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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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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?
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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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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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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
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Zachary Levine

09-14

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20

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
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?
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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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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
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Dash Treyhorn

02-22

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

12-14

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On the Beat: "Fixing" the Phillies
by
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
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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Pre-Season Predictions
by
Baseball Prospectus

12-20

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14

Ahead in the Count: A Pitch for Joe Blanton
by
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
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
by
Ben Lindbergh

10-15

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30

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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23

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
by
Tommy Bennett

07-05

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On the Beat: Monday Update
by
John Perrotto

07-02

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7

Transaction Action: Dealing and Decapitating
by
Christina Kahrl

06-15

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11

Expanded Horizons: In the Red
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Tommy Bennett

05-18

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

04-27

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

04-04

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

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The third installment of a five-part series on the pressing questions confronting each team in 2013.

In the week leading up to Opening Day, we're asking and answering three questions about each team in a five-part series ordered by descending Playoff Pct from the Playoff Odds Report. Today, we continue with a look at the group of six teams with the third-highest odds of winning at least a Wild Card. As a reminder, you can find links to our preview podcasts for each team here.

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Rebounds from Ryan Howard and Chase Utley are critical to the Phillies' 2013 hopes.

Mike Schmidt was quick to point out that this Phillies team is younger—younger than the “Wheeze Kids” of 1983, whose average roster age was 32. This year’s group should average just a shade below 30, thanks to an outfield that most likely will feature a troika of 20-somethings.

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Ben and Sam preview the Phillies' season with Paul Sporer, and Pete talks to CSNPhilly.com Phillies Insider Jim Salisbury (at 19:27).



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January 25, 2013 12:00 am

Skewed Left: Ruben Amaro and the Rabbis

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Ruben Amaro said he consulted some rabbis before signing Delmon Young. Here's one way that conversation might have unfolded.

Ruben Amaro said he did a lot of background on Delmon Young, including speaking w Anti Defamation Lg in Phila and rabbi friends.

— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) January 22, 2013

(A small conference room in the executive wing of Citizens Bank Park, January 21, 2013. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has gathered Rabbi David Gross of Philadelphia, Rabbi Michael Rothman of Cherry Hill, and Rabbi Morty Gittelman of Elkins Park.)

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It's a thin system, but there are some players who offer reasons for hope.

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Some teams stood pat at the winter meetings, but not all of them were better off for it.

You know how they told you if you didn’t get off your ass and do something in life you’d be a loser? Not true at the winter meetings, where many of life’s rules seem not to apply—things like laws of human sleep patterns and normal snack pricing structures. Here at the winter meetings, you can do nothing at all and still be a winner in our books.

We’ve seen writing all week about who won and who lost various transactions—see, go-getters can be losers too—but here’s a look at the teams and people who notably did nothing at all (or hadn’t as we went to press) and how their week went.

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Erik Kratz is having a weird and wonderful season. Here is everything you need to know about Kratz, and several more things besides.

Last year was one heckuva year for individual storylines. Tom Wilhelmsen and Steve Delabar returned from retirements to make impressive big-league debuts in the Mariners' bullpen. Jerome Williams did a poor-man’s Ryan Vogelsong act. Ryan Vogelsong just did the regular-man's Ryan Vogelsong act. A dog played first base. Crazy year.

This year’s best stories have been mostly about teams: Orioles, Pirates, A’s. Lew Ford is a story, but more weird than inspiring. Tom Wilhelmsen is I guess still a story, because of how good he is now, but the backpacking-through-Europe part of it is no longer fresh. Miguel Gonzalez, whose comeback from injuries took him through the Mexican League, and who wears a glove given to him by former teammate Nick Adenhart, is certainly a good story. But the best story, I submit, is in Philadelphia. 

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Ben and Sam discuss the state of the Brewers, which is a lot like the state of the Phillies, then talk about Max Scherzer's long-awaited improvement and which team won the 2009 trade that brought him to Detroit.

Ben and Sam discuss the state of the Brewers, which is a lot like the state of the Phillies, then talk about Max Scherzer's long-awaited improvement and which team won the 2009 trade that brought him to Detroit.

Episode 41: "The Brewers Are Back in Contention, Technically/Max Scherzer and the Tigers' 2009 Trade Revisited"

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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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