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Phillies officially sign Lance Nix

Lance Nix officially signed his two year deal with the Phillies today.  Probably a platoon situation with John Mayberry Jr out in right.  I don’t feel like this is a great fit for the Phillies because as the left handed hitter in the platoon, Nix is bound to see more playing time then Mayberry Jr. […]

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Updated: Phillies (almost) Sign Ryan Madson to 4 Year $44MM Deal

Updated:  Looks like the deal in in jeopardy of falling through.  I’d still be surprised if the Phillies don’t get a deal done with Madson. _________________________________________ The Phillies signed Ryan Madson to a four year deal late Tuesday night.  The deal will pay Madson $44 Million dollars over those four years so obviously they are […]

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Phillies Officially Sign Jim Thome: Fantasy Perspective

The Phillies officially signed Jim Thome to a 1 year $1.25 million dollar deal.  This is a pretty interesting move for both the Phillies and Thome.  Unless the Ryan Howard injury takes longer then expected to heal I just can’t see Thome getting a whole lot of playing time except as a pinch hitter and […]

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Phillies Buyout both Lidge and Oswalt

Not huge surprises here as Lidge was due to make $12.5 million dollars and Oswalt $16 million.  Both pitchers battles through injuries last season.  Unfortunately most fantasy leagues don’t give points for rotator cuff strains and lower back stiffness.  So neither pitcher helped out a whole bunch last season. (I had Oswalt as a bust […]

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Just in Case you’ve been Hiding Under a Rock All Day and Missed it… The Phillies Released Pete Orr

Pete Orr, probably contended for your leagues most added and dropped player last season was let go by the Phillies today and will become a free agent.  In 2011  Orr would have 1 or 2 good games prompting fantasy owners to add him and then reward said owners by going 0-14 over his next 5 […]

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Ryan Howard out at least 6 months: Start of 2012 season in doubt

1B Ryan Howard had a full tear of his left Achilles tendon, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. confirmed after surgery was performed. The surgery was described as successful, but it is possible Howard will not be ready for the start of the 2012 season. “It’s going to be five to six months from the surgery […]

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Phillies Closer Situation – Ryan Madson or Antonio Bastardo

The Phillies activated Ryan Madson from the DL today and we have to assume he will regain his closer’s role effective immediately.  This is bad news for owners who picked up Antonio Bastardo (me for one) who was unhittable during his tenure at the back end of the bullpen.  If you have the roster space […]

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Brad Lidge Out Until All-Star Break

According to MLB.com Brad Ligde is going to be out until the All-Star break instead of the 3-6 weeks as initially thought. Lidge, who has a history of injuries has a strained right rotator cuff. I think at this point its safe to assume that even when Lidge does come back from this injury he’ll […]

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JOSE CONTRERAS – PICKUP FOR THE DAY

The guy who never seems to go away should be added to you NL Fantasy team ASAP.  With Brad Lidge being placed on the DL for 3-6 weeks, site Jose Contreras is the leading candidate for saves according to Phillie Manager Charlie Manual. He put up decent numbers last year while filling in for Lidge […]

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Victorino Down on the Field

Currently watching the Phillies vs Red Sox game. Shane Victorino is down on the field after he and Raul Ibanez ran into each other trying to catch a fly ball.  I’ll try and update this as soon as I hear more. Update: Victorino has a cut above his left eye, he looks like he got […]

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