DARIN RUF RUMORS & GOSSIP

Phillies first base platoon is an early disaster

At the start of the season, Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin announced that he would be platooning Ryan Howard and Darin Ruf at first base. At first glance this makes a lot of sense: Both Howard and Ruf have crushed opposite-handed pitching in their careers and done the opposite of that against same-handed pitchers. That’s the foundation of a reasonable and potentially...
Via Today's Knuckleball
3 days ago

Darin Ruf on Four Plate Appearances vs Cincinnati

On April 6, Darin Ruf went 0 for 3 with a walk in Philadelphia’s 3-2 loss to the Reds in Cincinnati. The right-handed-hitting Phillies first baseman faced left-hander Brandon Finnegan in his first two at bats. He later stepped into the batter’s box against righties Caleb Cotham and Blake Wood. Ruf, who has a .943 career OPS against lefties, broke down his four plate appearances...
Via Fangraphs
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Week One Phillies Notebook

Some notes on the first week that was: From the department of bad signs- Bourjos and Hunter have 18 at-bats a piece, while Darin Ruf has six. This isn't me telling you how I think Ruf will be awesome, this is me telling you that the .167 and .111 hitting...
Via Philliedelphia
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Darin Ruf tearing it up in spring training for the Phillies

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Darin Ruf is showing he's ready to be more than a role player. Ruf has three homers in Philadelphia's past two games, including a pair against Baltimore on Wednesday. The 29-year-old slugger is expected to platoon with Ryan Howard at first base, but he'll earn more playing time if he keeps smashing baseballs. ''It's everyone's goal to become an everyday player...
Via Associated Press
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Sitting Darin Ruf all part of Phillies ludicrous plan

How Darin Ruf fits into Phillies' flawed plan...
Via PhilsBaseball
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ruf Suffers Oblique Injury, Roster Spot in Doubt?

Not good news for Darin Ruf. The outfielder suffered an oblique injury during BP and will be evaluated tomorrow, according to CSNPhilly.com. Ruf was hitting .217 with two homers and seven RBI this spring and had a very good shot at one of the final bench spots. This clearly will change things as the season begins on March 31 in Texas. I’ve long thought Ruf should be on this roster...
Via Phillies Nation
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: An improved bench in 2014

One of the things that the Philadelphia Phillies have been lacking the past few seasons is a strong bench.  A bench that used to feature the likes of Gregg Dobbs and Matt Stairs has lately featured Ty Wigginton, as well as Michael Martinez and his .187 batting average.  However, heading into the 2014 season the Phillies’ bench looks to once again be a team strength, as it was...
Via isportsweb.com
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Storyline 2: The Other Dom Browns of the Philadelphia Phillies

In baseball, the unrealized situation provides the illusion of trumping reality; for instance, many Philadelphia Phillies fans bemoan the prospects lost but do not celebrate the keeping of Domonic Brown. Have those gems shined with their new teams? Please, scroll down for this edition of Nitecap Insight: Bargaining Chips: TAL’S HANDY CAPS Welcome, Newcomers:  This article represents...
Via isportsweb.com
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Storyline Expanded: Plan B for the Philadelphia Phillies

In the shadow between a starter’s gig and a bench role, the front office of the Philadelphia Phillies will determine Darin Ruf’s 2014. Could he be part of a trade package to improve another deficiency? TAL’S HANDY CAPS Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the thinking of a baseball man in my opinion. Most fans do not consider the budget, prospects on the radar, the...
Via isportsweb.com
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Revisited Storyline: Plan B for the Philadelphia Phillies

In the shadow between a starter’s gig and a bench role, the front office of the Philadelphia Phillies will determine Darin Ruf’s 2014. Could he be part of a trade package to improve another deficiency? TAL’S HANDY CAPS Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the thinking of a baseball man in my opinion. Most fans do not consider the budget, prospects on the radar, the...
Via isportsweb.com
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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