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18 losses

AJ Burnett completed his dismal season picking up his 18th loss with Saturday night’s defeat against the Braves. I guess he can take solace in the fact that the last Phillie to lose at least 18 was hall of famer Steve Carlton with 20 losses in 1973. 255 more words

Why Cole Hamels Needs to Be Traded (And Will Probably Want To Be, Anyway)

Driving home today I heard Jayson Stark on Mike Missanelli’s radio show and he listed several very disturbing facts about the Phillies. It’s hard to make the case that Hamels should stay on the team after hearing them, unless it’s a purely emotional one where you want to still be able to see one player in his prime when you go to a game, instead of several that have long since passed it and others that will never be good enough to really have a prime worth watching. 446 more words

Should Amaro join Wren?

The Braves dumped their general manager Frank Wren while scooping up John Hart – who can the Phillies get to replace Amaro?

Here's Your Chance, Rube...

There is a new Cuban-defector outfielder that can be signed by Major League teams named Yasmani Tomas (here’s a scouting report). According to Jim Salisbury… 484 more words

Philadelphia Phillies Rumors: Ruben Amaro, Ryne Sandberg Are Safe

The Philadelphia Phillies have a plethora of mega contracts on its team due to the bets GM Ruben Amaro made in his tenure as the team’s general manager. 104 more words

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Phillies dodged a bullet on BJ Upton

I read this interesting comment on the Braves MLB site:

To think we could have had Ben Revere or Denard Span for less money than B.J.

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What can the Phillies learn from King Pyrrhus of Epirus?

I’m developing matching calluses on my palm and forehead. This is Ruben Amaro’s fault. Every time the man speaks these days I face an uncontrollable instinct to bury my face in my hand with increasing haste, as if this could somehow shield me from his wanton disregard for reason. 797 more words

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