We mourn the loss of another distinguished Phillies Alumnus

March 31, 2017

Ruben Amaro Sr., a former Phillies shortstop and renowned baseball lifer, died in Weston, FL, on Friday at age 81. Amaro Sr. was born January 6, 1936, in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. He and Dallas Green were once teammates and very close friends who worked together in player development with the Phillies and Chicago Cubs. There was mutual respect between the two baseball icons. Ironically, Amaro Sr. died nine days after Green. Amaro…

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Brock Stassi overcome with emotion after making Phillies roster – ESPN

ESPN Brock Stassi overcome with emotion after making Phillies rosterESPNThe 27-year-old “got a little choked up, to be honest with you” when manager Pete Mackanin approached Stassi in the clubhouse and asked him what number he wanted to wear for the Philadelphia Phillies this season. “A dream come true,” Stassi told …Phillies underdog rookie makes opening day roster and feels all the emotionsYahoo SportsBrock Stassi, Daniel Nava make Phillies‘ roster; Jesmuel…

March 31, 2017
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Crash Bag, Vol. 13: Smooth Center Fielders

By this time next week the Phillies could already have lost many games, but for now they are undefeated in games that matter. With the 25 man roster set, all we have to look forward to this weekend is minor league rosters and praying that no one gets hurt before the opening day ace-off between Jeremy Hellickson and Scott Feldman. For now the best place to ask questions is on…

March 31, 2017
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Brock Stassi makes the team, Eickhoff gets creamed

Embed from Getty Images Stassi had a monster Spring, if he didn’t make this team, there should have been a Congressional investigation of the Phils There is always good news and bad news in baseball. Brock Stassi got some good news yesterday afternoon, as he learned that he had made the team for 2017 heading to Cincinnati in just a couple of days. He earned it, his Spring Training was…

March 31, 2017
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Brock Stassi Emotional as Phillies Final Roster Spots Announced

Four Phillies compete for six spots as Spring Training came to a close, and Brock Stassi leaned his fate After a crushing 14-1 loss to the Yankees the Phillies decision makers sat down and made their final roster cuts with opening day just five days away. Reliever Luis Garcia was already informed he would not […] Brock Stassi Emotional as Phillies Final Roster Spots Announced – That Balls Outta Here…

March 30, 2017
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Philadelphia Phillies Season 2017: Five Storylines to Watch – That Balls Outta Here

That Balls Outta Here Philadelphia Phillies Season 2017: Five Storylines to WatchThat Balls Outta HereThe 2017 MLB season has almost arrived, so here are five Phillies storylines to watch this season as Opening Day draws near. Phillies Spring Training is coming to an end and the regular season is fast approaching. With a new season, comes new stories …Top Baseball Analyst Has High Hopes For Jerad EickhoffCBS PhillyJerad Eickhoff lit up…

March 30, 2017
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Phillies Lineup Thursday Could Be the Same One as Opening Day

Pete Mackanin’s lineup Thursday could very well be the one that the Phillies send out on Opening Day next week against the Reds. Opening Day is just days away now and the Phillies are wrapping up spring training games Friday before they make their way back up north to start the regular season. Thursday and […] Phillies Lineup Thursday Could Be the Same One as Opening Day – That Balls…

March 30, 2017
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Unfullfilled Promise: The 2017 Player Preview for Michael Saunders

It looked like the Seattle Mariners might have had something when Michael Saunders arrived on scene in 2009.The 22-year-old could pick it in the outfield, ran pretty well, had some pop and could take a walk. Saunders scuffled a bit, then seemed to put it together in 2012, knocking 19 homers, swiping 21 bases, slapping 31 doubles and producing 57 runs batted in and 71 runs in just 139 games….

March 30, 2017
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Phillies Option Bullpen Candidate Luis Garcia to Minors

Garcia opens up spots in the Phillies bullpen for some intriguing new options As the Phillies set out for their split-squad games on Wednesday a competition was being set in two different ballparks in the state of Florida. Luis Garcia and Joely Rodriguez were essentially given one final chance to show why they deserve a […] Phillies Option Bullpen Candidate Luis Garcia to Minors – That Balls Outta Here –…

March 30, 2017
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The Bullpen Staple: 2017 Player Preview for Joaquin Benoit

via GIPHY You know who has had a really good Major League career? Joaquin Benoit. Oh sure, no one is confusing him with a Hall of Famer. He’s not Mariano Rivera. He’s not even Tug McGraw. But he’s had some very strong seasons.This is the 12th in a series previewing the 2017 Philadelphia Phillies. Most recently, we looked at Pat Neshak. This post looks at how the Phillies’ under the radar move…

March 30, 2017
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