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Chelsea becoming the Yankees of EPL

The English Premier League winter transfer window has come and gone. Chelsea has slipped fully ten points behind league leader Manchester United. A...

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Welcome Back Chelsea

Over the last month it looked as if Chelsea was taking itself out of contention. After being beaten badly on Monday, 3-1 by Arsenal, Chelsea was on...

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2018 and 2022 World Cup

I needed some time to cool off and reflect on FIFA's decision to award two World Cups in the same afternoon. FIFA has that rare ability to get two ...

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Phils ink Cliff Lee because "this is ...

Yes. It is a dream come true for any Phillies fan. So much so that anywhere you went: food court, holiday party, cafeteria, barber shop...all any...

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Could the Phils be on the verge of th...

The Phils could be on the verge of re-signing the man no one from this town wanted to lose. Cliff Lee is close to making a decision and the "myster...

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Dave Wannstedt Postmortem

One thing you can say about Wannstedt, his players have always loved him. This link shows the beginning of the press conference when his players jo...

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Is he "Werth" it?

7 Years. $$$$$$$$126 million. An annual salary of 18 million, just a smidge less than Miguel Cabrera.Don't get me wrong, I wanted him back. And hon...

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Jayson Werth declines arbitration

No surprise here. Jayson Werth is not going to sign up for a one year deal. The thing that surprises me is that he has not signed anywhere yet or t...

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4 Phils among the top 17 in MVP voting

Today, Joey Votto won the NL MVP award. 27 total players received votes, with 4 Phillies among the top 17.Roy Halladay finished 5thJayson Werth fin...

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Crazy weekend for the Pitt Panthers

Three big events for the Pitt Panthers this week:Panthers basketball team wins the 2k sports coaches vs. cancer classic (you can donate here). Alth...

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Phils complete list (so far) of sprin...

Here is the total list up to this point of all the Phils spring training invitees:Dane SardinhaPete OrrDan MeyerJeff LarishErik KratzTag BoziedEddi...

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Phils invite 3 more to spring training

The Phils continue to add minor league dept with these three signings today:Josh Barfield - Traded after a successful rookie year with the Padres t...

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Phils continue minor league free agen...

The Phils have received some good luck on their minor league signings including all of last season's Wilson Valdez contributions.A former first rou...

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The good doctor takes home the Cy You...

The good doctor took home the hardware everyone knew he deserved. Besides pacing the National League, how did he fare against his career totals?21...

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Phils bring back a fan favorite...

No, I'm not talking Jayson Werth, he's probably good as gone with the rumored suitor of the Red Sox. I'm talking Juan Samuel. He'll be coaching thi...

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Shane Victorino wins his 3rd straight...

The stats giveth and the stat head taketh away. Shane Victorino won his third straight gold glove, one of only 6 Phils to ever win 3.The stats like...

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Free agents: who's likely to come back?

So, with the pain of Pat Burrell winning another ring hopefully starting to fade (he went hitless giving him a total of 1 hit in 10 world series st...

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Were the Giants the same team as the ...

Why did I choose this picture? Look at the guys in the picture and you'll start to see where I'm going with this. Geoff Jenkins. Pedro Feliz. Eric ...

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JC Romero likely done as a Phillie

The JC Romero run is likely over. The Phils declined the club option on Romero that would have paid him 4.5 million dollars and instead bought him ...

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Phils fall in all too familiar fashion

So, I have to say, as someone who watched the Phillies all year, this ending didn't actuall surprise me. It had the same mistakes being repeated th...

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