2014 MLB Draft: Can a Protected First-Round Draft Pick Help the Philadelphia Phillies Rebuild?

Ruben Amaro

Too far in the loss column to make the postseason and in possession of too many wins that you can’t secure a protected draft pick is really not a place you want to be. Unfortunately for the Philadelphia Phillies, this […]

2014 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule: Divisional Match-ups and Interstate Rivalry Highlight Tough September

Phillies

In a perfect world, the Philadelphia Phillies will actually be playing meaningful baseball games in September of 2014. So lets just assume for a few minutes that this is the case. Let’s even go so far as to say that […]

LA Dodgers Can’t Win Close Games, Could Spell Disaster in October

LA Dodgers pitchers

There is reason to be optimistic when teams peak right before the postseason but at the same time, there is reason to be concerned when a minor implosion seems to be taking place. And unfortunately for the Los Angeles Dodgers, […]

MLB Standings 2013: New York Yankees Making Postseason Would Be the Worst Thing For Baseball

Alex Rodriguez

Given what Alex Rodriguez has come to represent in a season where steroids in baseball were exposed and disciplined more than ever before, there would be nothing worse to happen to the sport than the New York Yankees reaching the […]

NL Central Standings: St. Louis Cardinals Will Emerge Victorious in MLB’s Closest Playoff Race

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Just three games separate the first place St. Louis Cardinals from the third place Cincinnati Reds in the tightest division race this season has seen. The Cardinals, Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates, just one game out of first, are all very […]

Philadelphia Phillies: Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez Should Be in Rotation in 2014

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Phillies  are hoping that Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez can have a major impact for them. And if the organization plays it right, the Cuban pitcher will have his chance as soon as the 2014 season. For the Phillies, the 2014 rotation […]

Philadelphia Phillies: Sweep of Atlanta Braves is Anything But Meaningless

Chase Utley, Cody Asche

For the first time this season, the Philadelphia Phillies swept the Atlanta Braves. And while they did so in a series that really didn’t matter, with players that probably won’t be on the roster next year, this sweep was anything […]

Philadelphia Phillies: Carlos Ruiz’s Case to Return in 2014 Strengthens

Carlos Ruiz

It has been an interesting season for Philadelphia Phillies‘ catcher Carlos Ruiz. After testing positive for Adderall, a substance most commonly used to help with focus and attentiveness in ADHD patients, Ruiz began the season having to face a first […]

Philadelphia Phillies: Jake Diekman Has Earned the Right to Pitch in the 2014 Bull Pen

Jake Diekman

The Philadelphia Phillies have been dealing with bullpen issues since the 2009 season. The pen has been a problem in past years but in 2013 it became a true liability. There are many things this team needs to improve to […]

Philadelphia Phillies: Cole Hamels is Having a Cy Young Kind of Second Half

Cole Hamels

Philadelphia Phillies‘ ace Cole Hamels won’t win the 2013 NL Cy Young, but if there was an award given out for the best second half pitcher, he would most certainly be a front-running finalist. Hamels’ season got off to a bit […]

Philadelphia Phillies Have to Wonder Where it All Went Wrong for the “Baby Aces”

Jarred Cosart

In 2011, the Philadelphia Phillies had no shortage of top-level pitchers in their minor leagues. Known affectionately as the “baby aces,” the Phillies boasted three top-notch minor league pitchers and two other good arms in their Single-A ranks in 2011. […]

MLB Awards: Clayton Kershaw Well On His Way to Winning Triple Crown, But Is He Deserving of NL MVP?

Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw is well on his way to establishing himself as the best pitcher in baseball. At just 25 years old, he already has a Cy Young award (2011), a second place finish for another (2012), and in 2013 is […]