The Phillies are still in need of a corner outfielder, and they are targeting Cody Ross the most to fill that spot. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Phillies are “intensifying pursuit of Cody Ross. Other teams also being more aggressive. Mariners among those that have shown interest.” Ross is seeking a three-year deal.
The New York Yankees could possibly lose designated hitter/outfielder Raul Ibanez in free agency. The Phillies are apparently one of the few teams interested in picking up Ibanez, according to Ken Rosenthal. Along with the Phillies, the Mariners and Rangers are interested in Ibanez. The Phillies are the only National League club on that list, which is … Continue reading Rosenthal: Phillies Reportedly Interested In Ibanez
Expectations: The Rangers ditch all of their Braves’ World Series tapes that they’ve studied from the past two years. Key Addition: SP Yu Darvish (signed from Nippon of the Japanese League) Key Loss: SP C.J. Wilson (signed with LA Angels) Projected Record: 93-69 Summary: The Rangers, coming off of their second straight World Series appearance, … Continue reading Season Preview: AL West
The Phillies have signed outfielder Jack Cust to a minor league contract today, pending a physical. It was a move to add depth if the Phils need a late-season call up and power bat off the bench. Cust, a left-handed bat, has struggled all season. In 67 games with the Seattle Mariners, the 32-year-old is … Continue reading Phils sign Cust to minor league deal
Of all the hits to fall short of the cycle with, Shane Victorino chose the easiest. The center fielder doubled, tripled and homered while driving in four runs as the Phils beat Seattle, 5-1, and expanded their lead in the NL East to a season high six games. Victorino hit a two-run double in the … Continue reading Victorino nearly cycles in Phils win
The offense, after scoring 43 runs in the last seven-game winning streak, went almost silent in Friday’s 4-2 loss to the Mariners. Getting their first hits and run in the 6th inning, the bats were silenced by Mariners rookie Michael Pineda in the loss. Pineda lasted only six innings, 5 2/3 of which were no-hit … Continue reading Phils streak snapped
PHI: 44-26, 1st in NL East; SEA: 35-34, 2nd in AL West When: June 17-19 Where: Safeco Field (Seattle, WA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Roy Oswalt (4-4, 3.14) vs Michael Pineda (6-4, 2.72) Saturday: Vance Worley (2-1, 3.75) vs Felix Hernandez (7-5, 3.30) Sunday: Cole Hamels (9-2, 2.49) vs. Jason Vargas (4-4, 4.13) Broadcast Info Friday, … Continue reading Series Preview: at Seattle Mariners
Well, where do I begin? The AL West is considered to be the weakest division in baseball among many baseball experts and fans alike. This division is the smallest in baseball, having only four teams (which is probably four to many), and only one team finished above .500 last year. However, that team was the … Continue reading Season Preview: AL West
Former Phillies general manager Pat Gillick was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on the Expansion Era ballot, which includes executives from 1973 to present and players from 1973-1989. Gillick, who was the GM for the Phillies 2008 World Series team along with the Toronto Blue Jays who won back-to-back championships from 1992-3, … Continue reading Gillick to Coopestown
So the fun begins. With a handful of big-name free agents set to test the waters after the season concludes, I couldn’t help but wonder: Where will they land next year? Or will they stay put in their home town? It’s already been said that Tampa Bay doubts they could hold onto Carlos Pena, Carl … Continue reading Will They Stay or Will They Go?