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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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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
by
Bradley Ankrom

05-07

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39

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

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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29

Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-07

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On the Beat: Weekend Update
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John Perrotto

12-17

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Ahead in the Count: Anatomy of a Blockbuster
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Matt Swartz

12-17

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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
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Matt Swartz

11-06

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Philadelphia Phillies
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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
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Jay Jaffe

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June 6, 2011 9:00 am

On the Beat: Looking for Philly Firepower

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John Perrotto

With the Phillies' lineup finally intact, Charlie Manuel hopes his team will start scoring some runs in support of a strong pitching staff.

Charlie Manuel has four number-one starting pitchers at his disposal, along with two late-inning relievers whose contributions have more than offset the loss of incumbent closer Brad Lidge. Furthermore, he is managing the team with the best record in the major leagues

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Pegging BP's favorites in both leagues, both in the standings and for the major awards.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff predictions for the division standings and the major player awards  (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member's division standings predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results. In each table you'll find the average rank of each team in their division with first-place votes in parentheses, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting. 

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that has been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young and Rookie of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we've listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received.

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December 20, 2010 9:00 am

Ahead in the Count: A Pitch for Joe Blanton

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Matt Swartz

Is the Phillies' right-hander an undervalued commodity?

From the ashes of the Tweet-pocalypse of rumors that culminated in Cliff Lee’s surprise five-year deal with the Phillies, there arose another batch of rumors about how the Phillies would make room for Lee’s salary. The Phillies are now committed to spend about $163 million in 2011 based on their current roster, which is $21 million more than they spent in 2010. The Phillies have made it known that they are trying to move salary to make this work, and it is no secret that they are trying to move Joe Blanton.

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With Cliff Lee now added to the staff, where does the 2011 Phillies rotation rank all-time?

As Kevin Goldstein noted, Monday, December 14, 2010 may go down as one of the 10 best baseball nights in the history of Twitter. The night had it all: accounts successfully replicating those of very reliable sources to pull a prank, subsequently sending everyone and their followers into a veritable frenzy, the cream of the free-agent crop signing a lucrative contract, the revelation of a mystery team akin to a turn in a wrestling story line, and practically anyone that cares about baseball emotionally invested in every twist and turn. When the dust settled, Cliff Lee had agreed in principle to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies, a year to the day after Ruben Amaro Jr. acquired Roy Halladay and 363 days after Amaro traded Lee to the Mariners in a companion deal that drew the ire of every Phillies fan. The news was shocking, as it had seemed for weeks that Lee’s decision would boil down to the Yankees or Rangers. After all, both were contending teams making big offers.

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October 27, 2010 8:00 am

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Philadelphia Phillies

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Marc Normandin, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

Their roster is getting older but they still should be contenders for at least another year or two.

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fade—whether in September (or before), the League Division Series, League Championship Series or World Series. It combines a broad overview of this season from Buster Olney, a take from Baseball Prospectus, a look toward a potential 2011 move courtesy of Rumor Central and Kevin Goldstein's farm system overview. You can find all the teams on one page by going here.

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October 21, 2010 1:00 pm

Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Five Projection

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Eric Seidman

PECOTA tells us how Thursday night's game will turn out.

The World Series is around the corner at this point, and with the ALCS taking an off day for travel purposes, the lone game on the docket could very well be the last the Phillies play this season. The Giants took a commanding 3-1 lead in the NLCS on Wednesday night in a game filled with questionable managerial decisions from Charlie Manuel and good ones from Giants skipper Bruce Bochy. Prior to the game, most thought it made more sense to send Roy Halladay to the hill than Joe Blanton given that, well, that is why the likely Cy Young Award winner was brought to Philadelphia.

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October 21, 2010 8:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Four

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Ben Lindbergh

The Giants outexecute and outmanage the Phillies in a nailbiter.

Well, that was fun. After a back-and-forth affair that took nearly four hours to christen a winner, the reputedly invincible Phillies find themselves one Giants win away from reserving tee times (or studying agriculture, or however players spend their off months these days) after a 6-5 loss in Game Four of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday night. In the first game of the series that didn’t feature a standout pitching performance, the Phillies’ bats didn’t roll over and play dead as they had in their previous losses, but their owners were left holding the short ends of the lumber nonetheless. What’s more, the victorious manager had a better game than his counterpart, and received a resounding assist from his most talented position player. However, before we can recount out how it all unfolded, we should rewind a few hours.

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October 15, 2010 8:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Preview: Phillies vs. Giants

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Christina Kahrl

A series that will feature spectacular pitching may come down to the tiniest advantages to decide the winner.

So, let's see, for an initial checklist for maximum LCS entertainment potential, is there anything missing? Record-wise, the two best teams in National League? Check, even if we allow for the fact that the Giants weren't one of the top two teams in Clay Davenport's adjusted standings. The two best rotations in baseball? Check. Heck, it even features two of the three best defensive units in the league (via PADE), with only the already-vanquished Reds separating the Giants and Phillies. And the offenses are... well, OK, this whole clash of the titans thing only goes so far, because they're not both among the best in the league. The Phillies are, tying for third in the league in team-level True Average, but the Giants finished back in ninth place, even with Brian Sabean's ticky-tack trades to accrue incremental improvements.

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October 5, 2010 8:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview : Phillies vs. Reds

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Christina Kahrl

It's red-on-red violence between two founding franchises, but who'll wind up dead?

Back in the '70s, the Phillies and the Reds were half of a quartet of clubs that basically owned the National League. Dial up National League post-season action, and you'd get the Reds or the Dodgers from the old NL West, and the Pirates or the Phillies from the old NL East. That foursome won nine pennants and 18 of the 20 playoff slots from 1970-79; get picky and run from 1971-80, and it's still niine of 10 and 17 of 20. Yet for all that, this will be just the second time two of the league's founding franchises get to square off. You have to be a fan of a certain age or owe a bit to Joe Posnanski to have much memory of the 1976 NLCS, which was the Big Red Machine's stepping stone to its second (and last) pennant—they had to go through crushing the Phillies first, sweeping three in the best-of-five, with the third game decided in Cincinnati after an exchange of blown saves.

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September 24, 2010 8:00 am

Checking the Numbers: Examining the Braves' Decision

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Eric Seidman

Was Bobby Coxs decision to not line up his rotation for a key series against the Phillies suicidal to the Braves playoff hopes?

One of the best parts of September is that a group of teams will inevitably play the most important games of their seasons in that month. Seldom is there a season in which the four playoff spots in each league are locked up before the final weeks, and this season has been no different. To start this week, the Phillies were set to battle the Braves in the most important series of both of the National League East rivals' years to date, while the Yankees and Rays fought for American League East supremacy in arguably their biggest series of the season. However, unlike the latter match-up in which both teams are definitely going to the playoffs, the former had more serious playoff implications at stake.

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August 17, 2010 8:00 am

Ahead in the Count: Only Two Games Worse

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Matt Swartz and Eric Seidman

The Phillies, despite a plethora of injuries, are just two games off their pennant-winning pace of last season.

It was terribly difficult to not be optimistic following the Phillies' season opener this year. They beat the Nationals 11-1 in what would serve as a microcosm of off-season expectations regarding their campaign. Roy Halladay tossed seven brilliant innings. Placido Polanco recorded three hits. Ryan Howard smashed a home run off of a left-handed starter. Everyone in the lineup, Halladay included, had at least one hit. This was to be the framework of the 2010 Philadelphia Phillies. No, they were not going to win every game by a touchdown and a field goal, nor were they going to score 1,000 runs, and with Jamie Moyer and Kyle Kendrick sniffing the rotation it was unlikely their starting pitching would be unhittable. But it seemed very plausible that the Phillies would once again sport the best offense in the National League, with a pitching staff primed to keep the team in most games.

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August 10, 2010 1:00 pm

Expanded Horizons: The Benefits of Roy Oswalt

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Tommy Bennett

Adding an upgrade to the rotation, along with better health, means the Phillies are quite alive in their bid for a third striaght NL pennant.

On the morning of July 22, Baseball Prospectus' playoff odds for the Phillies hovered just above 10 percent; now, with mid-August approaching, the odds are a little over 46 percent.

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