John Stolnis

  • joined Oct 14, 2013
  • last login Jul 09, 2014
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I write about the Phillies and do radio things. I have children. And a wife. And a house. And two cats.

Gosh, this is getting personal.

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Can Domonic Brown Pull A Pat Burrell?


The embattled left fielder finally had a good game on Tuesday night. Can the Phillies be as patient with him as they were with another left fielder, about a decade ago?

Phillies Trade Rumors: Amaro Says Changes Coming


Also, the Phils are hot to move Papelbon, Marlon Byrd ain't sweatin' it, and are the Yankees interested in re-acquiring A.J. Burnett?

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The 1996 All Star Game, the Vet, and Depression


Chase Utley joins a litany of former Phillies who were their teams' lone representatives to the All Star Game. And even though it won't be a chipper affair, there's no way it can be worse than 1996.

Why A's-Cubs Trade is Different From Hunter Pence


Here is why Billy Beane's overpay for Jeff Samardzija & Jason Hammel is different than the ill-fated 2011 deal for Hunter Pence.

Scratchin' and Clawin': Phillies 5, Marlins 4


In a see-saw affair, the Phils scored two in the ninth to end their six-game losing streak.

Phillies Trade Rumors: Potential Destinations


If the Phillies are willing and able to unload some of their key players on contenders this month, here are the most likely landing spots for some of the team's most trade-able assets.

Cliff Lee Cleared to Begin Rehab Assignment


The Phils' ace left-hander could even make a couple starts for the big league team before the July 31 trade deadline.

Extra Pain: Marlins 5, Phillies 4 (11)


In their never-ending quest to prevent me from getting more than four hours' sleep on nights I'm doing the recap, the Phils didn't even make it worth my while last night.


Game 83 Open Thread: Phillies at Marlins

The Phillies begin the month of July in a quest to end their four-game losing streak and erase the memories of a horrible home stand on the road in Miami.

Phillies Midseason Report: Ryne Sandberg


The first-time manager has had an interesting first half as the Phils' skipper.

Dear Phillies: It's Over.


The Phils' string of solid play last week against Atlanta and St. Louis was nice, but reality smacked them hard in the face this weekend.

Should Phillies Aggressively Pursue Yasmani Tomas?


He's a 23-year-old power hitting Cuban corner outfielder, and Ruben Amaro should make signing him a priority this summer.

Ryan Howard Continues Torture of St. Louis


When the Big Man is hitting long balls, good things usually happen.

David Montgomery on Utley, Rollins, & Tanking


The Phillies team president had some interesting things to say on Wednesday about Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley and the possibility of a Houston Astros-like rebuild.

Could Ruben Amaro Get A Contract Extension?


If David Montgomery's vote of confidence is legitimate, shouldn't Ruben Amaro get a contract extension?

Chasing .500: Phillies 5 Braves 2


The Phillies have taken the first two games of their three-game set against Atlanta, making a mediocre NL East even tighter. But instead of thinking division title, the Phils need to get to even first.

Phillies Amazingly Still In NL East Hunt


Nearly everyone has mentally prepared for a team-wide sell-off in July, but there is a chance it may not happen after all.

Phillies Should Resist Urge To Overuse Mayberry


Mayberry is having a terrific season mashing left-handed pitching. But that does not mean he should once again be an everyday player.

Cole Hamels and the Hall of Fame


What does Cole Hamels need to accomplish in order to be considered a legitimate candidate for the Hall of Fame?

Phillies Putting Themselves In Early Holes


The first three innings have been one of the chief bugaboos for the 2014 Phils.

Establishing Trade Value: Phillies 5 Padres 2


The Phillies beat the Padres at Citizens Bank Park thanks to a few players who did nothing to hurt their trade value.

Are Phillies and Red Sox Discussing Trade?


A report by a Boston Globe columnist speculates the two teams may be talking about a deal, although it's hard to see a match.

2008 No More: How the Phils and Rays Have Fallen


The two teams that fought for the 2008 World Series are now fighting it out for the #1 pick in the 2015 MLB Draft.

Phillies Call Up Ken Giles, Mike Adams Hurt


The Triple Digit Kid is getting the call to the show as Mike Adams' bounce back season hits a roadblock.

It's Easy, Just Shut Them Out: Phillies 8 Reds 0


Cole Hamels continued his ridiculous dominance of the Cincinnati Reds, and the Phillies snapped a six-game losing streak.

Santana Clerical Error is Maddening and Reassuring


A reporter for the Houston Chronicle says the one-time Phils prospect was given to the Astros as a throw-away player in the Pence deal... by mistake.


Game 58 Open Thread: Phillies at Nationals

If the first two times you don't succeed, try try again.

MLB Draft: The Phillies' Future Begins Today


Things are bleak at the Major League level right now, and could be for some time. But today, the team begins the process of putting the team back together.

Phillies Sign Marquis, Recall Ethan Martin


Phillies Sign Jason Marquis To Minor League Deal

Despite Struggles Ruben Amaro Isn't Going Anywhere


If the Phillies were to fire Ruben Amaro mid-season, it would be a drastic change from the way the organization has operated in the past.

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