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Consecutive games in which Braves’ Ronald Acuna Jr. has hit leadoff home run

Sean Couturier has clearly been the Flyers’ best center during March, which demonstrates how valuable he is and why the Flyers shouldn’t trade him. Eric Fisher also examines the Flyers’ dwindling playoff hopes, their special teams struggles and questions about Dave Hakstol’s future.

The news that Kimmo Timonen’s career is probably over inspires Eric Fisher to look back with appreciation at the quietly effective career of one of the best, and classiest, Flyers in franchise history.

Ed Snider’s story isn’t simply one of innovation and creativity. HIs story is a passionate 50-year love affair with the franchise he created, its players and its fans.

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Phillies in the playoffs?

Posted by Eric Fisher On August - 2 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Now that the trade deadline has passed, did the first-place Phillies do enough to make the playoffs?

Share your thoughts on why they will or won’t make the postseason in the space below.

Phils’ in-season trades

Posted by Eric Fisher On July - 22 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

With the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline (July 31) approaching, we bring you the PhillyPhanatics.com Top 10 list of in-season trades by the Phillies.

The criteria are the stature of players dealt and the impact they had on their new teams, regardless of whether that impact benefited the Phillies or their trade partner. As a warning for this year’s trade deadline, you might notice the Phillies’ track record of receiving valuable assets for big-name players isn’t very good. Some of these trades might also be included on a list of worst Phillies trades.

With Manny Machado going to the Dodgers, itt’s unlikely the Phillies will make a trade that cracks this list, but you never know.

10. Steve Bedrosian and Rick Parker traded to Giants for Terry MulhollandCharlie Hayes and Dennis Cook (6/18/89)

9. Roy Oswalt acquired from Astros for J.A. HappAnthony Gose and Jonathan Villar (7/29/10)

8. Cliff Lee acquired from Indians for Jason Knapp, Carlos CarrascoJason Donald and Lou Marson (7/29/09)

7. Hunter Pence acquired from Astros for Jarred CosartJonathan SingletonJosh Zeid and Domingo Santana (7/29/11)

6. Hunter Pence traded to Giants for Nate SchierholtzTommy Joseph and Seth Rosin (7/31/12)

5. Juan Samuel traded to Mets for Lenny DykstraRoger McDowell and Tom Edens (6/18/89)

4. Garry Maddox acquired from Giants for Willie Montanez (5/4/75)

3. Cole Hamels and Jake Diekman traded to Rangers for outfielder Nick Williams, catcher Jorge Alfaro and pitchers Jerad Eickhoff, Matt Harrison and Jake Thompson (7/31/15)

2. Scott Rolen and Doug Nickle traded to Cardinals for Placido PolancoMike Timlin and Bud Smith (7/29/02)

1. Curt Schilling traded to Diamondbacks for Vicente PadillaTravis LeeOmar Daal and Nelson Figueroa (7/26/00)

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