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?

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Pettitte Retires; Yanks Interested in Blanton?

With one of the greatest Yankees pitchers in their franchise history retiring, the Yankees are left with a glaring hole in the fifth starter spot. This leaves the Phillies in a very interesting situation. Does Ruben Amaro, Jr. call up Brian Cashman and offer up right-handed starter Joe Blanton up for a trade? If so, … Continue reading Pettitte Retires; Yanks Interested in Blanton?