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Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 11:39 PM
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By Dash Treyhorn

Ruiz Should Return

Ruiz Should Return

The Phillies should bring back the catcher next season. Read »

Friday, Aug 2, 2013 at 9:01 AM
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By Dash Treyhorn

Missed Trade

Missed Trade

Ruben Amaro turned down a trade with the Yankees, according to reports. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013 at 7:58 PM
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By Dash Treyhorn

Kratz Out 6-8 Weeks

Kratz Out 6-8 Weeks

The Phillies catcher is expected to be out for over a month. Read »

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Phillies Hope to Keep Quintero

Carlos Ruiz was back in the Phillies’ lineup Sunday after serving a 25-game suspension for testing positive for a banned stimulant late last season but that meant a catcher had to go.

Friday, Mar 8, 2013 at 5:40 AM
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By Dash Treyhorn

Future Backstop?

Future Backstop?

Tommy Joseph has been impressive this spring. Is he ready to start in the majors? Read »

Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 5:29 PM
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By Dash Treyhorn

What to Expect: Erik Kratz

What to Expect: Erik Kratz

Can the journeyman catcher step up again in 2013? Read »

Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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By Dash Treyhorn

What to Expect: Carlos Ruiz

What to Expect: Carlos Ruiz

The catcher will miss some time in 2013, but should figure to be a productive hitter. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 at 11:45 PM
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By Dash Treyhorn

Reaction to Ruiz

Reaction to Ruiz

Say it ain't so, "Chooch." Read »

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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By Dan Stamm

"Chooch" Suspended for Failed Drug Test

Phillies All-Star catcher tests positive for an amphetamine. Read »

Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 at 8:08 PM
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By Dash Treyhorn

Phillies Most Valuable: It's Chooch

Phillies Most Valuable: It's Chooch

Carlos Ruiz was the most valuable player on the Phillies in 2012. Read »

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Dash Treyhorn twitter.com/dashtreyhorn
Dash is a Phillies lifer who experienced his first televised game when he was two days old thanks to the kindly nursing staff in the maternity ward. His favorite sound is the voice of Harry Kalas, and he thinks that Cole Hamels' changeup belongs in The Smithsonian.
Will Brinson twitter.com/danstamm
Will Brinson covers baseball from coast-to-coast (literally) for NBC and is the senior NFL blogger at CBSSports.com. He's previously written for FanHouse, The Sporting News, Yahoo! Sports and myriad other publications.
Dan Stamm twitter.com/danstamm
Dan Stamm is a lifelong Phillies fan who's had access to season tickets his entire life (although they've never actually been in his name). He believes the Phillies look best in baby blue, and the best eats at CBP is the vegan heater cheesesteak.
Michelle O'Malley twitter.com/M_OMalley
Michelle is a a Phanatic-phobic lifelong Phillies fan transplanted in Virginia. She has the last 25 years worth of rosters memorized and an unexplainable amount of Marlon Anderson baseball cards in her collection.
Desi Relaford Desi played parts of five seasons for the Phillies -- mostly at shortstop -- after being acquired for Terry Mulholland in 1996. He would go on to play for seven MLB teams over 11 seasons. A utility infielder, he hit 40 more home runs and stole 81 more bases in the pros than most of you did.