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And Your Official Phillies Manager Is...

When Ryne Sandberg quit managing the Phillies, Pete Mackanin was there to pick up the reins.  He, like Sandberg, has been dealt the ********* hand imaginable, but for the remainder of the 2015 season, Mackanin will be sitting on his throne in the Phils dugout calling the shots.  Honestly, there's not much he can do to fix what's going on in Philadelphia.  He can play the young...
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Series Showdown: Phillies versus Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers (29-48, 5th) @ Philadelphia Phillies (27-50, 5th) Game Times:Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday - 7:05Thursday - 6:35Hitting & Fielding:C - Jonathan Lucroy vs. Carlos Ruiz1B - Adam Lind vs. Ryan Howard2B - Scooter Gennett vs. Cesar HernandezSS - Jean Segura vs. Freddy Galvis3B - Aramis Ramirez vs. Maikel FrancoLF - Gerardo Parra vs. Cody AscheCF - Carlos Gomez...
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Farewell Sandberg

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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Showdown: Philly versus DC

Washington Nationals (40-33, 1st) @ Philadelphia Phillies (26-48, 5th) Game Times:Friday, 7:05Saturday, 3:05Sunday, 1:35Hitting/Fielding:C - Wilson Ramos vs. Carlos Ruiz1B - Clint Robinson vs. Ryan Howard2B - Anthony Rendon vs. Cesar HernandezSS - Ian Desmond vs. Freddy Galvis3B - Yunel Escobar vs. Maikel FrancoLF - Michael Taylor vs. Cody AscheCF - Denard Span vs. Ben RevereRF...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Showdown: Phillies versus Yankees

Philadelphia Phillies (24-47, 5th) @ New York Yankees (38-31, 2nd) Game Times:Monday & Tuesday, 7:05Wednesday, 1:05Batting/Hitting:C - Carlos Ruiz vs. Brian McCann1B - Ryan Howard vs. Mark Teixeira 2B - Chase Utley vs. Stephen DrewSS - Freddy Galvis vs. Didi Gregorius3B - Maikel Franco vs. Chase HeadleyLF - Cody Asche vs. Brett GardnerCF - Ben Revere vs. Chris YoungRF - Domonic...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Happy Phather's Day- Phillies Style

Happy Phather's Day to all you Phillies Phan dads out there.  I'll be at the game today to watch Adam Morgan make his MLB debut. Phils are likely to be slaughtered again, but at least I get a 1960 retro hat out of the deal. 
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Showdown: Phillies versus Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals (43-23, 1st) @ Philadelphia Phillies (23-45, 5th) Game Times:Friday & Saturday, 7:05Sunday, 1:35Batting/Fielding:C - Yadier Molina vs. Carlos Ruiz1B - Mark Reynolds vs. Ryan Howard2B - Kolten Wong vs. Chase UtleySS - Jhonny Peralta vs. Freddy Galvis3B - Matt Carpentar vs. Maikel FrancoLF - Randal Grichuk vs. Cody AscheCF - Peter Bourjos vs. Ben RevereRF ...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Another Day, Another Game, Another Loss

Another day, another game, another loss is what Phillies baseball has become.  Same ****, different toilet. Thoughts:*This team is so bad, it really doesn't matter if they play worse.  Trading any, or all of, Ben Revere, Jonathan Papelbon, Aaron Harang, Carlos Ruiz, and Ryan Howard makes sense. Papelbon is an elite closer, but rarely gets save opportunities.  Harang is a decent...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Showdown: Phillies versus Orioles

Baltimore Orioles (33-31, 3rd) @ Philadelphia Phillies (22-44, 5th) Game Times:Wednesday, 7:05Thursday, 1:05Hitting/Fielding:C - Matt Wieters vs. Carlos Ruiz1B - Chris Davis vs. Ryan Howard2B - Ryan Flaherty vs. Chase UtleySS - JJ Hardy vs. Freddy Galvis3B - Manny Machado vs. Maikel FrancoLF - David Lough vs. Cody AscheCF - Adam Jones vs. Odubel HerreraRF - Travis Snider vs. Ben...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Worst

Expect the worst from the Phillies. Don't be delusional. This is the worst offense since the Deadball era and Amaro is the worst GM ever. No hyperbole, mere facts.
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Showdown: Philly versus Pitt

Philadelphia Phillies (22-39, 5th) @ Pittsburgh Pirates (32-27, 3rd)  Games Times:Friday, 7:05Saturday, 4:05Sunday, 1:35Offense:C - Francisco Cervelli  vs. Carlos Ruiz1B - Pedro Alvarez vs. Ryan Howard2B - Neil Walker vs. Chase UtleySS - Jody Mercer vs. Freddy Galvis3B - Josh Harrison vs. Maikel FrancoLF - Starling Marte vs. Cody AscheCF - Andrew McCutchen vs. Odubel...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

New Additions- Correia & Gutierrez

Desperately in need of a 5th start, the Phillies turned to journeyman Kevin Correia, who recently opted out of a minor league deal with Giants.  The 34 year old righty is a veteran of 12 MLB seasons, having pitched for the Giants, Padres, Pirates, Twins, and Dodgers.  He owns a 76-95 record 353 games, 1405.1 innings, with 892 strikeouts and a 4.59/1.42 ERA/WHIP combo.  He pitches...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Showdown: Philly versus Cincy

Philadelphia Phillies (22-36, 5th) @ Cincinnati Reds (24-31, 4th) Game Times:Monday & Tuesday 7:10Wednesday 12:35Hitting/Fielding:C - Brayan Pena vs. Carlos Ruiz1B - Joey Votto vs. Ryan Howard2B - Brandon Phillips vs. Chase UtleySS - Zack Cozart vs. Freddy Galvis3B - Todd Frazier vs. Maikel FrancoLF - Skip Schumaker vs. Cody AscheCF - Billy Hamilton vs. Odubel HerreraRF -...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Disgruntled Sunday Sampler

Wandy Rodriguez should be pitching for the Phillies. I'm going to ***** about this all season, or at least while it's still relevant.  He agreed to a minor league deal with the Phils, but it never became official because he failed his physical.  What did their due diligence get them?  Well, it certainly didn't get them a 4-3 record in 9 GS, 52.2 IP, 43 K, 3.25 ERA, and a 1.36...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Showdown: Phillies versus Giants

San Francisco Giants (30-25) @ Philadelphia Phillies (21-34) Game Times:Friday, 7:05Saturday, 3:05Sunday, 1:35Hitting/Fielding:C - Buster Posey vs. Carlos Ruiz1B - Bradon Belt vs. Ryan Howard2B - Joe Panik vs. Chase UtleySS - Bradon Crawford vs. Freddy Galvis3B - Matt Duffy vs. Maikel FrancoLF - Nori Aoki vs. Cody AscheCF - Angel Pagan vs. Odubel HerreraRF - Hunter Pence vs. Ben...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Maikel Franco with The Howard, Phillies with the Win

The Howard- when a player strikes out, commits an error, and hits a homerun all within the same game.  Lovingly named after the Philadelphia Phillies slugger, Ryan Howard.Rookie third baseman, Maikel Franco, collected the first Howard of his career in yesterday's come from behind victory against the Reds.  As loyal readers of WSBGMs know, nearly every time a Phillies player performs...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Dellin Betances is Freakin' Amazing

This might be sacrilegious coming from a Phillies blogger, but since I have the forum, I'm going to do it anyway- New York Yankees reliever Dellin Betances is amazing!The big imposing righty stands 6'8" and weighs in at 265 pounds.  Pitching for the Yankees seems like what he was meant to do, seeing that he was born in New York City.  The 27 year old has pitched in part of 4 seasons...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Showdown: Phillies versus Reds

Cincinnati Reds (22-27) @ Philadelphia Phillies (19-33) Game Times:Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday all 7:05Hitting/Fielding:C - Brayan Pena vs. Carlos Ruiz1B - Joey Votto vs. Ryan Howard2B - Brandon Phillips vs. Chase UtleySS - Zack Cozart vs. Freddy Galvis3B - Todd Frazier vs. Maikel FrancoLF - Marlon Byrd vs. Cody AscheCF - Billy Hamilton vs. Odubel HerreraRF - Jay Bruce vs....
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

End of May Stat Check

Record:19-32 (28th) *On pace for a record of 60-102Run Differential of -70, worst in baseballOffensive Rankings:R - 156 (30th) *On pace for 495 runs scoredAVG - .237 (28th)OBP - .289 (29th)SLG - .346 (30th)OPS - .635 (30th)DBL - 79 (21st)TRPL - 13 (5th)HR - 27 (30th) *On pace for 85 homerunsSB - 24 (18th)BB - 116 (27th)K - 361 (11th)Ranking By Position:C - .240/.603 (22nd)1B - .251...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Asche Up, Sizemore Out

Cody Asche has been summoned from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and will be plugged into the Phillies lineup as their left fielder.  The converted third baseman was only batting .245/.632 before being temporarily demoted to learn his new position.  Hopefully he can get the stick going upon his return.  The Phils surely need the offense.To make room on the 25-man and 40-man rosters, Grady...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Series Showdown: Phillies versus Mets

Philadelphia Phillies (19-27, 4th) @ New York Mets (24-21, 2nd) Game Times:Monday, 1:10Tuesday, 7:10Wednesday, 1:10Batting/Fielding:C - Carlos Ruiz vs. Kevin Plawecki1B - Ryan Howard vs. Lucas Duda2B - Chase Utley vs. Daniel MurphySS - Freddy Galvis vs. Wilmer Flores3B - Maikel Franco vs. Eric CampbellLF - Ben Revere vs. Michael CuddyerCF - Odubel Herrera vs. Juan LagaresRF...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Series Showdown: Phillies versus Nationals

Philadelphia Phillies (18-25, 4th) @ Washington Nationals (24-17, 1st) Game Times:Friday, 7:05Saturday, 4:05Sunday, 1:35Batting/Fielding:C - Carlos Ruiz vs. Wilson Ramos1B - Ryan Howard vs. Ryan Zimmerman2B - Chase Utley vs. Danny EspinosaSS - Freddy Galvis vs. Ian Desmond3B - Maikel Franco vs. Yunel EscobarLF - Ben Revere vs. Michael TaylorCF - Odubel Herrera vs. Denard SpanRF...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Six Going On Seven?

Six Game Winnings Streak!!! *Chad Billingsley is on the DL with a right shoulder strain.  He's out for at least a month.  In his absence, Severino Gonzalez gets another chance to impress.*Proof that Amaro is a liar- “Ruben called me about a week after the season and said we’re going to go in a different direction, we’re going to go younger. And then he signs Aaron Harang...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Series Shakedown: Phillies versus Rockies

Philadelphia Phillies (16-23) @ Colorado Rockies (13-21) Game Times:Monday, 8:40Tuesday, 8:40Wednesday, 8:40Thursday, 3:10Offense:C - Carlos Ruiz vs. Nick Hundley1B - Ryan Howard vs. Wilin Rosario2B - Chase Utley vs. DJ LaMahieuSS - Freddy Galvis vs. Troy Tulowitzski3B - Maikel Franco vs. Nolan ArenadoLF - Ben Revere vs. Chris DickersonCF - Odubel Herrera vs. Charlie BlackmonRF...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

We're Going Streaking!

The Philadelphia Phillies are winners of 4 straight games.  It's quite the accomplishment and should be celebrated.  We're going streaking! Sunday Share:*Andres Blanco should be recognized for being a decent bench player for the Phillies over the past two season.  In 45 games, he's hit .284/.766, providing 0.5 WAR, while playing quality defense at 2nd, 3rd, and SS.*Joe Blanton...
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May 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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