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The Ex Men


Former Phillies Hunter Pence and Jayson Werth really do smack the team around. But they pale in comparison to a much lower-profile member of the 2007 NL East champs, who went Full Bonds on the...

Roster Shuffle: Lee, Nieves, Brignac Return


The Phillies reinstate Cliff Lee, Wil Nieves and Reid Brignac from the disabled list, while bidding farewell to Koyie Hill, Cesar Hernandez, and Tony Gwynn Jr.

The Phils Should Trade Cole Hamels. No Question.


He's a franchise legend who probably has some very good years left. He's also their best chance to add a player or two who could matter to the next Phillies contender.

Jimmy Rollins Comes Into Focus


Cutting through the talk radio drone to appreciate a living Phillies legend

Phillies Sign Top Pick Nola


The Phils' highest draft pick in more than a decade has agreed to terms and is set to begin his professional career this week.

Manship to DL; Ruf Optioned; Jimenez, Aumont Up


The Phillies add two bullpen arms in Cesar Jimenez and Phillippe Aumont as Jeff Manship hits the DL and Darin Ruf heads back to triple-A

No: Dodgers 6, Phillies 0


The Phillies bottom out--right?--on the receiving end of a no-hitter, shut out for the fifth time in their last ten games at home.

Phils place Asche on DL, recall DeFratus


Asche's ailing hammy means the Cesar Hernandez experiment at third base will continue.

For Your Enjoyment: Phillies 8, Reds 3


For the second straight day, the Phillies score runs to back up an ace lefty and pick up a win at home.

18 Lean Years: the Phillies in Interleague Play


Because you needed more reasons to think Bud Selig's a jerk.

Horror Cliches: Mets 5, Phillies 4 (11)


Antonio Bastardo's latest meltdown costs Cole Hamels win #100 and deprives the Phillies of a sweep in Queens

Old Glory: Veterans Keeping Phils Afloat


Forget the "old" jokes--twenty games in, the guys in their mid-30s are carrying the Phillies

Pettibone Seems Set for Saturday Start


While it's not quite official, second-year pitcher Jonathan Pettibone seems likely to start for the Phillies this Saturday.

2014 Phillies Player Preview: A.J. Burnett


Whatever else one can say about the Phillies' offseason, the shrewd late addition of this veteran righty could work out well in a couple different ways.

Phils add Gwynn, Hollands, Manship; Roster Set


Get ready to find out just what the Phillies have bought with their $180 million

Phillies Outright Kevin Frandsen to Triple-A


The veteran infielder has 72 hours to accept the assignment or become a free agent.

2014 Phillies Player Preview: Carlos Ruiz


The Phillies' much-loved longtime backstop will be sticking around after landing a three-year contract this past winter. Was Chooch the right choice?

2014 Phillies Player Preview: Jake Diekman


This gangly lefty with high-90s heat and spotty command could emerge as the breakout star of a young and talented relief corps

Amaro vs. Optimism


If you're looking to temper your expectations for the Phillies, give Ruben's most recent interview a read. You might want to keep a bottle handy.

Burnett Deal a Win Even if the Phillies Lose


The late addition of starting pitcher A.J. Burnett raises the odds both that the Phillies will contend, and that big changes will follow if they don't.

Shake it Up: Changing the Story for the 2014 Phils


With the roster and culture both needing an overhaul, what can the Phillies do to speed their recovery and keep fans engaged?

Kyle Kendrick's Worth


He's not much loved by the fan base, and doesn't offer much in the way of upside. But by the logic of the market in 2014, the Phillies might have been smart to hang on to Kyle Kendrick.

The '98 Eagles, the '14 Phils, and Hope


Aging roster. Clueless GM. What's the reason to believe?

2013 Exit Interview: Cliff Lee


Once again, Cliff Lee was outstanding in 2013. And once again, the Phillies wasted his great performance. Can he keep it up?

Amaro: Alt-Reality Exec of the Year, 2013


Via interdimensional fax, we share an account of the 2013 Phillies' stunning turnaround... and the brilliant executive who masterminded it all

2013 Exit Interview: John Mayberry Jr.

In which The Good Phight explains why exactly John Mayberry Jr. bothers you so frigging much

Synecdoche, PA: Mets 4, Phillies 3


Shoddy defense and awful situational hitting doom the Phillies in their home finale

It's official: Sandberg to manage Phils


In an unsurprising move, the Phillies lifted the "interim" tag from Ryne Sandberg Sunday morning, signing the manager to a three-year contract.

Darth Vader Lives: Phillies 3, Braves 2


Cole Hamels force-chokes the Braves into submission as the Phillies finish off the feel-good sweep of the season

Your 2013 Phillies: The Worst Team Money Could Buy


This year's Phillies have the largest negative disparity between payroll ranking and won-lost record among the 30 major league teams. They were third worst last year. We think the GM might somewhat...

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