You’ve heard the stats by now. On a rainy Wednesday night, Roy Halladay debuted for the 2013 season. And, well, it wasn’t great. Despite nine of the ten outs he made being strike outs, Halladay was roughed up for five runs in just 3.1 innings. Any hitter who didn’t strike out got on base 90 …
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The 2012 season has been anything but normal for the Philadelphia Phillies and Ryan Howard. The 32 year-old was out till June after tearing his Achilles in the postseason last year against the St. Louis Cardinals. Howard has consistently been one of the top first baseman in the league for a while now. This season …
The Phillies at first glance have a solid lineup they are pretty well rounded all the way through in that they don’t do anything poorly but nothing spectacular either. This is what is keeping them from being that special elite franchise. In so many ways they mirror the Atlanta Braves of the 1990?s. Ryan Howard is the heart of the offense [...]
Monday’s signing of Dontrelle Willis by the Philadelphia Phillies for one year, $1 million is a bit surprising. In fact, we don’t see the point in it whatsoever. The 30-year-old lefty went 1-6 with a nice, round 5.00 ERA last season with the Cincinnati Reds, who saw just about enough of that. I mean, really. …
Remember when the Philadelphia Phillies didn’t trust Ryan Madson as a closer? In my head, I’ve probably made it a bigger issue than it was, but I do recall that there was some hesitation. Then Madson became the closer anyway and saved 32 games this last season, with a 2.37 ERA. Then Madson became a free agent. Now Madson looks like he’s going [...]
It looks like Jim Thome has a little gas left in the tank after all.
The 41-year-old designated hitter signed on with the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday for one last season to the tune of $1.25 million, his second reunion with a former team after leaving the Minnesota Twins last season in August to end the year with the Cleveland Indians, the club he began [...]
A few caveats before I get into the substance of this post. First, I don’t listen to talk radio or follow discussions on grit and hustle blogs, so if this is already out there in some other form on the airwaves or the interwebs, I apologize. Second, this post is not at all normative (not about what I think should happen) and is entirely predictive (about what I think will happen). [...]
The Philadelphia Phillies have made the playoffs.
Insert a pause here for dramatic effect and to allow the reader to gather his or her thoughts at this stunning development.
The Phillies have made the playoffs for the fifth straight season. Even if they lose sixteen straight games, they’ll squeak in with [...]
Former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra has been charged with indecent exposure in Los Angeles according to the AP. Dykstra allegedly exposed himself to several women he met on Craigslist.
The Los Angeles city attorney’s office says the 48-year-old could face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine for each count.
Dykstra supposedly found victims [...]