Worley looks to avoid sophomore slump

With all the talk about the four aces coming into the 2011 season, Vance Worley wasn’t expected to contribute much. In fact, Worley wasn’t even expected to make the big league club. However, key injuries to guys like Roy Oswalt and Joe Blanton allowed Worley to make his way onto the major league roster in … Continue reading Worley looks to avoid sophomore slump

Phils fill out 40-man roster; leave off James

Today is the deadline for teams to complete their 40-man roster before the Rule-5 Draft next month. A player eligible for the Rule-5 Draft are players signed at 19 or older with four years of minor-league service time and players signed at 18 or younger with five years of minor-league time. So in order to … Continue reading Phils fill out 40-man roster; leave off James

2011 Moments: #3 Utley does things the hard way

There are certain things only certain athletes can do. The Phillies have one of those athletes and his name is Chase Utley. On July 26, Utley rounded the bases much like he has 188 times in his career. But this time was different. The 32-year-old second baseman needed a little extra hustle to make it … Continue reading 2011 Moments: #3 Utley does things the hard way

Phils struck out at Silver Slugger for second straight year

For the second straight year, not a single Phillie won a National League Silver Slugger Award. Outfielders Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino would have been likely candidates but they were bested by MVP candidates Ryan Braun of the Brewers and Matt Kemp of the Dodgers. Cliff Lee was also a hopeful because of his two … Continue reading Phils struck out at Silver Slugger for second straight year

2011 Moment: #7 Hunter Pence Trade

Some say that July 29th should be a holiday for the Philadelphia Phillies franchise. It was on that day in 2009 that the Phillies acquired Cliff Lee from the Indians. On July 29th 2010, the Philadelphia Phillies added another Ace to their staff, Roy Oswalt from the Houston Astros. One year later, Philadelphia was astonished one … Continue reading 2011 Moment: #7 Hunter Pence Trade

2011 Moment: #9 Opening Day Heroics

The fans knew it was over as soon as the ball left John Mayberry Jr’s bat. Perhaps it was the fact the Phils had the bases loaded with one out that forced Astros center fielder Michael Bourn to play shallow. But the moment Mayberry ripped a screamer to center with the game tied 4-4 in … Continue reading 2011 Moment: #9 Opening Day Heroics

The Natch: Still the best team ever?

It’s almost that time of year. The leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping and the Philadelphia Phillies are playing in the post season. That last part wasn’t always true about autumn – seeing the Phillies play past September – but in the last five years, Phillies baseball has almost become synonymous with the word … Continue reading The Natch: Still the best team ever?

2011 Regular Season Wrap-up Video

In the midst of a week-long struggle, we can still look back at this incredible 98-win season, the best the Phillies have put together in over 30 years and potentially the best ever. Big time Phillies fan, Kevin Watkin of AntsMarching.org (goes by junior94 on the boards), compiled this video together highlighting the Phillies magical … Continue reading 2011 Regular Season Wrap-up Video