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Is it officially time to blow up the Phillies?

After dropping three out of four from the lowly Milwaukee Brewers this past weekend, is there anybody out there who thinks the

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Should Phillies seek more bullpen help before August 31st?

Watching the Phillies Dodgers game Monday night in the eighth inning did nothing to change my belief that Michael Stutes has been looking increasingly ineffective over the last five weeks or so.

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Charlie Manuel Must Continue to Trust New Faces as Phillies' Season Progresses

Since becoming the Phillies manager in 2005, Charlie Manuel has run his team with an obvious deference to veteran players. One needn’t look much further than Manuel’s in-game decisions and the team’s personnel moves as proof that the manager would rather go to war with players that have proven themselves over the long term.

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Phillies' comeback win against the Astros might be a sign of good or bad things to come


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Brad Lidge's elbow stiffness should have the Phillies shopping for a closer

Just when it seemed the Phillies' bullpen was getting back on track, think again.

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Phillies return to the World Series in Game Five victory over Dodgers

This city has been getting ready to boil over since Jimmy Rollins found the gap in the ninth inning Monday night, and Wednesday couldn't come fast enough. The weather tonight was a gift this late in October, and the fans and the Phillies were ready to play. With this the 29th Anniversary of the Phillies first World Championship, it was in the air- tonight was their night.  To start the game, the Dodgers capitalized on Hamels getting rattled on a potential called third strike call to take a one run lead on Andre Ethier's homer.

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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 can't go from champs to chokers

Can you imagine the possible headlines the morning after baseball's regular season comes to a close next week:  "WORLD CHAMPS to WORLD CHUMPS" Yes, bad thoughts always seem to creep back into the minds of Philadelphia Phillies fans right around this time of the year when the team appears poised to make another post season.

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