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On January 21st/22nd back in...2007 - we were mourning the loss of ex-Phillies pitching coach Vern Ruhle and celebrating the contract extension of Chase Utley.2008 - I had a premonition that this year might just be the Phillies year... "The Phils may have choked in the 2007 playoffs versus the Rockies, but in '08 I have much higher hopes! Hey, at least we're not the Mutts."2009 - checked out Ruben Amaro's busy signing frenzy (Cole Hamels, Ryan Madson, Jayson Werth, and Greg Dobbs all signed multi-year deals within a week's span). We also checked out Phillies on various country's World Baseball Classic rosters.2010 - Rube was a busy boy yet again, signing Carlos Ruiz, Shane Victorino, and Joe Blanton to multi-year contract extensions.
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A team that has stripped significant young talent four times since July 2009, the Phillies still have a handful of desirable prospects. According to MLB.com’s draft and prospect expert Jonathan Mayo, the Phils currently have the ninth-best lefthanded pitching prospect and catching prospect.Hometown boy Jesse Biddle of Germantown Friends was the Phils’ lone pitching representative...
146 games: that’s all it took for the Phillies to advance to the postseason. The 2011 Phillies became the fastest team in franchise history to clinch a postseason spot. The 1915 Phillies, who lost to the Boston Red Sox in the World Series, clinched the playoffs in 147 games.Advancing to the playoffs for the fifth consecutive year was a special moment, but the game in which it...
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Well isn't this cool.
Phillies' center fielder Shane Victorino will be appearing on an upcoming episode of the CBS series Hawaii Five-O. Victorino is from Hawaii, so it is only natural that the Flyin' Hawaiian gets in on one of the hottest shows on television. There is no word on what role Victorino will play, nor when the episode will air.
Hawaii Five-O star, Daniel...
Celebration never gets old (Photo by M. Kennedy)Continued Success! With a 9-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals, the Phillies clinched the National League East for the fifth year in a row.Raul Ibanez smacked a grand slam and Roy Oswalt pitched a masterpiece to help the Phillies get to the champagne-popping moment.Unlike recent years, the Phillies clinched the NL East early. There...
We say goodbye to a legend. RIP Joe.-Update: Just after finishing this post the Joe Paterno update flashed across the screen. Paterno’s family issued a statement saying JoePa has passed away due to complications with lung cancer. RIP Joe Paterno 1926 – 2012Well Twitter did it again. They killed somebody off. Last night, according to Twitter, Joe Paterno died in a State...
Jim Thome sat down with Tom McCarthy recently and answered questions from the Phillies' fan club.
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Erik Seybold is a writer for Buzz On Broad. You can follow him on Twitter @ErikSeyboldPHI.
Key Stats: Shane Victorino is one of only four outfielders in fantasy baseball to be ranked in the top 100 each of the last four seasons. The other players in this club are Ryan Braun, Matt Kemp, and Matt Holliday. Not bad company. Skeptics Say: Hopefully the .186 average in September is just a bad month and not a player getting worn down. Victorino will be 31 this season, so it...
You know I'm Hawaiin, right T?
Per the CBS Television Studios Tumblr , Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino will be guest starring on an upcoming episode of “Hawaii Five-O.” It’s good to talk about something other than the Phillies pitching staff. Looking forward to the episode bra. -TO
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Phillies Nation wants you to see Hunter Pence, Charlie Manuel and so many other great local athletes up close and personal. If you’re one of the first 2 people to buy one ticket (or more) you’ll automatically win one free additional ticket to the banquet on January 30. This is a steal of a deal, so get on it now and see your favorite stars!! Click on the link below to buy and...
By all accounts, Ryan Howard will not be ready by Opening Day. Thus creating an open spot on the 25-man roster. The Phillies could use a player with some speed and the ability to play the outfield on their bench, something that Michael Martinez or Scott Podsednik would provide. However, Mini-Mart can't hit, and Pods wasn't in the Majors last season, and only played 34...
With the Marco Scutaro trade providing $6MM of salary relief, the Red Sox have now intensified their pursuit of Roy Oswalt according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (Twitter links). They are not the only team in on the right-hander, however.
Oswalt, 34, is reportedly looking for a one-year deal worth $8MM. Earlier this week we heard that Boston would have to move some money...
Jim Thome, 41, has implemented pilates and yoga into his offseason workout routine and concentrated more on stretching, flexibility and running to put him in better position to play.
Is there a nicer guy in baseball? Not to mention, he can flat out hit.
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