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Ex-Phils news: Betancourt signs

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Yuniesky Betancourt has landed with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Catastrophic Success: the Phillies After 1993

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In the years that followed their 1993 pennant campaign, the Phillies plummeted back toward the bottom of the standings. We look at what went wrong.

Looking Back at the 1993 Phillies: Career Years?

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Conventional wisdom holds that the Phillies' 1993 pennant team was a fluke champion powered by unlikely great performances from essentially middling players. Conventional wisdom is wrong.

Building the 1993 Phillies

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The Good Phight looks back 20 years at the roster of misfits, miscreants and malefactors that shocked the baseball world en route to winning just the fifth pennant in Phillies history.

2013 Phillies Player Preview: Ben Revere

Rather than break the bank for Michael Bourn or another free-agent option, the Phillies traded from their stock of young starting pitching to acquire a high-motor defensive standout with game-changing speed. The downside? Zero major league home runs.

2013 Phillies Player Preview: Mike Adams

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Odd though it might sound, the Phillies' $6 million setup man could turn out to be a bargain--if he's healthy.

Sink or Schwim: Phils trade RHP Schwimer to Jays

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Phillies trade outspoken reliever Schwimer to Jays for minor leaguer Art Charles

Defending the Delmon Young Deal

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He can't run and won't walk, plays atrocious defense and seems like a jerk. But the Delmon Young signing makes more sense for the Phils than you think.

Phils Sign P Rodrigo Lopez

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The journeyman hurler gets a minor-league deal that would pay him $1 million if he makes the majors.

No Quick Fixes for the Phillies

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Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. has taken it from all sides this winter: overvaluing Michael Young, overpaying for Ben Revere, sitting back too long on Josh Hamilton. But the One Big Move that would put the Phillies back on top simply isn't out there.

2012 Phillies Exit Interview: Phillippe Aumont

As with any one appearance, so with his career path: this hulking Quebecois reliever seems like a 50-50 bet to dominate or implode

2012 Phillies Exit Interview: Juan Pierre

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The erstwhile Phillie-killer hit over .300, stole 37 bases, and provided Chris Wheeler a season-long low-level current of pleasure. Not bad at all for $800,000.

2012 Phillies Exit Interview: Cliff Lee

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In contemplating the Rorschach test of Cliff Lee's complicated good season, only one word comes to mind: whatever.

Smoldering Cole: Phillies 4, Marlins 1

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Cole Hamels puts a bow on his superb season with a dominant performance in south Florida, supported by a three-hit effort from Carlos Ruiz.

Comfortably Numb: Phillies 9, Marlins 5

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Roy Halladay overcomes a rough first inning and the Phillies lineup bangs out 15 hits to get back to .500.

R-Phils clinch Eastern League playoff berth

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At least one Phillies team is going to the playoffs this year. The AA Reading Phillies punched their ticket Sunday with a 7-3 win over the Portland Sea Dogs, as lefty Adam Morgan improved to 5-1 with the R-Phils and former big leaguer Jake Fox keyed the offense with a homer and a double. A best-of-five series with the Trenton Thunder, the Yankees Eastern League affiliate, begins Wednesday night.

Soon Playing in Peoria: Seven Phils Prospects to AFL

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Freed from the annoying distraction of the major league playoffs, Phillies minor league mavens will have plenty to focus on this fall, as a number of the organization's top prospects will suit up...

The Strange Phillies Career of Joe Blanton

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In sharp contrast to erstwhile rotation mates Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee, newly traded Phillies pitcher Joe Blanton wasn’t hailed as a savior when he showed up in 2008, and he’s not being mourned...

Phillies New Guy Report: OF Nate Schierholtz

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Born: February 15, 1984 (28 years old) Height: 6'1", Weight: 205 lbs. Drafted: San Francisco Giants, second round of 2003 amateur draft Major League Debut: June 11, 2007 Arbitration Eligible: 2013 ...

The First Day of the Rest of Your Phillies

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Last night, the Phillies walloped the crap out of the Washington Nationals behind a great starting pitching performance from Cliff Lee and an offensive performance that was equal parts opportunism...

Watching On in a Lost Season

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It’s hard to say exactly when the Phillies; 2012 season slipped beyond the point of no return. Maybe it was the day Chase Utley came back against the Pirates, homered in his first at-bat, and then...

Lovely Parting Gifts: Phillies 4, Giants 3 (12)

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The Phillies snapped a seven-game home losing streak and avoided a sweep at the hands of the Giants with their personal seven-leaf clover: a win in extra innings (their third in 12 tries) at...

Nothing is Over, Except the Season

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Sunday’s loss in Miami marks the third time in the last month that the Phillies have served to catch a falling opponent. Going into their early June series at Citizens Bank Park, the Dodgers had...

Saw '12: Blue Jays 6, Phillies 5 (10)

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I've never been a huge horror movie guy. When I was a kid, I was on the timid side, and they scared me; as I got a little older, I came to appreciate the original "Halloween" as a well-structured...

Blowing Up the 2012 Phillies: A Thought Experiment

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So, this piece is what you think it is: a therapeutic exercise inspired in part by the unpleasantness of following the 2012 Phillies and in part by concern that the futility we're watching now is...

ZZZZ: Marlins 5, Phillies 1

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I'm sure there's some Marlins fan out there who's cast The Avengers with players from his favorite team. Is there any doubt but that he's got Carlos Zambrano as The Hulk? Like the green-skinned...

Remember When: Padres 2, Phillies 1

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On October 6, 2010, the Philadelphia Phillies faced baby-faced and power-armed starting pitcher Edinson Volquez at home, as they did again tonight on May 12, 2012. Four of the eight regulars in...

Fashion, Atrocity: Padres 6, Phillies 1

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In the top of the first inning Sunday, the Phillies drew two walks, stole a base, and were the beneficiaries of two San Diego errors. They didn’t score a run, and the game got worse from there. In...

Rage Against the Dying of the Light: the Phillies in 2012 (and beyond)

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One of the nice things about following the Phillies from afar is that I'm insulated from much of the day-to-day tsuris that overtakes the team when they're facing an adverse wind, as has been the...

2012 Phillies Player Preview: Phillippe Aumont

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Baseball-Reference (minors) page A major component of the thrill and agony of following baseball prospects is how quickly things change. A year ago, it seemed a legitimate question whether P...

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