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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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POLL: Phillie of the Last 10 Years

Posted by Don M, Sun, January 15, 2012 08:52 AM Comments: 19

Does Hamels get your vote?

Who was your “Phillie of the Decade” from 2002-2011?
1B -Ryan Howard
1B – Jim Thome
2b – Chase Utley
SS- Jimmy Rollins
RF- Bobby Abreu
SP- Roy Halladay
SP- Cole Hamels

Was Jim Thome signing here as a Free Agent enough to change the culture, and grab your vote?

Was it Jimmy Rollins?  The man with the “team to beat” statement, backed by his MVP season, and his always-steady defense.

Maybe it was Ryan Howard taking Major League Baseball by storm, being the fastest player to reach 100, 150, and 200 HRs (in 2010, Howard would also become the fastest player to ever reach 250 HRs)?

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Poll: Grading the Papelbon Signing

Posted by Pat Gallen, Sat, November 12, 2011 04:55 PM Comments: 56

Photo: Foxsports.com

It’s simple – put a grade on the Jonathan Papelbon contract with the Phillies. How do you feel about what has gone down over the past 48-72 hours. Will you welcome him in with open arms? How much will you miss Madson?

Let your voice be heard with a vote.

What grade would you give the Jonathan Papelbon deal?

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Poll: Rollins or Madson More Important?

Posted by Pat Gallen, Sat, October 22, 2011 01:35 PM Comments: 70

It’s a simple question, but one without an easy answer. Which player is more important to the Phillies – Jimmy Rollins or Ryan Madson? Both are about to become free agents and both will test the waters to see what each can achieve on the open market.

Some will say shortstop is the thinnest position in baseball; and Rollins keeps that position from being an issue for the Phillies.

Others will argue that, while closers are abundant in this current market, Madson is a known commodity and is still well in his prime. He’s also just scratching the surface of being a ninth-inning guy.

Rollins is an every-day player. Madson, obviously, is not. But the bullpen is now a glaring need for the Phillies.

Rollins will be 33 in 2012; Madson 31.

Who do you go with?

Who is more important to the Phillies?

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Poll: What Did you Learn About the Giants?

Posted by Pat Gallen, Mon, August 08, 2011 11:05 AM Comments: 19

After taking 3 of 4 from the San Francisco Giants over the weekend, the Phillies made a bit of a statement that they are, in fact, the team to beat, not only in the National League, but across the Major Leagues.

Leave it to Tim Lincecum to strike a bit of fear into the hearts of the fan base, as his continued domination of the club rehashed awful memories of the NLCS in 2010.

Overall, though, the Phillies have a more balanced and talented club. You could see that over the past four days in San Francisco. Many hoped for a split in this series, and the Phillies provided more.

Where do you stand? What did you learn from this weekends game? Has the concern been wiped away completely, replaced by a new found positivity when it comes to the Phillis/Giants rivalry? Or, is there still part of you (or all of you) that worries about seeing Tim Lincecum a bunch of times in a series?

Andrew Baggarly, a beat writer for the San Jose Mercury News, said the Phillies outclassed the Giants this past weekend, but it changed nothing about the dynamic of the rivalry.

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Poll: Trade Brown for Pence?

Posted by Pat Gallen, Sat, July 23, 2011 12:16 PM Comments: 28

Photo: AP

It’s a simple question, but one that isn’t easy to answer. Would you trade Domonic Brown to the Houston Astros to get Hunter Pence?

Pence is hitting .311 this season with 11 home runs and 61 runs driven in. He makes $6.9 million this season and is eligible for arbitration in each of the following two seasons. He’s a pretty good defender with a nice arm and is right handed.

Brown is hitting .247 with 5 home runs and 16 RBI. He’s far cheaper than Pence as he’ll be under team control for 5+ seasons. Brown is a good defender as well, using his speed and agility to track down balls, although his route to the baseball is sometimes an odd one. He also has a great arm.

Would you pull the trigger giving up the future for a guy who is a good, but not great, player? VOTE!

Would you trade Domonic Brown for Hunter Pence?

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Polls: Phillies in 1st Half/Looking Ahead to 2nd Half

Posted by Pat Gallen, Thu, July 14, 2011 08:25 AM Comments: 8

We want your opinion on how the first half of the season went down for the Phillies. At 57-34, they have the best record in baseball, so it’s hard to find much to complain about (although I’m sure we all will).

Below are some questions about the first half of the season and a look-ahead question to the second half of the year. It’s pretty simple; just vote and let your voice be heard. And please follow up in the comments section if you so choose.

Who was the most valuable offensive player in the first half?

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Who was the Phillies Cy Young winner in the first half?

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POLL: Your Favorite Phillies Reliever

Posted by Pat Gallen, Mon, June 13, 2011 02:09 PM Comments: 13

This is a pretty straightforward question – or is it? Who is your favorite relief pitcher on the Phillies?

There are some great choices. Ryan Madson, now the anchor of the bullpen. Jose Contreras, “The Big Truck” who has closed and set-up in his year and a half. Antonio Bastardo, quietly one of the best relievers in baseball. Brad Lidge, the guy who won the Phillies the 2008 title and who still holds a place in many hearts. How about Mike Stutes and the job he has done – he might be the new set up guy.

Vote away and leave your comments below:

Who is your favorite Phillies reliever?

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POLL: Is Chase Utley Truly “Back”

Posted by Pat Gallen, Tue, May 31, 2011 09:06 AM Comments: 8

It hasn’t been an easy run early on for Chase Utley. He has played in seven games since returning from the disabled list, batting .208 with one home run and two RBI. Defensively, everything looks to be relatively normal. It’s the bat that is the issue.

To be fair, Utley is still basically in Spring Training mode. He’s only 29 plate appearances into the season, and although the numbers aren’t there yet, there is a still a long season ahead for him to get it going. Utley’s batting average is quite low at this point, although he’s finding ways to contribute.

But what are YOU seeing? Are you happy with the progression? Are you happy with the way Charlie Manuel is utilizing Utley? Is this the breaking point for you – are you ready to start seeing the results from Chase ASAP?

Tell us what you think about Utley in the early going thus far. There are no wrong answers.

Are you happy with what you're seeing from Chase Utley so far?

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Poll: How Will Domonic Brown’s Season Go?

Posted by Pat Gallen, Sat, May 21, 2011 12:00 PM Comments: 11

It’s the start of a new era in Philadelphia. Domonic Brown will make his debut for the Phillies tonight against the Texas Rangers, and all eyes will be on him as a semi-savior for an offense that can no longer.

Our poll question today is plain and simple: how will he do this year? Take part in the poll below and let us know how you think this season will go for the Phillies top prospect in the organization.

What will the Domonic Brown Era mean for this season

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