Rosenthal: Phillies Intensify Pursuit of OF Cody Ross

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. … Continue reading Rosenthal: Phillies Intensify Pursuit of OF Cody Ross

Rosenthal: Phillies Reportedly Interested In Ibanez

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

Season Preview: AL West

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

Phils sign Cust to minor league deal

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

The Natch: The Designated Fence Sitter

It’s the most wonderful time of year, but this isn’t Christmas. It’s that time of the baseball season when the Phillies are in Seattle, the Yankees are in Wrigley, and Ben Francisco is a designated hitter. Ah, Interleague play, my favorite time of year. The only time of year that almost breeds as much anger, … Continue reading The Natch: The Designated Fence Sitter

Faceoff: Clutch Starters

Question: In Game 7 of the World Series, who would you want taking the hill (Non-Phillies)? This go-around, writers Chris Bengel and Christian Hetrick go at it in Team to Beat’s third installment of “Faceoff.” Hetrick is 1-0 this year and Bengel is taking his first stab at the face off. Christian: Tim Lincecum Okay time … Continue reading Faceoff: Clutch Starters