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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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14

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

06-05

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

04-22

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

03-27

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6

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

03-01

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BP Unfiltered: Grapefruit League Journal: Philadelphia Phillies
by
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
by
Zachary Levine

01-11

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36

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

12-06

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

09-14

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20

Pebble Hunting: The Best Story of 2012
by
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
by
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
by
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?
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-25

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

07-19

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BP Unfiltered: The Two Teams Without Any Rookies
by
Ben Lindbergh

05-17

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49

The Process: Fixing the Phillies
by
Bradley Ankrom

05-07

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39

Overthinking It: Bryce Harper Takes the High Road
by
Ben Lindbergh

04-24

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Manager Narrative
by
Dash Treyhorn

02-22

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28

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

12-14

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45

On the Beat: "Fixing" the Phillies
by
John Perrotto

11-11

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13

Transaction Analysis: Paying for Papelbon
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R.J. Anderson

09-19

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3

Divide and Conquer, NL East: The Importance of a Strong Core
by
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
by
John Perrotto

03-31

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42

Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

12-20

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

12-15

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Checking the Numbers: Ranking R2C2
by
Eric Seidman

10-27

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

10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Five Projection
by
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
by
Christina Kahrl

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview : Phillies vs. Reds
by
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
by
Matt Swartz and Eric Seidman

08-10

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Expanded Horizons: The Benefits of Roy Oswalt
by
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
by
Christina Kahrl

06-15

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11

Expanded Horizons: In the Red
by
Tommy Bennett

05-18

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Contractual Matters: Werth The Funds
by
Jeff Euston, Eric Seidman and Matt Swartz

04-27

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Ahead in the Count: Ryan Howard and the New MORP
by
Matt Swartz

04-04

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29

Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-07

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13

On the Beat: Weekend Update
by
John Perrotto

12-17

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26

Ahead in the Count: Anatomy of a Blockbuster
by
Matt Swartz

12-17

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128

Prospectus Today: Of Unselfish Decisions and Restocked Systems
by
Joe Sheehan

12-08

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Ahead in the Count: Shifting in the Third-Base Market
by
Matt Swartz

11-06

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Philadelphia Phillies
by
Baseball Prospectus

11-02

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The Week in Quotes: October 26-November 1
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Alex Carnevale

10-29

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Prospectus Hit and Run: From One to the Other
by
Jay Jaffe

10-28

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World Series Prospectus: Yankees versus Phillies Preview
by
Jay Jaffe

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Ben and Sam discuss whether the Phillies' recent run of success should affect our expectations for the team in 2013, then talk about a potential scheme to get drafted pitchers into big-league bullpens quickly.

Ben and Sam discuss whether the Phillies' recent run of success should affect our expectations for the team in 2013, then talk about a potential scheme to get drafted pitchers into big-league bullpens quickly.

Episode 40: "The Phillies' Return to 500/A Modest Bullpen Proposal"

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Ben and Sam slum it with a bunch of bad teams from baseball's underclass and speculate about which has the least hope of going all the way before 2022, then discuss Jimmy Rollins' benching and how much running out a popup really matters.

​Ben and Sam slum it  with a bunch of bad teams from baseball's underclass and speculate about which has the least hope of going all the way before 2022, then discuss Jimmy Rollins' benching and ​how much running out a popup really matters.

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 and Sam discuss the fallout from the Ryan Dempster debacle and a fascinating factoid about the Phillies' staff.

Effectively Wild Episode 6: "Doorbell"

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Two major-league teams are bereft of new blood on one side of the ball this season.

I lied to you a little in the title of this post. I did that because I wanted you to click on this article, and I was worried that you wouldn’t if I didn’t embellish a bit. Evidently it worked. So this is where I come clean and tell you that there aren't actually two teams who haven't had a rookie play for them in 2012. But now that you’re here, you might as well keep reading! Because there is something almost as interesting as two teams that haven’t had a rookie play for them: one team that hasn’t had a rookie pitcher play for it, and one team that hasn’t had a rookie non-pitcher play for it. Those teams, unlike the ones in my title, actually exist.

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May 17, 2012 3:00 am

The Process: Fixing the Phillies

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Bradley Ankrom

Are the Phillies doomed to enter a lengthy period of losing, or can they make a quick return to the top by selling their expiring assets now?

As Ben Lindbergh noted in April, the Phillies have maintained one of baseball’s oldest rosters in recent years, and 2012 has proven to be more of the same. The only everyday players on the roster born in the 1980s are Freddy Galvis, Hunter Pence, and Shane Victorino, and Galvis wouldn’t be playing regularly if 33-year-old second baseman Chase Utley were healthy.

Percentage of Plate Appearances by Age Group

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Bryce Harper has already impressed with his play, but on Sunday, he made a similarly strong statement about his much-maligned makeup.

We thought we knew Bryce Harper pretty well even before he arrived in the big leagues. We saw him on the cover of Sports Illustrated when he was 16. We watched him dominate against older amateur competition, get drafted first overall, and hold his own against professional players several years his senior. Presented with Harper’s on-field exploits and the testimony of talent evaluators, we never questioned his skills, except to wonder whether he was merely great or the most promising prospect ever.

Our only serious questions concerned his makeup, and Baseball Prospectus was the source of some of the most concerning quotes. Two years ago, Kevin Goldstein wrote, “It’s impossible to find any talent evaluator who isn’t blown away by Harper’s ability on the field, but it’s equally difficult to find one who doesn’t genuinely dislike the kid.” Kevin repeated a scout’s assessment that Harper had “top-of-the-scale arrogance, a disturbingly large sense of entitlement, and on-field behavior that includes taunting opponents.” He quoted one front-office official who said, “He’s just a bad, bad guy. He’s basically the anti-Joe Mauer.”

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Is there anything more to a manager's reputation than the abilities of the players who play for him?

Believe it or not, most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

​Dash Treyhorn watched his first Phillies game at two days old, and he led his Wiffle Ball league in OPS+ in 1996. He blogs about the Phillies for NBC Philadelphia.
 


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February 22, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason Preview

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Derek Carty and Michael Jong

Roundtable discussion of the pressing questions facing the NL East teams as we approach the start of the season

1) After a disappointing sophomore campaign, what can we expect of Jason Heyward going forward?
MJ:
Jason Heyward had an injury-riddled sophomore season in Atlanta, but there is a lot to like about his chances at a rebound campaign in 2012. His offensive line was deflated by a .260 BABIP, but his peripherals were once again stellar. His 11.6 percent walk rate represented a regression from 2010 but cannot be considered poor, and his .162 ISO likewise dropped from the previous year but did not experience a precipitous fall.


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December 14, 2011 9:00 am

On the Beat: "Fixing" the Phillies

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John Perrotto

The Phillies are still smarting from their early exit from the playoffs, but they've already taken some steps to address their offensive shortcomings.

It may be nitpicking to find fault with a 102-win team. However, when that 102-win team gets bounced in the first round of the postseason, people will find plenty of nits to pick regardless.

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November 11, 2011 3:50 pm

Transaction Analysis: Paying for Papelbon

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R.J. Anderson

After the Madson deal fell apart, the Phillies pick up Papelbon

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September 19, 2011 9:00 am

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

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Michael Jong

The Phillies are a model team for building and maintaining a strong core of players.

The Philadelphia Phillies clinched their fifth straight National League East division crown with a Saturday night victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. A playoff birth was not really in doubt given their odds in the Playoff Odds Report, but the mathematical certainty of the division title and the near assurance of home-field advantage throughout the playoffs should give the members of the Phillies a level of comfort heading into yet another postseason.

Speaking of comfort, there should also be a level of comfort for the players involved in the 2011 division-winning Phillies because of their familiarity with each other and with the playoff scene. One of the reasons for the Phillies' division success these last five years is that they boast a core of players that has been unparalleled in the NL East since their first title in 2007. The Phillies have eight players who have been with the major league club since 2007, with six of those players being regular, above-average or better contributors to the team.

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August 4, 2011 9:00 am

On the Beat: A Pence for His Thoughts

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John Perrotto

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro explains how he's engineered a blockbuster at three straight deadlines.

Ruben Amaro has become the king of the non-waiver trading deadline.

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