Olney: Ichiro Rejects Phillies Offer; Signs With Yankees

In an interesting report from ESPN’s Buster Olney, the New York Yankees will bring back Ichiro Suzuki for another season. But what’s interesting about that is that Suzuki reportedly declined a two-year, $14 million offer from the Phillies to sign the one-year deal with New York. The Phillies are in need of another corner outfielder … Continue reading Olney: Ichiro Rejects Phillies Offer; Signs With Yankees

Phillies In Talks With Cubs; Interested in a Brown-for-Soriano Swap

CBS’ Jon Heyman reported that the Phillies are in talks with the Chicago Cubs about 36-year-old outfielder Alfonso Soriano. The Phillies would send Domonic Brown to Chicago for Soriano, and the Cubs would have to pay a significant amount of Soriano’s salary. The Cubs are willing to pay up to $26 million of the $36 … Continue reading Phillies In Talks With Cubs; Interested in a Brown-for-Soriano Swap

Phils Above .500 With 5th Straight Win

Phillies 8, Cubs 7 WP – Roy Halladay (4-3, 3.22) LP – Chris Volstad (0-6, 7.46) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (11) CHICAGO — The Phillies are over .500 for the first time since being 1-0, a weight that has finally been lifted off their collective shoulders. They extended their winning streak to five games with … Continue reading Phils Above .500 With 5th Straight Win

Series Preview: at Chicago Cubs

PHI: 18-19, 5th in NL East; CHC: 15-21, 5th in NL Central When: May 16-17 Where: Wrigley Field (Chicago, IL) Probable Pitchers Wednesday: Kyle Kendrick (0-3, 7.32) vs Matt Garza (2-1, 2.36) Thursday: Roy Halladay (3-3, 3.20) vs Chris Volstad (0-5, 6.92) Broadcast Info Wednesday, 8:05, CSN Thursday, 8:05, PHL 17 All Games on 94.1 FM

Bats Go Back In Hiding As Phils Lose to Cubs

Whatever the Phillies did on their day off yesterday they left their bats at home. They came back and dropped the first game of the series to the Cubs, 5-1. You could put some blame on home plate umpire C.B. Bucknor, who called a terrible game like usual but in the end the bats didn’t … Continue reading Bats Go Back In Hiding As Phils Lose to Cubs

Series Preview: vs Chicago Cubs

PHI: 37-25, 1st in NL East; CHI (N): 24-36, 5th in NL Central When: June 9-12 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Probable Pitchers Thursday: Kyle Kendrick (3-4, 3.78) vs Randy Wells (1-1, 5.74) Friday: Roy Halladay (8-3, 2.56) vs Carlos Zambrano (5-2, 3.98) Saturday: Cliff Lee (5-5, 3.92) vs Matt Garza (2-5, 4.07) Sunday: … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Chicago Cubs

Season Preview: NL Central

Cincinnati Reds Expectations: Aroldis Chapman throw a 373 MPH fastball. Key addition: Edgar Renteria Key loss: Orlando Cabrera Projected record: 92-70 Summary: The Cincinnati Reds were among one of the biggest surprises in baseball. In 2010, the young Reds overtook the reigning NL Central champion Cardinals and made their first postseason appearance since 1995. They … Continue reading Season Preview: NL Central

Phillies Can’t Escape Early Hole

Not even Roy Halladay could help the Phillies tonight.  Bad fielding coupled with little offense in the early innings sealed their fate tonight.  The Cubs had a four run second inning off Halladay to take the commanding lead early and did not look back.  Once again, the Phillies offense floundered and failed to produce for … Continue reading Phillies Can’t Escape Early Hole

Pitching? What Pitching?

Well the Phillies were still on the All-Star break when they traveled to Chicago for a four-game set. Jamie Moyer and the pen got beat like a bunch of red-headed step-children by the Cubs’ bats as they lost 12-6 Thursday night in the Windy City. Ryan Howard got things going for the Phillies early with … Continue reading Pitching? What Pitching?

Late Inning Heroics

The birthday may have belonged to Jayson Werth but the day itself belonged to another outfielder. Raul Ibanez’s RBI single in the bottom of the eighth gave the Phillies the 5-4 lead and victory Thursday afternoon to split the two-game series with the Cubs. Jose Contreras fought off a ninth-inning threat by Chicago to preserve … Continue reading Late Inning Heroics