Reminiscing with Graphical Representation: The 2008 Phillies

On Tuesday, I unveiled my full-season infographic detailing the season that was for the Philadelphia Phillies using Wins Above Average (WAA) by position. The season was, for all intents and purposes, pretty ugly. But what makes a (hopefully) successful rebuild so rewarding, what makes the special seasons (like 2008) so truly special are the years like these that often proceed them. As a quick reminder, here’s what the 2016 season…

January 12, 2017
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Franco Slams LA

The Los Angeles Dodgers came to town, packing a roster full of NL West-leading stars, including former Phillies icon Jimmy Rollins and star rookie Joc Pederson. But it was the Phils’ own rookie star, 3rd baseman Maikel Franco, who shined brightest in a 6-2 victory for the hosts on an emotional night at Citizens Bank […] Franco Slams LA Author: Matthew Veasey From Feed: http://thatballsouttahere.com/category/phillies/feed/ Powered by WPeMatico

August 5, 2015
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Series Preview: Dodgers at Phillies

The red-hot Phillies, still with baseball’s worst record at 41-65, but having won 12 of 15 since the All-Star break, welcome the streaking Los Angeles Dodgers (60-45) for a 3-game set in the cozy confines of Citizens Bank Park. The Dodgers have ripped off four straight victories, opening up a 2.5 games lead over the 2nd place […] Series Preview: Dodgers at Phillies Author: David Mosemann From Feed: http://thatballsouttahere.com/category/phillies/feed/ Powered by WPeMatico

August 4, 2015
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Kershaw Shows He’s Still a Star

That the Dodgers’ ace lefty Clayton Kershaw was not selected outright to the National League All-Star team was ridiculous. Last night, the winner of 3 of the last 4 NL Cy Young Awards (he was 2nd the other season) demonstrated clearly that he is still the best with a 5-0 complete game shutout of the […] Kershaw Shows He’s Still a Star Author: Matthew Veasey From Feed: http://thatballsouttahere.com/category/phillies/feed/ Powered by…

July 9, 2015
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Rollins, Dodgers Rally Past Phils

Playing in his first game ever against his longtime former team, Jimmy Rollins delivered a key 7th inning RBI single to help the host Los Angeles Dodgers rally past the Phillies 10-7 in the opener of a 4-game series at Dodger Stadium. Rollins had two hits, scored two runs, and drove in two runs in the […] Rollins, Dodgers Rally Past Phils Author: Matthew Veasey From Feed: http://thatballsouttahere.com/category/phillies/feed/ Powered by WPeMatico

July 7, 2015
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Today in Disappointing Phillies News

First, via MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki, top prospect and shortstop J.P. Crawford is expected to miss four to six weeks with a strained left oblique. It’s not a big deal as long as the injury doesn’t linger. Crawford will only miss a month and change, and it won’t affect the timeline of his progression to the major leagues. Baseball America rated Crawford as the 14th-best prospect in baseball recently following his…

March 26, 2015
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David Buchanan is Putting Together an Impressive Spring

The Phillies starting rotation situation is a spicy hot flaming pile of pain and torture which, no matter how hard you try, cannot be extinguished by your tears. There’s a beautiful alternate dimension in which pitchers don’t break and the Phillies enter the season with a rotation of Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, Chad Billingsley, Aaron Harang and the victor of a Clearwater competition for the fifth spot. In this barbaric world, however,…

March 25, 2015
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Jimmy Rollins Q&A: 'I feel like I'm free to be myself' | FOX Sports

Jimmy Rollins Q&A: ‘I feel like I’m free to be myself’ | FOX Sports: View image | gettyimages.com You knew you would see the interviews coming after Jimmy Rollins made his way to LA, “he feels like he is free”. Free from everything that was Philadelphia. All the love and idolization we showered Jimmy with over the years gone in an instant. Kind of reminds me of a chameleon as…

March 23, 2015
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2015 MLB Season Preview: Philadelphia Phillies likes, dislikes – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.com 2015 MLB Season Preview: Philadelphia Phillies likes, dislikesCBSSports.comThe decision to rebuild: Let’s say the Phillies tried to pull a “Yankees” this past offseason and desperately tried to fill around their veterans (Jimmy Rollins before he was traded, Chase Utley, Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, Carlos Ruiz, etc.) with a bunch …Are the Red Sox coming around on Cole Hamels?The Good Phight all 7 news articles » 2015 MLB Season Preview: Philadelphia…

March 19, 2015
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