State of the Phillies: A State of Panic?

Going into this post, I really didn’t know what I wanted to write. So a fair warning: this is me babbling incoherently about how awful the Phillies are and how the fact the sky is falling. Ready, Go! I want to panic with the Phillies 31-37 record following a sweep in Toronto and 3-6 road … Continue reading State of the Phillies: A State of Panic?

Injury Updates: Utley, Contreras, Qualls, Howard

Just summarizing what Matt Gelb had to report today on the health of some of the Phillies… Chase Utley — There is nothing really new here. Utley is still out in Arizona working on strengthening his knee. There is still no timetable for his return, not even a comparison to the 43 games he missed … Continue reading Injury Updates: Utley, Contreras, Qualls, Howard

Howard cleared to shed boot

Ryan Howard was officially cleared to begin workouts without the boot. He took grounders from a stool today. More to come. — Matt Gelb (@magelb) March 22, 2012 The boot is off and the Big Piece is free. A cheery Ryan Howard spoke to reporters today, cracking a few jokes. It’s a bright and sunshiny … Continue reading Howard cleared to shed boot

Howard restarts rehab

Ryan Howard is not letting the clunky walking boot that’s on his left foot hinder him. Howard was throwing with trainer Scott Sheridan this morning on the warning track at Ashburn Field at the Carpenter Complex. “I’m trying to do what I can so when I’m actually out of the boot I can hit the … Continue reading Howard restarts rehab

Injury Updates: Howard, Brown, Contreras and the missing Utley

Earlier this morning, Domonic Brown had an MRI on his injured right thumb. The results of that MRI showed Brown has some inflammation in his thumb, which he sprained on Monday diving for a ball against the Yankees. But fortunately for Brown, who also fractured his hamate bone last season in the same hand during Spring Training, … Continue reading Injury Updates: Howard, Brown, Contreras and the missing Utley

Spring Training News – Leap Edition

Domonic Brown just struck Contreras’ big truck. Car alarm blasting. Whoops. — Matt Gelb (@magelb) February 29, 2012 Spring training is being kicked off with a bang, or in Domonic Brown’s case, a smash and the sound of a car alarm. Looks like he’ll be buying the Big Truck dinner tonight. Anyway, some news came … Continue reading Spring Training News – Leap Edition

Spring is upon us….

Can you smell it in the air? Spring is here … well not here, but in Clearwater Florida it is. Phillies Pitchers and Catchers have officially reported and the smell of a new season is upon us. Last year is now behind us and as Phillies fans, we can look ahead. We now look towards … Continue reading Spring is upon us….

Zolecki: Phils get good news on Howard’s Achilles

There isn’t much positive when looking at the possibility that the Phillies could be starting their season without their slugging first baseman. But some positive news about Ryan Howard’s torn Achilles today has lifted the spirits of general manager Ruben Amaro. According to Todd Zolecki, Amaro received news from foot and ankle specialist Mark Myerson clearing Howard … Continue reading Zolecki: Phils get good news on Howard’s Achilles

Who makes more sense: Rollins or Ramirez?

With the MLB Winter Meetings underway, the free agent market could be starting to take shape for the Phillies. They have already added closer Jonathan Papelbon and strong bench players Laynce Nix, Ty Wigginton and Jim Thome. But their biggest question mark has always been whether or not they will bring back Jimmy Rollins. Yesterday … Continue reading Who makes more sense: Rollins or Ramirez?

2011 Moments: #5 Howard propels Game 1 win

It was Kyle Lohse among all people. And it didn’t take until the 6th inning before someone on the Phillies realized this. That person was Ryan Howard and his three-run homer in the 6th inning seemingly set the tone for the NLDS at the moment. Lohse had a perfect game going through the first 10 … Continue reading 2011 Moments: #5 Howard propels Game 1 win