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J.A. Happ PhilliesLet's assume Phillies sign Manny Machado - what next?
by Scott Butler 12/8/18

If Manny Machado is the guy, it's not stupid until the Phils sign someone else.

Michael BrantleyOne reason to sign Machado over Harper? Better outfield free agent options
by Scott Butler 12/8/18

It's not THE reason to sign Machado, but it should play a role in the Phillies' decision-making process.

Phillies Trade RumorsPhillies trade rumors - Thanksgiving edition - Might we be thankful for something special next season?
by Scott Butler 11/22/18

Eovaldi? Corbin? Will they be joinging Machado? Or Harper? Or both? Middleton might give us lots to be thankful for.

Phillies Trade RumorsPhillies trade rumors - It's looking more and more like Harper is coming to Philly
by Scott Butler 11/9/18

Harper’s Bazaar has begun, but don't expect any Boras client to sign anytime soon.

Phillies 2018 Win/Loss Chart80 wins is much better than 79 - Cesar leads off with a homer, bullpen pitches 6 shutout innings, and Phils take season finale 3-1 - here's the updated win/loss chart

Gabe Kapler Phillies Spring TrainingValue at the margins might have cost Gabe Kapler his team
by Scott Butler 9/30/18

Kap has plenty to think about this offseason. Finding value at the core instead of the margins might be the most important.

Phillies Trade RumorsPhillies trade rumors - Phils willing to trade anybody but Nola and Hoskins...and Santana
by Scott Butler 9/23/18

We are in store for a fascinating offseason, but keeping Santana seems like a major mistake.

Phillies LogoPhillies team leaders and notes - September 23
by Scott Butler 9/23/18

Here's your leaders heading into one last (disappointing) week for the Phillies.

Phillies BravesHere are the three (not altogether impossible) scenarios needed for the Phillies to catch the Braves in the NL East
by Scott Butler 9/16/18

The Phillies have to dominate the Braves and do some serious winning against other teams, but there still is a path to a division title.

Phillies Old School LogoPhillies Phodder 9/15: Phillies links, stories, and tweets from the past week
by Scott Butler 9/15/18

A great Q&A with John Mallee, what to make of this season, and how much the Phillies' starters have been hurt by defense highlight this awful week of baseball.

Phillies Empty StadiumOh my gosh, if the hitting coaches are an "incredible tandem," Phillies might be worse off than we thought
by Scott Butler 9/13/18

Praising your hitting coaches may not be the best idea right now. That's the least of the Phillies' problems.

Phillies 2018 Path to PostseasonThe Phillies' path to the postseason is well within reach
by Scott Butler 9/8/18

As flawed as the Phillies are, they still have a very good chance of catching the Braves.

Phillies Trade RumorsPhillies trade rumors - Valentin, Leiter, Lively - who stays and who goes?
by Scott Butler 9/8/18

Around and around the Phillies merry-go-round goes!

Phillies LogoPhillies team leaders and notes - September 8
by Scott Butler 9/8/18

A month of slumps for Hoskins, Herrera, and Hernandez have to end sometime, right? Maybe Hoskins' homer last night jump starts 'em all.

Phillies LogoPhillies monthly review: August 2018
by Scott Butler 9/1/18

It was a rough, rough month, but the Phils escaped August just 2 games back of the Braves. We're in a pennant race in September!

Phillies LogoPhillies team leaders and notes - September 1
by Scott Butler 9/1/18

So, who tops the leader board with one month to go?

Little League Classic 2018Nothing little about field preparations for Little League Classic
by Scott Butler 8/18/18

Preparing a park with a seating capacity of 4,200 for a national audience takes a big league effort.

Zach Eflin PhilliesEflin's demotion is what the 2018 Phillies are all about
by Scott Butler 8/12/18

Right or wrong, this is what "winning at the margins" looks like.

Phillies LogoPhillies team leaders and notes - August 5
by Scott Butler 8/5/18

As we celebrate the 2008 Phils, the 2018 team leads the NL East by 1.5 games. Let's celebrate that.

Phillies Trade RumorsPhillies trade rumors - No Manny, so what's next?
by Scott Butler 7/22/18

No Machado is a huge bummer, but Pat Gillick proved that sometimes it's the little moves that win championships.

Phillies LogoPhillies team leaders and notes - July 22
by Scott Butler 7/22/18

Maybe an offensive explosion to start the second half will jump start the Phillies to an...NL East Crown?

Phillies LogoPhillies team leaders and notes - 4th of July edition
by Scott Butler 7/4/18

They survived the hard stretch, now they get to feast on bottom feeders, and Klentak talking trade deadline. It's starting to get fun. Happy 4th!

Phillies LogoPhillies monthly review: June 2018
by Scott Butler 7/3/18

For the first time since 2011, the Phils reached first base. I consider that a good month.

Phillies 2008 versus 2018Phillies have same record in 2018 through 80 games as they did in 2008. Here's how the graphs compare.
by Scott Butler 6/30/18

Just sayin'

Phillies Trade RumorsPhillies trade rumors - Padres interested in Franco? Phils interested in Beltre?
by Scott Butler 6/25/18

A little hot stove at the hot corner, huh?

Phillies LogoPhillies team leaders and notes - June 24
by Scott Butler 6/24/18

2nd Wild Card leader...1 1/2 out in NL East...Sunday Night Baseball...and MLB's best Yankees coming to town? That makes for a fun leader board.

Phillies LogoPhillies team leaders and notes - June 18
by Scott Butler 6/18/18

Let's check out the leader board after two straight series wins...and is the offense coming out of their hole?

Poll ResultsPoll Results: Which outfielder would you trade for a starting pitcher?
Posted 6/16/18

Here are the latest results - cast your vote for the next question in the sidebar to the right.

Phillies LogoPhillies monthly review: May 2018
by Scott Butler 6/3/18

For the first time since 2011, the Phils reached first base. I consider that a good month.

Jorge Alfaro3 somewhat overlooked storylines in this Phillies season
by Scott Butler 5/28/18

The Phillies have a chance to own first place on Memorial Day. Here are three under-the-radar reasons why.

Phillies LogoPhillies team leaders and notes - Memorial Day edition
by Scott Butler 5/28/18

Share the leader board with your friends. You will no doubt be the coolest kid at the barbeque.

Jerad EickhoffShould Jerad Eickhoff return to the starting rotation?
by Scott Butler 5/13/18

Zach Eflin has made this a very interesting decision for Gabe Kapler.

Phillies LogoPhillies team leaders and notes - May 7
by Scott Butler 5/7/18

Well looky here, Maikel Franco decided to join the party.

Phillies Trade RumorsPhillies trade rumors - Lively hits the DL as Hunter comes off, and a quick review of the offseason
by Scott Butler 4/28/18

Oh, and let's not forget the Phils are a half game out of first.

Phillies LogoPhillies team leaders and notes - April 17
by Scott Butler 4/17/18

Rhys Hoskins is tied for the team lead in steals and Victor Arano has been literally unhittable. Don't you love early April baseball?

Phillies11 Observations through 13 games of Phillies baseball
by Scott Butler 4/15/18

It's too early to make any real judgements, but we can start to see the makings of the full picture.

Gabe Kapler PhilliesGabe Kapler and the human versus calculator equation
by Scott Butler 4/8/18

Numbers don't lie, but they can really tick players off.

Gabe Kapler PhilliesJust three games in, Gabe Kapler facing a bold new reality
by Scott Butler 4/1/18

"Be Bold" might have to mean rethinking some things for Gabe Kapler.

Phillies Opening Day 2018Phillies Opening Day 2018
by Scott Butler 3/29/18

Get your fix at Phils Baseball with full coverage of Phillies Opening Day 2018.

Phillies Trade RumorsPhillies Opening Day history
by Scott Butler 3/29/18

Here's a little Opening Day trivia for the 136th Opening Day in Phillies history.

Phillies Trade RumorsPhillies trade rumors - 2018 Opening Day edition
by Scott Butler 3/29/18

Here are the latest Phillies rumors leading up to Opening Day...

Phillies Trade RumorsAnd the Phillies 2018 Opening Day lineup is...
by Scott Butler 3/29/18

Whose names make it onto the first lineup card? And how does it compare to the 2017 version?

Phillies Trade RumorsPlaying Pepper 2018: Philadelphia Phillies
by Scott Butler 3/27/18

A little Q&A looking at the Phillies entering the 2018 season.

Phillies Trade RumorsPhillies trade rumors - Arrieta is ours! Eickhoff hurt, ToJo DFA'd
by Scott Butler 3/18/18

He might be on the downside of his career, but with a huge bank account, this is EXACTLY the move the Phils had to make.

Phillies Trade RumorsPhillies trade rumors - Appel steps away, Geltz suspended, and Phils still looking for starter
by Scott Butler 2/12/18

Heh, Steve Jeltz might have been awful (and he was), but at least he didn't get busted for drugs three times like Steve Geltz.

Phillies Eagles LogoWhat would an Eagles Super Bowl win mean for the Phillies?
by Scott Butler 2/4/18

Let's ride the Eagles' win today into a World Series for Phils. Go Birds!

Phillies Trade RumorsPhillies trade rumors - Nick Williams wooing Jake Arrieta
by Scott Butler 1/19/18

Pretty sure Jake's more in love with years and cash, but it can't hurt to try.

Phillies Trade RumorsPhillies trade rumors - Rupp, the Kevins, and Steve...Geltz?
by Scott Butler 1/10/18

How embarrassing to be a Kevin and NOT get hired to be a rotating color radio analyst.

Phillies CelebrateSecond place is realistic for Phillies in 2018
by Scott Butler 1/6/18

With their offseason additions and a strong finish last season, there's no reason to set our expectations any lower.

Phillies Trade RumorsPhillies trade rumors - Trading outfielders, no sell low on Franco, and Mr. Middleton
by Scott Butler 1/1/18

For the first time in a long time we get to start the year with literal, actual, optimism. It's rumors #1 of 2018.

Poll ResultsPoll Results: Which Phillies do you think will be traded this offseason?
Posted 12/31/17

Here are the latest results - cast your vote for the next question in the sidebar to the right.

Phillies Trade RumorsPhillies trade rumors - Oh so much! Surprise signing of Santana, Freddy is gone, so are Perkins and Vielma, Machado updates, Rule 5
by Scott Butler 12/18/17

If you just returned from a vaca, you missed A LOT.

Phillies Trade RumorsPhillies trade rumors - Neshek, Galvis, Hernandez, and Phils grab a Braves prospect
by Scott Butler 12/10/17

A couple familiar faces might be on the way out soon, with another possibly on his way back.

Phillies Trade RumorsPhillies trade rumors - Ohtani, Stanton, and a new pitching coach
by Scott Butler 12/3/17

Doesn't look like either star is coming to Philly, but the Phils are in the running for both.

Phillies Trade RumorsPhillies trade rumors - Flurry of 40-man and coaching moves, Phils not likely to get Stanton
by Scott Butler 11/24/17

Phils clear some space on the 40-man ahead of the Rule 5 Draft. One name you can expect to go: Carlos Tocci.

Roy Halladay's FamilyLet's think about the family Roy Halladay left behind
by Scott Butler 11/12/17

His family is in the thoughts and prayers of so many people. Hopefully that can help them recover from this awful tragedy.

Phillies Trade RumorsPhillies trade rumors - Interest in Cesar, Phillies to make big splash?
by Scott Butler 11/13/17

Be careful around that burner. Hot stove may start heating up soon.

Phillies Trade RumorsPhillies trade rumors - Gabe Kapler hire “may be the biggest gamble of the winter”
by Scott Butler 11/5/17

Let's just say not everyone is a fan of the Phils new skipper.

Phillies Trade RumorsPhillies trade rumors - The Phillies have a new manager! His name is Gabe Kapler
by Scott Butler 10/31/17

And he's certainly not your grandmother's manager.

Phillies Trade RumorsPhillies trade rumors - Phils still looking for their new skipper
by Scott Butler 10/23/17

I think the word to use here is deliberate.

Phillies Trade RumorsPhillies trade rumors - Manager search heats up, Nola to sign long-term deal?
by Scott Butler 10/16/17

Lots of names swirling around, which one will Matty pick?

Phillies Trade RumorsPhillies trade rumors - Mackanin gets canned and MacPhail proves he does still exist
by Scott Butler 10/5/17

This is already becoming an entertaining offseason.

Phillies LogoPhillies monthly review: September 2017
by Scott Butler 10/1/17

For the first time in a very long time, we end the season with legitimate optimism for next season. Opening Day on March 29 can't come quickly enough!

Phillies 2017 Win/Loss ChartPhils embarrass Mets 11-0, finish season with 96 losses - updated win/loss chart

J.P. Crawford and Nick Williams celebrateThe Phillies are worth watching again - the hard part is sustaining it
by Scott Butler 9/25/17

It's kinda like reaching the big leagues - hard to get there and even harder to stay there.

Phillies Trade RumorsPhillies trade rumors - The offseason looms
by Scott Butler 9/23/17

What does the offseason have in store for the rebuilding Phils' next phase?

Phillies LogoPhillies team leaders and notes - September 10
by Scott Butler 9/10/17

Get used to the name Rhys Hoskins.

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