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The Phillies had to fire Joe Girardi as manager but their woes remain

The Phillies always been a false competitor. By pay alone, they tricked some people into believing otherwise. Only the Dishes, Dodgers and Yankees spent more than Philadelphia’s $233 million. But it was going to be tough for the Phillies to push 90 wins with poor defense and questionable bullpen. Joe Girardi paid the price for …

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Firing Joe Girardi wouldn’t solve the Phillies’ problems

With Phillies Manager Joe Girardi faces questions from reporters about his job security, owner John Middleton and president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski must consider the following. • Would Girardi’s departure provoke howls of injustice from players, fans and the media? (Probably not.) • Who would replace Girardi? (There is no obvious answer.) • Would …

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Firing Joe Girardi wouldn’t solve the Phillies’ problems

With Phillies Manager Joe Girardi faces questions from reporters about his job security, owner John Middleton and president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski must consider the following. • Would Girardi’s departure provoke howls of injustice from players, fans and the media? (Probably not.) • Who would replace Girardi? (There is no obvious answer.) • Would …

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For the 3rd time in a week, the Phillies hit a spectacular late home run to lose

If only the Phillies could turn some of those spectacular shots into wins. For the third time in seven games, the Phillies hit a home run in the eighth inning or later, which tied the game or put them ahead. They lost all three. After Corey Knebel allowed a homerun in the ninth inning for …

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Five-inning circus dooms Phillies to second straight loss to Braves

ATLANTA – For the second straight game, the Phillies played a sloppy defense and their bullpen couldn’t hold off the Atlanta Braves’ offense. “We gave it away,” manager Joe Girardi said after his team’s 8-4 loss Wednesday night at the home of the Braves. The Braves opened a 4-4 game with two runs in the …

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