Yankees down Phils in GFL opener

Grapefruit League is under way. The Phillies dropped their opening game of Spring Training, 8-5, to the New York Yankees Saturday afternoon in sunny Clearwater in front of a sold out crowd. Cole Hamels pitched very well and efficient in his first start of the Spring. The left-hander went two innings, allowing a run on three … Continue reading Yankees down Phils in GFL opener

GFL action kicks off today vs Yankees

Real baseball is officially back today with the start of Grapefruit League Play. For the Phillies, play will kick off against the New York Yankees. Cole Hamels will take the hill against Yankees young phenom Ivan Nova. Both pitchers will likely go only two innings at the most. Former Phillie left fielder Raul Ibanez will … Continue reading GFL action kicks off today vs Yankees

MIA’s Dobbs: “I want us to be the team to beat”; Hyatt to start vs FSU

DOBBS COMMENTS — Ex-Phillie and current Marlin bench player Greg Dobbs is confident in the new Miami Marlins team this season. In fact, he’s so confident that he now has lofty expectations for his team while taking a page out of the 2007 chapter in Jimmy Rollins’ book. “A lot of things can happen over the … Continue reading MIA’s Dobbs: “I want us to be the team to beat”; Hyatt to start vs FSU

Oswalt eying New York

The New York Yankees have two pitchers on their radars to bolster their weak rotation. Both Texas ace C.J. Wilson and Phillies vet Roy Oswalt have a mutual interest with the Yankees, reported ESPN. Wilson was pretty obvious, with him being the top free agent starting pitcher on the market and New York in dire … Continue reading Oswalt eying New York

Five Big Free Agents and Where They Land

Prince Fielder – Milwaukee Brewers Where he goes: Chicago Cubs In the hunt: NY Yankees, Milwaukee, Washington Fielder’s market is pretty wide open with Milwaukee seemingly unable to afford Fielder. The Brewers must hope co-star Ryan Braun can convince the power-hitter first baseman that there is unfinished business left to be done in Milwaukee and … Continue reading Five Big Free Agents and Where They Land

ALDS Preview: New York Yankees vs Detroit Tigers

New York: 97-65; 1st in AL East Detroit: 95-67; 1st in AL Central Schedule Game 1: Sep. 30, 8:37 PM – (C.C. Sabbathia vs Justin Verlander) Game 2: Oct. 1, 8:37 PM – (Ivan Nova vs Doug Fister) Game 3: Oct. 3, 8:37 PM – (Freddy Garcia vs Max Scherzer) Game 4*: Oct. 4, _PM – (TBD vs … Continue reading ALDS Preview: New York Yankees vs Detroit Tigers

The greatest night of baseball: Phils, Manuel set franchise records

How do you recap such an incredible night of baseball? Records, drama, comebacks, chokes. It’s all a part of what makes the game of baseball special, and that all happened in one night. Atlanta, GA: The Philadelphia Phillies trail the Braves, 3-2, in the top of the 9th. Rookie closer Craig Kimbrel was three strikes … Continue reading The greatest night of baseball: Phils, Manuel set franchise records

Jeter vs Bonds: A battle for the most valuable baseball

Here’s a hypothetical situation (everyone loves these, right?): You have an unlimited payroll. Would you pay more money for a tainted ball that signified the greatest record in baseball history or a ball that represented a personal milestone by one of the greatest players on the greatest franchise in sports history achieved on pure talent … Continue reading Jeter vs Bonds: A battle for the most valuable baseball

Polanco goes on DL; Madson activated

The good news: the Phils got their closer back. The bad: another bat lands on the DL. Placido Polanco, who had been sitting with a bulging disc since July 5, was placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to that date. Taking his roster spot is closer Ryan Madson, which will instantly boost a bull pen … Continue reading Polanco goes on DL; Madson activated

Jeter hits 3,000

27 championships, 40 American League pennants, countless All-Stars and MVPs. Even a 500 home run hitter and 300-game winning pitcher. But never in Yankees history has a player earned 3,000 hits. That is, until Derek Jeter busted onto the scene in 1995. Since then, Jeter singled, doubled, tripled and homered his way into Yankees history. … Continue reading Jeter hits 3,000