2012 TTB Staff Predictions

The 2012 baseball season is around the corner, and like a lot of people do, it’s prediction time! We did this last year and site founder John Russo won the prediction pool, which saw some sweet picks as well as some laughable busts. This year, the American League is filled to the brim with talent, … Continue reading 2012 TTB Staff Predictions

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In defense of Kershaw over Halladay; Phillies fans need not fret

John Shields is a contributor on Team to Beat as well as a writer for The Philly Phans. Here is his latest up at TPP. Last night MLB announced the winner of the 2011 Cy Young in the National League. The recipient of baseball’s highest award for pitching this season? Lefty Clayton Kershaw of the … Continue reading In defense of Kershaw over Halladay; Phillies fans need not fret

Kershaw wins 2011 NL Cy Young; Halladay, Lee round out top three

The race was down to four competitors, unlike the American League in which Justin Verlander took home the AL Cy Young in a unanimous decision. Roy Halladay, Clayton Kershaw, Cliff Lee and Ian Kennedy all have had seasons to make a unanimous decision impossible. Only one of those four men was going to be named … Continue reading Kershaw wins 2011 NL Cy Young; Halladay, Lee round out top three

2011 Moment: #10 Cliff Lee’s lights-out June

Only a few months into the 2011 season, the dominance of the Phillies rotation was put on full display. Living up to the expectations heading into the season, the Phillies were a league-best 34-22 while holding a two-game lead on the Florida Marlins in the division. It was all thanks to the pitching, that is, … Continue reading 2011 Moment: #10 Cliff Lee’s lights-out June

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

TTB staff makes their preseason predictions

The 2011 baseball season is full of potential to be one of the best yet. Last season gave fans of pitching a real treat with the __ perfect games and no-hitters (and a few close calls). It also saw the San Francisco Giants, carried by pitching and a lightning-in-a-bottle offense, win the World Series. Questions … Continue reading TTB staff makes their preseason predictions

Doc Takes Home Hardware

Roy Halladay was named the 2010 NL Cy Young award winner today. Blowing away the competition with unanimous voting, the 13th player in history to do so, Doc became only the fifth player in Major League history to win a Cy Young in both leagues. Halladay went 21-10 with a 2.44 ERA in 33 starts … Continue reading Doc Takes Home Hardware

Halladay’s Season

When the trade went down back in December, Phillies fans were left with two questions. The first was why would they trade away Cliff Lee? There was never a clear answer other than they wouldn’t be able to sign him and it was a move to restock the farm system. The second question was how … Continue reading Halladay’s Season