Ross, Swisher Off the Board for Phillies

Earlier today, it was reported that heavily sought corner outfielder Cody Ross had signed a three-year, $26 million deal to play in Arizona. Last week, the Phillies intense pursuit of Ross was reported. It was known that Ross wanted a three-year deal and the Phillies were willing to go after the 31-year-old left fielder who … Continue reading Ross, Swisher Off the Board for Phillies

Singleton, d’Arnaud, Gose Among Amaro’s Mistakes

Hindsight is and always will be 20/20 for the viewer. A look back at four of the biggest trades Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro has made will raise two opinions: 1) Amaro pulled some seriously big names from Cleveland, Toronto and Houston; 2) Amaro also depleted the Phillies farm system so much that it ranks … Continue reading Singleton, d’Arnaud, Gose Among Amaro’s Mistakes

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

RUMOR: Indians contact Phils about Victorino

“(The) Philadelphia Phillies (are) reportedly listening to offers for CF Shane Victorino, attempts to clear money for a big move.” – Rich Smith of All Sports Intel, a Twitter account for rumors. Granted this isn’t a serious source, it’s still something to think about. If the Phils do in fact intend to clear money for … Continue reading RUMOR: Indians contact Phils about Victorino

Thome becomes 8th player to hit 600 home runs

It only seems like yesterday that Jim Thome hit his 400th home run in Philadelphia back on June 14, 2004. “Could it be, could it be? It is outta here! Number 400 for Jim Thome!” That call by Harry Kalas still rings in our ears. It makes me emotional to hear it. Over seven seasons … Continue reading Thome becomes 8th player to hit 600 home runs

Four teams splash big at the deadline

The final week leading up to the trade deadline makes for some of the most exciting and exhausting news in baseball. Beat writers, fans and owners dread the July 31 date and breath a huge sigh of relief when 4:00 PM passes. This year was no different. With teams like the Phillies, Giants and Braves … Continue reading Four teams splash big at the deadline

Five teams to watch in the 2nd half

With the second half of the 2011 season underway yesterday, division races, Wild Card races and the push for the best record in baseball begin to heat up. With just under 100 games out of the way, five teams jump out as the favorites to make the playoffs and do some serious damage in their … Continue reading Five teams to watch in the 2nd half