Ben Francisco – C+: His lack of playing time came as a surprise to fans this year, especially when Raul Ibanez had some early-season struggles. He’s the type of player who needs every day at-bats to heat up. It will be interesting to see what happens next season if the Phils don’t sign Jays Werth … Continue reading Grading the Phillies: Bench
The Phillies figured they will get something out of Jayson Werth this off season. With it highly unlikely they will sign the free agent right fielder, the Phils offered arbitration in hopes of getting something for him. Werth is a Type A free agent which means the Phils will get the top pick and another … Continue reading No Surprise: Werth Offered Arbitration
VOTTO WINS MVP — To no surprise, the Reds first baseman Joey Votto was awarded the NL MVP award today. Votto received 31 out of 32 possible first place votes (Albert Pujols had the other) to become the first Red to win the award since Barry Larkin in 1995. Votto put up impressive numbers all … Continue reading News Around Baseball 11/22/10
The starting pitching was the sole reason the Phillies were so good despite a heavily inconsistent offense and and injury-plagued season. Resting on the backs of the Big Three, the Phils were carried to their fourth straight NL East championship and boasted the best record in baseball for the first time years. Roy Halladay, Cole … Continue reading Grading the Phillies: Starting Pitching
Roy Halladay was named the 2010 NL Cy Young award winner today. Blowing away the competition with unanimous voting, the 13th player in history to do so, Doc became only the fifth player in Major League history to win a Cy Young in both leagues. Halladay went 21-10 with a 2.44 ERA in 33 starts … Continue reading Doc Takes Home Hardware
Okay I’m sorry for the “The Wall” reference. Ryne Sandberg is back at the beginning, literally. The Phillies signed the Hall of Fame second baseman as the manager of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Sandberg, a prospect when he left the Phils, is now back in the Phillies organization, grooming himself to probably be the next … Continue reading Isn’t This Where I Came In?
The Phils signed former second baseman Juan Samuel to be their third base coach. Former coach, Sam Perlozzo, will fill the void left by Davey Lopes at first. I was never a fan of Perlozzo at third so this is good news to me. Other than that, carry on with your every day lives. That’s … Continue reading Samuel to Coach 3rd