Phils Out-Slug Cards

Phillies 10, Cardinals 9 WP – Raul Valdes (1-0, 0.00) LP – Fernando Salas (0-3, 6.32) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (13) ST. LOUIS — The bats came alive for the Phillies in St. Louis and it was much needed. With the pitchers doing nothing more than throwing batting practice, the Phillies offense needed to be … Continue reading Phils Out-Slug Cards

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Series Preview: at St. Louis Cardinals

PHI: 22-23, 5th in NL East; STL: 25-19, 1st in NL Central When: May 24-27 Where: Busch Stadium (St. Louis, MO) Probable Pitchers Thursday: Joe Blanton (4-4, 3.74) vs Jake Westbrook (4-3, 2.41) Friday: Cliff Lee (0-2, 2.66) vs Kyle Lohse (5-1, 2.91) Saturday: Kyle Kendrick (0-4, 5.23) vs Jaime Garcia (3-2, 3.55) Sunday: Roy Halladay … Continue reading Series Preview: at St. Louis Cardinals

Season Preview: NL Central

Co-written by John Russo and Chris Bengel Expectations: No Pujols, no problem…. wait, you mean we have to rely on Matt Holliday now? Oh crap! Key Addition: OF Carlos Beltran (signed from San Francisco) Key Loss: 1B Albert Pujols (signed with LA Angels) Projected Record: 90-72 Summary: St. Louis knows they lost a huge bat in … Continue reading Season Preview: NL Central

Oswalt to remain FA until midseason

Roy Oswalt will not be starting the season with a team, and this in turn may be a really good thing. Just like Roger Clemens did in 2006 and 2007, Oswalt will start the season unsigned and offer up his services to a Major League club at the midseason point, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. … Continue reading Oswalt to remain FA until midseason

Revisiting the Rolen Trade

Scott Rolen was drafted in 1993 as a can’t miss prospect.  He was supposed to be the next great Phillies third baseman, and etch his name right next to Mike Schmidt in Philadelphia lore. However, it didn’t turn out as planned.  This summer will mark a decade since the player who was supposed to save … Continue reading Revisiting the Rolen Trade

Still a chance Oswalt returns to Philadelphia

Roy Oswalt’s next destination is still up in the air, especially with his price tag plummeting. Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi thinks the Phillies, Reds and Red Sox are all still in the hunt to land the right-hander, who’s talks with the Cardinals and Rangers has seemingly hit a snag. With Oswalt’s price being a little too … Continue reading Still a chance Oswalt returns to Philadelphia

Gelb: Looks like Sandberg is staying in Lehigh

As the Inquirer‘s Matt Gelb points out, it looks like Ryne Sandberg will not be taking his managerial talents to the Windy City or Bean Town. Sandberg, who managed the Phillies AAA affiliate Lehigh Valley IronPigs to their first post season appearance last season, could very well be back in Allentown, PA next season. There … Continue reading Gelb: Looks like Sandberg is staying in Lehigh

Zolecki: Cards given permission to interview Pigs’ Sandberg

“Sources: The Phillies have given St. Louis permission to interview Ryne Sandberg for their managerial vacancy,” as Tweeted by MLB’s Todd Zolecki. Sandberg, who managed his first year of AAA ball with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs last season, is on the St. Louis Cardinals radar. In his first season, he led the Pigs to their … Continue reading Zolecki: Cards given permission to interview Pigs’ Sandberg

2011 Phillies Moments: #6 An unlikely hero

Jaime Garcia had the Phillis foiled, and it seemed they couldn’t do a single thing against the Cardinals left-hander. That is, until they pinch-hit Ben Francisco in the 7th inning in hopes of sparking something for the offense. Francisco provided more than just a spark; he single-handedly won the game for the Phillies. Though the … Continue reading 2011 Phillies Moments: #6 An unlikely hero

Albert Pujols Wants All Your Money

Bring it by the truck loads. Whatever team wins the Albert Pujols sweepstakes this offseason, they are going to need a lot of cash to do it. Pujols is looking at potentially his last big paycheck, one that will not only be the largest of his life but quite possibly the biggest in the history … Continue reading Albert Pujols Wants All Your Money