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  • Michael Young pulled from the lineup; Rollins not starting

     
    As soon as Michael Young was pulled from Thurdsay’s starting lineup and replaced by Kevin Frandsen at first base, the guesses were flying, especially after a report surfaced that he had cleared waivers. Was Young traded back to Texas? Did......
  • Utley could be a Phillie for five more years

     
    So we were already pretty sure Chase Utley would be here for the next two years, and we thought the third year was a good possibility too. The Phillies finally officially announced the second baseman's contract extension, and surprised many......
  • 2014 catching situation "a big hole for us"

     
    The Phillies catching situation got even more interesting this week, and definitely more challenging for the front office. Carlos Ruiz will be a free agent at the end of this year, and there's a chance the Phillies were (and might......
  • Phillies demote Martinez, sign Bernadina

     
    Chances are you'll be glad the Phillies demoted Michael Martinez to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. I can't imagine you'll be thrilled that it happened because the club needed to make room for Roger Bernadina. GM Ruben Amaro Jr. announced Wednesday that......
  • Sandberg continues to mix things up

     
    Ryne Sandberg has been the Phillies interim manager for 12 games. He's used 12 different batting orders (even when not including the pitcher). When the Phillies play their last game on Sept. 29 in Atlanta, I expect that by then......
  • Deal with Cuban pitcher Gonzalez finally done

     
    It's a deal that was a long time in the making, but it's finally done and is costing the Phillies must less than what was originally being reported. Free agent right-handed pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, a native of Cuba, has......
  • A month after going on the DL, Utley is activated

     
    Now maybe everyone will get a better gauge of what the Phillies can do. After making two rehab starts with Double-A Reading, where he was 0-for-9, the club activated Chase Utley from the disabled list. He'd been out since May......
  • Hernandez gets audition in center field; a dramatic exit for Ruf

     
    Until this past week, Cesar Hernandez had played the outfield for just one inning in his professional career, in the 23rd game of his career on June 20, 2007. Then, the all-star second baseman made back-to-back starts for the IronPigs in center field last...
  • Great Sports Debate appearance

     
    The season finale of The Great Sports Debate airs this week, and I was a guest along with host John Clark and panelists Tony Bruno and Harry Mayes. We talk lots of Phillies in my two segments. Does the bullpen......
  • Bullpen woes only getting worse

     
    It seems like a never-ending quest for the Phillies in the last two years. A season after their eighth-inning debacles were all the talk, Ruben Amaro Jr. thought he had solidified how the set-up role would go. It hasn't worked......
  • This homestand could determine the fate of this group

     
    Ruben Amaro Jr. insists he’s not yet determined if his team is going to be buyers or sellers. This homestand stands to be the difference maker. “It could be. It could be,” the general manager admitted. “I hope we’re adding......