Perhaps it was the clashing of personalities with manager Larry Bowa. Or maybe it was the comment made by front office member Dallas Green. Or maybe it was the desire to win that ended it all in Philadelphia. Whatever the reason was, Scott Rolen wanted out in 2002. For the next decade, Philadelphia fans would … Continue reading Misunderstood: Scott Rolen Left a Lasting Impression On Philadelphia
The second half is underway and there are a handful of teams looking to get back to the post season, some waiting longer than others. The National League features a pair of teams who find themselves shockingly in first place. Meanwhile, the American League has an early three-team race for the Wild Card with one … Continue reading Five Teams to Watch In the Second Half
With the MLB Winter Meetings underway, the free agent market could be starting to take shape for the Phillies. They have already added closer Jonathan Papelbon and strong bench players Laynce Nix, Ty Wigginton and Jim Thome. But their biggest question mark has always been whether or not they will bring back Jimmy Rollins. Yesterday … Continue reading Who makes more sense: Rollins or Ramirez?
Prince Fielder – Milwaukee Brewers Where he goes: Chicago Cubs In the hunt: NY Yankees, Milwaukee, Washington Fielder’s market is pretty wide open with Milwaukee seemingly unable to afford Fielder. The Brewers must hope co-star Ryan Braun can convince the power-hitter first baseman that there is unfinished business left to be done in Milwaukee and … Continue reading Five Big Free Agents and Where They Land
Bring it by the truck loads. Whatever team wins the Albert Pujols sweepstakes this offseason, they are going to need a lot of cash to do it. Pujols is looking at potentially his last big paycheck, one that will not only be the largest of his life but quite possibly the biggest in the history … Continue reading Albert Pujols Wants All Your Money
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
Ryan Howard felt it as soon as he attempted to leave the batter’s box. The sharp pain running through his body wasn’t just the end of the Phillies season dribbling to Cardinals second baseman Nick Punto. It was the pop Howard felt in his left foot that dropped Howard halfway down the first base line, … Continue reading Howard will get surgery; What does this mean for Phils?
The Phillies put their right-handed outfielder into tonight’s line up in hopes to solve Jaime Garcia. Except, that right-handed outfield wasn’t John Mayberry Jr., who was 0-for-3 through the first seven innings. Instead, it was little used Ben Francisco that came through in a big way against the Cardinals soft-throwing lefty. Prior to the 7th, … Continue reading Francisco’s heroics put Cardinals on brink of elimination
Step one was completed last night: winning the division. Good thing step two doesn’t start for another two weeks. The Phils, who get a free pass for being hungover the night before, were shut out by the Cardinals, 5-0, on Sunday Night Baseball. Cole Hamels was rocked for a pair of two-run homers, the first … Continue reading The Hangover: Phils shut out 24 hours after clinch
PHI: 45-28, 1st in NL East; STL: 40-33, 1st in NL Central When: June 21-23 Where: Busch Stadium (St. Louis, MO) Probable Pitchers Tuesday: Roy Halladay (9-3, 2.56) vs Kyle McClellan (6-3, 3.96) Wednesday: Cliff Lee (7-5, 3.12) vs Kyle Lohse (7-3, 2.88) Thursday: Roy Oswalt (4-5, 3.38) vs Chris Carpenter (1-7, 4.47) Broadcast Info … Continue reading Series Preview: at St. Louis Cardinals