result: Philadelphia vs. FSU 3. Actual Future Games: MLB.TV This Weekend Injury Reports Howard Maybe Doesn’t Not Not Suffer Setback Three or so days ago, manager Charlie Manuel told reporters that first baseman Ryan Howard...

Phillies' Howard has infection in surgical wound

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard, who is recovering from an Achilles tendon injury, has developed an infection in his surgical wound, according to the team.

Shane Victorino Seeking A Five-Year Contract

According to Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly, Shane Victorino is seeking a five-year deal from the Phillies. “My agents say I can get a five-year deal on the market. Why not trust them?” More on this here.

Report: Baseball to introduce additional wild card; Manuel disapproves

Charlie Manuel doesn't agree with baseball's new playoff format. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) As expected, Major League Baseball has started making their changes as announced in the new collective bargaining agreement. Upon agreement between the players and owners in the new CBA, commissioner Bud Selig wanted to immediately include the additional wild card, which was to go into...

Phillies to manage 2B Utley's playing time

Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is not expected to be in the lineup for the team's Grapefruit League opener Saturday. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said he may take his time in easing Utley into the lineup, hoping to keep his right knee healthy. A five-time All-Star, Utley missed the entire exhibition season in 2011 and did not play in his first game until...
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