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The Phillies can kick back over the holidays and not have to worry about who their shortstop is going to be or how they were going to replace his offense. recently asked a few Phils folks about their favorite holiday memories.

Will Worley Regress in 2012?

Vance Worley's first 11 starts last season looked much different than his last 10.There are no real reasons to expect Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels to regress in 2012. The peripherals of Lee and Hamels (walks, strikeouts, home runs allowed) fell in line with their ERAs last year, and in Halladay’s case, his supporting numbers actually outperformed his ERA. Doc...

Top Moment #20: K-Rod Falters, Phillies Comeback

It wasn’t too long ago when the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets had a very heated rivalry. Both teams were fighting for the National League East, but over the last couple of years the Phillies have separated themselves from the rest of the division while the Mets found themselves near the cellar. The Phillies/Mets rivalry wasn’t as intense in 2011, but any Phillies...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from PN!

On behalf of the entire Phillies Nation team – Brian, Rob, Nick, Amanda, Corey, Kieran, Jay, Jon, and Ian- I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a joyous holiday season. We certainly hope Santa stops at your house this Christmas and brings you an abundance of Phillies related gifts. Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish friends, as well!We’d like to thank you for sticking...

Report: Phillies Inquire About Jorge Posada

  Don't shoot the messenger, but according to, the Phillies have shown interst in free agent catcher Jorge Posada.  The news is quite surprising because the Phillies appear set at catcher with Carlos Ruiz and Brian Schnieder, and they appear comfortable with their bench players. But then again, Posada can play some first base, which means he could make a few spot...

4 Man Star Studded Rotations: Who are the best of the best?

Ever since the swing of P Cliff Lee and P Roy Halladay to the Philadelphia Phillies, there has been a power shift like the All-Star rotations of old, which used to be only four men, exhausted by seasons end. There have been high octane four  man rotations with a competent fifth starter in place to give the teams a chance. With a lack of a salary cap, teams have been...

The Phils have signed two more players to minor league deals, offering non-roster spring training invites to both.

Yesterday, the Phils sent out a press release announcing that they have signed two more players to minor league deals, offering spring training non-roster invitations to both players.The players that the Phils have signed are infielder Hector Luna and outfielder Luis Montanez. Luna, who spent the 2011 season playing on the Red Sox Triple-A Pawtucket team, had played 311 games on...

MTR Baseball Beat 12-22-2011

MTR Baseball Beat is hosted by Bill Zeltman and a variety of journalists. The show covers MLB with an emphasis on the Philadelphia Phillies. MTR Baseball Beat’s latest podcast is now available. You can listen on’s new 24/7 online radio station by clicking here, by subscribing to our Podcast in iTunes, (Search for or by clicking on the...

Mets ornament of the day: David Wright, who is NOT going to the Phillies

Some silly Phillies fans are spreading ugly Twitter rumors that the Mets are going to trade David Wright to their goofy little team.Silly Phillies fans.The team would have to throw in Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, that bell they broke and a Pat's King of Steaks stand to go alongside the Shake Shack for us to even begin the conversation. For one thing, nothing good comes of a trade...


I’m sure many of you have read the stories concerning former Philadelphia Inquirer baseball writer Bill Conlin and the sickening accusation that he sexually abused children, some who were his niece and nephew, over 40 years ago. It’s so sad that these people have had to carry this burden around with them for all these years and now due to the statute of limitations, Conlin cannot...
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