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Window Closed: Why the Phillies extension of Chase Utley is a mistake

By Pat_Egan @ Cracked Bell Sports

At some point the Phillies front office needs to turn the page. At some point the Phillies f...

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Extended: Why resigning Chase Utley was the logical move

By Pat_Egan @ Cracked Bell Sports

Be honest with yourself, you love Chase Utley. You love Chase Utley, I love Chase Utley, lit...

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Phillies becoming players on the international market

By Pat_Egan @ Cracked Bell Sports

On Tuesday night Baseball America’s Ben Baldler tweeted out that he would be “sh...

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For the betterment of baseball: MLB looks to suspend Alex Rodriguez for 214 games

By Pat_Egan @ Cracked Bell Sports

While this is a blog dedicated to sports in Philadelphia, I am also a sports fan and one of ...

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A look back at the 2012 Phillies deadline

By Pat_Egan @ Cracked Bell Sports

My “sources” can confirm that we have absolutely no idea what the Phillies lineu...

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What they're saying: The Philadelphia 76ers draft

By Pat_Egan @ Cracked Bell Sports

In recent years the Sixers draft has been received with a shurg. Not awful, not great, but n...

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Hinkie makes his mark. Trades Jrue Holiday for Nerlens Noel

By Pat_Egan @ Cracked Bell Sports

A little after 1 am a tired Sam Hinkie addressed the media. On the heels of the most active ...

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Who is to blame for the Ilya Bryzgalov saga

By Pat_Egan @ Cracked Bell Sports

Disaster. The dictionary defines disaster as a sudden event, such as an accident or a natura...

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Biddle, Franco, tabbed to represent Phillies in Futures Game

By Pat_Egan @ Cracked Bell Sports

On Wednesday the 2013 MLB Futures Game rosters was announced. The Phillies had the maximum n...

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The 2012 Wish List: 5 Moves The Phillies Should Consider Heading Into Free Agency

By Pat_Egan @ Cracked Bell Sports

With free agency starting November 3rd at midnight, the Philadelphia Phillies have some deci...

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1-4 Start Has Eagles Fans Seeing Red. But Andy Reid Doesnt Deserve The Pink Slip

By Pat_Egan @ Cracked Bell Sports

A month ago Philadelphia was sports heaven, now it has turned into sports hell. Philadelphia...

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Baez & Bastardo: How One Of The Teams Worst Helped Make One Of The Teams Best

By Pat_Egan @ Cracked Bell Sports

For baseball fans, July 22, 2011 was any ordinary day. But to Philadelphia Phillies fans, it...

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Overworked? Or More Effective? The Myth Surrounding The 2011 Phillies Rotation

By Pat_Egan @ Cracked Bell Sports

Work load. Its an ugly word if you’re a pitcher, and a potentially devastating word if...

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Philadelphia Flyers have blockbuster day, but did they improve?

By Pat_Egan @ Cracked Bell Sports

Mike Richards and Jeff Carter are no longer Flyers.Take a deep breath and read those lines a...

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The Phillies Dont Need To Add An Impact Bat Because The Phillies Rotation Says So

By Pat_Egan @ Cracked Bell Sports

Michael Young, Josh Willingham, Jason Kubel, Michael Cuddyer, Jose Bautista, Justin Upton, B...

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This Should Be Ryan Madson's Last Year As a Phillie: The Case To Let Madson Walk

By Pat_Egan @ Cracked Bell Sports

“Don’t Stop Believing.” This classic song by the band Journey has been cho...

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Would Bryzgalov Be Worth It For The Flyers?

By Pat_Egan @ Cracked Bell Sports

Two things were apparent on May 7, 2011, the day after the Philadelphia Flyers were bounced ...

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Overworked This Year? Oh I Contraire

By Pat_Egan @ Cracked Bell Sports

In 1975 Baseball witnessed one of its most dramatic World Series to date. The Red Sox were f...

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Prince Is Trying Not To Be A Pauper, But The NFL Shows Concerns

By Pat_Egan @ Cracked Bell Sports

Prince Amukamara is about to live his dream. The former Nebraska Cornhusker will be a profes...

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With Utley Still Down, We Look At Who Might Fill His Void at Second Base

By Pat_Egan @ Cracked Bell Sports

Three months ago Phillies fans address read “cloud nine”. A fan base that has be...

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2011 Phillies Top 10 Prospects

By Pat_Egan @ Cracked Bell Sports

Every season I rank my Phillies top 10 prospects for the upcoming season. While the Phillies...

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Sabermetrics vs. Story-Driven Writing – A Continued Debate

By Charlie_OConnor @ Cracked Bell Sports

J.A. Happ is my favorite pitcher in baseball.Sabermetricians just snickered. J.A. Happ? The ...

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The Holy Family Ordeal Proves the Wussification of America

By Pat_Egan @ Cracked Bell Sports

If you grew up in the Philadelphia area there is a good chance you’ve heard of Holy Fa...

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Temple Faces Uphill Battle In More Ways Than One

By Pat_Egan @ Cracked Bell Sports

A casual observer would look at the Temple Owls and think they are a contender. A contender ...

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Top 10 Moves The Philadelphia Phillies Never Made

By Pat_Egan @ Cracked Bell Sports

"You remember when they traded Bobby Abreu for Matt Smith, CJ Henry, Carlos Monasterios, and...

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Why Him? Why Now? Why Did The Eagles Hire Juan Castillo?

By Pat_Egan @ Cracked Bell Sports

“WTF Castillo?”That is the first text I received regarding the Eagles hiring of ...

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Eagles Fire Sean McDermott, But Some Fans Arent Happy About Reid's Lie

By Pat_Egan @ Cracked Bell Sports

Three days after saying that Eagles defensive coordinator Sean McDermott would be retained f...

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Pointing the Finger; Who Is To Blame For The Eagles Loss?

By Pat_Egan @ Cracked Bell Sports

The Eagles weren’t expected to do much in the 2010-2011 season. After trading their fr...

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Goodell Continues His Wussification of the NFL, Eagles Vikings Game Postponed

By Pat_Egan @ Cracked Bell Sports

Yesterday the Philadelphia area was in for a snow storm. It’s nothing new to the city ...

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The Fighter, Film Review

By Pat_Egan @ Cracked Bell Sports

Cracked Bell Sports is primarily a Philly sports only blog. While that may be the case I rec...

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