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07:40 AM ET 02.05 | Despite this past season, the Phillies have been pretty good for a pretty long time. Why the long run of relevance? Talent, to be sure, along with two fine managers and some brilliant front-office decisions. Perhaps just as important, since 2001 the Phillies have had a homegrown sheriff in the clubhouse, a template of professionalism and performance; a Derek Jeter, or a Chipper Jones. The Phillies figure Cody Asche will become their next sheriff. ... [Chase Utley] earned unmatched respect the past decade with displays of effort that, given his recent injury issues, border on heroic; Utley is 35, but his hips and knees might be closer to 50. Which brings the Phillies to Asche. Drafted in the fourth round out of Nebraska in 2011, Asche had just 302 minor league games when the Phillies promoted him to the majors.

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February 5, 2014  09:42 AM ET

And lead us not into Penn Station!!!

February 5, 2014  09:57 AM ET

How to put a huge load of expectations on a very young man's shoulders.
Why not let him establish his credentials before anointing him?

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February 5, 2014  06:05 PM ET
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How to put a huge load of expectations on a very young man's shoulders.Why not let him establish his credentials before anointing him?

not going to happen at least not in five years or so!!

 
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