The stage is set: Cardinals to face Rangers in World Series

One team has unfinished business to settle. The other has destiny on it’s side. On Wednesday, those two teams will meet in the 2011 Fall Classic. The St. Louis Cardinals, who capped off a miraculous September run to steal the Wild Card from the Atlanta Braves. They will host the Texas Rangers, who are playing … Continue reading The stage is set: Cardinals to face Rangers in World Series

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Rangers move on to ALCS

The Texas Rangers finished off the Tampa Bay Rays earlier today. After getting blown out in Game 1 in their home park, the Rangers took the next three games to win their series, advancing to the ALDS while waiting for the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers to finish their series. The Tigers currently hold … Continue reading Rangers move on to ALCS

Series Preview: vs Texas Rangers

PHI: 26-17, 1st in NL East; TEX: 23-21, 1st in AL West When: May 20-22 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Roy Halladay (5-3, 2.21) vs C.J. Wilson (4-2, 3.38) Saturday: Cliff Lee (2-4, 3.84) vs Colby Lewis (4-4, 3.81) Sunday: Roy Oswalt (3-1, 3.09) vs Matt Harrison (4-3, 4.37) Broadcast Info … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Texas Rangers

Offseason Winners and Losers

Winners Texas Rangers – Despite losing Cliff Lee, the Rangers still had a very successful offseason. They made a big splash by inking Adrian Beltre to a six-year contract. Beltre brings substantial power – along with a good glove – to a lineup that already includes Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz. The three sluggers should combine to hit … Continue reading Offseason Winners and Losers

Phils Snap Skid Heading Into NY

The Phillies did not want to go into a tough Yankee Stadium any more down in the NL East than they already were. They prevented that by scoring early and holding on to win by a score of 5-3 in Boston to prevent the sweep and snapping the three-game skid. Tim Wakefield gave the Phillies … Continue reading Phils Snap Skid Heading Into NY

Phils Endured A Hopeful Wake-Up Call

The Phillies were simply humiliated Friday night. Jamie Moyer got hammered and the offense went to sleep again as the Boston Red Sox made Philadelphia look pitiful in a 12-2 win. Moyer got rocked for one-plus inning for nine runs on nine hits and a walk. He allowed six doubles and home run in the … Continue reading Phils Endured A Hopeful Wake-Up Call

Dice-K Flirts With No-No

The Phillies almost became a part of history Saturday night… on the losing side. Daisuke Matsuzaka lost a no-hitter bid in the eighth inning but the Red Sox went on to win 5-0 in Philadelphia. Juan Castro roped a bloop single over the head of Marco Scutaro with two outs in the eighth inning to … Continue reading Dice-K Flirts With No-No

5 Teams to Watch in the AL

Yankees – They’re the 2009 World Series champions and still kept intact the solid nucleus that got them there. They traded top prospects to land centerfielder Curtis Granderson, a much better defensive asset than Johnny Damon. They also traded Melky Cabrera to the Braves for Javier Vazquez to bolster the starting rotation. With guys like … Continue reading 5 Teams to Watch in the AL

Polanco Top 3B Option

UPDATE: Phillies are expected to sign Polanco for a deal worth 3 years, $18 million according to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated. The Phillies have serious interest in bringing back Placido Polanco to play third base next year. Multiple sources told MLB.com on Wednesday that the Phillies have been very aggressive in their pursuit of … Continue reading Polanco Top 3B Option

Murphy Talks About Bench Options

The Phillies have a lot of work ahead of them this off season. With only 12 players locked on for next year, not including arbitration eligible players like Shane Victorino, Clay Condrey, and Joe Blanton, the Phillies will look to bolster their bench and bull pen. In his article yesterday, David Murphy of the Philadelphia Inquirer … Continue reading Murphy Talks About Bench Options