There is a big question mark stamped next to the third baseman’s name for the 2013 season. It’s a position that hasn’t had a consistent inhabitant since Scott Rolen was traded in 2002. A few guys like David Bell, Pedro Feliz and Placido Polanco were supposed to be main-stays. But only Polanco managed to make an … Continue reading Third Base Wide Open For Next Season
Scott Rolen was drafted in 1993 as a can’t miss prospect. He was supposed to be the next great Phillies third baseman, and etch his name right next to Mike Schmidt in Philadelphia lore. However, it didn’t turn out as planned. This summer will mark a decade since the player who was supposed to save … Continue reading Revisiting the Rolen Trade
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?