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Heading into 2013, Kyle Kendrick had spent the previous two seasons as a versatile swingman. In 2011 and 2012 combined, Kendrick posted a 3.61 ERA with 5.7 K/9 IP (career high) and 2.6 BB/9 IP (career low) with a 1.252 WHIP.
Through eight starts, Kyle Kendrick posted a 2.47 ERA with a .231 BAA. It looked like the strides Kendrick had made in ’11 and ’12 were real and that he had finally taken a big leap, just as Roy Halladay hit the disabled list, in his first year since 2010 as being a full-time starter. There was even talks of Kendrick possibly making the All-Star team.
But in reality, he fooled us all.
The wheels that appeared to be falling off for Kendrick starting in start nine simply shot off the vehicle after the All-Star Break. Kendrick would post a 4-7 record with a 6.91 ERA and a .385 OBPA. Kendrick’s overall numbers (4.70 ERA in 30 starts, 1.400 WHIP) in 2013 weren’t too far off his career norms however, the pendulum swung in the wrong direction: the brief look into “All-...
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A quick look at the Phillies lineup under Ryne Sandberg.
Philadelphia Phillies’ shortstop Jimmy Rollins had one of the worst offensive seasons of his career. The team missed the playoffs for the second consecutive seasons and had its worst record since 2002. Baseball was certainly not much fun for Rollins this season, but knows he must perform much better next season for the Phillies to have a chance to get back to their winning...
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Ethan Marin on his successes after coming to the Phillies organization
When I talked to Marin in April, the 6’2″ Georgian was calm and relaxed, well aware of the fact that he was one step away from the Big Leagues but also knowing...
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Pettibone was fourth on the Phillies in starts and quality starts in 2013.
There were four Phillies pitchers in 2013 to throw 100 or more innings. The three obvious answers are Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, and Kyle Kendrick. The fourth? Jonathan Pettibone.
The 6’6″ Pettibone entered the 2013 season as a 22-year old who had success in Double-A Reading in 2012 (3.30 ERA in 19 starts...
Anyone who plays fantasy sports knows it takes a special type of dedication to play fantasy baseball. This season, the Phillies Nation League featured 12 divisions and over 100 participants from all over the country. The folks below not only played competitively throughout the entire grueling season, but they won their respective divisions.
Rittenhouse Division – Ian, Schnauf –...
The 2014 auditions are visible in the clubhouse to the decision-makers of the Philadelphia Phillies, who, for example, can observe Cody Asche’s preparation. In other words, most of us only see the performances on the diamond. During spring training, the lid on that refuge may open a crack.
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Too soon? Analyzing Phillies 2014 Schedule
Like most Phillies fans, I was most delighted when Thomas Schnauz, writer and co-executive producer on Breaking Bad, tweeted this head-scratching photo of Bryan Cranston’s Walter White character wandering the halls in a Phillies jersey.
Schnauz explained that it was not a lost scene, but rather Cranston showing off his Phillies fever as a “fan.”
Unused #BreakingBad scene where...
Historyd’Arnaud could be a top offensive catcher as early as 2014.Travis d’Arnaud was a first round pick by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2007 draft, drafted straight out of high school. He was then involved in two deals for Cy Young winners, first going to TOR for Roy Halladay and then to NYM for R.A. Dickey.d’Arnaud has had a major problem with injuries in his career, only...
We knew even upon his dismissal that the Phillies offered former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel a job; we were only left to figure out what job that might be. Many of us assumed he would be in an advisory role to General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. It appears now that...
Recap and stats from the final month of the season for the Phils
Any team in the MLB would love to have Giancarlo Stanton. He’s athletic, has incredible power, and is only 23-years old.
So it’s no surprise that the Philadelphia Phillies would ask the Marlins about him. Of course, the Phillies came into the season with Delmon Young being the starting right fielder, so that’s all the more reason for Fightins GM Ruben Amaro Jr. to inquire about...