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When Chase Utley complained on Sunday about all of the speculation in the media about his condition, it struck me as funny. Here’s a guy who never speaks about anything, and wouldn’t even tell anyone what specialist he was going to see last week when he left camp, and now he wants to complain because people are talking about him.
With a player as beloved as Chase Utley is, you’d think he or at least the Phillies organization would realize that people are going to be worried and agonize over the condition of a player who has meant as much to this city as Chase Utley has. Chase Utley has epitomized Philadelphia for the past 8 years. Fans have come to respect and look up to him for his work ethic and his ability. In Philadelphia, our sports heroes are family. Of course we care, and when you think about it, Utley should be grateful people care about him at all.
At the same time, you also have to wonder if the thought ever has crossed Utley’s mind to be even slightly more open to the med...
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Phillies outfielder wants your help picking a new song to walk to home plate this year.
This year Hunter Pence is looking for a new song, when walking up to the plate. Last year, he came to the plate to the tune of country star Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem”. Pence is looking for something with a little swag but some rock and roll. We selected a few songs that we think...
Corey Seidman joined 1050 ESPN Radio in Williamsport earlier this week to talk Phillies with host Trevor Turner.They mostly focused on Chase Utley’s injury and its implications on the team, but also delved into Domonic Brown’s prospects for playing this year and Ryan Madson’s unfortunate turn of events.
CutsThe Phils sent Brian Sanches, Scott Elarton and lefty reliever Jake Diekman down to the farm.The first two guys I could give two shakes about, because I don't follow the FeHams closely and we are unlikely to see them in Philly anytime soon. Diekman, on the other hand, might be back in town sooner rather than later. As meaningless as Spring Training stats are, Diekman still...
Although it’s Spring Training, this lack of offense is getting scary. I don’t know if there is something in the water down in Clearwater, but the Phillies just are not hitting the ball very well lately.They put up another donut against the Boston Red Sox on Monday afternoon, being shut down by Jon Lester, 6-0. The Phillies managed just three hits on the day; one from Freddy...
Jonathan Papelbon caught some heat recently for comments that, according to him, were taken out of context. "The difference between Boston and Philadelphia, the Boston fans are a little bit more hysterical when it comes to the game of baseball," Papelbon told 94WIP's Angelo Cataldi and The Morning Team recently. "The Philly fans tend to know the game a little better...
If you listen to some accounts, the Phillies were “that close” to signing Ryan Madson to a four year, $44 million dollar contract last fall.
Madson denies it, but at the time, there was as much talk of Jonathan Papelbon as their was Ryan Madson,
Madson never signed the deal and the Phillies inked Papelbon to a four year, $50 million contract...
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Earlier this month former Sox closer and genius Jonathan Papelbon endeared himself to Philadelphia fans by saying they were superior to Boston fans. Today he seems to have satisfied the Boston media by clarifying these comments, but does so in typical not-really-an-apology fashion:
“I wasn’t trying to offend nobody, man,” said Papelbon, who signed a 4-year, $50 million deal...
Luna and Podsednik are vying for a spot.Not the way Vance Worley wants to wind down his spring. It’s been up and down and this last start represents the lowest depths possible.Worley pitched four innings giving up 11 runs, six earned, in the Phillies 11-7 loss to Minnesota. Now, again, how much stock do you put in a spring training game? If you put a lot in what is likely to be...
Pirates (8-14) at Phillies (10-13)
1:05 PM EST–Bright House Field, Clearwater
TV: MLB.TV, MLB Network
Here is the MLB.com Gameday
The Bucs take on the Phillies today. The Phils will be a familiar foe over the next couple weeks. You can watch on the MLB Network.
Chris Resop is starting, as Jeff Karstens will pitch in a minor league game instead. Cliff Lee will go for Philly.
There is a race going on in Phillies camp: Who will come back first, Ryan Howard or Chase Utley?
When you are five time National League champion, not many question should come from within the camp.
But there is one problem.
The Phillies are getting old.
When your core is older than 30, you are going to have problems.
It is why the Mets folded in 2007, why the Braves can ‘t hold...
Chase Utley turns to therapy program to overcome knee problems.
According to George A. King III of the New York Post, the Phillies have some interest in Yankees utilityman Ramiro Pena.
This is not a huge surprise. Chase Utley announced today that he will miss Opening Day, and the Phillies are looking for some depth behind the young Freddy Galvis.