Phils contacted Wagner early in off season

Just a little off season fluff to pass the time while the real news awaits your eyes. Apparently, before the Phillies even made plays for their former closer Ryan Madson or newly signed Jonathan Papelbon, they made a call to former closer Billy Wagner. Wagner, 40, told the Phillies: “I do not have an itch. … Continue reading Phils contacted Wagner early in off season

10 Things Wrong With the New York Mets

It’s all your fault, Andy Martino. The once Phillies beat writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer has turned into Benedict Arnold as a New York Post writer covering the Mets. One of his more recent columns hates on the Phightins for their, “swagger, arrogance, and condescension toward opponents.” What’s wrong with knowing your team has the … Continue reading 10 Things Wrong With the New York Mets

Bats Disappear On Night They’re Given Away

It’s kind of ironic that the Phillies held a promotion for children ages 14 and under to give away a Louisville Slugger with Charlie Manuel’s name engraved on the barrel. It seemed as though the bats belonging to the men in pinstripes found their way to the give-away pile as the Phillies only managed three … Continue reading Bats Disappear On Night They’re Given Away

Phils Swept and Fall 2.5 Behind

It was another frustrating day for the Phillies as they managed to only score one run and spoil a great start by Kyle Kendrick. The Braves got the go-ahead run in the eighth off Jose Contreras to win 2-1 Wednesday afternoon, sweeping the Phillies and pulling to a 2.5 game lead in the division. Kendrick … Continue reading Phils Swept and Fall 2.5 Behind

Phillies Fall Before Delay

The Braves seemingly got three free runs prior to the second inning rain delay. They carried the momentum after the hour-long break to win it 7-3 over Philly and expand their lead in the division to 1.5 games. Tim Hudson remained in after the delay and allowed only a two-run homer to Ryan Howard in … Continue reading Phillies Fall Before Delay

Phormer Phils: Billy Wagner

By Dan MacNeal As a new segment on Team to Beat, I’ll be profiling former Phillies who are still active in MLB.  This week, facing the Braves, we’ll be focusing on Billy Wagner. After the Phillies traded for (at the time) a three-time All Star closer, the Phils bullpen looked stronger with the lefty fireballer … Continue reading Phormer Phils: Billy Wagner

MNG: Brandon Duckworth

Player: Brandon Duckworth Number: 31 Position: P Bats/Throws: R/R Acquired: signed a minor-league deal a couple days ago. 2009 Stats: None. He hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2008 with Kansas City. Intangibles: It’s only a minor league contract. I really only did this because it’s Duckworth and he had one of the most famous … Continue reading MNG: Brandon Duckworth

What To Do With Lidge

If you think Cole Hamels is pitching like crap, just look deep in the bull pen and you will see another 2008 monster leaving you scratching your head. We know what Hamels’ problems are and it’s the fact that he is lazy and hasn’t had to be challenged all year. He’ll be fine in October. … Continue reading What To Do With Lidge