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The Phillies finalized their 25-man roster over the weekend, opting to use Humberto Quintero as backup backstop over Steven LeRud and going with Phillippe Aumont instead of Michael Stutes to round out the bullpen. The questionable decision was giving the final spot to Rule 5 selection Ender Inciarte, a 22-year-old prospect who hasn’t yet played above High-A. It’s not necessarily a bad decision but an interesting one given the current mechanics of the Phillies’ lineup and bench.
Inciarte looks like a decent baserunner and a solid defensive outfielder but the Phillies’ bench is quite weak and the team has a reduced need for the skill he provides.
He made the 25-man roster. Will he stay there?
The starting outfield has defensive maven Ben Revere covering the most ground, the defensively sound John Mayberry or the solid Laynce Nix — who has a career +6 UZR/150 — in one corner, and Domonic Brown in the other. Brown has looked more comfortable this spring and, while he won’t win any field...
BEST OF MAXIM
Utley got off on the right foot in the Phillies loss. (AP)
A near-cycle from Chase Utley wasn’t enough to overcome a shaky start from Cole Hamels as the Braves held off the Phillies, 7-5.
UTLEY UNLOADS ON OPENING DAY
-What a day for Chase Utley. In the fourth, Tim Hudson tossed a sinker that hung up in the zone and Utley tagged it to dead center field, over 400 feet away for the...
Friday, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher charged a nation by showing up for a game with a glorious upper lip companion. Sadly, reports are that it is no more.
Now, I'm no Photoshop wiz, but since no photographic evidence exists (yet), I've decided to put together some sort of rendering of what Hamels might look like without the mustache.
The Phillies announced that they have claimed center fielder Ezequiel Carrera from the Cleveland Indians and have designated center fielder Ender Inciarte for assignment in a related move. Carrera, 25, has a .255/.306/.347 career line in 384 career MLB plate appearances and is known for speed and base running. This is Carrera’s fourth major league organization in eight years in...
On Thursday, the Phillies Nation crew gave their picks for MLB awards. Today, we tell you who is going to the postseason and who will win it all. Do you agree?
NL EAST: Nationals (97-65)
NL CENTRAL: Reds (93-69)
NL WEST: Dodgers (94-68)
WILD CARDS: Giants (89-73), Phillies (89-73)
AL EAST: Blue Jays (92-70)
AL CENTRAL: Tigers (98-64)
AL WEST: Athletics (93-69)
PhilliesTags: Ben RevereJimmy RollinsPhilliesThe Phillies season will be starting in an hour when they play the Atlanta Braves in Georgia. Surprisingly there will be a new name coming to the plate in the first spot in the lineup for the Phils. Charlie Manuel is sending centerfielder Ben Revere up there to start the game and not veteran...
The obituary for the 2013 Philadelphia Phillies has already been written by many baseball experts. Across baseball the prediction is that Charlie Manual’s aging team will win 84 games, land in third place, and miss the playoffs. Many of us who were in Clearwater and watched this team day in and day out believe that this team is better than that, but in order to prove it, they will...
I can hear the reporters already: “Another bad April.” It seems like every year, the Phillies start off slowly and struggle during the first month of the season. Could 2013 be different? The answer could be in the schedule.
The Phillies are not going to immediately start off with an easy team. The Atlanta Braves are predicted by many to be a very good team in 2013. ...
Photo: Philliedelphia/Frank Klose In a move to shore up the Phillies bench, the Phillies sent utility infielder Freddy Galvis to the Miami Marlins for utility infielder Greg Dobbs, according to various media outlets. The move gives the Phillies a veteran left-handed bench presence with some power. Galvis was expendable because...
As I said, I will briefly come out of retirement when I feel the need to write something more than 140 characters (follow on Twitter here). And I’m always a sucker for previews.
A new baseball season will always get my juices flowing, so here is my quick take on the Phillies 25-man roster and my predictions for the season.
Carlos Ruiz – Ruiz is the only reason the Phillies...
Happy Opening Night, Phillies fans! Cole Hamels was your Opening Night starter tonight for the first time in his career. Hamels faced Tim Hudson on the mound. Atlanta hopped ahead to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. With Jason Heyward on base, Freddie Freeman brought...