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Phillies Spring Training 2014: Early Thoughts and Observations

I’ve been laying pretty low in regards to my Phillies posts over the last several months.

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Phillies Matt Stairs Throwback Thursday Jersey!

Maybe it’s because we need to pay homage to the

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Phillies on the verge of something special

The Phillies postseason run in 2009 has been anything but predictable. In the Division Series, they beat a heretofore dominant Houston Street not once, but twice in back to back games. The latter in spectacular fashion with a two-out, three run rally in the 9th inning. And with Ryan “get me to the plate” Howard picking up this team and placing it on his back, the Philadelphia Phillies are seriously charging towards something special.

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Phillies pull off miracle win against Dodgers. One win from World Series

What exactly is it about Game Four of the NLCS when the Phillies play the Dodgers?

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Hamels and Phillies can't stop Rockies in Game Two of NLDS

Cole Hamels has been unreliable for the better part of this season. Thursday was no exception. Hamels was far from his postseason form of 2008, allowing four earned runs as the Rockies tied the series at one game a piece in Game Two of the 2009 NLDS. Hamels constant inability to close middle innings of a game was further demonstrated after surrendering a two-out, two-run home run to Yorvit Torrealba in the top of the fourth. It was Torrealba's first home run since (gulp).........May.

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Who will or won't make the Phillies NLDS Postseason Roster?

With the Phillies concluding their regular season this afternoon with a thrilling 7-6 victory over the Florida Marlins, it became obvious to all that Charlie Manuel has some big decisions to make regarding his 2009 NLDS Postseason Roster, which is to be submitted to Major League Baseball by 10 am Wednesday morning. While some roster spots are no-brainers, some decisions are going to take more time than others. Here are some questions the Phillies will have to address as well as who should and who shouldn't be part of the Fightins postseason plans. Let's start with the questions.

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Phillies must improve bench in order to repeat

If the Phillies plan on going deep again into the post season this year, they are going to have to do it with a stronger bench.

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