Some potential names for the Philadelphia Phillies next manager

We are climbing up on the Fourth of July weekend and the Philadelphia Phillies are already unsure on who their manager will be next year. So lets have a little fun with this and bring up a few names of former Phillies that could fit the role. But before that happens remember Pete Mackanin is the manager for the rest of the year and is trying out for the position right now. Some other...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 MLB draft: Which prospects might Miami Hurricanes lose?

Notes from Monday’s practice at Mark Light Field, where UM coach Jim Morris and several players talked during preparations for a College World Series opener against Florida (either 3 or 8 p.m. Saturday, ESPN) and Monday night’s commencement of the MLB draft (7 p.m., MLB Network) … * The draft used to run into College World Series time, but that has changed. Luckily for Suarez...
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28 days ago

Nori Aoki Thriving in First Season with San Francisco

  Nori Aoki #23 of the San Francisco Giants grounds out in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on April 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images) Michael Morse, Gregor Blanco, Melky Cabrera, Cody Ross, Pat Burrell, Fred Lewis. Those are the names of the Giants’ starting left fielders since the start of the 2008...
Via The Sports Journal
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies’ Former 2011 First-Round Draft Pick Larry Greene, Jr. Retires

After three minor league seasons, Phillies’ 2011 first-round draft pick Larry Greene, Jr. has apparently called it a career after not reporting to minor league camp in Clearwater, Florida. However, the Philadelphia Daily News reported the Phillies weren’t ready to close the door on Greene just yet. “I wouldn’t go on record with the retirement thing,” minor-league development...
Via Baseball Essential
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Burrell Finally Gets His Due

Pat "The Bat" Burrell was WSBGMs first inductee into our Hall of Fame.  Here's a snippet from the first ballot from back in 2009.Pat Burrell - Burrell is my favorite Phillie of all time, so this is a sentimental pick for me. But he has some WSBGM's Hall cred, too. Possibly no other player has been as analyzed and scrutinized as often and as severely as Pat Burrell. But his on...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Yay or Nay: Burrell on the Wall of Fame?

High five to Burrell for being named a Phillies’ Wall of Famer today. Pat Burrell was announced as the 2015 inductee on to the Phillies’ Wall of Fame earlier today. The selection sparked debate on the internet and on the airways, as folks argued the whys and why nots of Burrell being added to the Wall. Here are some of the arguments – feel free to jump in the discussion. The...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies to Induct Burrell Onto Wall of Fame

Today, the Phillies announced that they will induct former outfielder Pat Burrell onto their Wall of Fame later this season. Phillies announce they will induct Pat “The Bat” Burrell onto Phillies Wall of Fame. — Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) February 26, 2015   Burrell, the first overall pick in the 1998 draft, had his share of ups and downs while in a Phillies uniform. In...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Pat "The Bat" Burrell Announced as 2015 Phillies' Wall of Fame Inductee

The Philadelphia Phillies have announced that Pat Burrell, 2008 World Series champion, will be this year's Toyota Wall of Fame inductee. And the 37th inductee into the #Phillies Toyota WOF is… Pat Burrell! Induction ceremony on 7/31 prior to the game. — Phillies (@Phillies) February 26, 2015 In nine...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Pat Burrell Going Down a Slip n’ Slide is as Great as it Sounds

Who wants to see former Phillies outfielder Pat “The Bat” Burrell slide down a slip n’ slide in glorious fashion while holding a beverage in his hand? Thanks to Chase Utley, you can see this free of charge. At a Super Bowl party over the weekend, the Phillies’ second baseman posted a short video on his instagram account showing the likely intoxicated Burrell sliding down...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Out of the Batter’s Box – Pat Burrell down a slip-n-slide happened

Football was fun, but going down a slip-n-slide with a drink in hand is more fun. 1. Worst championship coaching decision since Game 6 in 1993? There have been a number of bad decisions made in championship settings over the years in all sports. Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll will have a whole offseason wondering what would have happened if he had just decided to hand...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

2008 World Series Champions, Chase Utley and Pat Burrell, Reunite for Super Bowl

View image | Former Phillies teammates from 2003-2008 and close friends, Chase Utley and Pat Burrell, have met up once again for Super Bowl festivities. This evening, Utley posted an Instagram video of the 2015 Phillies Wall of Fame candidate, captioned "Super Bowl slip n' slide". It appears Burrell...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Top Ten Reasons The Giants Are A Dynasty

So many players, coaches, front office people and members of the ownership group have had their hand in the three championships the San Francisco Giants have won over the last five years. But who is the most responsible. Nothing like a top 10 list to debate who had the biggest impact and who is the biggest reason the Giants are being referred to as a dynasty. Honorable Mentioned...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies 2015 Wall of Fame Ballot Includes Pat Burrell, Jim Fregosi, Others

View image | The Phillies released the ballot for candidates for the 2014 Phillies Wall of Fame. The list includes some Phillies of every generation; many of us were not alive when some of the names on the ballot played. Two names really resonate with Phillies fans: 2008 World...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Giants Look to Free Agency to Upgrade Left Field?

Ever since one Barry Lamar Bonds retired after the 2007 season, left field has been a continuous revolving door for the Giants. The team has had various players man the position, some effective, like Pat Burrell, and some not, like Jeff Francoeur, No one player has stuck for any long stretch of time, though. Burrell got old fast, Fred Lewis fell down a lot, Melky Cabrera got busted...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Mets And The Wide Talent Gap

If you can remember as far back as last week, you might recall that the Washington Nationals were in town for the first time since Opening Week. That series produced no wins for the Mets, and neither did the more recent one. You may have heard that the Mets record in their last 11 games at home vs. the Nats is 0-11. Overall this year, the Mets have beaten Washington twice in 12...
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Abreu Was A Mets Player In Phillies Uniform Last Night

Photo Courtesy Jody Eichel The Phillies honored Jimmy Rollins last night for becoming the Phillies' all-time hit leader. Present were many of his teammates. It was a rookie year reunion. Second baseman Marlon Anderson, Rollins' double play partner, catcher Mike Lieberthal, outfielder Pat Burrell, and outfielder Bobby Abreu all showed...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins Send Phillies to Third Straight Defeat

Jimmy Rollins was honored for his hit milestone tonight and was joined by former teammates Bobby Abreu, Mike Lieberthal, Marlon Anderson and Pat Burrell. After a phenomenal pre-game ceremony, Jimmy Rollins spoke the words "let's play some baseball" into the microphone. The Phillies (34-41) came into the game fresh off...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pat Burrell hit home run in BP wearing slacks, polo

Your browser does not support iframes. The legend of Pat Burrell continues to grow. Burrell, a former slugger with the Philadelphia Phillies now working as a scout for his most recent team — the San Francisco Giants — decided to take a hack during Giants BP before Wednesday’s game as part of a bet with […]
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pat Burrell homered in khakis before Wednesday’s Giants game

Pat Burrell is now a Giants scout, and clearly, he’s kept himself in shape during his retirement. Also, check out manager Bruce Bochy dancing behind the plate in an attempt to distract him. Wonderful.
Via The Outside Corner
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Three key questions for the Tampa Bay Rays

Watching Joe Maddon’s team every year, you get a real sense of appreciation for the way he manages to get every last drop of production out of his players. Sometimes, you have guys that simply don’t work out with the team, like Pat Burrell or (for a very brief time) Manny Ramirez. Sometimes, players revitalize their careers in Tampa Bay, like James Loney a year ago or Fernando...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The two biggest weaknesses of the Tampa Bay Rays

When you have a team like the Rays that is so well-run and so well-constructed, finding weaknesses is tough. However, digging a little deeper, maybe it’s not that hard. Tampa Bay’s two biggest weaknesses are rather obvious – their terrible stadium situation and as a result of that, their limited payroll. Think of the stadiums in the American League East. Up in Boston, you have...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Nation #19: Outfielder Cameron Perkins

Cameron Perkins, Image- @BaseballBetsy Outfielder Cameron Perkins has been one of the Phillies’ most promising prospects since he was selected in the sixth round of the 2012 draft. The righty batting outfielder has been a solid performer in many aspects of the game and is closest to the big leagues of any player from that year’s Phils draft class. Perkins signed quickly and upon...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The Phillies Nation Top 100: #57 Pat Burrell

  The Phillies Nation Top 100 continues today with #57. 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.  From this point forward...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Phillies Catcher Darren Daulton Gets Married In Florida

John Clark of NBC 10 passed on a couple really neat photos from Darren Daulton's wedding in Florida. We learned recently that Daulton was engaged and that he proposed via text message. He met his fiancee Amanda while golfing with former Phillies outfielder Pat Burrell (who was present). Congrats to...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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