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Sandburg explains moves in bizarre game against Mets

Phillies second baseman Chase Utley came alive Tuesday at Citi Field as the Phillies homered four times, but plenty of other interesting things happened to them in their 6-5 loss. Three things begged questions.
Via Philly Sports Live
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Utley Finds His Swing, But Phillies Still Lose to Mets, 6-5

Chase Utley seems to have found his swing. In Tuesday night’s game against the Mets, he was 3-3 with two home runs–one of which came off Mets starter Matt Harvey–and 3 RBI. Unfortunately for the Phillies, Utley’s night wasn’t enough. The offense would only score one other run–a home run by Cody Asche, also off Harvey. Starter David Buchanan gave up five runs in 5.2 innings...
Via Phillies Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley and Ryan Howard cannot bat third and fourth in the Phillies lineup

View image | No one is really all that surprised that the Phillies lineup is not scoring any runs. If that is the case, then the Phillies should construct a lineup that best maximizes each position in the batting order. Yet, the Phillies seem like they cannot get past...
Via Philliedelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley Looking Like Chase Utley

Chase Utley has had himself one heck of a spring, batting .448 with a .500 OBP, four home runs, and nine RBIs in 29 at bats. The 12-year veteran is poised to have a great season as long as his legs cooperate. Utley’s health is a big question mark heading into this season, although he’s coming off  his healthiest season in the last five years, playing in 155 games in 2014. Before...
Via Phillies Nation
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Utley Homers Twice in Phillies Win

The Phillies snapped a seven game winless streak on Wednesday with a 9-2 shellacking of the Atlanta Braves in Clearwater. The Phils inconsistent offense piled up 10 hits, including eight off of Braves starter Julio Teheran. Two of those hits were home runs from second baseman Chase Utley, who homered in four consecutive at-bats after hitting two home runs in his previous contest...
Via Phillies Nation
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Utley’s Unannounced Replacement on the Phillies

Because of his three vesting options, Chase Utley could be the regular second baseman of the Philadelphia Phillies for the next four campaigns. Starting in 2015 and through 2017 for each 162, Utley will either have 500 plate appearances to guarantee $15 million for the following season or a club option of $11 million or $5 million if he doesn’t have 500 PA. He had 664 plate appearances...
19 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...
March 19, 2015  |  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...
Via Philliedelphia
March 15, 2015  |  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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