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Ethan Witte

Who are you buying Spring Training stock in?

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Who’s up, who’s down as Clearwater begins to get closer

As spring training nears, teams have a pretty good sense of where their rosters stand. It’s probably that all teams in the majors have at least 22 players they know will be on their team once the curtain goes up on the 2023 season. There will be camp battle, for sure, but in cases like the Phillies, many of those battles have already been fought.

For the first time in many moons, the...

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Ethan Witte

Rise and Phight: 2/8/2023

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More depth, thank you.

The team grabbed another arm to add to the growing list of bullpen depth that will be needed during the season.

Longtime Red Sox lefty Kyle Hart has a minor league deal with the Phillies, source says.

— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) February 7, 2023

Hart isn’t going to wow anyone with his stuff or his numbers. His best season arguably was in 2019, where in 156 innings across two...

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Phillies To Sign Kyle Hart To Minor League Deal

The Phillies are in agreement with left-hander Kyle Hart on a minor league deal, reports Chris Cotillo of MassLive. The southpaw will presumably receive an invitation to major league Spring Training.

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Phillies of the Phuture: ??? Pan Wen-Hui

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Phillies continue to bolster their Minor League Arm Farm

Setting the Scene

The Philadelphia Phillies are cashing their international signing budget into Taiwan for the second year.

First came up-and-coming second baseman Hao Yu Lee and now...enter Pan Wen-Hui.

Pan Wen-Hui is a 20-year-old Taiwanese Pitcher with flamethrowing stuff. On January 14th, the Phillies signed the right-hander as an international free...

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Phillies debut brand new 2023 Spring Training gear

Phillies Spring Training is almost here, everyone! The Phillies are expected to report on February 16th, nine days from today. As we saw on February 2nd, the team shipped their gear down South to Clearwater, Florida.

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Ethan Witte

Rise and Phight: 2/7/2023

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The Phillies have good announcers.

This profile on Scott Franzke really shows how lucky the Phillies have been with play by play announcers. No one is going to compare to Harry Kalas, but with Franzke on the radio and Tom McCarthy on the television, the team and fans have been blessed. There are certain segments who do not care for McCarthy and I’m not here to tell you whether you should or shouldn’t like him, but as for...

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Ethan Witte

This Week in 1983: Jan. 31-Feb. 5 - Phillies sign Tony Perez

Another veteran? Sure, why not!

The Phillies add more veteran help for the bench


What place did the Phillies finish in 1982?

Had you guess second place, congratulations! Those years in between World Series appearances seem to have been glossed over a bit. 1981 was split in half by the player’s strike, the creation of a divisional round of the playoffs meaning the reigning champions sort of sleepwalked through the second half of the season and never regained their...

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Ethan Witte

On prospect lists, biases and anger

I’m starting to care less and less about what national prospect people say about the Phillies

Let me begin by stating the obvious: I am no scout. I have never claimed to have the ability of prospect prognostication, of being able to peer into a crystal ball and be able to get coherent picture about the future ability of a player. I’m pretty sure, though some might disagree, that I am able to tell the difference between a player that is “good” and a player that is “bad” based on...

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Ethan Witte

Rise and Phight: 2/6/2023

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It’s the final week of having no baseball

Welcome to the final week of the offseason where there will be no baseball activity of any kind.

Next week, pitchers and catcher report for most of the league. It might feel a bit earlier than usual, but that could be because of the World Baseball Classic and teams wanting to get their players in before they head right back out. For the Phillies, it’ll be a chance for some of the younger players to show what...

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Ethan Witte

This Week in 1983: Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the NL pennant winners

A look back at another World Series participant

If a team wins a National League pennant, but does it without flair or winning the World Series, does it really make a memorable group?

In this series, we aim to look back at that 1983 pennant winning team, one that feels forgotten in the team’s history. Rare do you hear people talk about that particular roster with any kind of reverence or awe, instead, using as a checkpoint in their memories about how the team did. We’ll look back at the...

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Ethan Witte

Rise and Phight: 2/3/2023

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Lousy squirrel...

Six more weeks of winter.

Thanks alot, Phil.

On to the links.

Phillies news: Apparently, yesterday was truck day as the supplies the team requires for Spring Training departed for Clearwater. Another publication that sees what some don’t just yet: Andrew Painter looks like a major league ace. Before Trea Turner was a $300 million player, he was cutting his teeth at N.C. State as their shortstop. MLB news: More and more teams are...

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The Smarty Jones

Happy Groundhog Day!

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What would be the worst day to re-live as a Phillies fan?

Happy Groundhog Day! For those of you who prefer warmer weather, I have some bad news for you: The rodent saw his shadow.

While normally, I’m in favor of nicer weather coming as soon as possible, considering how mild this winter has been, I’m somewhat okay with a longer “winter.” At the very least, it should give me more chances to go skiing. (I fully reserve the right to take back...

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Was LHP Brad Hand good or lucky for Phillies in 2022?

He’s been working with diminished stuff in recent years but has found ways to avoid disaster, with that 3.90 ERA in 2021 and 2.80 last year. Pitching to contact is a risky proposition, but Hand has found ways to make it work.

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Ethan Witte

Rise and Phight: 2/2/2023

Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

We’re the best

When was the last time we saw so many Phillies topping top ten lists by position? If you’ve been following the MLB Network shows, you’ve seen them slowly revealing their top players by position. The Phillies have been well represented thus far. From what we’ve seen:

SS - Trea Turner (1st) C - J.T. Realmuto (1st) 1B - Rhys Hoskins (10th) RF - Bryce Harper (3rd) LF - Kyle Schwarber (3rd) SP - Zack Wheeler (6th)

Strangely, Aaron Nola was not...

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Ethan Witte

Phillies roster prediction 2.0

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Let’s try this again

The winter offseason is just about over and the equipment guys have started packing for spring training destinations. Maybe you mark the calendar by when pitchers and catchers report, maybe you mark it by when the team truck leaves the stadium chock full of bats and balls and protective cups. However you determine your internal timing device, we can all come to the same conclusion: baseball is nigh! Run for the hills!


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Ethan Witte

Rise and Phight: 2/1/2023

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What does the final roster look like?

It might be time for another roster projection guess, but I’m fairly certain we all know at least 24, or maybe even 25, of the players that will be on it when Texas opens its doors to the Phillies in April. There looks to be a battle or two still left on the docket, especially if someone like Dalton Guthrie doesn’t look good against the opposition during spring games. That positional flexibility is sweet...

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Ethan Witte

This Week in 1983: An Introduction

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It’s the 40th anniversary this year. Let’s celebrate with a weekly look back at the “Wheeze Kids”

There is something about baseball that can make one feel exceptionally old. It seems that each time the new season dawns, we are reminded of how much we have aged when analyzing the rosters around the league. We’re getting closer and closer to having more people born after the 9/11 terrorist attacks being represented on the rosters around the league....

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Ethan Witte

Rise and Phight: 1/31/2023

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January draws to a close as spring training gets even closer

With all of the roster spots more or less taken, the team really doesn’t have much left to do as the calendar changes tomorrow. It’s really a remarkable thing considering the recent past of the team.

How many spring trainings have we had to endure where we all had to muster the strength, nay, interest, to think about who the fifth starter would be, who would be manning the left field portion of the outfield, who...

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Josh Harrison brings a versatile skill set to the Phillies

While most of Philadelphia was watching the Eagles clinch their spot in Super Bowl 57, Dave Dombrowski was looking for ways to improve the Phillies. Josh Harrison was signed by the team on Sunday, giving the Phils their own reason to feel good.

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