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Is Mayberry Re-Opening Door for Dom Brown?

Posted by Jonathan Nisula, Fri, April 20, 2012 10:00 AM Comments: 63

PHOTO: AP

The Phillies offense is clearly struggling. As a team, the Phils are (out of 16 NL teams) 14th in runs, 16th in walk rate, 14th in OPS, and for you advanced metric fans, 14th in wOBA. They swing at pitches at a higher rate than all NL teams except the Pirates, and swing at pitches outside of the zone more than any other team. As evidenced by their 3rd-best strikeout rate, they can put the ball in play, but they can’t produce runs.

The one thing that stands out is the lack of power from John Mayberry Jr. Last year, his isolated power was .240, meaning that his slugging percentage was 240 points higher than his batting average. It was the highest on the team, and would’ve been top 10 in the NL had he qualified. Mayberry also ended the year with a .854 OPS, which was second on the Phillies only to Hunter Pence. He had a great year, and we all loved him for it, but so far this year he’s been sub-par.

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Phillies Nation 2012 Awards Projections

Posted by Pat Gallen, Mon, April 02, 2012 10:55 AM Comments: 11

Will Roy take home his 3rd CY? (Photo Phillies Network)

On Sunday, the Phillies Nation crew made their playoff predictions. As we do every year, we also tell you who we think is primed to win some awards. Take a look at our awards projections and tell us if you agree or disagree.

PAT GALLEN:
AL/NL Cy Young =  Jon Lester, BOS/Clayton Kershaw, LAD
AL/NL MVP
= Adrian Gonzalez, BOS/Joey Votto, CIN
AL/NL Hitter to Watch = Brett Lawrie, TOR/Troy Tulowitzki, COL (NL MVP Runner up)
AL/ NL Pitcher to Watch = Yu Darvish, TEX/Mike Minor, ATL
AL/ NL Manager of the Year = Joe Maddon, TB/Don Mattingly, LAD
AL/NL Rookie of the Year = Matt Moore, TB/Yonder Alonso, SD

DON MCGETTIGAN:
AL/NL Cy Young =  Felix Hernandez SEA/  Zach Greinke MIL
AL/NL MVP = Albert Pujols LAA / Hanley Ramirez MIA
AL/NL Hitter to Watch = Howie Kendrick LAA/  Jay Bruce CIN
AL/ NL Pitcher to Watch = Brandon Morrow TOR/  Brandon Beachy ATL
AL/ NL Manager of the Year = Mike Scioscia LAA/  Ozzie Guillen MIA
AL/NL Rookie of the Year = Jesus Montero SEA/  Yonder Alonso SD
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Phils Can Afford Victorino & Hamels, But Not a 3B

Posted by Corey Seidman, Fri, March 02, 2012 08:20 AM Comments: 54

(This article is just over 1,000 words, but I promise you that they’re all worth it in understanding exactly how much money the Phillies will and can commit to Shane Victorino.)

PHOTO: Zimbio.com

A benefit to the Phillies having the second most wins in baseball since 2007 (473, the Yankees have 479) is that few players want to leave.

Going back to that first playoff season since 1993, every free agent the Phillies let walk — save for Jayson Werth — found work elsewhere because the team decided to move on.

Shane Victorino is the latest in a series of players who have expressed their desire to remain in Philadelphia, but his words were a bit more direct than most. Victorino explicitly used the words “hometown discount” this week, which was sonic beauty to Phillies fans and torture to his agents, the Levinson Brothers.

“I’m willing to give up free agency,” Victorino told ESPN’s Jayson Stark at the beginning of the final week of February. “A lot of guys won’t. In the game of baseball, free agency is what every major league player dreams of. You want to maximize your value, and of course I do, too. But what’s important to me is, I want to be here. I love playing here. My family loves the city. I love the city. So when I made that statement (to Todd Zolecki, that I’m not going anywhere), that’s what I meant.”

Victorino likely realized after those comments that no matter how badly he wants to stay in Philly, it isn’t worth making public comments and losing so much leverage. He clarified things a bit for CSNPhilly.com’s Jim Salisbury Thursday morning.

“I look at it this way, if it’s a significant difference, I have to weigh my options,” Victorino told CSNPhilly.com. “I obviously love playing in Philly. They made me who I am. That sits in the back of my mind. But I also understand there’s a window in this game. Age and time comes into play. When I say I don’t want to go anywhere — yeah, I call this home and I want to finish my career here — but we’ll see how it goes.

“I won’t say I won’t take a hometown discount, but I also will say I want to maximize my opportunity with not only what I’ve accomplished as an individual, but as part of a team.”

Victorino then made his first public request for five years, the same contractual length Jimmy Rollins sought at the outset of his own free agency.

“I’ll be 32 on the market,” said Victorino. “I can go another five years. I would think even more. I want to go until I’m 40. My agents say I can get a five-year deal on the market. Why not trust them?”

Here’s the part where we examine whether or not five years is a realistic length for Victorino.

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2012 Phillies Nation Road Trips

Posted by Pat Gallen, Sat, February 25, 2012 04:46 PM Comments: 1

Phillies Spring Training Trip

Details for four of our 2012 road trips have been announced – Clearwater, Pittsburgh, Washington, DC and Baltimore! Like last year, we will be teaming up with our friends at Phils Fever (aka Green Legion) for several awesome adventures. Check out the details:

Spring Training
Friday, March 16 to Monday, March 19

This is easily the most fun you’ll have on a road trip. In a single weekend you have – Phillies Spring Training, St. Patrick’s Day, Opening Rounds of March Madness, and Spring Break! All this within the famously sunny surroundings of Clearwater, Florida. If you are a serious Phillies fan, you need to at least consider coming on the trip.

Read more about the variety of packages starting at just $340 (not including transportation to Clearwater)

Pittsburgh
Friday, April 6 to Sunday, April 8

Time to kick-start the Phillies season and this year, we start in Pittsburgh! Opening Day is unfortunately on a Thursday, so rather than dealing with all the vacation days and missed classes, we decided to offer a package for two nights, either Friday & Saturday or Saturday & Sunday, and you can go to either one or two games, or even a Flyers-Penguins game before the Saturday night Phillies game!

Read more about Opening Weekend in Pittsburgh.

Washington, DC
Saturday, May 5

As you may have heard, the Washington Nationals are trying to keep Phillies fans from taking over Nationals Park yet again. Since baseball returned to DC in 2005, Phillies Nation has been delivering Phillies fans to our nation’s capital – and we’ll do that again this May. Let’s show our old friends Jayson Werth and Brad Lidge what they’re missing!

Read more about our “Take Back Nationals Park” trip in Washington, DC.

Baltimore
Friday, June 8 to Sunday, June 10

The opportunity to see one of baseball’s finest ballparks, the original throwback at Camden Yards, does not come around often. This year we have plenty of chances to see the Phillies play the neighboring Orioles in an interleague matchup. You can come down just for 1 game or stay the entire weekend. Plus there are bus pick-ups at three different locations around Philly.

Read more about the Phillies fan invasion of Baltimore in June.

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The Turnover of a Championship Team

Posted by Ian Riccaboni, Tue, February 21, 2012 10:00 AM Comments: 20

Brad Lidge and Jayson Werth have gone south. (AP)

It is now common knowledge that Ruben Amaro Jr. was engaged in negotiations to essentially turn Joe Blanton into Bobby Abreu, then turn Abreu into AJ Burnett. I have a soft-spot for Blanton: the big Kentuckian was perfectly serviceable during the 2008 championship run and, like Cole Hamels, did not register a loss in the postseason that year.

Blanton is affable and epitomizes the imperfections of Philadelphia that fans can relate to. Is Blanton the biggest or strongest pitcher? No. Is he the fastest to the plate or does he have the best repertoire? No. But what Blanton does posses is an intangible likability and projects an image of a workman who packs his lunch. As a fan, it would have hurt to see Blanton, a member of said championship team, gone.

Then it hit me: they’re almost all gone already.

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Join Phillies Nation on Road Trips this Season!

Posted by Pat Gallen, Sat, February 18, 2012 02:18 PM Comments: 3

Phillies Spring Training Trip

Details for four of our 2012 road trips have been announced – Clearwater, Pittsburgh, Washington, DC and Baltimore! Like last year, we will be teaming up with our friends at Phils Fever (aka Green Legion) for several awesome adventures. Check out the details:

Spring Training
Friday, March 16 to Monday, March 19

This is easily the most fun you’ll have on a road trip. In a single weekend you have – Phillies Spring Training, St. Patrick’s Day, Opening Rounds of March Madness, and Spring Break! All this within the famously sunny surroundings of Clearwater, Florida. If you are a serious Phillies fan, you need to at least consider coming on the trip.

Read more about the variety of packages starting at just $340 (not including transportation to Clearwater)

Pittsburgh
Friday, April 6 to Sunday, April 8

Time to kick-start the Phillies season and this year, we start in Pittsburgh! Opening Day is unfortunately on a Thursday, so rather than dealing with all the vacation days and missed classes, we decided to offer a package for two nights, either Friday & Saturday or Saturday & Sunday, and you can go to either one or two games, or even a Flyers-Penguins game before the Saturday night Phillies game!

Read more about Opening Weekend in Pittsburgh.

Washington, DC
Saturday, May 5

As you may have heard, the Washington Nationals are trying to keep Phillies fans from taking over Nationals Park yet again. Since baseball returned to DC in 2005, Phillies Nation has been delivering Phillies fans to our nation’s capital – and we’ll do that again this May. Let’s show our old friends Jayson Werth and Brad Lidge what they’re missing!

Read more about our “Take Back Nationals Park” trip in Washington, DC.

Baltimore
Friday, June 8 to Sunday, June 10

The opportunity to see one of baseball’s finest ballparks, the original throwback at Camden Yards, does not come around often. This year we have plenty of chances to see the Phillies play the neighboring Orioles in an interleague matchup. You can come down just for 1 game or stay the entire weekend. Plus there are bus pick-ups at three different locations around Philly.

Read more about the Phillies fan invasion of Baltimore in June.

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2012 Phillies Nation Road Trips

Posted by Brian Michael, Wed, February 08, 2012 11:50 AM Comments: 12

Phillies Spring Training Trip

Details for four of our 2012 road trips have been announced – Clearwater, Pittsburgh, Washington, DC and Baltimore!  Like last year, we will be teaming up with our friends at Phils Fever (aka Green Legion) for several awesome adventures.  Check out the details:

Spring Training   
Friday, March 16 to Monday, March 19

This is easily the most fun you’ll have on a road trip.  In a single weekend you have – Phillies Spring Training, St. Patrick’s Day, Opening Rounds of March Madness, and Spring Break!  All this within the famously sunny surroundings of Clearwater, Florida.  If you are a serious Phillies fan, you need to at least consider coming on the trip.

Read more about the variety of packages starting at just $340 (not including transportation to Clearwater)

Pittsburgh
Friday, April 6 to Sunday, April 8

Time to kick-start the Phillies season and this year, we start in Pittsburgh! Opening Day is unfortunately on a Thursday, so rather than dealing with all the vacation days and missed classes, we decided to offer a package for two nights, either Friday & Saturday or Saturday & Sunday, and you can go to either one or two games, or even a Flyers-Penguins game before the Saturday night Phillies game!

Read more about Opening Weekend in Pittsburgh.

Washington, DC
Saturday, May 5

As you may have heard, the Washington Nationals are trying to keep Phillies fans from taking over Nationals Park yet again. Since baseball returned to DC in 2005, Phillies Nation has been delivering Phillies fans to our nation’s capital – and we’ll do that again this May. Let’s show our old friends Jayson Werth and Brad Lidge what they’re missing!

Read more about our “Take Back Nationals Park” trip in Washington, DC.

Baltimore 
Friday, June 8 to Sunday, June 10

The opportunity to see one of baseball’s finest ballparks, the original throwback at Camden Yards, does not come around often.  This year we have plenty of chances to see the Phillies play the neighboring Orioles in an interleague matchup.  You can come down just for 1 game or stay the entire weekend.  Plus there are bus pick-ups at three different locations around Philly.

Read more about the Phillies fan invasion of Baltimore in June.

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Top Moment #9: Addition of Hunter Pence

Posted by Amanda Orr, Wed, January 18, 2012 12:40 PM Comments: 116

Photo: Philly.com (Ben Margot/AP)

July is a crazy month for baseball.  With the trade deadline at the end of the month, hundreds of rumors and potential trade scenarios are revealed.  With all the transactions and rumors, the end of July is sure to spark a lot of debate.

Jayson Werth signed with the Washington Nationals in the 2010-2011 offseason, leaving a gap in right field for the Phillies.  Ruben Amaro didn’t fill the void, giving Ben Francisco and Domonic Brown an opportunity.  However, it wasn’t enough as the Phillies were struggling to produce runs.

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Week In Review – Pineiro, Nats, Sixers

Posted by Kieran Carobine, Sun, January 15, 2012 05:00 PM Comments: 19

UPDATE: According to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com, the Phillies have signed former Mariner and Cardinal hurler Joel Pineiro to a minor-league deal that includes an invite to Spring Training.

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Will Prince Fielder sign in Washington?

When pennant flags are raised in 2015, many people will look back to this offseason as the one that shaped the National League East.  It’s the first one in awhile when such big names are moving simultaneously and at the same position.  Albert Pujols took care of his future already and now Prince Fielder still awaits his fate.

A dark horse in these negotiations could be the Nationals.  They have quietly acquired, ok maybe not so quietly, the top young talent in Stephen Strasburg, Drew Storen and Bryce Harper and made a deal to bring in Jayson Werth for way too much money.  Recently they have been linked to Roy Oswalt, Gio Gonzalez (who they signed) and now apparently talks with Fielder’s agent have started back again.

As I have argued on Twitter (@kierancarobine) in the past weeks signing Fielder does not put the Nationals as favorites for the East.  I honestly think the Phillies still hold that spot but it would make the upcoming seasons that much more interesting.  Once their youthful movement is complete they will be the competing team on top.

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The Mulligan: Domonic Brown’s 2011 in Review

Posted by Michael Baumann, Wed, November 30, 2011 07:00 AM Comments: 46

We continue on with our 2011 Player Reviews with Domonic Brown.

This is a story of unfulfilled promise. Going into the season as the No. 4 prospect in the game, according to Baseball America, and coming off a season where he posted a .980 OPS between AA and AAA, Domonic Brown seemed poised to slide seamlessly into the right field void left by Jayson Werth.  The Phillies’ best offensive prospect since Ryan Howard, Brown looked set to do in the majors what he’d done at every level of minor league baseball: take his trebuchet launch of a swing and his howitzer throwing arm and bring those weapons to bear for no purpose other than to blast the opposition into oblivion.

Then the Domonator broke the hamate bone in his right hand on March 5, and everything seemed to go downhill from there. Brown didn’t get into the major league lineup until May 21. What’s worse, the broken hamate bone saps strength in the hand, and it usually takes a hitter months to recover his full power stroke. Brown, for his part, wasn’t particularly good, dialing in at exactly replacement level according to both Baseball Reference and FanGraphs, combining a .322 wOBA (not awful, but not exactly stellar for a corner outfielder) with pretty dreadful outfield defense, which, after 12 seasons of Pat Burrell and Raul Ibanez in left field, has apparently started to bother Phillies fans all of a sudden.

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