Season Preview: AL East

Expectations: Better than the Yankees Key Addition: 1B Carlos Pena (signed from Chicago Cubs) Key Loss: OF/DH Johnny Damon (free agent) Projected Record: 103-59 Summary: The odds on favorite to win the division, the Rays have it all: great young hitting, great young pitching, solid veteran presence. With guys like Evan Longoria, BJ Upton, and … Continue reading Season Preview: AL East

The Curious Case of Kyle Kendrick

Lets talk starting pitching. Everyone loves it, everyone needs it. For the Phillies, they have an overabundance of it. From established veterans like Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, and Cole Hamels to and up and coming star in Vance Worley. That fills the first four spots in the rotation, and assuming Roy Oswalt isn’t coming back, … Continue reading The Curious Case of Kyle Kendrick

9/11 and the Power of Sports

There was an event ten years ago that shook the United States of America to its foundation. A day that saw the mightiest of nations fall to its knees. On Tuesday September 11th 2001, terrorists flew airplanes into the World Trade Center, Pentagon and crashed in Shanksville PA. It’s a day I am sure that … Continue reading 9/11 and the Power of Sports

BMac: Phillies Prospects Poster: Get Yours Today!

Brian McCollum is an administrator at TTB as well as running his own Phillies blog, “Holly KK! It’s the Phils.” Featured today is a post and some PhotoShop skills by McCollum on his blog that he is sharing with TTB. This limited edition print features 3 Phillies prospects that could be future Phils in the … Continue reading BMac: Phillies Prospects Poster: Get Yours Today!

B. Mac: A Cy Young Presence to Anchor a Franchise

We asked TTB writer Brian McCollum who would he rather have to start his team with: a Cy Young winning pitcher or an MVP bat. His answer… Pitching and defense wins championships. It’s true in combination with staying consistent throughout the season. Good pitching will always stop good hitting. And face it: you can score … Continue reading B. Mac: A Cy Young Presence to Anchor a Franchise

The Doctor Is Out: Roy Halladay performs surgery on the Nationals, Phils win 3-2

Roy Halladay is (insert adjective here) : Masterful. Dominant. Skillful. Brilliant. Gutsy. That is what Roy Halladay was tonight. He performed surgery on the Nationals, pitching a complete game in the Phils 3-2 win Wednesday night in Washington. Halladay was ruthlessly effective, walking only two and striking out nine. He painted the corners extremely well … Continue reading The Doctor Is Out: Roy Halladay performs surgery on the Nationals, Phils win 3-2

Phillies Breakout the Big Bats; Down the Mets 10-7 After Blowing Big Lead

After last night’s downer of loss, which featured the complete shellacking of Cole Hamels by the Mets, the Phillies looked to put last night behind them. Well it wasn’t pretty but the Phillies got the job done. Heavy B, Joe Blanton the fifth starter, got the nod for the Phillies. Look at it this way: … Continue reading Phillies Breakout the Big Bats; Down the Mets 10-7 After Blowing Big Lead