Greg Maddux won't be unanimous Hall selection (The Associated Press)

Greg Maddux could break a 22-year-old record Wednesday, though he won’t become the first unanimous selection in the history of the baseball writers’ Hall of Fame ballot. When Tom Seaver received 425 of 430 votes in 1992, his 98.84 percentage topped the mark set by Ty Cobb in 1936. A dominant pitcher when offense ruled in the Steroids Era, Maddux has a chance to enter Cooperstown with a little extra…

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Phillies looking ahead toward spring

It hit a bone-chilling and record-breaking 4 degrees on Tuesday, so it seems a good time to remind people that Phillies pitchers and catchers have their first workout in Clearwater, Fla., in 37 days. Phillies looking ahead toward spring Author: Todd Zolecki From Feed: http://partner.mlb.com/partnerxml/gen/news/rss/phi.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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With a little luck, though, the special teams could be something special

Fingers crossed. I’m especially excited about what they might do with the punting game. The last couple of posts have been about declining WAR amongst the Phillie pitchers, but things aren’t going particularly swimmingly on the hitting side, either. Looking at the non-pitchers, Carlos Ruiz, Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins have been the core of the hitters over the past seven years and all four are likely to…

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How To Boil A Frog: Comcast's Contract Extension With The Philadelphia Phillies – Awful Announcing

Philly.com How To Boil A Frog: Comcast’s Contract Extension With The Philadelphia PhilliesAwful AnnouncingPerhaps it was too much to ask any network to try and swipe the Philadelphia Phillies away from a company based in Philadelphia. Indeed, Comcast had little trouble keeping the TV rights to the Phillies. The team agreed to a 25-year, $2.5 billion …Phillies | New TV deal financialsKFFLThe Phillies New TV Deal: Details and Possible RamificationsThe…

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Phillies' Top 10 Prospects for 2014 – Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report Phillies‘ Top 10 Prospects for 2014Bleacher Report… the organization also houses its share useful major league arms including right-handed starter Ethan Martin, who debuted in late 2013, and flamethrowing reliever Ken Giles. Here’s a look at the Philadelphia Phillies‘ top 10 prospects for the 2014 … Phillies' Top 10 Prospects for 2014 – Bleacher Report Author: From Feed: https://news.google.com/news/feeds?pz=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&q=Philadelphia+Phillies&output=rss Powered by WPeMatico

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Are Bobby Abreu and Scott Rolen Hall of Famers?

At Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee searched for the next Lou Whitaker — as he put it, “the player that seems like a no-doubt Hall of Famer to us nerds right now, but who will fade from the collective memory of voters during the five-year grace period, possibly dropping off the ballot in the first year.” Brisbee cites several examples, two of which are former Phillies: third baseman Scott Rolen, and…

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Atlanta Braves: Phillies' $2.5 Billion TV Contract Highlights Laughable Braves Deal (Yahoo Contributor Network)

COMMENTARY | The Atlanta Braves are finding out that one crucial financial decision they made years ago is now coming back to negatively impact how they can do business in the future. Salary spending escalates every year, and, despite players like Alex Rodriguez, Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder continually reaffirming the fact that handing out these insane over-inflated contracts often come back to bite teams, this offseason was no different….

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Remnants of a slowed-down offseason

This is always the dead period of the MLB offseason — the 3-4 weeks between the end of December and end of January. A year ago, the Joel Hanrahan-Mark Melancon trade occurred the day after Christmas, but over the next two weeks the only signing of note was Edwin Jackson to the Cubs. The Phillies have been inactive since signing Roberto Hernandez and sending out a bunch of spring training…

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Phillies Should Consider Trading for Their Catcher of the Future

Back in November, the Phillies signed catcher Carlos Ruiz to a three-year, $26 million contract with a fourth year club option for $4.5 million. Given the recent 25-year, $2.5 billion TV deal the Phillies just signed with Comcast SportsNet, the team won’t be hurt too much even if Ruiz provides little value on the contract over the duration of those three guaranteed years. Still, the Phillies should be preparing for…

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