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Zambrano? I’d rather take my chances with Cloyd, Biddle, Morgan, Martin, Pettibone, Garner, Cochran, Miner…
The Phils don’t have a great deal of promising talent in the minor leagues right now and they are particularly thin in the outfield. It goes almost without saying that they lack a single high-profile prospect, despite Jesse Biddle single-handedly crusading against that notion. But with Biddle, comes Adam Morgan, Ethan Martin, Jonathan Pettibone, Shane Watson, and, suddenly, Perci Garner as the studs of the Phillies minor league system. What they lack in top-shelf quality, they certainly make up for in quantity, with many talented arms.
When news came out yesterday before the Phillies match-up against the Diamondbacks that Ruben Amaro Jr. was doing his due diligence in checking in with Carlos Zambrano, of the independent Long Island Ducks, I experienced a wave of emotions. First, I started with a “Well, isn’t that something?” That progressed into “Does this mean John Lannan or ...
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I like to take a look at the in-depth numbers behind the scenes for my web sites, including Macho Row. From time to time I think I woudl like to share some of the most interesting search results leading readers to this little piece of the Phillies blogosphere with you. Maybe you will find some of them as amusing as I do.
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There has been plenty of buzz lately about retooling the Phillies, including a piece today in the Daily News from Dave Murphy. The Phillies have gotten older, are less productive than their glory days, and as a team no longer work. Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, Carlos Ruiz, Michael...
The Philadelphia Phillies had to turn to Jonathan Papelbon on back-to-back days because of back spasms Mike Adams experienced during batting practice yesterday. Papelbon had pitched Saturday and would likely have been unavailable under normal circumstances yesterday. He pitched in the eighth in the ninth, recording a five out save.
Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer...
The Diamondbacks are riding their longest winning streak of the season. It's been nearly six years since they posted three consecutive victories against the Phillies.
They'll try to change that Saturday night against Cliff Lee, who will make just his second career start at Chase Field.
Undefeated since a 1-5 skid, Arizona (21-15) is looking to notch its longest win streak...
Most staffs have mixed results from replacements for healing starters, but the Philadelphia Phillies with Tyler Cloyd will have a new question mark between 2 aces. How have the top west coast teams fared with temporary arms in their rotation?
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I will publish the 2013 ERA for both the NL East and the MLB 5 periodically. The number of games...
With his team struggling to score runs behind him, Cliff Lee pitched in himself.
Lee threw seven scoreless innings and helped out with three sacrifice bunts as the Philadelphia Phillies beat Arizona 3-1 Saturday night, ending the Diamondbacks' five-game winning streak.
''It feels good to bunt a guy over and watch him score,'' said Lee, who said he hadn't...
As I watch the Sunday afternoon Game between the Phillies and Diamondbacks I can only imagine what a difference it could make to start bringing more position players up to the big club. We had to endure the 1st inning screw up by Eric Kratz when he was in a chase down to third base and held onto the ball to long, result the runner slid back to third and was safe. Next two batters...
The pink cleats, arm bands, balls, and bats were all in play once again, as the Phllies took on the Diamondbacks on Mother's Day to close out a four-game series. The matchup pitted Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick against former Athletic Brandon McCarthy. While the Fightins looked to leave Arizona with...
The Phils were swingin’ well early. Unfortunately they forgot games are nine innings. (Photo: AP)
One pitch. That’s all it took for Mike Adams to serve up a line drive home run to Miguel Montero in the eighth inning of a 2-2 game. The bomb down the rightfield line would be the difference in tonight’s game, as the Phils dropped their second straight to Arizona and third straight...
Jimmy Rollins homered to lead off the game, but couldn't play hero as he grounded out with the tying run on third to end the Phillies' 3-2 loss to the D'Backs. The Phillies entered Friday night's game with 20 losses on the season. Seven of them were charged to relief...
Cliff Lee picked off A.J. Pollock in the third inning. Lee picked up the win pitching seven shutout innings. Pollock struck out with the tying run on second to end the game. In his last start on Monday, Cliff Lee was asked to play stopper. He did just that. Saturday...
In the latest rundown of developmental notes, we’ll take a glance at some top performers, several guys who aren’t doing too well, a couple sidelined prospects and a group of former Phillies minor leaguers…
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Lakewood pitcher Nic Hanson
Lakewood righty Nic Hanson has not been scored upon in two outings (11 total innings) since moving from the BlueClaws’ bullpen...
Okay, my Spanish is not the best...but apparently the Phillies have signed former Chicago Cubs pitcher and former Miami Marlins pitcher Carlos Zambrano. The report comes from a Venezuelan website LVMP Campeones. The report says (in my best possible Spanish translation): Valencia. - Carlos "El Toro" Zambrano on Friday apparently...