Misunderstood: Scott Rolen Left a Lasting Impression On Philadelphia

Perhaps it was the clashing of personalities with manager Larry Bowa. Or maybe it was the comment made by front office member Dallas Green. Or maybe it was the desire to win that ended it all in Philadelphia. Whatever the reason was, Scott Rolen wanted out in 2002. For the next decade, Philadelphia fans would … Continue reading Misunderstood: Scott Rolen Left a Lasting Impression On Philadelphia

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Faceoff: Who should we thank?

Question: Was Pat Gillick responsible for the Phillies current success as a franchise and perenial power in Major League Baseball? Writer Brian Jacobs decided challenge the rest of the Faceoff competitors with this question and John Russo, reeling from his loss to Christian Hetrick, wanted to get himself in the win column. Brian: Yes. The … Continue reading Faceoff: Who should we thank?

Amaro, team agree on extension

UPDATE – Ruben Amaro, Jr. officially signed a four-year extension with the team. The deal keeps Amaro in the Phillies’ front office through the 2015 season. His contract was set to expire after this season. “Since becoming our general manager in November of 2008, Ruben has done an outstanding job,” team president David Montgomery said … Continue reading Amaro, team agree on extension

“Local Gems”: A sit down with Phillies President, David Montgomery

David Montgomery has one of the toughest jobs. He is the President of a Major League Baseball team. Not just any team but his hometown team, the Philadelphia Phillies. David Montgomery, who grew up in Roxborough, PA just outside of Philadelphia, was born and raised in Philadelphia. He grew up watching the local professional Philadelphia … Continue reading “Local Gems”: A sit down with Phillies President, David Montgomery

GM for the Day

By Dan MacNeal If I woke up tomorrow morning as Ruben Amaro, Jr. and GM of the Phillies I’d have a list of what I could do to help the Phillies in one day.   First, if I was Amaro, I’d be going to President David Montgomery’s office (probably find him sleeping, nestled with his World Series ring) and … Continue reading GM for the Day

Filling In the Void

Here are a few things I read during the past couple days in the wake of the Phillies second straight NL championship. We are all sitting here watching the Angels refuse to go away as the series heads back to New York for game six with the Yankees up 3-2. Rollins, Victorino Fine: Jimmy Rollins … Continue reading Filling In the Void