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  1. Hey, Rube: Phillies pay dearly for Amaro’s misguided loyalty

    Jul 30, 2014, 11:07 AM EDT

    Ruben Amaro Jr.,

    The Phillies are paying the bills for their dynastic run, thanks in large part to Ruben Amaro’s mismanagement.

  2. Jonathan Papelbon to Phillies fans: Bring on the boos

    Jul 24, 2014, 11:18 PM EDT

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    Jonathan Papelbon was booed by Phillies fans this afternoon, but it didn’t bother him. In fact, he says bring it on.

  3. Everything you need to know about next week’s trade deadline

    Jul 24, 2014, 12:09 PM EDT

    David Price

    Who is buying? Who is selling? Who is on the block? And is next week’s trade deadline really a deadline?

  4. Tim Lincecum saves it for utterly spent Giants

    Jul 23, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Tim Lincecum

    The Giants’ 9-6 victory over the Phillies lasted 14 innings, involved 16 pitchers throwing 507 times to the plate, took five hours and 46 minutes, included more cramping than a track meet for septuagenarians and it finally ended 7 minutes before 1 a.m. Wednesday morning at Citizens Bank Park when Tim Lincecum really and truly recorded his first career save.

  5. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 23, 2014, 7:17 AM EDT

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    Jonathan Lucory hit two homers last night, including the walkoff.

  6. Would the Dodgers make a run at Jonathan Papelbon as a (really expensive) setup man?

    Jul 17, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon AP

    Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon has made it very clear that he’d waive his veto rights and welcome a trade to a contender, and Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles talked to “a baseball source” who expects the Dodgers to make a run for the 33-year-old right-hander.

  7. Unlike Jonathan Papelbon, A.J. Burnett wants to stay with the Phillies

    Jul 14, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT

    Miami Marlins v Philadelphia Phillies

    Jonathan Papelbon was made it very clear that he wants out of Philadelphia, but A.J. Burnett said yesterday that he has no plans to request a trade from the Phillies.

  8. The Pirates could be interested in Huston Street

    Jul 12, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT

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    The Pirates are focused on adding pitching in advance of the July non-waiver trade deadline.

  9. Jonathan Papelbon would accept a trade to a contender in a heartbeat

    Jul 10, 2014, 8:57 AM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon AP

    Papelbon likes Philly just fine. But he thinks anyone who wouldn’t want to play for a winner is nuts.

  10. The 2014 All-Star rosters have been announced

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Find out who’s on the roster for each league in the All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.

  11. Phillies president David Montgomery doesn’t want to rebuild because attendance will fall

    Jun 28, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

    David Montgomery

    Phillies president David Montgomery thinks that a rebuild is too risky from a business perspective.

  12. “Papelbon, of course, is Ric Flair”

    Jun 26, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT

    Ric Flair

    What, you thought Jeff Manship would be the stylin’, profilin’, limousine riding, jet flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin’ n’ dealin’ son of a gun?

  13. Jonathan Papelbon on 300th save: “It means a lot to me”

    Jun 11, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon AP

    “It means a lot to me, more than what most people would probably think,” Papelbon said after escaping with his 14th save of the season.

  14. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 21, 2014, 6:54 AM EDT

    Adam Wainwright

    On HBT Daily yesterday I said Johnny Cueto would give up more than two runs in a game before Masahiro Tanaka got his first loss. Both happened yesterday, but I’m pretty sure the Nats got their third run off Cueto before the Yankees-Cubs game ended, so I’m gonna claim victory.

  15. Jonathan Papelbon is tired of talking about his velocity

    Apr 17, 2014, 10:05 PM EDT

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    Jonathan Papelbon had a little more giddy-up on his fastball today, but don’t ask him about it.

  16. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 15, 2014, 6:34 AM EDT

    Dan Uggla

    The Braves-Phillies game was GONZO with a capital X. In no small part because Dan Uggla was the hero.

  17. Freddy Galvis and Mike Adams close to joining Phillies

    Apr 10, 2014, 8:31 PM EDT

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    The Phillies should welcome utility infielder Freddy Galvis and reliever Mike Adams back from the disabled list in the next few days.

  18. Quote of the Day: Jonathan Papelbon expounds on the highs and lows of closing

    Apr 5, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Philadelphia Phillies

    Jonathan Papelbon was asked to talk about closing and he didn’t disappoint, as usual.

  19. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 3, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    The Blue Jays 2013 plan worked out pretty well for their second game in 2014. And Jonathan Papelbon shows us the meaning of accountability. In his own special way.

  20. Jonathan Papelbon walks in winning run, chalks it all up to bad luck

    Apr 3, 2014, 1:04 AM EDT

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    The Philadelphia Phillies might not have a top-five bullpen after all.

  21. Jonathan Papelbon thinks the Phillies will have a top-five bullpen

    Mar 8, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon

    The Phillies had the fourth-highest bullpen ERA in baseball last season at 4.19, according to FanGraphs. Don’t tell that to closer Jonathan Papelbon, who thinks the Phillies will have a top-five bullpen in 2014. Via CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury: “I will be very, very surprised if this is not a much better bullpen this year,”…

  22. 2014 Preview: Philadelphia Phillies

    Mar 5, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    A.J. Burnett

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Philadelphia Phillies. The Big Question: Can the Phillies have all of their key players stay healthy for an entire…

  23. Jonathan Papelbon is more optimistic than Ruben Amaro

    Feb 17, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon

    Ruben Amaro likes the Phillies’ chances. Jonathan Papelbon would, theoretically anyway, put his money where his mouth is: Jonathan Papelbon: “if I was a gambling man I would take us to go all the way” pic.twitter.com/Y1zd6il5wD — Jeff Skversky (@JeffSkversky) February 17, 2014   It’s the picture that makes it. That’s a man who’s sure…

  24. Ranking the bullpens: 2014 edition

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    We tried this with the rotations the other day. Once again, I’ll be dipping into my 2014 projections here to rank the bullpens. To come up with the following bullpen ERAs, I simply combined each team’s seven highest-IP relievers, according to my projections. AL Royals – 2.93 Red Sox – 3.14 Athletics – 3.16 Rangers…

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