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Jimmy Rollins is one of the best shortstops in Phillies history, and will undoubtedly be on the Phillies Wall of Fame one day. But will he be in Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame as well? I say that he should get in eventually, though I don’t think he ever will. Our writers take a look:
Eric Seidman: Jimmy Rollins has 48.6 WAR in his career, which ranks 12th among shortstops in the expansion era (1961-now). However, he also has at least another three years left to play on his current deal. Assuming he averages the conservative estimates of 3 WAR, 140 hits, 20 SB and 13 HR per season, he would be at around 58 WAR, 2,450 hits, 470 SB and 240 HR. His WAR total would place him 8th among shortstops in the pre-defined expansion era, which when coupled with his all-star appearances, gold gloves, MVP and World Series title, seems like it should be enough.
However, he would also be right behind Alan Trammell in that WAR leaderboard, and Trammell is one of the posterchildren for players...
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As the Phillies continue their hot ways, so does Ryan Howard. Howard hit his third home run in as many nights tonight to help lead the way against the Braves. The Phillies used four long balls and some good pitching from Kyle Kendrick to win 6-2 and move up another game in the Wild Card hunt.
Carlos Ruiz, Chase Utley, Kevin Frandsen chipped in with solo home runs of their own...
There is a better shot at that 5th postseason berth for Chase Utley and the Philadelphia Phillies than the numbers display. What can be discovered inside the final matchups on the schedule?
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I will publish after every battle that is not washed out. I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings...
It will take more than Juan Pierre of the Philadelphia Phillies to make enough additional noise for serious October baseball. From the individuals on the roster, who do you think will make a big difference?
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On Thursday night, the Phillies gave the Mets a spanking and then some. It was an outright stomping to the tune of 2 touchdowns and a safety. If you are not a football fan, that is the baseball equivalent of 16 runs.
The 16-1 pummeling began with an 8-run 1st inning. The Phillies went all the way through the line-up, batters 1-8, before a single out was recorded by the Mets. The...
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Forget the score, the Phillies have done what they needed to do. Sweep the Mets. Now on to the Braves. The Phils are 4 games back after having played 150 games. With 12 games to go it will take a minor miracle for the Phils to make the playoffs but miracles are what make sports fun.
The Cards are playing .500 baseball right now so if that holds...
On Wednesday night, the Phillies won the game over the Mets in 2 bookend innings, the 1st and the 9th. In between, not much happened.
Jimmy Rollins led the game off with a solo home run. That turned out to be the only hit for the Phillies until John Mayberry Jr. singled in the 8th. It was also the only run of the game for the Phils until there were 2 outs in the 9th inning.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Phillies did all their scoreboard watching before taking the field, and then took care of their own business.
Kevin Frandsen hit one of Philadelphia's four solo homers to back Kyle Kendrick, and the Phillies inched closer in the NL playoff race with a 6-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
Ryan Howard, Carlos Ruiz and Chase...
Final: Braves 2, Phillies 6.
WP: Kyle Kendrick (10-11, 3.89 ERA) LP: Tommy Hanson (12-9, 4.46 ERA)
The Cubs made an epic comeback earlier this afternoon home against the St. Louis Cardinals, which increased hope for the Phillies of making the playoffs. A win tonight for Philadelphia would mean that they would just be three games back with 11 games left to play. Mission accomplished...
Juan Pierre helped the Phillies to a 16-1 route of the New York Mets last night with a career-high 5 hits.
For the Phillies, this season will be a memorable one. Last night’s 16-1 drubbing of the hapless New York Mets will be one of the highlights. As the season winds down, though, it becomes more and more apparent that the Phillies will probably not make the playoffs.
The Phillies presented Chipper with a Dick Perez painting. (Photo by Kevin McAlpin of the Braves Radio Network)
As Chipper Jones makes his final jaunt into Philly this weekend, it brings back awful memories of him tearing the Phillies a new one through all the years. The headline is written with a degree of sarcasm, it also rings true.
Hearing “Larry” come from the stands as...
Atlanta Braves (86-65) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (77-74)
Mike Minor (9-10, 4.31) vs. Roy Halladay (10-7, 4.03)
Time: 4:05 PM, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Clear, 85
Media: Twitter and Facebook
What a huge win for the Fightin’ Phils on Friday night. They have to continue the momentum all weekend long.
This hasn’t been Roy Halladay’s best season, struggling with injuries...
We have reached the end: this is the last Phillies homestand of the 2012 season. The Atlanta Braves open the homestand tonight for the first of a three-game series. Being Atlanta's last visit to Citizens Bank Park and with the impending retirement of Chipper Jones, he will be honored by the Phillies before tonight's game. Kyle Kendrick takes on Braves starter Tommy...
Atlanta Braves (86-64) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (76-74)
Tommy Hanson (12-8, 4.33) vs. Kyle Kendrick (9-11, 3.95)
Time: 7:05 PM, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Clear, 70
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The offense exploded last night! Hopefully the Phillies saved some runs for tonight. The sweeping of the New York Mets was huge, and the Phillies need to carry that momentum...
The Philadelphia Phillies (75-74) beat the New York Mets (66-82) 3-2, tonight at Citi Field from Flushing, NY.
W - Jeremy Horst (2-0), L - Josh Edgin (1-2), S - Jonathan Papalbon (36)
Matt Harvey pitched his last start of the season going 7 innings, allowed a solo HR to Jimmy Rollins, 1 hit, walked 3 and struck out 7 batters.
Josh Edgin struck out the first two hitters...