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Should the Phillies be buyers or sellers?

Posted by Brian Michael, Wed, June 18, 2014 07:30 PM Comments: 30

With the Phillies sweeping Atlanta and sitting just 4.5 games out of first place, a playoff spot is certainly in sight. As we near the trade deadline, do you think the Phillies will be looking to unload pricey veterans in exchange for prospects (sellers) or will they bring in a few missing pieces to assist in the playoff push (buyers)?

Answer our poll and feel free to leave a comment explaining your vote.

Should the Phillies be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline?

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The Ultimate Season-Ending Phillies Polls — Part I

Posted by Pat Gallen, Wed, September 11, 2013 11:38 AM Comments: 40

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We want your opinion, it’s important to us at Phillies Nation. Just fill out the polls below, telling us what you think about several topics pertaining to the future of the Phillies. Many of these will be featured in an upcoming episode of Phillies Nation TV.

And if you leave some half-decent comments in the section below, they too could make the program. Tell us what you think!

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Will Ryne Sandberg be the Phillies Manager in 2014?

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Will Ruben Amaro be with the Phillies beyond 2014?

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Will Maikel Franco be with the Phillies at the start of 2014?

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How many games will Ryan Howard play in 2014?

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Will Jimmy Rollins be with the Phillies to start 2014?

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Will Cody Asche be the everyday 3B in 2014?

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Which free agent pitcher will be in the Phillies rotation in 2014?

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Will Kyle Kendrick be in the Phillies starting rotation in 2014?

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Do you think Jonathan Papelbon will be the Phillies closer Opening Day 2014?

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Will Darin Ruf be a starting outfielder on Opening Day 2014?

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What will Dom Brown's average be in 2014?

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Can Dom Brown Win Home Run Crown?

Posted by Ian Riccaboni, Thu, August 15, 2013 11:00 AM Comments: 10

http://l.yimg.com/iu/api/res/1.2/kCGKm60NjGSfpkwDxu9kjA--/YXBwaWQ9eXZpZGVvO2NoPTg2MDtjcj0xO2N3PTY1NztkeD0yO2R5PTE7Zmk9dWxjcm9wO2g9ODU7cT0xMDA7dz02NQ--/http://l.yimg.com/j/assets/i/us/sp/v/mlb/players_l/20130405/8644.1.jpgWhen Domonic Brown was sidelined with a concussion after a diving catch attempt on July 23, a lot of the Phillies hopes went with down with him. The Fightins went 1-10 in the stretch without Brown, being outscored 67 to 24. Brown probably would not have been able to erase the 43 run differential all by himself but may have been able to help in the five one or two run games the Phillies lost in that run.

Amazingly, Brown lost almost no ground in the NL Home Run race during his injury. With his 27th homer last night, Brown sits just two homers behind the suddenly-smoking Paul Goldschmidt (8 HR in his last 19 games) and the Pirates’ consistent power threat Pedro Alvarez for the NL crown. In a season full of disappointments, Brown’s performance has not been one of them.

If Brown can make up the two homer deficit, he would be the first Phillie since Ryan Howard in 2008 to win the National League home run title. Brown would join eight other Phillies who have won the NL Home Run crown if he could achieve the feat. Can Brown join the ranks of Mike Schmidt, Chuck Klein, and Jim Thome?

According to my projections, the winner would require about 40 homers to win it, meaning Brown would need to hit 13 in the final 42 games, or one every three games which is certainly a doable pace. Thoughts?

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Poll: How Many Wins for the Phillies in ’13?

Posted by Pat Gallen, Tue, April 02, 2013 09:06 AM Comments: 7

Screen Shot 2013-04-02 at 9.05.18 AMBefore you freak out about last night, it’s just game one of 162. But now that you know the Phillies won’t be finishing 162-0, we want you to tell us how many wins you think the Phillies will achieve in 2013.

How many can get them to a Wild Card spot? What would it take to win the division?

Vote now!

How Many Games Will the Phillies Win in 2013

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Who Will You Root for in the National League?

Posted by Pat Gallen, Tue, October 02, 2012 11:03 AM Comments: 24

Will you back Votto and the Reds?

It’s hard to remember the last time we were without the playoffs here in Philadelphia. But such are the hard truths surrounding a mediocre Phillies team that will miss the postseason for the first time since 2006.

Now, I don’t expect you to “root” for another team to win. However, there can be favorites for a number of different reasons. Maybe you’ll silently cheer on the Giants because you like watching Buster Posey behind the plate and at the dish.

The Reds have some intriguing players like Aroldis Chapman and Joey Votto, so seeing them make it to the World Series could be fun.

It’ll be difficult to show support for the Cardinals, Braves, or Nationals, but if you do I’m sure you’ll have your reasons.

So, who will you side with in the National League playoffs?

Who will you root for in the NL Playoffs?

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Poll: When should we start to worry about the Phillies?

Posted by Brian Michael, Mon, June 11, 2012 08:21 PM Comments: 85

I think everyone is at least a bit concerned about the Phillies performance this season, but when should we hit the panic button? Is your response different than when we asked back on April 7th?

When should we start to worry about the Phillies?

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Are The Nationals The Phillies Biggest Rival This Year?

Posted by Jonathan Nisula, Mon, May 21, 2012 09:00 AM Comments: 13

Is this the start of a new rivalry?

The Phillies will host the Nationals tonight in the first of a three-game set, and the series is sure to be one of the more intense ones this year. This is because the Phillies and the Nationals have developed a new found rivalry this that has never been present before, because the Mets were the Phils biggest rival.

But ever since 2007, the Phillies-Mets rivalry has really cooled down, and with the Phils being so dominant in the division, the term “rival” didn’t really mean what it used to.

Fast forward to 2012. The Phillies have found themselves in last place in the NL East, looking up at the first place Braves, and for a little while were looking up at the first place Nationals. The Nats even took two of three from the Phils in the “Take Back Our Park” series earlier this month where the theme was to get Phillies fans away from Nationals Park.

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POLL: How Long ‘Til You Freak Out About the Phillies?

Posted by Pat Gallen, Tue, April 10, 2012 09:00 AM Comments: 60

Will the return of Howard make you freak out less?

It’s only been four games, but some are already freaking out over the slow start by the Phillies. A 1-3 record is not what anyone envisioned when the schedule opened up in Pittsburgh, and then a home opener with the Marlins. Alas, we are here, and some are not happy. Others understand it’s a long season with many twists and turns. As Juan Pierre said after the game, it sticks out more because it’s the beginning of the year and people want results right away. But even Pierre said he’s been on teams that have started fast and faded quickly – so it’s not completely about the start. It’s mostly about the long haul.

So what camp do you find yourself in? Are you freaking out now? Or will you let this baby play out a month, or two, or three?

Let us know in the poll below.

How long until you freak out about the Phillies?

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POLL: Which Phillies Hitter Scares You Most?

Posted by Pat Gallen, Thu, March 01, 2012 03:03 PM Comments: 15

Would you want to face Chase? (AP)

Let’s say you’re an opposing pitcher having to face the Phillies lineup on a given day. Assuming everyone is healthy, they have a bunch of guys who can hurt you in different ways. Ryan Howard with the power, Chase Utley with (usually) crisp at-bats, and Hunter Pence with grit and determination. Shane Victorino‘s a little gnat. When Jimmy Rollins gets hot, look out.

On 97.3 ESPN FM, Phillies prospect Michael Schwimer joined “The Sports Bash with Mike Gill” and was asked that very question: which Phillie would you least like to face if you were an opposing hitter? It’s not an easy question to answer.

Let your opinion be heard in the poll below:

If you were an opposing pitcher, which Phillies hitter would you least like to face?

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Poll: Manager You Would Replace Charlie Manuel With

Posted by Don M, Mon, January 30, 2012 09:28 AM Comments: 29

Who would be the best manager for the Phillies if Charlie left? (AP)

We will always be grateful for Charlie Manuel leading the Phillies to the 2008 World Series crown. “This is for Philadelphia!  This is for our fans,” screamed Charlie after the Game 5-Part 2 clincher against the Tampa Bay Rays.  Charlie will likely never have to pay for a beer again in the City of Brotherly Love, but we all know that he can’t manage this team forever.

Just for the heck of it we asked the fans on our Phillies Nation Facebook page which current MLB manager they would choose right now if they had to replace Charlie Manuel?

We took the ten most frequent responses (with some career achievements via Baseball Reference) and now we want your vote.

Which current MLB manager would you choose if you had to replace Charlie Manuel:

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