Third Base Wide Open For Next Season

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

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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?

Series Preview: Astros

Phillies (2-1) at Houston Astros (0-3) When: April 9-11 Where: Minute Maid Park Probable Pitchers Fri: J.A. Happ vs. Bud Norris Sat: Jamie Moyer vs. Felipe Paulino Sun: Roy Halladay (1-0; 1.29) vs. Roy Oswalt (0-1, 4.50) Hot (last series): Ryan Howard – .400 (6-for-15), 2 R, 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI Not (last series): Raul Ibanez – .091 (1-for-11), 3 … Continue reading Series Preview: Astros

RPAC Blogger Preview

I did another questionairre with a blog that got posted today. Justin Evans, a good friend and former teammate on We Hate to Lose, is the owner of Red Pinstripes Are Cooler. He asked myself in a few other bloggers a bunch of questions and posted our answers along with his. Here are my answers to his … Continue reading RPAC Blogger Preview

An Infield Debate for the Ages

After the Phillies let go Pedro Feliz and signed Placido Polanco to fill his position at third, the Phillies found themselves with a complete infield. Almost too complete as a matter of fact. We have all heard the argument between Yankees and Phillies fans: Who has the better infield in baseball? Clearly both teams are heads and … Continue reading An Infield Debate for the Ages

Former Phils on the Move

Well it looks like some of the key parts to both World Series runs have found new homes this offseason. After Chris Coste went to the Mets, Pedro Feliz to Houston, and Scott Eyre retired, the Phillies saw two more guys leave for not-so-greener pastures. Brett Myers just signed with the Houston Astros today, another former Phillie Ed Wade … Continue reading Former Phils on the Move

2009 Phillies Moment #4: July 11 Comeback

After the top of the ninth inning, the Phillies trailed 7-3, when pinch hitter Matt Stairs was sent up to face Pirates reliever Matt Capps.  He promptly greeted Capps with a home run.  Still down 3, the Phils refused to quit.  Jimmy Rollins walked and then stole second base.  Chase Utley then sliced a single, moving Rollins … Continue reading 2009 Phillies Moment #4: July 11 Comeback

PRC: Pedro Feliz

Player: Pedro Feliz Number: 7 Position: 3B Bats/Throws: R/R Consistency: I don’t want to be too hard on Feliz. He was better this year than last. He had an amazing start to the season and then all of a sudden just became an automatic out. He was a guy who could hit 25 homers in … Continue reading PRC: Pedro Feliz

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 News 11/10/09

According to Todd Zolecki via Twitter: Pedro Feliz, Chan Ho Park, Matt Stairs and Paul Bako officially filed for free agency today. This is very interesting for the Phillie seeing that they have interest in Park and said they will not give up on Feliz. As for Stairs and Bako, I think Bako would be … Continue reading Off Season News 11/10/09