Talks Between Phillies, Cole Hamels Intensifies

The Phillies want Cole Hamels. They want to sign Hamels so bad that the Phillies, ”are really not even entertaining (trade) offers at this point,” according to a source of Jayson Stark’s. Their goal is to sign Hamels before the July 31 deadline. More from Stark: Another source said the Phillies are now willing to sign Hamels … Continue reading Talks Between Phillies, Cole Hamels Intensifies

One-on-one battles highlight MVP and Cy Young races

NL MVP Matt Kemp: There have been two bright spots for the Dodgers this season, who are in the middle of a financial rut and baseball abyss. One of those bright spots is Matt Kemp (the other is in the Cy Young race). Kemp is having a Willie Mays-ian season (yes, I compared him to … Continue reading One-on-one battles highlight MVP and Cy Young races

Doc, C.C. sharp in Phils rout

Once the starters left, the flood gates opened. Unfortunately for the Yankees, the flood gates never opened on the Phils end. Roy Halladay and C.C. Sabathia battled with some shut-out ball before the Yankees bull pen surrendered seven runs as the Phillies won, 7-0. Halladay looked really sharp, allowing four hits and striking out two … Continue reading Doc, C.C. sharp in Phils rout

Christmas Buying Guide for MLB Players

Oh I am in a Christmassy mood. It must be because feeling kinda Christmassy or it must be that time of year again. If you could buy your favorite Major League Baseball players something for Christmas, what would you buy? After a lot of careful scientifical research and some loose thoughts running wild, here is … Continue reading Christmas Buying Guide for MLB Players

Spankee’d

Roy Halladay was spanked mercilessly by the Yankees on Tuesday night. The veteran righty, who statistically was a Yankee killer, got roughed up for six runs as the Yankees won 8-3. C.C. Sabathia bested Doc with his strong seven-inning, three-run performance in which he sat-down seven Phillies. He only gave up five hits and three … Continue reading Spankee’d

Series Preview: Yankees

Phillies (32-29, 3rd in NL East) at New York Yankees (40-23, 1st in AL East) Where: Yankee Stadium (Bronx, NY) Discussion: Liberty Bell Sports Probable Pitchers Tue: Roy Halladay (8-4, 1.96) at C.C. Sabathia (6-3, 4.01) Wed: Kyle Kendrick (3-2, 4.80) at A.J. Burnett (6-4, 3.86) Thu: Jamie Moyer (6-6, 5.03) at Andy Pettitte (8-1, … Continue reading Series Preview: Yankees

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

Doc to Face Shrek Tuesday

The Phillies decided it was best to adjust their rotation for their upcoming series with the New York Yankees. Roy Halladay and Kyle Kendrick will be trading spots in the rotation because coach Rich Dubee wants Halladay to have six more starts before the All-Star Break and not five. The move will pitch Halladay on … Continue reading Doc to Face Shrek Tuesday

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

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?