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Prospect of the Day: Cesar Hernandez

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Cesar is prospect of the day at minorleagueball. Go read it.

John Sickels reviews Darin Ruf

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Nothing you haven't heard before, but John seems to believe in the bat, which is presumably better than the alternative of John not believing in his bat.

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The Phillies Have Gamed Dom Brown's Service Clock - And No One Noticed

As the Phillies offense limps out of the gate, the calls for Domonic Brown's return will no doubt come soon. And although the Phillies never mentioned it publicly (they really are not allowed to),...

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Penn State Wrestling Repeats as Big Ten Champions!

After what looked like a disastrous semifinal round last night, Cael's boys bounced back with an incredible Sunday. A 13-2 record sealed the deal, as the Nits picked up three champs (Molinaro,...

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ZiPS Projects the 2012 Phillies

Dan Szymborski's full 2012 ZiPS projections came out just last week. Let's have a look at what the vaunted projection system sees in store for the 2012 edition of the Fightins after the jump.

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Hamels, Victorino, or Pence -- Choose One?

In light of Cole Hamels recently signing a one-year, $15 million contract for his last year of team control, attention now turns to whether the Phillies can bring back their homegrown ace...

John Sickels' Phillies minor league discussion

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Observe, discuss, etc. His top 20 with grades should be out this week.

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On Vance Worley and The Bullpen

  via phillysportscentral.com Edit: I bolded what I consider to be the primary reason NOT to put Worley in the 'pen - at least for now. As PhillyFriar notes, come late August/early September, it's...

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Should the Phillies pursue Nationals' outfielder Josh Willingham?

The right-handed hitting Willingham is seeking a contract extension from Washington that he is unlikely to receive. Can the Phillies take advantage?

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Is Laviolette riding Bob too hard?

Sergei Bobrovsky is starting his 11th game in a row tonight, as well as both games of a back-to-back. We all remember last year when Lavy rode goalies into the ground, especially Michael Leighton...

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The WAR impact of losing Jayson Werth

Considering that WAR has quickly become the handy, one-stop shop for comparing player values, I thought it might be fun to see how the Phils are impacted by the combination of a Werth-less lineup...

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Victorino, Ibanez, Blanton?

The Phillies payroll sits at $143 million for 2011 with Durbin and Francisco (and obviously Werth) unsigned. Anticipating that Contreras will leave via free agency, Durbin will be signed for...

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Can Jay Paterno coach quarterbacks? Maybe Jay Paterno can coach quarterbacks.

The purpose of this post is just that. I recall most thought JayPa was truly the most atrocious QB coach in the land during the QB14 years. What now? Let's look at his recent body of work, with the...

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Kyle Kendrick, Super Two?

Something I realized looking at Cot's Contracts is that Kyle Kendrick is  headed to arbitration this winter as a Super Two, meaning he's in for a not insubstantial raise.

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Runs Scored for Pitchers?

I've developed a curiosity in the last few years related to how a team's offense performs according to the pitcher on the mound. I first noticed this trend when Roger Clemens was pitching for the A...

ND Admits They Could Get Screwed

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AD Jack Swarbrick admits the changes in the landscape could be "seismic" and ND might have to consider joining a league.

Scott Mathieson and an "Epic" Comeback

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Matt Gelb writes that Mathieson's arm feels right for the first time since he first hurt it in 2006.

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Cost Certainty: What Does It Mean?

  So the Phils have unloaded a trio of three-year deals in the past few days on Joe Blanton, Shane Victorino and Carlos Ruiz. While the three players earned the money with their play in the last...

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Wrestlers maul Illini, still not homo-erotic, fans like it

While many of us were bashing our brains in over the remarkable suckitude of the basketball team, that OTHER team was putting a hurtin' on ye olde Fighting Illini of Illinois. The most remarkable...

My, Those Are Some Rich Cupcakes!

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The Phillies and their their three remaining arbitration-eligible players exchanged figures today. Ruiz's numbers came in as expected and Victorino's somewhat lower than expected. But Blanton? Cupcakes asked for $10.25 million, while the Phils are offering ONLY $7.5 million.

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John Sickels Top 20 Phillies prospects

I don't recall this getting any juice on here when Sickels originally posted it, so I thought I'd throw it up now. Dom Brown is the choice at number 1 followed by Trevor May and Phillippe Aumont....

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What To Do At Third Base?

Now that a decision has been made to cut Pete Happy loose, at least for the time being, the major question of this offseason has become what Amaro will do to fill the hole at the hot corner. B...

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Chris Brown tells us why PSU plays great D

I'm not sure how many of you read smartfootball.com, the essential football strategy site run by Chris Brown, but you should. Chris is a maestro of football strategy and is a fantastic read, no...

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Sweet Lou is here, he comes bearing the future

The air smells a little sweeter in Pennsylvania right now, and I think I know why. While some less-enlightened folk point to the arrival of spring, I sadly shake my head in disagreement. What's...

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...But where do we start?

So after all that buzz about teh OMGz Hurricanez, it's Flyers-Pens in Round 1. All that remains to be decided is where the series will start. The good guys and the bad guys are currently tied in...

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Flyers sign who?

Sam Carchidi is reporting that Holmgren signed David Sloane, a recent Colgate grad, to fill in for Ryan Parent tonight. The Flyers signed 6-foot-4, 220-pound David Sloane, an Ambler native, to...

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JVR loves college, thinks last night was awfully crazy, he should have taped it

Top prospect James van Riemsdyk is making his 2nd annual campaign to annoy the hell out of Paul Holmgren. The 6-3, 19-year-old left-winger just finished his sophomore year at UNH. He scored 17...

Kevin Goldstein (BP) talks Phils' prospects

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Goldstein hooks phuture phillies up with a nice interview

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