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Phillies Organization Report

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J.A. Happ had a simple goal entering his first big league camp. "I wanted to come in here and make an impression," the 24-year-old lefthander said. "I wanted to, hopefully, put my name on the radar for these guys." Midway through spring training, Happ had done just that. Assistant general manager Mike Arbuckle called him one the biggest eye openers in camp.

Majors | #2007#Organization Reports#Philadelphia Phillies

Phillies Organization Report

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Outfielder Michael Bourn hit two home runs to help Team USA defeat host Cuba in the gold medal game of the Olympic qualifying tournament in September. Three weeks later in Washington, he got his first—and so far only—major league hit, an important bunt single in the 14th inning of an 8-7 win. While the home runs were a big thrill for Bourn, the bunt single was more representative of the style of play the 5-foot-9 speedster hopes to bring to the Phillies.

Majors | #2006#Organization Reports#Philadelphia Phillies

Phillies Organization Report

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For nine seasons, Brian Mazone has been bouncing around the minor and independent leagues, dreaming of reaching the majors. The 30-year-old lefthander wanted to get to there so badly that he turned down a substantial amount of money from a Korean team this summer because he was pitching well for the Phillies' triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre club and he believed that, finally, this might be the year.

Majors | #2006#Organization Reports#Philadelphia Phillies