Nov 172010
Phillies Runaround: 11.17.10; GM Meetings, Cliff Lee talk, more...

November 17: Philadelphia Phillies news and stories from around the web… Phillies GM Amaro won’t talk about any moves to reacquire Cliff Lee November 17 Philadelphia Daily News: “Ruben Amaro Jr. is more than willing to express gratitude to the 3.6 million fans who flooded the Phillies’ bank accounts with ticket dollars this season. Just [More…]

Oct 162010
Bullpens will figure into NLCS outcome at some point

October 16 Philadelphia Daily News: NONE OF THE other sports does lyrical the way that baseball does lyrical, and in a world that is a lot more Kanye than Keats, there is still nothing quite like the Ode to the Pitchers Battle. The number of words that have been committed to describing the beautiful tension [More…]

Madson, bullpen keep things loose

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Oct 112010
Madson, bullpen keep things loose

October 11 Camden Courier-Post: “The mask had been sitting inside a nearby empty locker in the Phillies‘ clubhouse for the past few days, but Ryan Madson decided Sunday would be the ideal time to unveil it publicly. The Phillies’ set-up man strolled into a pregame news conference with the mask — a grizzled looking hobo [More…]

Phillies thin on bullpen options

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Aug 032010
Phillies thin on bullpen options

August 3 Camden Courier-Post “With a runner on third and the game tied at 4 in the 10th inning Sunday, Charlie Manuel slowly walked to the mound to confer with his pitcher. Adam Dunn, the Nationals’ best power hitter, was at the plate. Jose Contreras, the 38-year-old righty, was on the mound. Ryan Zimmerman, who [More…]

It’s time to think bullpen

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Jul 282010
It's time to think bullpen

July 28 Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Bob Ford “There are two ways for a baseball team to improve its pitching – from the front end of the game and from the back. The hope is that, when you’re done, the talents of the starting rotation and those of the bullpen blend smoothly at some point beyond the [More…]

Finally, bullpen back to health

 Posted by at 11:31 am
Jul 162010
Finally, bullpen back to health

July 16 Camden Courier-Post “The Phillies have waited 87 games for Thursday night. It was, after all, the first time they had their projected bullpen together this season due to the activation of Chad Durbin from the disabled list. “That’s good,” Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. “When we were putting the team together, that’s what [More…]