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July 22, 2007
Offense -- He obviously has plus power, but he really recognizes pitches well. When he gets in a streak, in a zone, he's just tough to get out. Sometimes you see him and you just think, `Wow.' Defense -- He works hard and has become average, certainly above adequate. And I think he'll be average for a while. Development -- You had reports [coming out of college] that the guy would not play a position in the majors. A lot of clubs thought he would be an extra player. That happens. You don't think a guy has a position, then he hits .300 and 35 homers and becomes the best second baseman in baseball.
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August 10, 2011
Phillies over Yankees Phil Rogers Chicago Tribune Normally I don't break out The System until late September, but there's nothing wrong with taking it for a test spin. The formula that picked the Giants to win a year ago lines up with conventional wisdom this time around. Make it Phillies over Yankees in a very tight World Series. The Phillies are an easy choice to win the NL (over the Braves in the LCS), but the AL isn't so clear-cut. I give the (right now)
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By Dan Connolly | June 19, 2009
World champion Philadelphia is still leading the National League East, but the team has to be looking forward to the end of interleague play. The Phillies are 3-6 against the AL East, winning their first series at new Yankee Stadium, but losing five of six at home this week to the Red Sox and Blue Jays. The Phillies are coming off a sweep by the Jays, who outscored them 23-11. Philadelphia (36-28) is a dismal 13-19 at Citizens Bank Park. And the news gets worse for the Phillies. Outfielder Raul Ibanez, who was in the top three in the NL in homers (22)
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August 2, 2011
Rangers, Braves fortified Stephen Miller Morning Call Two of the biggest trade deadline acquisitions — Hunter Pence going to the Phillies and Carlos Beltran joining the Giants — came from teams already well-positioned to reach the playoffs. The Rangers and Braves are teams that were in more precarious spots but should play into October after their recent moves. Texas added two of baseball's top setup men in Mike Adams and Koji Uehara, fortifying a bullpen that ranked 11th in the American League in ERA. Those additions should help the Rangers hold off the Angels in the AL West.
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December 18, 2009
Garrett Atkins Age: 30 Height/weight: 6 feet 3, 215 pounds Position: Third base/first base Major league service: Parts of seven big league seasons 2009 stats: .226 average, 9 homers and 48 RBIs Notable: At UCLA, he was both a teammate and roommate of future Philadelphia Phillies star Chase Utley. The O's hope: He can rediscover his power stroke and become the type of hitter he was during the 2006-08 seasons, in which he averaged 25 homers and 110 RBIs.
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July 16, 2010
Phillies need some aid Dean Jones Jr. Baltimore Sun After the Phillies acquired Roy Halladay in the offseason, many analysts and fans picked them to win the World Series. They haven't lived up to those expectations so far, thanks to injuries suffered by Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Brad Lidge and others. Still, the Phillies are lurking just behind the division-leading Braves in the National League East. Adding infield depth and a starting pitcher should be at the top of the Phillies' list at the deadline.
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By SHEIL KAPADIA | August 31, 2006
UP Joe Crede, third baseman, White Sox -- He was 12-for-26 (.462) in his past six games before last night. Crede's 28 homers and 87 RBIs are career highs, and the lifetime .265 hitter is batting .301. Dan Uggla, second baseman, Marlins -- Florida's 26-year-old rookie was 11-for-22 (.500) with two homers and nine RBIs in his past six games before last night. With 21 home runs and 79 RBIs, Uggla has been one of the league's biggest surprises. C.C. Sabathia, pitcher, Indians -- He is 2-0 with a 2.65 ERA in his past two starts.
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By BILL ORDINE | October 22, 2008
So you think you're surprised by the Tampa Bay Rays? How about Las Vegas? The Rays opened the season as much as a 200-1 long shot to win the World Series. Now they're nearly 5-7 favorites. Having said that, the Philadelphia Phillies will win this thing - but it won't be easy. I picked Philadelphia over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series, and frankly, that was a slam-dunk. The Dodgers were a one-man gang, and the Phillies had too much going for them to succumb to just Manny Ramirez.
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By Kevin Baxter, Tribune Newspapers | October 9, 2010
PHILADELPHIA — The Reds were tired of hearing about Roy Halladay's historic no-hitter in Game 1 of their National League Division Series, a performance that made them just the second team to be held hitless in a postseason game. So in Game 2 Friday, they went out and did something that, while not historic, sure was rare. The best-fielding team in the league during the regular season, the Reds committed four errors in the span of three innings, resulting in five unearned runs in a 7-4 loss to the Phillies.
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By Kevin Baxter, Tribune newspapers | October 11, 2010
CINCINNATI — When the end finally came — fittingly on a Cole Hamels strikeout — there were no wild celebrations on the field. No hugs, no dogpiles, just a few handshakes and high-fives. The Phillies, after all, have been here before. So after pushing aside the Reds 2-0 on Sunday to finish off a clinical three-game sweep of the National League Division Series, most everyone in a Philadelphia uniform was thinking about the road ahead and not the one they had just traveled.
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By Phil Rogers | May 15, 2011
The Phillies could get Chase Utley back by the middle of the week. Maybe that will put manager Charlie Manuel in a better mood. He barked at a reporter who suggested scoring is down everywhere. "That doesn't mean we have to have that damn problem," Manuel said. "That's like saying if somebody jumps off a bridge, we're going to jump off the bridge with them. The hell with that. " … The Mets' fire sale could start as soon as Memorial Day. There's not an untouchable on the roster, including third baseman David Wright.
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By Dylan Hernandez, Tribune newspapers | October 20, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Cain was always something of a hard-luck loser, an All-Star pitcher with an earned-run average in the mid-3s but a record that didn't reflect it. His career ERA is 3.45, and his lifetime regular-season record 57-62. But Tuesday, Cain won the Giants' most important game since they reached the World Series eight years ago, hurling seven shutout innings in a 3-0 victory over the Phillies in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. The Giants took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series and will host the next two games.
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By Dylan Hernandez, Tribune Newspapers | October 18, 2010
PHILADELPHIA — Jimmy Rollins was in a rut. Calf and hamstring problems limited the former National League Most Valuable Player to 88 games in the regular season. He was 1-for-15 in the postseason. But the Giants got him started. Jonathan Sanchez helped him drive in his first run of the postseason by walking him with the bases loaded. Third baseman Mike Fontenot gifted him a hit by letting a popup plop onto in the infield. Then Rollins drove a down-the-middle fastball by Santiago Casilla to the top of the wall in right-center for a bases-clearing double that blew open the game and sent the Phillies on their way to a 6-1 victory on Sunday night in Game 2 of the NLCS.
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By Kevin Baxter, Tribune newspapers | October 11, 2010
CINCINNATI — When the end finally came — fittingly on a Cole Hamels strikeout — there were no wild celebrations on the field. No hugs, no dogpiles, just a few handshakes and high-fives. The Phillies, after all, have been here before. So after pushing aside the Reds 2-0 on Sunday to finish off a clinical three-game sweep of the National League Division Series, most everyone in a Philadelphia uniform was thinking about the road ahead and not the one they had just traveled.
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By Kevin Baxter, Tribune Newspapers | October 9, 2010
PHILADELPHIA — The Reds were tired of hearing about Roy Halladay's historic no-hitter in Game 1 of their National League Division Series, a performance that made them just the second team to be held hitless in a postseason game. So in Game 2 Friday, they went out and did something that, while not historic, sure was rare. The best-fielding team in the league during the regular season, the Reds committed four errors in the span of three innings, resulting in five unearned runs in a 7-4 loss to the Phillies.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2010
— Miguel Tejada first started dealing with the trade rumors while he was an Oriole during the 2005 season and they never stopped until the former shortstop was dealt to the Houston Astros in December 2007. Not all that long into his tenure with the Astros, he was hearing that he could be on the move again although that's where he stayed until he signed with the Orioles for a second stint in January. With the Orioles carrying the league-worst record, Tejada signed to just a one-year deal, and the organization's projected future third baseman Josh Bell already on the Major League roster, there is again speculation that Tejada could be traded before the July 31 deadline.
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By Phil Rogers | May 15, 2011
The Phillies could get Chase Utley back by the middle of the week. Maybe that will put manager Charlie Manuel in a better mood. He barked at a reporter who suggested scoring is down everywhere. "That doesn't mean we have to have that damn problem," Manuel said. "That's like saying if somebody jumps off a bridge, we're going to jump off the bridge with them. The hell with that. " … The Mets' fire sale could start as soon as Memorial Day. There's not an untouchable on the roster, including third baseman David Wright.
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By Dylan Hernandez, Tribune Newspapers | October 18, 2010
PHILADELPHIA — Jimmy Rollins was in a rut. Calf and hamstring problems limited the former National League Most Valuable Player to 88 games in the regular season. He was 1-for-15 in the postseason. But the Giants got him started. Jonathan Sanchez helped him drive in his first run of the postseason by walking him with the bases loaded. Third baseman Mike Fontenot gifted him a hit by letting a popup plop onto in the infield. Then Rollins drove a down-the-middle fastball by Santiago Casilla to the top of the wall in right-center for a bases-clearing double that blew open the game and sent the Phillies on their way to a 6-1 victory on Sunday night in Game 2 of the NLCS.
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December 18, 2009
Garrett Atkins Age: 30 Height/weight: 6 feet 3, 215 pounds Position: Third base/first base Major league service: Parts of seven big league seasons 2009 stats: .226 average, 9 homers and 48 RBIs Notable: At UCLA, he was both a teammate and roommate of future Philadelphia Phillies star Chase Utley. The O's hope: He can rediscover his power stroke and become the type of hitter he was during the 2006-08 seasons, in which he averaged 25 homers and 110 RBIs.
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