Utley leaves camp; still having knee problems

Chase Utley has left Clearwater without playing a single at-bat for the Philadelphia Phillies. This has finally created cause for concern that the 33-year-old may not even make the Opening Day roster. The released a statement today that read: “Chase’s rehab process has come to a bit of a plateau. He has made some strides … Continue reading Utley leaves camp; still having knee problems

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Phils split their squads again

PHILLIES 6, TAMPA BAY 6 — Michael Scwimer pitched the 8th and 9th innings, blowing a two-run lead to the Rays in the 9th to end the game in a tie. Joel Pineiro got the start, going two innings in the outing. He gave up a run on two hits and is most likely not making … Continue reading Phils split their squads again

Pierre, Podsednik highlight this spring’s battles

Even championship-caliber teams have position battles during Spring Training. With a good idea of who the 25 men making the Opening Day roster, a few position and roster battles loom heading into this season. With a place on the team is set, John Mayberry, Laynce Nix and Ty Wigginton are all battling it out for … Continue reading Pierre, Podsednik highlight this spring’s battles

The Curious Case of Kyle Kendrick

Lets talk starting pitching. Everyone loves it, everyone needs it. For the Phillies, they have an overabundance of it. From established veterans like Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, and Cole Hamels to and up and coming star in Vance Worley. That fills the first four spots in the rotation, and assuming Roy Oswalt isn’t coming back, … Continue reading The Curious Case of Kyle Kendrick

Phillies Offseason Additions

With Spring Training around the corner, fans will get chance to see the new players the Phillies added to their very different roster. Changes needed to be made, in both the starting line up, the bench and bull pen. The moves made this off season brought in some new names as well as some familiar … Continue reading Phillies Offseason Additions

Phils add depth with Pineiro signing

In a move to add competition for the fifth starter, the Phils signed veteran right-hander Joel Pineiro to a minor league contract and an invitation to Spring Training. It was first reported by Jayson Stark of ESPN. Pineiro, 33, pitched the last two years with the Los Angeles Angels. Last season, he was 7-7 with … Continue reading Phils add depth with Pineiro signing

5 Teams to Watch in the AL

Yankees – They’re the 2009 World Series champions and still kept intact the solid nucleus that got them there. They traded top prospects to land centerfielder Curtis Granderson, a much better defensive asset than Johnny Damon. They also traded Melky Cabrera to the Braves for Javier Vazquez to bolster the starting rotation. With guys like … Continue reading 5 Teams to Watch in the AL