2015 Phillies Report Card: Hector Neris

After having already written about Dalier Hinojosa and Luis Garcia, I’m really out of interesting things to say about the Phillies’ army of interchangeable middle relievers, except to say that maybe it gives a pretty good picture of how this season went when so many of the team’s big contributors…
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2015 Phillies Report Card: Luis Garcia

This is Luis Garcia. There are many like him, but this one plays for the Phillies. View image | gettyimages.com Because his is such a common name, and because I think y’all would notice if I just copy-and-pasted Corinne’s entire Elvis Araujo writeup, I’m going to figure out where Garcia…
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2015 Phillies Report Card: Cameron Rupp

I’ve said this before, but my favorite thing about Cameron Rupp is his name. Not only does it represent him accurately as a man–“Cameron Rupp” evokes a particular kind of brawny and hirsute but nonetheless friendly personage–but it also combines two of college basketball’s most hallowed arenas: Duke’s Cameron Indoor…
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2015 Phillies Report Card: Severino Gonzalez

There’s an admirable naivete to the rhetoric we use when discussing a rebuild. “Let the kids play,” we say. Or, “Let’s see what we’ve got in these young unknowns.” It’s the benevolent side of the “Every unknown player has potential” coin that, so many years ago, led Phillies fans to…
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2015 Phillies Report Card: Alec Asher

Alec Asher was probably the least important component to the Cole Hamels trade. Jake Thompson, Nick Williams, and Jorge Alfaro all have some level of future star potential. Jerad Eickhoff is already pitching well in the majors, and Matt Harrison, who I keep forgetting about, might never put on a…
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