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Sitting Darin Ruf all part of Phillies ludicrous plan

How Darin Ruf fits into Phillies' flawed plan...
Via PhilsBaseball
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ruf Suffers Oblique Injury, Roster Spot in Doubt?

Not good news for Darin Ruf. The outfielder suffered an oblique injury during BP and will be evaluated tomorrow, according to Ruf was hitting .217 with two homers and seven RBI this spring and had a very good shot at one of the final bench spots. This clearly will change things as the season begins on March 31 in Texas. I’ve long thought Ruf should be on this roster...
Via Phillies Nation
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Revisited Storyline: Plan B for the Philadelphia Phillies

In the shadow between a starter’s gig and a bench role, the front office of the Philadelphia Phillies will determine Darin Ruf’s 2014. Could he be part of a trade package to improve another deficiency? TAL’S HANDY CAPS Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the thinking of a baseball man in my opinion. Most fans do not consider the budget, prospects on the radar, the organization...
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Expanded Storyline: Trading Tomorrow for 2014′s Philadelphia Phillies

In the front office,  the first thoughts for next year are forming in private conversations, and some involve Cody Asche, the third baseman of the Philadelphia Phillies. Will he be in Ryne Sandberg’s lineup next April? TAL’S HANDY CAPS Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the thinking of a baseball man in my opinion. Most fans do not consider the budget, prospects on the radar...
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Nation Player Review: Darin Ruf

Despite launching 14 homers in three months in 2013, Darin Ruf again finds his future in Philadelphia uncertain. For the second straight season, Darin Ruf did all he could in his time with the Phillies to dispel the notion that his 38 AA homers in 2012 were some sort of fluke. In September of that year, he launched three bombs in 33 at-bats with the big club. He got a much longer...
Via Phillies Nation
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Ruf Playing as Though His Job is on the Line

Darin Ruf, image- Jay Floyd Despite posting solid numbers in the big leagues whenever he’s been given the chance,  outfielder/first baseman Darin Ruf‘s future with the Phillies isn’t very clear. The 27-year-old slugger entered action on Friday sporting a .254 batting average with 14 home runs and 30 RBI in 71 games in the majors this year. Ruf has continued to put in plenty of work...
Via Phillies Nation
September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

The future for the Philadelphia Phillies begins now

Ruf Watches his Drive During April in Lehigh Valley. The Philadelphia Phillies record going into their game Sunday stands at 33-36 and 7 1/2 games behind the Atlanta Braves who are leading the NL East. With this being said, where do the Phillies go from here? Do they continue to play sub .500 baseball, do they make some big time trades by trading the likes of a Cliff Lee, Chase Utley...
June 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Designing the red pinstripes for tomorrow

With the exception of two position players, there is a new squad being built by the Philadelphia Phillies around Domonic Brown. Three are on the parent club, three are at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, and two are with Single-A Lakewood. TAL’S HANDY CAPS WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: By design my articles represent a baseball man’s thinking, the view from the dugout and the GM’s box. Most fans do...
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Time to Get Ruf?

  Ruf could be on his way if Howard sees the DL. Photo by: Ian Riccaboni Ryan Howard is getting a precautionary MRI on his left knee and will likely be out for Monday’s game against the Marlins. John Finger and John Gonzalez of CSNPhilly are saying Howard’s knee, according to Howard, is a day-to-day issue. Of note, however, Howard also said his knee has been bothering him since Spring...
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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