Season Preview: AL Central

Expectations: Prince Fielder hopes to live up to his father’s legacy in the Motor City, and the Tigers hope to snap a near 30-year title drought. Key Addition: 1B/DH Prince Fielder (signed from Milwaukee) Key Loss: DH Magglie Ordonez (free agent) Projected Record: 97-65 Summary: Expecations are very high in Detroit as the Tigers are … Continue reading Season Preview: AL Central

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Victorino wins Final Vote

The fans have spoken, and just like 2009, it was in the favor of Shane Victorino. Victorino was voted by the fans in MLB’s Final Vote, making his second career All-Star appearance. He was an All-Star in 2009, making the team by the same method. But whether or not Victorino will be able to play … Continue reading Victorino wins Final Vote

Faceoff: Who should we thank?

Question: Was Pat Gillick responsible for the Phillies current success as a franchise and perenial power in Major League Baseball? Writer Brian Jacobs decided challenge the rest of the Faceoff competitors with this question and John Russo, reeling from his loss to Christian Hetrick, wanted to get himself in the win column. Brian: Yes. The … Continue reading Faceoff: Who should we thank?

Season Preview: AL Central

Chicago White Sox Expectations: Ozzie Guillen tweets every lineup change from the dugout. Key addition: 1B/OF Adam Dunn (.260, 38 HR, 103 RBI with Washington) Key loss: RP Bobby Jenks (1-3, 27 Saves, 4.44 ERA) Projected record: 92-70 Summary: Most of the puzzle pieces remain from last year’s team, with a power addition of Adam … Continue reading Season Preview: AL Central

Buehrle Wished Vick Got Hurt

This isn’t Phillies news but it’s baseball and Philadelphia related. The White Sox starting pitcher Mark Buehrle, who many were happy to see get the perfect game two years ago, may have tarnished that image. “Couldn’t happen to a nice guy,” was the phrase uttered around the baseball world. But not after something he said … Continue reading Buehrle Wished Vick Got Hurt

A Legend Retires

He had the sweetest swing. He had the backwards cap. He had the video games and Nike cleats. Ken Griffey, Jr. was every kid’s role model, including mine. Today, one of baseball’s finest hung up the spikes after 22 spectacular seasons. Junior was a gift to the game. He played baseball the right way, the … Continue reading A Legend Retires

Off Season 11/25/09

Jamie Moyer was sent back to the hospital after reoccurring symptoms from his groin injury back in September according to Todd Zoleckia via Twitter. Moyer tore his groin when trying to field a ground ball back in September. Also according to Zolecki, the Phillies signed outfielder DeWayne Wise and infielder Wilson Valdez to minor league contracts and … Continue reading Off Season 11/25/09

Happ Honored

JA Happ was named by panel of players as the Sporting News National League Rookie of the Year. Along with American League winner Gordon Beckham of the White Sox, Happ was very well deserving of this award. One thing to consider is that this is not the official ROY honors. Those will get announced after … Continue reading Happ Honored

FIM #10: Ryan Howard Wins ROY/MVP

The Phillies have not seen hitters like Mike Schmidt or Pete Rose since 1990 and 1983 respectively. They wait no more as we have another pair of amazing hitters that my generation’s children wish they would have seen in their prime: Chase Utley and Ryan Howard. Moment #10 will be dedicated to Ryan Howard and … Continue reading FIM #10: Ryan Howard Wins ROY/MVP

American League Preview

So this will also be posted in the Whit, Rowan University’s paper. I will be doing both the AL and NL previews and when the season starts, I will be doing weekly recap/previews. Here is the uncut version of my post. A link will be posted when the article comes out: The AL East used … Continue reading American League Preview