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Is Odubel Herrera Underappreciated?
In 25 games since the All-Star Break, Odubel Herrera has been one of the hottest hitters in Baseball posting a .380 Batting Average with Six Home Runs, Nine Doubles, and .441 On-Base Percentage as the Phillies have gone 13-12 over that stretch...
Chris Wheeler and Larry Bowa Remember Darren Daulton
On Sunday night the Phillies announced that Darren “Dutch” Daulton passed away at the age of 55 after a four-year battle with brain cancer.  Despite being selected in the 25th round – the 628th overall selection – of the 1980 June draft by the Phillies, h…
Should Galvis Continue Starting At SS Instead Of Crawford?
One of the Phillies top prospects JP Crawford posted a strong month of July compiling a .281 Batting Average with Eight Home Runs, 18 RBI, and a .389 on-base percentage in 27 games.  But at the Major League Level the Phillies' starting Shortstop Freddy Galvis is having arguably the best se…
Pete Rose and Phillies: The Illusion of Morality in Sports
I am not old enough to have watched Pete Rose play Baseball but thanks to ESPN Classic and Ken Burn’s Baseball documentary series, I got to see a lot of “Charlie Hustle” to know who he is outside of the prolific statistics he compiled in his career as he b…
Is Pete Mackanin The Phillies Manager Long Term?
Pete Mackanin is in the midst of his second full season as Phillies' Manager after becoming the Interim Manager with 88 games left in 2015.  As of July 31st, Mackanin has a record of 147-206 during his time as the Phillies' Skipper.  There are those who question if Mackanin is th…
Phillies Use Financial Strength in Hellickson, Kendrick Deals
The Phillies made a pair of moves Friday night, shipping pitcher Jeremy Hellickson to the Baltimore Orioles and Howie Kendrick to the Washington Nationals.   In both trades, the Phillies used their financial strength to not only trade the players for prospects but to ac…

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