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Can The Phillies Young Arms Last The Full Season?

The average age of the Phillies starting staff is 25 years old with Aaron Nola and Vincent Velasquez both being under the age of 24.  The quandary of young pitching staffs is their inexperience at pitching a long season...

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Philadelphia Phillies v St Louis Cardinals
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Is It Time For Howard To Relinquish His Starting Role?

Ryan Howard was the 2005 NL Rookie Of The Year, the 2006 NL MVP, 3-Time NL All--Star, 2-Time NL Home Runs Leader and 3-Time NL RBI's Leader.  But all of those accolades happened before he signed his 5 year, 125 Million Dollar deal before the start of the 2012 season...

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Cleveland Indians v Philadelphia Phillies
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Confidence Has Been Key For Phillies Bullpen

With Jeanmar Gomez tied for the league lead in Saves with 16 while the Phillies Bullpen has a combined 3.09 ERA on the season, the success of Philadelphia's Baseball club has been predicated in part on the Bullpen's ability to finish off wins...

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San Diego Padres v Philadelphia Phillies
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Should The Phillies Trade Prospects To Aid A Playoff Run?

With a 24-17 record the Phillies are a half game out of first place in the NL East before the start of play on Thursday.  While the unexpected play of the Phillies has been a pleasant surprise for fans, there looms the question of what does the organization do if the team is still in playoff contention when the MLB Trade Deadline comes around at the end of July...

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Philadelphia Phillies v Milwaukee Brewers
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Can Phillies Be 2016 Version Of Last Year’s Houston Astros?

After the Phillies win on Wednesday afternoon their record stands at 24-17 which places them among the top five teams record-wise in the National League...

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Why Is Mackanin A Better Manager For Phillies Than Sandberg?

As a player Ryne Sandberg had a career that led him to the Baseball Hall of Fame while Pete Mackanin's playing career was nine years of what some may quantify as a "Utility Player"...

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Philadelphia Phillies v Cincinnati Reds
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Pete Mackanin Has Given This Young Phillies Team Confidence

Heading into action Wednesday night the Phillies record stands at 19-14, which is the 4th best record in the National League.  ESPN Baseball Analyst Rick Sutcliffe told Mike Gill on Wednesday that a major reason for the Phillies' success in 2016 is their manager:

"I've known Pete Mackanin for a long, long time, I'm thrilled that he has an opportunity take over a team from day one and see how much better how he can help the young guys improve...

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Philadelphia Phillies v Cincinnati Reds
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Zolecki: I Wouldn’t Just Give Away Jeremy Hellickson

Speculation is that the Phillies will use 2016 Opening Day Starter Jeremy Hellickson as a trade piece to acquire more prospects before the July Trade Deadline...

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Cleveland Indians v Philadelphia Phillies
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Bottalico: Gomez And Neris Are Legit In Bullpen

The back end of the Phillies bullpen has been a pleasant surprise as Closer Jeanmarr Gomez leads Major League Baseball in Games Finished with a 2...

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San Diego Padres v Philadelphia Phillies
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Crasnick: Phillies Got 6 Guys They Can Hang Their Hat On

Before play on Tuesday night the Phillies stand at 15-11 on the season despite this team going through a rebuilding phase.  ESPN.com MLB Columnist Jerry Crasnick says that this season is not about wins and losses but about seeing who can play for the future:

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