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09-11

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Short Relief: A Little Extra Incentive
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James Fegan and Holly Wendt

08-29

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Short Relief: Three Stories of Struggle
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Kate Preusser, Rachael McDaniel and Emma Baccellieri

08-07

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Short Relief: Searching for Something
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James Fegan, Meg Rowley and Holly Wendt

07-24

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Short Relief: Friends, Fantasy, and Going Mainstream
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James Fegan, Holly Wendt and Meg Rowley

06-30

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The Call-Up: Nick Williams
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Jarrett Seidler and Bret Sayre

06-05

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Short Relief: On Life, Death, and Extraterrestrials
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Holly Wendt, Meg Rowley and Trevor Strunk

05-15

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Short Relief: On Phillies Closers and Yankees Authors
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Holly Wendt, Trevor Strunk and Patrick Dubuque

05-10

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Short Relief: First Pitches and Final Farewells
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Nathan Bishop, Emma Baccellieri and Patrick Dubuque

08-05

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The Call-Up: Jake Thompson
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Scooter Hotz

10-26

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Transaction Analysis: On His Majesty's Secret Servais
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R.J. Anderson

08-21

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Transaction Analysis: Utley Confidential
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R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford and Wilson Karaman

07-11

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Painting the Black: Time for Phillies to Rebuild, or Refill?
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R.J. Anderson

07-05

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Manufactured Runs: Ruben Amaro and the Ryan Howard Reality
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Colin Wyers

06-05

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Fantasy Freestyle: Can (Domonic) Brown Do Enough for You?
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Jason Collette

04-22

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The Call-Up: Jonathan Pettibone
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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

03-27

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Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Cautiously Optimistic
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Matthew Kory and Paul Sporer

03-01

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BP Unfiltered: Grapefruit League Journal: Philadelphia Phillies
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Mike Ferrin

02-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 144: 2013 Season Preview Series: Philadelphia Phillies
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

01-25

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Skewed Left: Ruben Amaro and the Rabbis
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Zachary Levine

01-11

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

12-06

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Skewed Left: How the Teams That Did Nothing in Nashville Did
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Zachary Levine

09-14

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Story of 2012
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Sam Miller

09-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 41: The Brewers Are Back in Contention, Technically/Max Scherzer and the Tigers' 2009 Trade Revisited
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 40: The Phillies' Return to 500/A Modest Bullpen Proposal
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 33: The Least Likely Team to Win a World Series In the Next 10 Years/Does it Matter if Jimmy Rollins Jogs?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 6: Doorbell
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-19

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BP Unfiltered: The Two Teams Without Any Rookies
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Ben Lindbergh

05-17

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The Process: Fixing the Phillies
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Bradley Ankrom

05-07

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Overthinking It: Bryce Harper Takes the High Road
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Ben Lindbergh

04-24

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Manager Narrative
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Dash Treyhorn

02-22

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Prospectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason Preview
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Derek Carty and Michael Jong

12-14

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On the Beat: "Fixing" the Phillies
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John Perrotto

11-11

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Transaction Analysis: Paying for Papelbon
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R.J. Anderson

09-19

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Divide and Conquer, NL East: The Importance of a Strong Core
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Michael Jong

08-04

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On the Beat: A Pence for His Thoughts
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John Perrotto

06-06

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On the Beat: Looking for Philly Firepower
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John Perrotto

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

12-20

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Ahead in the Count: A Pitch for Joe Blanton
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Matt Swartz

12-15

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Checking the Numbers: Ranking R2C2
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Eric Seidman

10-27

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Philadelphia Phillies
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Marc Normandin, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Five Projection
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Eric Seidman

10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Four
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Ben Lindbergh

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Preview: Phillies vs. Giants
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Christina Kahrl

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview : Phillies vs. Reds
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Christina Kahrl

09-24

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Checking the Numbers: Examining the Braves' Decision
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Eric Seidman

08-17

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Ahead in the Count: Only Two Games Worse
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Matt Swartz and Eric Seidman

08-10

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Expanded Horizons: The Benefits of Roy Oswalt
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Tommy Bennett

07-05

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On the Beat: Monday Update
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John Perrotto

07-02

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Transaction Action: Dealing and Decapitating
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Christina Kahrl

06-15

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Expanded Horizons: In the Red
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Tommy Bennett

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A memory of twin hurricanes named Howard and Ernesto, and a catalogue of the supposed best swag the minor leagues have to offer.

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A throughline between Rhys Hoskins, Eddie Stanky, and Onelki Garcia

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The hunt for the next big thing, the next big story, or just the comfort of home.

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How critiquing baseball players feels like critiquing indie bands, the muddy half-fashioned future crafted in youth, and baseball's role in the tremulous bonds of adult friendship.

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June 30, 2017 3:26 pm

The Call-Up: Nick Williams

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Jarrett Seidler and Bret Sayre

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing.

The Situation: This was supposed to be the season that the Phillies came out of their rebuild, but instead they have the worst record in baseball. Michael Saunders was supposed to bridge the gap between Philadelphia’s outfield of today and outfield of tomorrow, but was instead so bad that he was released. The overall situation is even more dire, as with the exception of Aaron Altherr, the Phillies’ group of promising young MLB hitters has all spiraled down in performance at once—as has top prospect J.P. Crawford at Triple-A. So with just a group of random Quad-A guys in the outfield corner not featuring Aaron Altherr, why not give the best outfield prospect in the system some run?

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Holly celebrates the resurrection of Phillipe Aumont, Meg celebrates the eleven deaths of Clayton Kershaw, and Trevor talks aliens.

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Holly and Trevor both tackle the Phillies relief corps, from different standpoints, while Patrick reviews Derek Jeter's 2014 book, The Contract.

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Four stories of how a baseball game started, and to stories about how they ended for Ryan Howard and Jeremy Guthrie.

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Can Thompson make the most of this window, and seal up a rotation spot?

The situation: Jake Thompson was going to be the next starter up for the Philadelphia Phillies. The most likely scenario was his taking Jeremy Hellickson's spot after a deadline deal sent the crafty veteran packing for a contending team that needed to stabilize their rotation for the home stretch. That never materialized, but Aaron Nola's elbow woes have opened a spot for the Phillies top pitching prospect, albeit not in the way the phaithful would have preferred.

The background: Thompson was a second-round pick of the Detroit Tigers out of high school in 2012. He was dealt twice during his minor league career, heading first to Texas for Joakim Soria, then to Philadelphia as part of the Cole Hamels deal. He's pitched well everywhere though, using an above-average fastball/slider combo to cruise to the majors at the age of 22. He entered the year as our no. 3 prospect in the Phillies system, and has made the Top 101 two years running, most recently clocking in at no. 36 on our midseason Top 50.

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October 26, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: On His Majesty's Secret Servais

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R.J. Anderson

Trying to outrun the Angels of Death, Jerry Dipoto brings in his own inexperienced man.

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The career Phillies' star heads back home to SoCal, the Padres finally deal an outfielder (not that one), and more..



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Why would the Phillies be looking at buying this trade deadline? R.J. runs down the possibilities.

Over the past week, the Phillies have taken series from the Pirates and Braves and at worst split a four-game set against the Nationals, thus improving their positioning in the playoff race by moving them to within 5 1/2 games of the second wild-card spot. Positive results tend to boost confidence, and that's exactly what's happened in Philadelphia. While our Playoff Odds Report says the Phillies have a 6 percent chance of making the postseason, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. is flirting with the idea of adding a piece or two at the trade deadline.

Amaro's stated plans have, predictably, gone over poorly. Too many authors have penned too many pieces about why the Phillies should sell over the past 12 months for any other reaction. The arguments go like this: the Phillies are a mediocre, veteran-laden team with too many big-money, long-term commitments and too few worthwhile prospects; they aren't good enough to compete for a title, but not poor enough to bottom out and force a clearance sale. Amaro seemed to acknowledge this last July, when he traded Shane Victorino, Joe Blanton, and even Hunter Pence, who had team control remaining. The stripping down stopped there, however, and in the time since the Phillies haven't done much to change their talent level.

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