Phillies blast Seminoles in win

The Phillies were back in action today, hosting the Florida State Seminoles at Bright House Field in Clearwater, FL this afternoon. The pitching was exceptional and the hitting wasn’t, which is always expected in the first real nine innings of baseball played, regardless the talent on the other side. Florida State’s pitching finally gave way … Continue reading Phillies blast Seminoles in win

Spring Training News – Leap Edition

Domonic Brown just struck Contreras’ big truck. Car alarm blasting. Whoops. — Matt Gelb (@magelb) February 29, 2012 Spring training is being kicked off with a bang, or in Domonic Brown’s case, a smash and the sound of a car alarm. Looks like he’ll be buying the Big Truck dinner tonight. Anyway, some news came … Continue reading Spring Training News – Leap Edition

And the first line up for 2012 is…

Todd Zolecki: Tomorrow’s lineup vs. FSU: Rollins SS, Pierre DH, Victorino CF, Pence RF, Wigginton 3B, Brown LF, Mayberry 1B, Martinez 2B, Gosewisch C. Every Spring Training starts out with a game between a college baseball team. Philadelphia’s is usually played against Florida State University and this year it’s no different. That being said, it’s … Continue reading And the first line up for 2012 is…

MIA’s Dobbs: “I want us to be the team to beat”; Hyatt to start vs FSU

DOBBS COMMENTS — Ex-Phillie and current Marlin bench player Greg Dobbs is confident in the new Miami Marlins team this season. In fact, he’s so confident that he now has lofty expectations for his team while taking a page out of the 2007 chapter in Jimmy Rollins’ book. “A lot of things can happen over the … Continue reading MIA’s Dobbs: “I want us to be the team to beat”; Hyatt to start vs FSU

Phillies Mailbag: 2012 Preseason Edition

Realistically, how much longer is the window open with this current core? – @Realdeal411 This is assuming the Phillies were going to continue basing the heart of their order around Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Hunter Pence as well as Shane Victorino, Jimmy Rollins and Carlos Ruiz and a rotation with Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels … Continue reading Phillies Mailbag: 2012 Preseason Edition

Lee has soreness in abdomen; downplays it

The first week of Spring Training is always the hardest. Players are trying to get themselves back into the swing of things. That frustrating process can include minor injuries. Cliff Lee was one of the first to experience that, straining his abdomen today down in Clearwater. But the left-handed ace assured everyone that it isn’t … Continue reading Lee has soreness in abdomen; downplays it

Oswalt to remain FA until midseason

Roy Oswalt will not be starting the season with a team, and this in turn may be a really good thing. Just like Roger Clemens did in 2006 and 2007, Oswalt will start the season unsigned and offer up his services to a Major League club at the midseason point, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. … Continue reading Oswalt to remain FA until midseason