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Phillies dead last in first round picks since 2000


Since 2000, every single MLB team has had more first-round draft picks than the Phillies. Even including the supplemental compensation picks, they are tied for last in the number of picks before...

Yankees Lock Up the Best Catcher Available - Maybe


Was Brian McCann the best catcher on the free agent market? Maybe. Carlos Ruiz has fairly strong claim as well.

Birthday Bull: Remembering 19 as he celebrates 63


Greg Luzinski turns 63 today, and it's a good opportunity to remember how good he was in the mid-1970s.

30 Years of Phillies Top Ten Prospects Lists


We're coming up on the time of year when Top Ten prospect lists will be published for each farm system. Will the Phillies lists be topped by a player like Scott Rolen? or more like Brad Brink?...

Phillies Ranked 9th Most Valuable MLB Franchise


The median value of a MLB franchise has surpassed $800 million, and the Phillies are ranked 9th, at just over a billion dollars.

Open Thread: World Series Game 2, 10/24/2013


Game 2 pits John Lackey vs. Michael Wacha.


NLCS Game One Thread: LA at St Louis

Go Dodgers (this year)!

Phillies Links -- MAG, Beltran, Price, and more


First view of MAG, Price shopping (as well as Beltran), and Reggie Jackson accuses the Mets.

Phillies Stat Notes -- 2013 End of Season Edition


Final 2013 Phillies stats, and how they compare to 2012. Also: the NL continues to close the gap in interleague play, Phillies attendance by year, and the amazing feats of Mike Trout.


Playoffs Open Thread: Friday, October 4th 2013

Wall to wall playoff baseball.

Phillies Stat Notes -- September 20, 2013


Cole Hamels is going for his 100th career win tonight, Raul is on the verge of history, and Mickey Morandini celebrates an anniversary.

Phillies Stat Notes: September 16th, 2013


The Phillies still have a shot at a worst-10 record and a protected draft pick. In addition, interesting and enlightening facts about Jimmy Rollins, Carlos Ruiz, Mike Trout, and more.

Phillies Stat Notes: September 6, 2013


What the Phils need to do to secure a protected 1st round pick in 2014, where does their current lack of walking (or the bullpen's walking too many) fit in recent history, and who's hot, who's cold?

Michael Martinez: A Stat Oddity


Martinez is on track to accomplish something that no Phillie, and very few in the history of baseball, have ever done. And as one might guess, it's not a good thing.

Phillies and milestones -- an update


When will Jimmy Rollins become the Phillies' all-time hits leader? About at bats? plate appearances? Additional milestones for Chase Utley and several others.

Phillies Stat Notes -- August 12, 2013


Will Manuel finally get his 1,000th win tonight? Will Rollins take over the Phillies all-time doubles lead? Can the Phillies lose enough to get the 4th pick in next year's draft?

Phillies Stat Notes - July 30, 2013


Playoff possibilities are mostly academic at this point, due in large part to a team ERA that has gone from first (and historically great) to worst in the space of two years; Rollins 1 double from...

Phillies Stat Notes: July 26, 2013


Losing five games in a row means that the Phillies' paths to the postseason are getting increasingly narrow and very very unlikely. Jimmy Rollins' next double will put him in a tie as the Phillies'...

A tale of two pitchers


It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

Phillies Stat Notes - July 22, 2013


The math by which the Phillies could reach the postseason was made a bit more unlikely by the events of this past weekend.

Phillies Stat Notes: July 19, 2013


Phillies 2nd in the NL in average, slugging, and OPS since May 6th.

Chris Davis - meh


Chris Davis' home run rate in the first half was one of the best in recent memory. But it's neither unheard of among very good home run hitters, nor out of place in Davis' own past performance.

Phillies All-Stars since 1970


Phillies named to the All-Star team since 1970, summaries by position, and the relationship between winning and representatives.

Phillies Stat Notes: July 12, 2013


Ben Revere has the most hits in MLB over the last 30 days, and is even 16th in WAR in that time. Also, the Phils have the 2nd highest OPS in the NL over the last two months.

Arbitrary Thresholds and Quality Starts


The Phillies lead the NL in Quality Starts, but are only 11th in team ERA. So the starters have been excellent and the bullpen has been awful. Right?

Phillies Stat Notes: July 5th, 2013


Phillies better than one would have thought with men on 3rd and less than two outs. The Braves come in with some of the best hitting in the NL. And some of the best pitching, having given up the...

Phillies Stat Notes - Utley Still the Man


Chase Utley is still among the best second basemen in the game, both at the plate and in the field.

Phillies Stat Notes: June 27, 2013


Phillies with the best record in the NL East since April 19th, but playoff chances remain under 7%. Utley now 20th in MLB history in getting hit by a pitch.

Phillies Stat Notes: June 24, 2013


Phillies team stats compared to last year and to the Padres. San Diego has very good hitting (although it's masked by Petco field) and terrible pitching (although it's made to look better by Petco).

Where has Paul Jolovitz been for the last month?


Ryan Howard has been hitting like a Player of the Month candidate, yet not everyone has taken notice.

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