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In 1,064 major league plate appearances, Ben Revere has never hit a homer. THIS IS THE YEAR.After the Phillies lost both Shane Victorino and Juan Pierre to free agency, the roles of “starting center fielder” and “speed guy with zero power” were both left vacant. In steps Revere. I love this acquisition for Philadelphia. Jimmy Rollins serves as the team’s dynamic leadoff hitter, but Revere has phenomenal bat control (career 9.4% strikeout rate) and plenty of speed (74 steals last two seasons combined). Obviously it would be nice if his career ISO was higher than .044, but beggars can’t be choosers. All Philly had to cough up for Revere was a replaceable starting pitcher named Vance Worley.Revere knows he has no power, and he plays to his strength. For his career he’s hit ground balls on 67.7% of balls he’s put in play versus just 13.3% fly balls for a one-sided GB:FB ratio of 5.11. Since entering the league in 2010, that’s easily the highest rate for any player with a minimum of 1,00...
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Baseball overload is right around the corner. Beginning with Saturday’s Grapefruit League opener against the Astros, the Phillies will play 35 games in 36 days and all but three of those exhibition contests will be available to watch or listen to in the Philadelphia region and beyond.
The Comcast Network, Comcast Sportsnet, WPHT 1210 AM and MLB Network will team up to serve heavy...
GETS NO RELIEF
Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon openly questioned the composition of the team, saying, "Since I've been here I haven't seen any leadership."
Phillies spring training games start in just a few days, and taking a look at Phillies tickets prices for the 2013 season shows some interesting things. This might be hard to believe, but the average price of spring training tickets is higher than that of regular season tickets. According to Seat Crunch, the average price of Phillies spring training tickets is $107.80; almost ...
I Love the Phillies, especially the 2012 team.
I grew up a Phillies fan having gone to my first game back in 1983 at Veterans Stadium. I got a patch that night in celebration of 100 years of baseball with different “P’s” on each base. It’s one of my most cherished baseball possessions; but even more important to me are the memories of my dad taking me to the ballpark and...
Jonathan Papelbon is again raising some eyebrows.
Papelbon, who is generally outspoken when asked his opinion, may have just ruffled a few feathers in the Philadelphia locker room, as he called the Phillies’ leadership into question while discussing the state of the team.
“Since I’ve been here I haven’t seen any leadership,” Papelbon said, according to the Allentown Morning...
Wow. What a find by Aerys Sports' Phillies blog, View From Section 116 the other day. The find in question? Phillies new centerfielder Ben Revere doing his best Beyonce cover in a Vitamin Water advertisement. The Vitamin Water ad comes from Revere's time with the Rochester Red Wings, the AAA...
In four seasons from 2008-2011, Roy Halladay‘s worst FIP was 3.06 (2009). In 2011 it was an astounding 2.20 on the strength of a career-best 8.47 K/9 and just a 5.1% HR/FB rate. While the homer rate was fueled by a bit of luck, the strikeouts were completely the result of skill. Honestly, 2011 was probably Halladay’s best professional season.So you want to write him off just...
Hot News for 2B Andres Blanco
Who is ready for some baseball?
The Phillies first competitive exhibition of the Spring is upon us – a five inning intrasquad game starting at noon. Team One, led by Jonathan Pettibone, will do battle with Team Two, led by Adam Morgan.
Here are the line-ups, first reported by Ryan Lawrence and Chris Branch:
Hot News for RP Michael Schwimer
According to David Murphy of the Daily News , former Phillies starter, current Twins starter Vance Worley was traded on the worst day imaginable. After a workout on the elliptical, Worley returned a call from Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. in which he learned he was traded to Minnesota. Not...
Shortly after the Phillies dropped their spring training opener to the Houston Astros, 8-3, word broke that the first roster change of the year had been executed. The Phillies traded relief pitcher Michael Schwimer to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for first base prospect Art Charles. Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly was the first to officially report the move on Twitter.
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How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent
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Since I have been here, I haven’t seen any leadership
Jonathan Papelbon, February 22, 2013
I wish I could have written about this quote sooner. But, to be honest, I don’t think there is much to say; I believe Papelbon’s misspoke during a period of quick reflection. A reflection on a season’s worth of disappointments that are understandable when compared to the high expectations...