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

Revisiting the Rolen Trade

Scott Rolen was drafted in 1993 as a can’t miss prospect.  He was supposed to be the next great Phillies third baseman, and etch his name right next to Mike Schmidt in Philadelphia lore. However, it didn’t turn out as planned.  This summer will mark a decade since the player who was supposed to save … Continue reading Revisiting the Rolen Trade

Phillies Walkup Song Team

Walkup music, it’s become a pretty common topic among fans at the beginning of the season. Some players like to stick with the classics while others use today’s hottest songs. Music has become so subjective that there is no way possible each player in the line up would find their song on the same iPod … Continue reading Phillies Walkup Song Team

Nacho Report: Lehigh Valley

Welcome to the 2011 edition of the Nacho Report. Last year, the Nacho Report visited Nationals Park, Citizens Bank Park and Yankee Stadium.  This year the Nacho Report starts in Allentown, home of the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.  Even though they are a minor league club, they still qualify for the Nacho Power Rankings. Onto the … Continue reading Nacho Report: Lehigh Valley

Season Preview: AL Central

Chicago White Sox Expectations: Ozzie Guillen tweets every lineup change from the dugout. Key addition: 1B/OF Adam Dunn (.260, 38 HR, 103 RBI with Washington) Key loss: RP Bobby Jenks (1-3, 27 Saves, 4.44 ERA) Projected record: 92-70 Summary: Most of the puzzle pieces remain from last year’s team, with a power addition of Adam … Continue reading Season Preview: AL Central

Why You Should Vote for Bobby Clarke

Yes, I realize this is a Phillies blog.  But that Bobby Clarke survived a region with the very popular Chase Utley, Claude Giroux and Brian Dawkins, as well as Philly legends such as Bill Barber and Charles Barkley, speaks to how important Clarke was. First and foremost, championships.  Clarke, the player, won two back to … Continue reading Why You Should Vote for Bobby Clarke

10 Reasons I Can’t Wait for the Phillies

Yeah, the season is like three months away, but here are 10 of my reasons I can’t wait for the Phillies season to begin. 1.  The Countdown to 2012 begins. Come on guys, there’s only like 400 days until Pitchers and Catchers report in 2012!  Can’t come soon enough! Get excited! 2. The wave during … Continue reading 10 Reasons I Can’t Wait for the Phillies

2010 Isn’t That Bad

By Dan MacNeal 2010 started with a lot of promise, coming off back-to-back World Series appearances and one championship.  Hopes were high for the 2010 Phillies, but halfway through the year, the team has struggled. They are currently sitting in third place and 5 games behind the hated Atlanta Braves.  Missing Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, and … Continue reading 2010 Isn’t That Bad

GM for the Day

By Dan MacNeal If I woke up tomorrow morning as Ruben Amaro, Jr. and GM of the Phillies I’d have a list of what I could do to help the Phillies in one day.   First, if I was Amaro, I’d be going to President David Montgomery’s office (probably find him sleeping, nestled with his World Series ring) and … Continue reading GM for the Day