Spring Training: Blue Jays 8, Phillies 5

John Mayberry Jr was in a terrible slump heading into the final weekend of Grapefruit League play. That’s why a big weight was lifted off his shoulders in the 7th inning when he snapped a 19-at-bat hitless streak in the Phillies 8-5 loss. It was his only hit in his three at-bats, lifing his spring … Continue reading Spring Training: Blue Jays 8, Phillies 5

Phils add IF Blanco to the mix

The Phillies are bolstering up their middle infield stock heading into the season opener this upcoming Thursday. By doing so they added infielder Andres Blanco. Blanco, 27, is a middle infielder who was cut by the Nationals the other day. Blanco opted out of his contract when he knew he wasn’t going to make the … Continue reading Phils add IF Blanco to the mix

Contreras to start season on DL

Jose Contreras is just flat out not ready for the regular season. The 40-year-old right-hander had only been pitching in games the last two weeks and he’s shown signs of not being close to being ready, which is no shock. That is why Contreras will likely start the season on the disabled list. It isn’t … Continue reading Contreras to start season on DL

Season Preview: NL East

Before I begin my NL East season preview, I’d like to take a few sentences to thank John Russo for not assigning me the AL West this year. That division is almost as exciting as a glass of milk. Key word being “almost.” Milk can spoil and that’s exciting. Expectations: Will lead the league in … Continue reading Season Preview: NL East

Spring Training: Yankees 13, Phillies 9

It was a bullpen outing for the Phillies today against the Yankees. With several spots up in the air with an injury to Michael Stutes and the unreadiness of Jose Contreras from last year’s injury, a couple of surprises could make the Opening Day roster. Kyle Kendrick and Jonathan Papelbon, two locks for the bullpen, … Continue reading Spring Training: Yankees 13, Phillies 9

Season Preview: AL West

Expectations: The Rangers ditch all of their Braves’ World Series tapes that they’ve studied from the past two years. Key Addition: SP Yu Darvish (signed from Nippon of the Japanese League) Key Loss: SP C.J. Wilson (signed with LA Angels) Projected Record: 93-69 Summary: The Rangers, coming off of their second straight World Series appearance, … Continue reading Season Preview: AL West

Hamels dazzles against Rays

Amidst all the contract talks, Cole Hamels still goes out and makes it look easy. Hamels looks like he’s in midseason form as he tossed 5.2 innings of one-run ball in the Phillies 2-1 win against the Tampa Bay Rays today. He only gave up three hits and struck out seven. His only blemish was … Continue reading Hamels dazzles against Rays