Series Preview: Padres

Phillies (28-24, 2nd in NL East) vs. San Diego Padres (32-21, 1st in NL West) Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Discussion: Liberty Bell Sports Probable Pitchers Friday: Mat Latos (5-3, 3.08) vs. Roy Halladay (7-3, 1.99) Saturday: Jon Garland (6-2, 2.15) vs. Jamie Moyer (5-5, 4.26) Sunday: Kevin Correia (5-4, 4.55) vs. Joe Blanton … Continue reading Series Preview: Padres

The Greatest Job in the World

It’s a job that doesn’t require any athletic ability. You don’t need a college degree and you don’t need to be a genius. You don’t need to study, work out, or prepare yourself like anyone else. There are only two skills required: a love for baseball and a love for making people happy. That’s where … Continue reading The Greatest Job in the World

Five Teams to Watch in the NL

Philadelphia Phillies – The Phillies actually got better. With a busy off season that saw playoff hero Cliff Lee traded and Roy Halladay brought and the signings of Placido Polanco, Danys Baez, and Jose Contreras to improve the line up and pen, the Phillies are back in the driver’s seat of the NL to become … Continue reading Five Teams to Watch in the NL

2009 Phillies Moment #1

In Game 4 of the NLCS, the Phillies were down to their final two outs, and it looked like the Dodgers might even up the series at 2 games apiece.  Matt Stairs led the rally with a walk, and then Carlos Ruiz was hit by a pitch to put the go-ahead run on base.  Greg … Continue reading 2009 Phillies Moment #1

MNG: Juan Castro

Player: Juan Castro Number: 7 Position: SS Bats/Throws: R/R Acquired: signed a one-year deal with a 2011 in early December. 2009 Stats: (w/ LA Dodgers) – 57 games, 112 AB, 18 runs, 31 hits, 1 HR, 9 RBI, .277 Avg., .311 OBP Intangibles: The Phillies signed Castro as a replacement for Eric Bruntlett. The 37-year … Continue reading MNG: Juan Castro

The Phillies Off Season Tracker

This post will be dedicated to all moves regarding the Phillies’ interests, rumors, signings, and other off season moves that have occurred so far during the winter. Jan. 6: Phillies signed OF Delwyn Young to a minor league contract. Dec. 27: The Phillies signed J.C. Romero to a one-year, $1.1 million contract. Dec. 17: The … Continue reading The Phillies Off Season Tracker

2009 Phillies Moment #7: Werth Steals Home

It wasn’t exactly Jackie Robinson, but Jayson Werth stunned the Dodgers with his steal of home on May 12th.  In the process, Werth tied two Phillies records; one for stolen bases in a game (4), and one for stolen bases in an inning (3).  He first noticed catcher Russell Martin’s lackadaisical attitude in regards to not … Continue reading 2009 Phillies Moment #7: Werth Steals Home

Off Season 12/4/09

Well this was an interesting day so far and it’s only noon. First off, Placido Polanco was almost not going to return to the Phillies. The Phils contacted 8-year veteran Orlando Hudson of the Dodgers about making the switch from second to third but were denied. With that answer, they pursued and signed Polanco. Very interesting. I am … Continue reading Off Season 12/4/09

Castro Is Phillies Answer for Utility

Not the best answer in my opinion but it is what it is. The Phillies agreed to sign Juan Castro to replace the utility role Eric Bruntlett left. They have agreed to a one-year deal worth under $1 million with Castro, who hit .277 with one home run and nine RBIs in 112 at-bats last season … Continue reading Castro Is Phillies Answer for Utility

PRC: Pedro Martinez

Player: Pedro Martinez Number: 45 Position: SP Bats/Throws: R/R Consistency: He was good for the Phillies. Maybe all the time off and the short season was the reason but he was good. At 37 (at the time) he was much better than the Phillies could have wished for, especially for the $1 million contract he … Continue reading PRC: Pedro Martinez