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August 6, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Before the Phillies threw open the gates and granted him his requested release, freeing him to play for a contending team, Jimmy Rollins delivered a dose of reality to Ruben Amaro Jr. that in time Amaro probably tired of hearing. Over his 15 seasons with the Phillies, for all the times he coasted out of the batter's box or arrived late to the ballpark or just let his intrinsic swagger get the better of him, Rollins still came away with the highest respect for his second and third managers in the majors: Larry Bowa and Charlie Manuel.
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August 6, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
LOS ANGELES Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins arrived at Philadelphia International Airport early Monday morning, less than 72 hours after Texas Rangers lefthander Cole Hamels flew out to Dallas. Rehabbing second baseman Chase Utley could become the next longtime Phillie on his way to a new team if he passes through waivers and a contending team trades for him later this month. As Bob Dylan said, the times, they are a-changin'. "They have [changed] . . . it's crazy," Rollins said yesterday afternoon, before his first game at Citizens Bank Park as a member of a team other than the Phillies.
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August 5, 2015 | $util.encode.html($!item.byline), $util.encode.html($!item.bycredit)
Active hits leaders entering Monday's games. 1. Alex Rodriguez. . . 3,035 2. Ichiro Suzuki. . . 2,902 3. Adrian Beltre. . . 2,693 4. Albert Pujols. . . 2,619 5. Torii Hunter. . . 2,416 6. Carlos Beltran. . . 2,394 7. Jimmy Rollins. . . 2,385 Stats at Short Jimmy         Freddy Rollins Galvis .216        Avg.       .277 .630        OPS       .683 8           Errors 12 .979 Fielding pct. .971
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August 5, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Surrounded by media from Philadelphia and Los Angeles last month in the home dugout at Dodger Stadium, Jimmy Rollins downplayed the significance of his first game against his former team. It would probably be different, the Dodgers shortstop noted on that early July afternoon, when he returned to Citizens Bank Park. He added that he had yet to think much about that, either. Rollins, 36, surely considered it much more as Tuesday night's homecoming neared. His 1,048th career regular-season game in South Philadelphia will be his first as an opponent.
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August 5, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
THE FIRST significant step of the Phillies' rebuilding project that underwent a major facelift in the last week began seven months ago, when franchise icon Jimmy Rollins was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers a week before Christmas. Rollins arrives back at Citizens Bank Park for the first time since the deal tonight. The former MVP, franchise hit king, and longtime ignitor atop the Phillies' lineup is likely in line for a roaring, standing ovation at the 12-year-old ballpark. Despite a rough first season in LA - his .216 batting average is tied for the worst in baseball among 111 qualifying hitters - Rollins has maintained his starting job at shortstop, apparently because the Dodgers value his defense, veteran leadership and experience in a pennant race.
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August 1, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Aaron Harang was supposed to drive the Pennsylvania Turnpike's Northeast Extension on Thursday morning and pitch in Allentown. The plan called for Harang to make a rehab start with triple-A Lehigh Valley before joining the Phillies. But the team's plans were expedited. Harang was in the majors - not the minors - Thursday. The righthander's opposition was not the triple-A Yankees, but the major-league Braves, whom he stymied for five innings in a 4-1 win. Despite no rehab start, he looked fit as he allowed one run. Harang had been sidelined since July 1 with plantar fasciitis, which caused a stabbing pain in the bottom of his left foot.
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July 31, 2015 | By Ryan Lawrence, Daily News Sports Writer
Updated at 12:00 p.m. Friday:  The trade is now official. WHEN THE initial shock of a trade everyone knew was coming wears off, Cole Hamels will be forgotten and the focus will move onto guys like Nick Williams, Jorge Alfaro, Jake Thompson and the others. It's just the way professional sports - and life - works. Some fans will keep their MILB.com app at the ready on their phone, eager to check in on each of the prospects' progress in the coming months and years. Others will scour web sites for stats, scouting reports and stories.
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July 28, 2015
COLE HAMELS' legacy in Philadelphia begins and ends with arguably having the most influence over ending the city's championship drought in 2008. But a no-hitter in what might have been his final start in a Phillies uniform was pretty impressive, too. "Nothing will top winning a World Series, but I think this is probably on that top list," Hamels said. "It's right under it. " Daily News beat writer Ryan Lawrence, who has covered Hamels since the beginning of the 2008 season, picks his top five Hamels moments.
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July 18, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eleven starting pitchers were used in the first 91 games of this dismal Phillies season, and most of those who made up baseball's worst first-half rotation do not figure to play a part in the rebuilding club's future. Amid the presence of stopgap starters such as Aaron Harang, Jerome Williams and Kevin Correia, the average age of the Phillies' first-half starters was 291/2 years old. This is in part why fans have long clamored to see top pitching prospect Aaron Nola, the 22-year-old righthander who is likely to garner a promotion in the coming weeks.
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July 14, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
CINCINNATI - Yesterday's event was the most important to the Phillies during these All-Star festivities. It's certainly not tomorrow night's All-Star Game, in which closer Jonathan Papelbon will be the Phillies' lone representative. The only reason Philadelphia is even represented in the 86th edition is because of the archaic rule that says each franchise must be represented - even one that already is 33 games under .500. Furthermore, if all goes according to plan, Papelbon won't be a Phillie for much longer.
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