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Chase Utley Should Be a Phillie for Life

The Philadelphia Phillies franchise has retired seven numbers in its history. Only one, however, Michael Jack Schmidt, played his entire career in the City of Brotherly Love. Chase Utley will one day have his number retired by the Phillies, but will he join Schmidt as only the second lifelong-Phillie to receive the honor? It is no secret that the Phillies are holding a blowout clearance...
Via Baseball Essential
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies’ Chase Utley is “more open” to waiving no-trade rights

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is usually the first person you hear Philly fans complain about, but it’s second baseman Chase Utley that is getting more of the blame these days. He has struggled mightily from the plate this season and his value on the field and on the trade market has not been lower than what it is right now. That being said, Utley is “more...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Night Mailbag - Could Cody Asche move to left field? Would Chase Utley waive his 10-5 rights?

After the Phillies 1-6 road trip, there isn't really much to be excited about on this team, with the exception of Odubel Herrera, Cody Asche and even Freddy Galvis. There are plenty of questions surrounding the team, so let's get started on some of the fan submissions from today... With...
Via Philliedelphia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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
12 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley Beginning Thirteenth Season Facing an Uncertain Future

Donovan solano #17 of the Miami Marlins slides into second with a double during the first inning against Chase Utley #2 of the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park on September 25, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images) Chase Utley has been a fixture in Philadelphia for the last 12 seasons. He has played every inning of his career with the Phillies, but his...
Via The Sports Journal
17 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
25 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
25 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

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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