2011 Moments: #2 A record-breaking season

102 wins. Just reading it summarizes the dominance of the Phillies 2011 regular season. But despite breaking a franchise record that stood for over four years, the season ended in disappointment. Many questions were raised towards the end of the season and soon following the Phillies elimination in the Game 5 of the NLDS to … Continue reading 2011 Moments: #2 A record-breaking season

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

Oswalt Seeking Long-Term Deal

Free agent starting pitcher Roy Oswalt is seeking a long-term deal according to his agent, Bob Garber. “His back feels great,” Garber told FOXSports.com. “He’s definitely looking for a long-term contract.” This coming only seven months after Oswalt said he is mulling retirement at the end of the season. But with his back feeling much … Continue reading Oswalt Seeking Long-Term Deal

Phils decline options for Lidge, Oswalt

“(The) Phillies, as expected, decline options on Roy Oswalt and Brad Lidge,” according to Matt Gelb on Twitter. Oswalt was expected to make $16 million in 2012 if the Phils took up his option. They had a $2 million buyout on his contract. Lidge’s option was worth $12.5 million with a $1.5 million buyout. Both … Continue reading Phils decline options for Lidge, Oswalt

The aftermath: Phils news Oct. 11, 2011

Earlier today, Shane Victorino, Jimmy Rollins and Ruben Amaro Jr. all held press conferences starting at 11:30. Tomorrow, Charlie Manuel will address the media to answer more questions on a struggling offense among other things that went wrong last week in the Phils NLDS exit to the Cardinals in five games. Along with the press … Continue reading The aftermath: Phils news Oct. 11, 2011

Oswalt cleans out locker

Roy Oswalt discussed retiring at the end of the season earlier this year. Could this be a sign of him accepting his career is over or was it just an act of frustration. One of the TTB writers will have an Oswalt post up in the coming weeks. It will be a part of a … Continue reading Oswalt cleans out locker

Cardinals Freese Phils; force Game 5

Matt Holliday’s presence in the Cards line up indirectly gave them the spark they needed. With him hitting in the five spot, David Freese got bumped down a few spots. This spread out the Cardinals fire power and he provided them with four RBIs and another day of baseball. A two-run double in the 4th … Continue reading Cardinals Freese Phils; force Game 5

Switch. Flipped: Phils offense explodes in Atlanta

That magical switch that I talked about yesterday is officially on. And hopefully, no one goes near the damn thing for another month. The Phils blasted the Atlanta Braves, who are clinging onto a second straight Wild Card berth by only one game, in a 7-1 route.  Their 101st win tied the franchise record set … Continue reading Switch. Flipped: Phils offense explodes in Atlanta

Phils skid reaches six games

2011 has been a season of making history for the Phils. But tonight marked a rare type of history. Their 6-1 loss marked the first time since the 104 New York Giants that a team won 98+ games in a season and suffered a six-game losing streak. Ironically, those Giants suffered their skid after the … Continue reading Phils skid reaches six games

Phils clinch 5th straight division

It was a statement start for Roy Oswalt, who has struggled since August 1. If there was any doubt who the 4th starter in the playoffs is going to be, Oswalt topped Vance Worley’s performance from last night with seven shut out innings to lead the Phils to a 9-2 win and clinch of their … Continue reading Phils clinch 5th straight division