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"Who, Me, Fess Up to Calling Dom Brown a Bust?"

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Hear that? It's the sound of thousands of ignoramuses trying to crawl back into the woodwork. Don't let them off the hook.

How Did Ed Wade Develop So Many Prospects?

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The Phillies' developmental pipeline has run dry since Wade's departure in 2005. What happened?

Thumbs up to Charlie for resting his players

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It was a smart decision that he probably would never have made in the past

A Brief, but Good, Academic Lecture on Race and Baseball

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With the theatrical release of 42 coming up tomorrow and the official Jackie Robinson festivities just around the corner, I thought I'd share this short academic lecture on the relationship between race and baseball, during and since Robinson's breaking of the color barrier. It perhaps isn't new information, but I greatly enjoyed how clearly and succinctly it summarizes the relevant history.

If and When Dom Brown Succeeds, Thank Ruben Amaro

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Whatever other mistakes Amaro has made as GM, his handling of Brown has been praiseworthy and the criticism he's gotten for it has been baseless.

A Van Winkle'an Perspective on the Past Offseason

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The Phillies basically did the right thing in their approach to the past offseason.

Werth tried to ask Bernanke questions about QE3, the latest round of economic stimulus, but...

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Werth tried to ask Bernanke questions about QE3, the latest round of economic stimulus, but Bernanke preferred balls and strikes, Werth says: "He wasn't talking about that economic stuff. So we talked about baseball, and it was a hoot.''

From SI. Also, here's some commentary examining why it's unusually pernicious for J-Dub to be exercising any influence over the chairman of the Fed.

Cardinals at Cubs Game Thread, September 21, 2012

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Let's go Cubbies! Chris Volstad and his 6.26 ERA will start on the mound for them. What could go wrong? The Cardinals will counter with former ace Chris Carpenter making his first start of the year after coming off the disabled list. Wind's blowing 7 mph from L to R.

A Word of Mild Support for Kevin Frandsen in 2013

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Kevin Frandsen has been playing sparingly of late due to a stress fracture, but before his injury, he was making a few tentative moves up the fan favorites power rankings. As of now, he has a...

More Thoughts on Darin Ruf's Defense

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Follow-up from Sickels, with a quote from Creighton's sports information director (not an unbiased source, obviously, but still).

A Look Ahead at the Phillies' Impending Decisions on the 40-Man Roster and the Rule 5 Draft

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With the minor league regular season now over, I thought it would make sense to put together a quick list of prospects who must now be placed on the 40-man roster or else be exposed to the Rule 5...

Reading Loses to Trenton 3-1 in Game 3, Faces Potential Elimination Tonight

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Your prospect lines for tonight: Ethan Martin 7.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 11 K, 0 HR, 1 SH, 10 GB, 2 LD, 6 FBTyler Knigge 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 KTyson Gillies 0 for 3, BB, KCody Asche 3 for...

Reading Falls to Trenton 4-1 in Game 2

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Here are your prospect stats: Trevor May 5.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, 6 GB, 3 LD, 4 FBKyle Simon 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 4 GB, 1 LD, 0 FBTyson Gillies 0 for 3, BB, KCody Asche 1...

Phillies Minor League Roundup, September 4-5, 2012

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Reading 4, Trenton 2 (Reading leads series 1-0) Austin Hyatt 6.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 7 GB, 4 LD, 7 FB (2 pop)Tyler Knigge 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 KTyson Gillies 0 for 3, K, HBPC...

Phillies Minor League Roundup, September 3, 2012

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Lehigh Valley vs. Buffalo canceled Due to weather. The game will not be made up, and the season is over. Sebastian Valle ended the AAA portion of his season with a .629 OPS in 82 PA. Cesar...

Phillies Minor League Roundup, September 2, 2012

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Lehigh Valley 6, Buffalo 0 Cesar Hernandez 2 for 4Sebastian Valle 0 for 4, 3 K, error, threw out 0 of 1 Tom Cochran and two relievers combined for the shutout. Pete Orr and Steve Susdorf had...

Phillies Minor League Roundup, September 1, 2012

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Buffalo 6, Lehigh Valley 3 Jonathan Pettibone 5.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, 1 SH, 6 GB, 6 LD, 5 FB (1 pop)J.C. Ramirez 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 KCesar Hernandez 1 for 5, CSSebastian...

Phillies Minor League Roundup, August 31, 2012

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Syracuse 5, Lehigh Valley 2 Joe Savery 2.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 KJustin De Fratus 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 KCesar Hernandez 1 for 4Sebastian Valle 1 for 4, 2 K Portland 13, Reading 6 Brody...

Phillies Minor League Roundup, August 30, 2012

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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 5, Lehigh Valley 0 Mario Hollands 5.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 4 HRJ.C. Ramirez 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 KCesar Hernandez 0 for 2, BB, SHNate Schierholtz 0 for 4, 2 K ...

When It Was Over, The Phillies Were Good: A Look Back at Phillies vs. Mets, August 27-30, 2007 [Part III of III: Game 4]

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[Part one of this article covered the prelude to the series and its first game. Part two covered the series' second and third games. This is part three, covering the unbelievable series finale.] T...

Phillies Minor League Roundup, August 29, 2012

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Lehigh Valley 5, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2 Joe Savery 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 KJake Diekman 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 KCesar Hernandez 2 for 5, SBNate Schierholtz 1 for 5Sebastian Valle 2 for 4, K,...

Phillies Minor League Roundup, August 28, 2012

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Lehigh Valley had an off day. Reading 12, Binghamton 8 Ethan Martin 3.2 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 1 SH, 5 GB, 2 LD, 4 FB (1 pop)Colby Shreve 2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0 HRTyler...

When It Was Over, The Phillies Were Good: A Look Back at Phillies vs. Mets, August 27-30, 2007 [Part II of III: Games 2 and 3]

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[Part one of this article covered the prelude to the series and its first game. This part will cover the series' second and third games. The series finale will be covered in part three, either...

Phillies Minor League Roundup, August 27, 2012

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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 5, Lehigh Valley 4 (13) Justin De Fratus 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 KCesar Hernandez 1 for 5, BB, K, SBNate Schierholtz 1 for 4, K, outfield assistSebastian Valle 0 for 5, 3 K,...

When It Was Over, The Phillies Were Good: A Look Back at Phillies vs. Mets, August 27-30, 2007 [Part I of III: Prelude and Game 1]

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[Due to its absurd length, this article will be divided into three parts. Please hold any comments about the final three games of this series until later.] The favorite season of every Phillies...

Phillies Minor League Roundup, August 26, 2012

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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 6, Lehigh Valley 2 Jonathan Pettibone 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 0 HR, 5 GB, 3 LD, 6 FB (2 pop)Joe Savery 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 KJ.C. Ramirez 2.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2...

Phillies Minor League Roundup, August 25, 2012

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Lehigh Valley 9, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 5 Mario Hollands 4.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 0 HR, 5 GB, 3 LD, 5 FB (1 pop)J.C. Ramirez 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 KJake Diekman 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0...

Phillies Minor League Roundup, August 24, 2012

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Lehigh Valley 8, Rochester 1 Cesar Hernandez 3 for 5, 2B, 3B, KSebastian Valle 1 for 5, HR Reading 6, Erie 2 Adam Morgan 6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, 8 GB, 4 LD, 8 FBKyle Simon 1.0...

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