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05-18

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Transaction Analysis: Philly Games Franco
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R.J. Anderson

05-04

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Transaction Analysis: Baby Blue Jays Crash To Earth
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R.J. Anderson

04-15

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What You Need to Know: Matt Harvey's 'Weird' Return
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Daniel Rathman

04-07

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What You Need to Know: Baseball Happened, Will Continue To Happen
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Daniel Rathman

04-02

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Spring Training Notebook
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Jeff Moore

03-30

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Every Team's Moneyball: Philadelphia Phillies: Changing Habits
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Christopher Crawford

03-23

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Rumor Roundup: Chase Utley is 'Easily Attainable,' Though Probably Not By You
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Chris Mosch

03-19

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Rumor Roundup: Make $50 Million Fast While Working Part-Time From Home
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Daniel Rathman

03-19

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An Agent's Take: What A Comeback Takes
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Joshua Kusnick

02-20

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Tools of Ignorance: How are the Phillies Framing the Cole Hamels Decision?
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Jeff Quinton

02-19

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Rumor Roundup: The Cole Hamels Return That Amaro Turned Down
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Chris Mosch

02-11

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Rumor Roundup: Phillies' Dream: Veteran Who Catches AND Plays Shortstop
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Daniel Rathman

02-05

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Skewed Left: It Was the Best of Times... Emphasis on Was
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Zachary Levine

02-03

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Rumor Roundup: Until Ryan Howard Gets Moved, Cody Asche Might Be
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Chris Mosch

02-02

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Transaction Analysis: Million-Dollar Bills
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R.J. Anderson

01-26

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Rumor Roundup: Papelbon Not Proven Closer To Milwaukee
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Chris Mosch

01-16

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Rumor Roundup: Rangers Not Interested in Max Scherzer for Backup Catcher Search
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Chris Mosch

01-08

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Transaction Analysis: Yankees Fancy Drew
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R.J. Anderson and Jeff Quinton

01-05

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Transaction Analysis: The Byrd Has Landed
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

01-01

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Transaction Analysis: Yanks Fancy Drew
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R.J. Anderson

12-24

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Rumor Roundup: Marlins Not Really Interested In Having Exactly Three Outfielders On Their Roster
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Chris Mosch

12-16

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Pitching Backward: Curveballs and Changes
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Jeff Long

12-11

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Transaction Analysis: The Antonio Bastardo Trade
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R.J. Anderson

12-08

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Fantasy Team Preview: Philadelphia Phillies
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Mike Gianella

11-21

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Rumor Roundup: Upton and Ubaldo in One Ugly Rumor
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Daniel Rathman

11-13

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BP Unfiltered: The First Thing I Will Look For When MVP Results Are Announced Today
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Sam Miller

11-13

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Before They Were Pros
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David Rawnsley, Todd Gold and Patrick Ebert

11-11

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Prospect Mechanics
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Ryan Parker and Doug Thorburn

11-03

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2015 Prospects: Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

09-02

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The Call-Up: Maikel Franco
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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

08-07

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Amaro's Phillies
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Mitch Goldich

07-15

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Transaction Analysis: The Man Who Would Replace Yadier
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R.J. Anderson

06-12

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Series Notes
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Jason Parks

03-24

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Prospectus Preview: NL East 2014 Preseason Preview
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Sam Miller and Will Woods

03-10

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Notes from the Field: Spring Notes
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

02-21

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The Phillies, Ben Wetzler, and the NCAA
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Nick J. Faleris

02-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 388: 2014 Season Preview Series: Philadelphia Phillies
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

02-14

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Fantasy Team Preview: Philadelphia Phillies
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Mike Gianella

02-14

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

02-13

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Transaction Analysis: Phillies Sign Burnett, Pirates Learn Lesson
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Ben Lindbergh and Mauricio Rubio

02-12

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Rumor Roundup: Failures to Communicate
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Daniel Rathman

02-10

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Minor League Update: Caribbean Series Final
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Jeff Moore

01-31

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BP Announcements: Phillies Seek Baseball Operations Interns
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Joe Hamrahi

01-23

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Transaction Analysis: Dude (Looks Like a Grady)
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R.J. Anderson, Mauricio Rubio and Steffan Segui

12-04

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Transaction Analysis: Kratz All, Folks
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R.J. Anderson

11-19

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Transaction Analysis: Hudson's Bay
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R.J. Anderson, Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella

11-14

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One Move: National League East
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Craig Goldstein

11-13

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Transaction Analysis: Byrd Lands
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R.J. Anderson

09-06

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BP Unfiltered: Darin Ruf on Surpassing Expectations So Far
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Ben Lindbergh

08-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 271: Disciplining Puig/Trade Deadline Do-Overs/Mistaken Sabermetric Assumptions
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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May 18, 2015 12:01 am

Transaction Analysis: Philly Games Franco

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R.J. Anderson

Just in time to delay his free agency, Maikel Franco gets the call. Meanwhile, Joe Blanton resurfaces to eat innings in KC and Carlos Sanchez arrives to save the White Sox at the keystone.

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May 4, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Baby Blue Jays Crash To Earth

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R.J. Anderson

Toronto gives quick demotions to two of its brightest young prospects. Meanwhile, Dom Brown will join them in Triple-A.

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April 15, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Matt Harvey's 'Weird' Return

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Daniel Rathman

Things take a bizarre turn in Queens, the Nats' defensive woes continue, plus more from Tuesday and previews for Wednesday.

The Tuesday Takeaway

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Lots of storylines on a day that hardly needs them.

The Monday Takeaway
The Red Sox tried during the past offseason to pry Cole Hamels away from the Phillies. They were willing to part with valuable assets to bring the left-hander to Boston. But players perceived by the front office as future cornerstones were off the table.


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Eyes on the Phillies, Blue Jays, Yankees and Pirates.

Driving around the state of Florida sucks. It’s no wonder so many teams made the migration to the Cactus League over the past decade. The travel is considerably easier in Arizona, where no two complexes are more than an hour away from one another.

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How the Phillies stopped drafting risky athletes in favor of high-floor baseball skills.

Every day until Opening Day, Baseball Prospectus authors will preview two teams—one from the AL, one from the NL—identifying strategies those teams employ to gain an advantage. Today: the drafting philosophies of the Phillies and Blue Jays.

Week 1 previews: Giants | Royals | Dodgers | Rays | Padres | Astros | Rockies | Athletics | Mets | Yankees

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The Phillies second baseman could be traded, while the Rangers might look to Florida for pitching.

Chase Utley “easily attainable” for teams willing to pay salary
It’s no secret that the Phillies have begun to build toward the future. They’ve already traded away veterans Jimmy Rollins, Marlon Byrd and Antonio Bastardo this offseason. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. publicly voiced the organization’s desire to part ways with Ryan Howard and is reportedly willing to eat $50 million of the remaining $60 million owed to the declining first baseman over the next three seasons. And while nobody has been willing to meet the Phillies asking price for either Cole Hamels or Jonathan Papelbon this offseason, the endless stream of trade rumors surrounding the two hurlers will surely continue through July.


But the move that would truly signal a new era in Philadelphia—at least symbolically—would be the departure of Chase Utley. Before DL stints became a yearly ritual for Utley, he perennially performed at an MVP-caliber level and helped lead the Phillies to five straight NL East crowns and a World Series title in 2008. On Saturday, Alden Gonzalez, who covers the Angels for MLB.com, tweeted that he’s been hearing that Utley is “easily attainable” if a team is willing to take on his contract.



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All you need to do is take on Ryan Howard's contract.

Phillies willing to pay $50 million to rid themselves of Ryan Howard
So says Anthony Castrovince of Sports on Earth, who wrote yesterday that if the team really is open to carrying that sort of salary, a deal might be in the cards.

Howard has two years and $60 million remaining on his ill-advised five-year, $125 million extension, which means that an acquiring club would only have to pay him $5 million annually through 2016. The 34-year-old could justify that investment with merely 1.0 WARP production, depending on what sort of return the Phillies would seek in exchange for the massive salary coverage.


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March 19, 2015 6:00 am

An Agent's Take: What A Comeback Takes

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Joshua Kusnick

Fighting for a client who is all but out of the sport.

Jiwan James is one of my clients. He is formerly of the Phillies, where he was regarded by Baseball America as the best defensive outfielder, the best runner, and the best athlete in the system. Then he got a life-changing diagnosis. Last week he signed with the Detroit Tigers on a minor-league deal literally the day before minor-league players reported to spring training. Here’s the incredible journey we went on together.

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Thinking about how the Phillies think about trading Cole Hamels.

To answer the question in the title, I do not know how the Phillies are framing the decision to trade Cole Hamels. We do know, however, how people frame decisions when facing risk and uncertainty—both of which the Phillies face with Hamels. Our risk-averse nature often drives the way we make decisions, but the way we frame decisions and consequent risk can often lead us to very different decision outcomes. Depending on how the Phillies frame their decision, both trading him now (ensure they get something back) or waiting for an elite return (ensure that they “get this one right”) can be viewed as the risk-averse decision. The hope (for Phillies fans) is that the Phillies are framing the decision simply as trying to maximize their return while taking all risks into account. That said, we will take a look at the ways people err when facing similar decisions and whether the Phillies are (or appear to be) falling into similar decision-making traps.

The Problem with Fuzzy Probabilities
Before we go any further it should be noted that we are starting with a premise that Cole Hamels must be traded by the Phillies eventually. An analyst or two out there might disagree with this premise, but given the Phillies' place in the competitive landscape, Hamels is worth less to them than to almost any other team in major-league baseball. So, given this starting point, questions like: How valuable will Cole Hamels be over the next four years? How valuable will the prospects get in return be? are irrelevant. All that matters is whether the Phillies can get a better return for Hamels in the future (spring training, offseason, etc.) than they can get for him now; and whether that better return is worth the risk inherent in waiting.


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February 19, 2015 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: The Cole Hamels Return That Amaro Turned Down

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Chris Mosch

The Phillies' ace is sad to be here, while the Braves are looking at Jackie Bradley Jr.

Cole Hamels wants out of Philadelphia
Cole Hamels trade rumors have been a common theme this winter, with a handful of teams reported to be active in talks with the Phillies only to be put off by the high price tag Ruben Amaro Jr. has put on the head of his ace. Hamels has remained quiet throughout the offseason regarding his next potential destination but finally broke his silence yesterday to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale:


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The Phillies are still shopping, Wilin Rosario might play some first, and the Luke Scott show is back from Korea.

Phillies could go shopping for veteran catcher and/or shortstop
General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has said in recent days that the roster he has now is the one he expects to travel to Clearwater, Florida, for spring training. It might not, however, be the group that comes back north for Opening Day. ESPN’s Jayson Stark heard straight from the horse’s mouth that an experienced backstop or shortstop might be heading to Philadelphia before early April, even though it’s unlikely to happen before camp begins.


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