Phillies Coaching Shuffle: Ryne Sandberg to Coach Third Base

PHILADELPHIA — Yesterday, the Phillies fired first base coach Sam Perlozzo as well as cut ties with hitting coach Greg Gross and bench coach Pete Mackanin. With those spots vacated it left room for a certain minor league manager to get his first real crack at Major League coaching. Hall of Fame second baseman and … Continue reading Phillies Coaching Shuffle: Ryne Sandberg to Coach Third Base

Phillies Decided On Friday to End Third Base Experiment For Utley

NOTE: News broke yesterday, but no one from the site was available to post it until this morning. After a month — since August 29 to be exact — of fielding ground balls at the hot corner and the discussion that followed, Phillies second baseman Chase Utley will not play third base in the final … Continue reading Phillies Decided On Friday to End Third Base Experiment For Utley

Utley Ready to Play Third; Needs Two Things to Happen

Phillies second baseman Chase Utley made waves in the past few weeks with his new found interest in playing third base. But before the Phillies plan to experiment with Utley’s interest in third base in a real-game scenario, two things need to occur. First, Utley needs to go to Charlie Manuel and say that he … Continue reading Utley Ready to Play Third; Needs Two Things to Happen

Utley Approached Amaro About Playing 3B; Polanco Weighs In

PHILADELPHIA — If Chase Utley couldn’t get any cooler… The Phillies second baseman approached general manager Ruben Amaro today and brought up the idea of playing some third base. Utley wanted to take some grounders and try out a new position to create some flexibility. “Chase is one of those guys, if he puts his … Continue reading Utley Approached Amaro About Playing 3B; Polanco Weighs In

Third Base Wide Open For Next Season

There is a big question mark stamped next to the third baseman’s name for the 2013 season.┬áIt’s a position that hasn’t had a consistent inhabitant since Scott Rolen was traded in 2002. A few guys like David Bell, Pedro Feliz and Placido Polanco were supposed to be main-stays. But only Polanco managed to make an … Continue reading Third Base Wide Open For Next Season