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Cliff Lee, Jamie Moyer and 5 Successful Pitching Approach Changes

... up through the minors, with some flaws. When Worley got to Philadelphia, he buddied up with Phillies third ace Cole Hamels, where he learned a cutter, a pitch that has been the backbone of Hamels' success thus far. Worley mastered the pitch, and in ...

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@ Fri, Mar 2nd, 2012 5:00 pm

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Early-Season Grades for Philadelphia Phillies' Offseason Acquisitions

... depth that they felt they needed to sign another starter. They chose A.J. Burnett to fill the void left by Cole Hamels' offseason shoulder woes and Roy Halladay's retirement. Burnett pitched two years for the Pittsburgh Pirates , getting better as ...

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5 Reasons to Be Optimistic for Philadelphia Phillies' 2014 Season

... is a different story. The Philadelphia Phillies were the worst team in all of the majors in spring training. Cole Hamels is hurt. The infield is old and - depending on the player - overpaid. And the team put this all together following their worst ...

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@ Fri, Apr 4th, 2014 5:00 am

Final Predictions for Winners of Phillies' Key Spring Position Battles

... But predicting who will make the roster and contribute toward the All of the team's everyday players are set. If Cole Hamels was healthy, the rotation would be, too. However, because of his injury, there is a vacancy in the back of the pitching ...

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@ Fri, Mar 28th, 2014 5:00 pm

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The Phillies Zone: Manuel 'in no hurry' to play Utley

... start Polanco on Monday against New York. Polanco is also targeted for extra rest this spring. Saturday: Cole Hamels vs. Ivan Nova in Clearwater, 1:05 p.m. (CSN) Sunday: Roy Halladay vs. Freddy Garcia in Tampa, 1:05 p.m. (MLBN) Monday: Joe Blanton ...

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@ Fri, Mar 2nd, 2012 5:00 pm

Service time catching up with Chooch, too

... yet to be picked up. Beerleaguer: There've been a couple of stories this week on what it would take to retain Cole Hamels and Shane Victorino. Chooch is another guy who's inching toward the end of his deal. It's highly unlikely, but possible (and ...

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@ Fri, Mar 2nd, 2012 5:00 pm

Fan Fare: Grab a Bite at the Ballpark

As Cole Hamels , Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins take the field to open the Grape Fruit League schedule against the Yankees, fans will surely be snacking in the stands throughout Spring Training.

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@ Fri, Mar 2nd, 2012 5:00 pm

Shane Victorino Aiming for Five-Year Deal

Much of the pending free agent talk regarding the Philadelphia Phillies has surrounded starting pitcher Cole Hamels .A While Hamels is a significant player, the Phillies have another that could potentially hit the open market next winter; center fielder Shane Victorino .A The Flyin' Hawaiian made it clear this week that he'd like to remain in ... (more)

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@ Fri, Mar 2nd, 2012 5:00 pm

MLB Spring Training 2012 Schedule: What to Watch for on Opening Weekend

... be among the favorites in the National League, thanks to the continued presence of Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels atop their rotation. Not to be outdone, the Atlanta Braves and the Detroit Tigers will give their fans a glimpse at a ...

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