Olney: Ichiro Rejects Phillies Offer; Signs With Yankees

In an interesting report from ESPN’s Buster Olney, the New York Yankees will bring back Ichiro Suzuki for another season. But what’s interesting about that is that Suzuki reportedly declined a two-year, $14 million offer from the Phillies to sign the one-year deal with New York. The Phillies are in need of another corner outfielder … Continue reading Olney: Ichiro Rejects Phillies Offer; Signs With Yankees

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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

2012 ALCS Preview: New York Yankees vs Detroit Tigers

New York: 95-67; 1st in AL East Detroit: 88-74; 1st in AL Central Schedule Game 1: Oct. 13, 8:00 – (Andy Pettitte vs Doug Fister) Game 2: Oct. 14, 4:00 PM – (TBA vs Anibal Sanchez) Game 3: Oct. 16, 8:00 PM – (C.C. Sabbathia vs Justin Verlander) Game 4: Oct. 17, 8:00 PM – (TBA vs Max … Continue reading 2012 ALCS Preview: New York Yankees vs Detroit Tigers

Phillies Swept By Marlins With 5-2 Loss

Marlins 5, Phillies 2 WP – Ricky Nolasco (7-6, 4.62) LP – Joe Blanton (7-7, 4.85) SV – Heath Bell (17) MIAMI — The Marlins pulled out the brooms and successfully swept the Phillies in their home park. Philadelphia, making its first trip to Miami’s new stadium, fell again, 5-2, and were swept but the … Continue reading Phillies Swept By Marlins With 5-2 Loss

Spring Training: Yankees 13, Phillies 9

It was a bullpen outing for the Phillies today against the Yankees. With several spots up in the air with an injury to Michael Stutes and the unreadiness of Jose Contreras from last year’s injury, a couple of surprises could make the Opening Day roster. Kyle Kendrick and Jonathan Papelbon, two locks for the bullpen, … Continue reading Spring Training: Yankees 13, Phillies 9

Season Preview: AL East

Expectations: Better than the Yankees Key Addition: 1B Carlos Pena (signed from Chicago Cubs) Key Loss: OF/DH Johnny Damon (free agent) Projected Record: 103-59 Summary: The odds on favorite to win the division, the Rays have it all: great young hitting, great young pitching, solid veteran presence. With guys like Evan Longoria, BJ Upton, and … Continue reading Season Preview: AL East

Spring Training: Yankees 5, Phillies 3

The Phillies offense has died this spring. That’s why sarcastic cheers were heard when John Mayberry’s bloop single in the 6th inning put the first Phillies runner across the plate since Tuesday. The Phils dropped the game to the Yankees, 5-3. Vance Worley got off to a rocky start but finished up the day nicely. … Continue reading Spring Training: Yankees 5, Phillies 3

Phils partake in Split Squad action

BLANKED BY YANKS — Kyle Kendrick got the start in the Phillies 3-0 loss to the Yankees. The right-hander went three scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out two. Austin Hyatt allowed a two-run single to Chris Dickerson in the 4th inning. The Phillies were held to three hits (Scott Podsednik, Lou Montanez and … Continue reading Phils partake in Split Squad action

Yankees sweep opening weekend series

It’s opening weekend and the standings show that the Phils are 0-2 to start Grapefruit League play. Be it that standings don’t matter, there are positives to consider in today’s 7-4 loss to the Yankees in Tampa. Hunter Pence crushed another two-run homer this spring in as many days, this one coming off Yankees starter … Continue reading Yankees sweep opening weekend series

GFL action kicks off today vs Yankees

Real baseball is officially back today with the start of Grapefruit League Play. For the Phillies, play will kick off against the New York Yankees. Cole Hamels will take the hill against Yankees young phenom Ivan Nova. Both pitchers will likely go only two innings at the most. Former Phillie left fielder Raul Ibanez will … Continue reading GFL action kicks off today vs Yankees