Series Preview: Astros

PHI: 70-53, 2nd in NL East Hou: 54-69, 4th in NL Central Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Discussion: Liberty Bell Sports Probable Pitchers Mon: Brett Myers (8-7, 3.11) vs. Joe Blanton (5-6, 5.54) Tue: Bud Norris (6-7, 5.43) vs. Cole Hamels (7-10, 3.51) Wed: J.A. Happ (3-2, 3.54) vs. Roy Halladay (16-8, 2.16) Thu: … Continue reading Series Preview: Astros

Dobbs Wins it for Phils

The Phillies took another game in walk-0ff fashion on Thursday thanks to Greg Dobb’s single in the ninth as the Phillies won 8-7 over Houston. Brett Myers took the hill for Houston and didn’t look impressive at all, something Phillies fans are familiar with. He went 5.1 innings while giving up three runs on seven … Continue reading Dobbs Wins it for Phils

Myers vs. Phillies on Thurs.

In Brett Myers mind, it will be a warm up to show the Phillies how he’s going to “stick it” to them. For the rest of the Phightin’s, it’s going to be a very fun way of letting Myers know how foolish he’s going to look when Ryan Howard “sticks” his 89 MPH fastball into the … Continue reading Myers vs. Phillies on Thurs.

19th?

As some of you saw last week, Sports Illustrated, a once great magazine whose letting-go of Rick Reilly still puzzles me, layed another egg. In Tim Marchman’s rating, they said Ruben Amaro, Jr. was the 19th best GM in all of major league baseball. 19th? NINETEENTH? You have got to be kidding me! Before I completely rip … Continue reading 19th?

Offseason 1/13/10

A few interesting things happened today. First let’s focus on the positive. Todd Zolecki named Jimmy Rollins his “Player of the Decade” today, and deservedly so. Of the logical choices, he was the only player to play for the Phillies all 10 years (was a rookie in 2000) and was one of two to win a NL MVP (2007). He led … Continue reading Offseason 1/13/10

Former Phils on the Move

Well it looks like some of the key parts to both World Series runs have found new homes this offseason. After Chris Coste went to the Mets, Pedro Feliz to Houston, and Scott Eyre retired, the Phillies saw two more guys leave for not-so-greener pastures. Brett Myers just signed with the Houston Astros today, another former Phillie Ed Wade … Continue reading Former Phils on the Move

PRC: Joe Blanton

Player: Joe BlantonNumber: 56Position: SPBats/Throws: R/R Consistency: Blanton started out the season very poorly in April, going 0-2 with an 8.41 ERA in four games. He settled down through the rest of the season, having his best month in July. He had a few bad starts thrown in there but overall was very consistent. He … Continue reading PRC: Joe Blanton

Phillies Pick Up Lee’s Option

Only two days into the off season and the Phillies are already looking towards the 2010 season. According to Todd Zolecki on Twitter, the Phillies picked up Cliff Lee’s $9 million option for 2010. This locks him in for next year and allows them to work on a long term deal. The Phillies would be … Continue reading Phillies Pick Up Lee’s Option