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Report: Chase Utley is "easily attainable"

The Phillies rebuild did not go too far; the team moved in trade shortstop Jimmy Rollins, outfielder Marlon Byrd, and pitcher Antonio Bastardo. Among the old guard, first baseman Ryan Howard and second baseman Chase Utley remain. Moving Howard is something the Phillies have tried and we are well aware....
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Crawford’s Chronicles: J.P. Talks Game Action, Teammates, Utley, Greene

J.P. Crawford, image- Jay Floyd Throughout spring training, Phillies prospect J.P. Crawford will be checking in to offer his thoughts straight from Clearwater, FL. Crawford, 20, is widely considered the Phils’ top prospect after the team’s first round draft pick in 2013 posted a .285/.375/.406 slash line in 123 combined games at Class A Lakewood and Class A Advanced Clearwater...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Team Previews: NL East edition

2015 MLB Previews for the NL Eastl using our 3 Up and 3 Down formula which consists of the best and worst case scenarios for each team. Who is the most important player on each team, who needs to bounce back from a down 2014, who are potential breakout players and areas of concern for every team in the division.   The 2014 season was a disappointing one for the Atlanta Braves. After...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training matters for certain Phillies players

Spring Training is all a matter of perspective. Stats can mean everything or nothing depending on the player, the team, and the situation. A veteran player like Chase Utley can skip a few weeks and still have his #26 penciled in the starting lineup on Opening Day. Some veterans like Ryan Howard use Spring Training as an opportunity to change their approach and prove their critics...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley plays again as Phillies split up to face both the Yankees and Red Sox

The Phillies have only played full squad games this Spring. Today is the only day that the Phillies will be splitting up to face two teams. The Phillies will host the Boston Red Sox at Bright House Field in Clearwater, while another contingent heads to Legends Field in Tampa to...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley returns as Phillies take on Rays in Clearwater

The Phillies take on the Tampa Bay Rays at Bright House field in Clearwater this afternoon. The big story is the return of Chase Utley. Utley has yet to see any Spring Training game action after spraining his ankle. Utley said during his opening of Spring Training press conference that...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Gameday: Rays (3-5-1) at Phillies (5-4-1)

Tampa Bay Rays (3-5-1) at Philadelphia Phillies (5-4-1) Starting Pitchers:PHI: Joely Rodriguez vs.TB: Chris Archer Time: 1:05 EST, Bright House Field, Clearwater, FloridaTV: TCN, MLBN (on delay, Saturday at 9AM)Weather: Scattered Clouds, 78Media: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Today:  Chase Utley is in the lineup as the Designated Hitter, batting third, in today’s game...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies second baseman Chase Utley cannot run, will not play Spring Training games anytime soon

While we were aware that second baseman Chase Utley sprained an ankle during the offseason, we learned today that Utley is not yet close to taking the field. Utley is in Phillies Spring Training and working on drills. But games will not happen. Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Trading Odds for 2 Displeased Phillies

If you eliminate Chase Utley from the aging members of the Philadelphia Phillies, you have either unhappy professionals or past-their-prime stars. And the faithful show no patience for yesterday’s heroes. There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week. Storyline features multiple stars and Red Alert highlights a specific player. Please, scroll down for this...
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Storyline: Trade Rumors with Realistic Expectations for the Phillies

Long before the arrival of July 31, writers will predict Chase Utley’s departure from the Philadelphia Phillies to a new city with a pennant-race opportunity. But will that be just hype? TAL’S STORYLINES Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the thinking of a baseball man in my opinion. Reading people is the answer to their decisions: past, present and future. Also...
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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