Q&A with Chase Utley: Injuries, money, the 2014 Phillies and more

Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is one of the game's more insightful players, but he rarely allows the media to see his thoughtful side. The five-time All-Star made an exception Tuesday, sitting down with me for an interview that would appear on MLB Network. The highlights from our discussion: ROSENTHAL: Chase, we're sitting here in the middle of the Phillies...
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Manuel to Rejoin Phillies in Front Office

(AP) According to my colleague at 97.5 The Fanatic, Brian Startare, Charlie Manuel will be returning to the Phillies in an advisory role to General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. Manuel, 70, had taken a while to mull over the option, decided to accept the position to stay with the team. According to Jim Salisbury of, Manuel will work closely with minor league hitters while...
Via Phillies Nation
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Charlie Manuel Returns to the Phillies

Former manager Charlie Manuel is returning to the Phillies just half a year after being ousted from the team. He returns to the club as Senior Advisor to the GM, via 97.5 The Fanatic’s Brian Startare. As a manager, Manuel’s only losing season was his last one in 2013. For his career he holds a 1000-826 record. There was some buzz that Manuel would be seeking a position elsewhere...
Via Fightin For Philly
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley Makes The Media Rounds To Express Confidence In Phillies

Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is generally a quiet guy. But, the Phillies' popular player took the media in many forms in the last few days, perhaps because the Phillies forced him to. Utley's media blitz included an interview with Ryan Lawrence of the Daily News, an appearance on 94...
Via Philliedelphia
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Phillies Nation Top 100: #65-61

The Phillies Nation Top 100 continues today with #65 through #61. Our mission is to assess the Top 100 Phillies players of all time using impact to the Phillies, individual achievement, team achievement, traditional stats, and analytics as our criteria. The list was compiled by Ian Riccaboni and Pat Gallen with input from the rest of the Phillies Nation staff.  Each weekday,...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies on the Verge of Signing Nyjer Morgan?

As news broke today that Nyjer Morgan is attempted a return to the MLB, ESPN and Baseball America’s Jerry Crasnick reports that Morgan is already “closing in on a deal with an unspecified club.” Back in 2010, the Phillies were the mystery team who landed Cliff Lee. This deal has a lot less riding on it. While it’s a small deal, it could be a good one. The Phillies are looking...
Via Fightin For Philly
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies want Doc to return in 2014

The Philadelphia Phillies are still waiting to hear back from former manager Charlie Manuel on whether or not he’ll take a consultant role with the team. While they wait they’re looking to bring back someone else who left the team after the 2013 season, pitcher Roy Halladay. Doc retired after the season so the Phillies wouldn’t be looking to bring him back to the mound, they’d...
Via My Sports Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies Want to Bring Halladay Back to the Organization

CSNPhilly’s Jim Salisbury included an interesting blurb in an article today about recently retired Roy Halladay: The Phillies would also like to see recently retired Roy Halladay stay in the organization. It’s possible that Halladay could work as an instructor in spring training. “I don’t know what’s going to happen yet,” Amaro said. “I think he may have some interest...
Via Fightin For Philly
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Questions remain for Phillies, yet Chase Utley stresses excitement for 2014

Chase Utley stood in the middle of an otherwise empty Phillies clubhouse, fulfilling another media requirement Monday. He was asked if the session was his last. “I hope so,” he said with a laugh. Monday was part of a mini publicity tour for Utley, one the team asked him, and Utley agreed, to do. The 35-year-old second baseman lives in San Francisco in the offseason, working...
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Phillies sign shortstop Ronny Cedeno to minor-league deal

 The Philadelphia Phillies struggled to a 73-89 record last season and have been looking to upgrade and add pieces to as many positions as possible. Although the team has many high priced players under contract, the Phillies are attempting to go with lower priced free agents to fill needs. One such need is a stronger bench, so the Phillies has signed shortstop Ronny Cedeno, the...
Via MLB Injury News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Phillies Have a AAA Pitching Depth Issue

Philliedelphia Photo Adam Morgan will miss most of 2014. If you're the average fan, you may not know much about him, but he was the Phillies #2 rated pitching prospect before the 2013 season. He partially tore his rotator cuff, pitched poorly with it for a bit, then missed a...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline 2: The Other Dom Browns of the Philadelphia Phillies

In baseball, the unrealized situation provides the illusion of trumping reality; for instance, many Philadelphia Phillies fans bemoan the prospects lost but do not celebrate the keeping of Domonic Brown. Have those gems shined with their new teams? Please, scroll down for this edition of Nitecap Insight: Bargaining Chips: TAL’S HANDY CAPS Welcome, Newcomers:  This article represents...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies remove long-time broadcasters Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews

Philadelphia Phillies broadcasts in 2014 will sound different. The club announced on Wednesday that long-time broadcasters Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews would not be returning to the booth, less than a week after announcing their new television deal. Neither announcer was very beloved by the fanbase, but their departures still come as a shock. Wheeler has been with the organization...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Fantasized Treasure and the Philadelphia Phillies

In baseball, the unrealized situation provides the illusion of trumping reality; for instance, many Philadelphia Phillies fans bemoan the prospects lost but do not celebrate the keeping of Domonic Brown. Have those gems shined with their new teams? Please, scroll down for this edition of Nitecap Insight: The Brown Controversy. TAL’S HANDY CAPS Welcome, Newcomers:  This article...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies won't contend until at least 2017

Your Phillies roster includes Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Jonathan Papelbon, Cliff Lee, and Carlos Ruiz... 2016. Those five players, who will all be over the age of 35, are either under contract or have vesting options through the 2016 season. Oh, for the love of Pete. If those players unmercifully remain in 2016, they will have an average age of over 36 and a combined salary...
Via PhilsBaseball
20 days ago  |  2 Comments

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