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Darin Ruf has caught the eye of everybody who claims the Philadelphia Phillies as their team. But that would not have been the case without the departure of 2 regulars in the outfield.TAL’S HANDY CAPS WELCOME, NEWCOMERS:I will publish after every battle that is not washed out. I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings and defeats. If you were directed here by a feed and this review does not mention yesterday’s contest, please go to the Phillies page for my most recent coverage. (Early morning readers may arrive before the latest post.) Scroll down to Tal’s Handy Links at the bottom. Thank you. Check out: Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Center of attention CAP-SIZE HINDSIGHT: 4-2 Outcome TYPEPLAYERREASON The Crystal Champagne ToastDarin RufFour-Star Performance The PenthouseB.J. RosenbergDarin RufEscaped A Bags-Full, 1-Out Jam In The 2ndPicked-Off A Runner At 1st To End The 4th* Hit A Solo HR To Take A 1-0 Lead In Th...
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The Phillies are cleaning house.The will not renew the contracts of coaches Sam Perlozzo, Pete Mackanin, and Greg Gross for 2013. That could pave the way for Ryne Sandberg to be promoted to the big league club in an undetermined role. Juan Samel and Rich Dubee are staying with the Phillies, as of now.Charlie Manuel has stated he will be back in 2013, so look for Sandberg to become...
BJ Rosenberg gets the start tonight. He's quietly lowered his ERA by nearly cutting it in half from 13.09 (on September 1st) to 6.86, thanks to 7 consecutive scoreless appearances, spanning 10 innings.Expect tonight to seem more like a Spring Training game rather than an October baseball. The Nationals have nothing left to play for and will likely rest their regulars the final...
I pondered both in June and at the beginning of September as to whether or not the Phillies 2012 season would cost manager Charlie Manuel his job. Well, after a restructuring of the Phillies coaching staff after Wednesday's season finale against the Nationals, it appears Manuel will stay for 2013, but not beyond.
Long-time Phillies coach Greg Gross, serving as the hitting coach...
According to an article written by CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel feels no threat with the new promotion of Ryne Sandberg.
The hall of famer Sandberg was appointed to the third base coaching position for the big league club this morning following the Phillies' house cleaning within the coaching staff.
With Charlie Manuel's contract expiring...
Ryne Sandberg took one step closer to a big-league managing job Thursday, when the Hall of Fame second baseman was named the Philadelphia Phillies third base coach and infield instructor. Sandberg's promotion comes amid a coaching-staff shakeup for the Phillies, who finished the season at 81-81, their first season at .500 or worse since 2002. First-base coach Sam Perlozzo,...
Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies is among the best pitchers in the majors. What west coast hurlers are in that group? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage.TAL’S HANDY STATS WELCOME, NEWCOMERS:I alternated a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the number after the title was based on...
Phillies review: September 2012
by Scott Butler 10/1/12
Phillies September Storyline
The Phillies had a good September of baseball. A 17-10 September record in recent years would normally cruise the Phils into the postseason, but not this season. 17-10 was not enough in 2012 to continue the Phillies streak of five consecutive NL East titles, tied for the third longest streak since...
The Phillies just announced they hired Bart Braun as Special Assistant to the GM. Braun is best known as a scout for the Tampa Bay Rays. Tampa Bay has been the gold standard of good scouting ever since their run to the 2008 World Series. It's tough to argue bringing someone on board who has had a part in their recent success. How this move affects the draft, trades, and free...
The NL East champion Washington Nationals secured home-field advantage throughout the postseason by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 Wednesday for their majors-high 98th victory, with Ryan Zimmerman homering moments after the Teddy Roosevelt mascot won the Presidents Race at Nationals Park for the first time.
By winning their regular-season finale, the Nationals clinched top...
They don't make bats the way they used to. They don't make the baseballs the way they used to. They don't play the game the way they used to. And they don't sign autographs the way they used to.
Philadelphia Phillies legend Mike Schmidt seems disappointed about the way today's players take time to sign autographs, writing in a column for the Associated...
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Game 162 has arrived.
I was watching Comcast’s 15 anniversary program and realized that three athletes fit the mold of what is Philadelphia, and one athlete who forever will be loved in the city.
Brian Dawkins, a nine time Pro Bowl athlete, recorded a sack, an interception, forced fumble and touchdown reception in a single game against Houston in 2002.
Dawkins retired after two seasons in Denver and...
The Phillies did their part in attempting to create some chaos at the end of the regular season, but with the Atlanta Braves falling in Pittsburgh Monday night the Washington Nationals clinched the 2012 NL East crown. The Phillies may have won Monday night's series opener in Washington, but the celebration in the Washington dugout started in the middle of the ninth inning once...
Does Darin Ruf alter the plans for the Philadelphia Phillies in the off-season? Or can he add to the offensive power from the right side?TAL’S HANDY CAPS WELCOME, NEWCOMERS:I will publish after every battle that is not washed out. I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings and defeats. If you were directed here by a feed and...