Who Will Be Philadelphia Phillies’ Eighth-Inning Guy in 2014?
The eighth-inning reliever sets everything up for the ninth inning. He is expected to keep the game right where it’s at. They are supposed to be reliable. The Philadelphia Phillies only had that guy for a short period this season. They […]
Did Philadelphia Phillies Dodge Bullet By Trading Jonathan Singleton?
Former Philadelphia Phillies first base prospect Jonathan Singleton, a key element of the Hunter Pence trade in 2011 and currently the top 1B prospect in all of baseball with the Houston Astros, recently admitted to an addiction to marijuana after two […]
Philadelphia Phillies Should Not Be Tempted with Maikel Franco Over Cody Asche
Throughout most of the offseason and into the spring, the overriding presumption among the Philadelphia Phillies and their fanbase is that Cody Asche would be their starting third baseman heading into the 2014 regular season. However, much has been made […]
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The Progeny of the 2009 Cliff Lee/Roy Halladay Swap for the Philadelphia Phillies Part 2
With the glory years clearly in the rear-view mirror, I will take the next couple of weeks to review the major transactions that lead up to the best period in Philadelphia Phillies history and how it impacts the team today and going […]
A.J. Burnett Has A Solid Outing in Philadelphia Philles Debut
While the result was not what the Philadelphia Phillies would have hoped for, they have to be pleased with the pitching performance of the team’s big signing in the offseason. A.J. Burnett, who was with the Pittsburgh Pirates last season, […]
Platooning Ryan Howard Could Hurt Philadelphia Phillies in 2014
There has been a lot of conversation about the Philadelphia Phillies platooning Ryan Howard at first base due to his history of not being able to hit efficiently against left-handed pitchers. The proposed strategy would be to play Howard against […]
Cliff Lee Solid in Spring Training Debut For Philadelphia Phillies
Cliff Lee pitched the first two innings of the Philadelphia Phillies‘ second preseason game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Lee picked up where he left off last season and looked solid in his first appearance of the spring. Despite giving […]
Cole Hamels’ Bullpen Session Overshadows Philadelphia Phillies’ Spring Training Opener
Spring T this year, as usual, will see meaningless games pass by with outcomes that have little effect on the clubs participating. The Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays opened their spring schedules today, facing off in the first of […]
Philadelphia Phillies’ Ryan Howard Ready To Conquer Left-Handed Pitching
Ryan Howard is a key piece to The Philadelphia Phillies. They depend on him mostly for his hitting ability. The only problem is Howard has a hard time with left-handed pitchers. It seems that this spring, one of Howard’s […]
Philadelphia Phillies’ Cole Hamels Should Not Rush His Recovery Process
Spring training did not start the way the Philadelphia Phillies were expecting it to. The first day that pitchers and catchers reported to Clearwater they received bad news. One of their aces, Cole Hamels, was behind on schedule because of […]