Baseball is back today

Sure, it may be just an exhibition game against the University of Tampa, but I’ll take it. The Philadelphia Phillies are back in action today. The team may not be very good this season, but this is still a warm thought on this chilly day in the Philadelphia area.

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ESPN to air two Phillies spring training games

With spring training here, we are starting to look forward to spring training baseball in the Grapefruit League. While we still are not sure of the local Phillies Grapefruit coverage just yet, we do know at least two games will be airing this spring. ESPN will broadcast two separate Grapefruit League games involving the Phillies. […]

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Darren Daulton is beating brain cancer and that is awesome

Former Philadelphia Phillies catcher Darren Daulton shared some fantastic news last week. Daulton said his latest MRI exam was clean, showing he is beating brain cancer. Daulton was diagnosed with two brain tumors back in the summer fo 2013. He shared the news via Twitter and said he is appreciative of the support Phillies fans […]

Spring Training preview for Philadelphia Phillies tickets

Ryne Sandberg begins his second season managing the Philadelphia Phillies with little hopes of success heading into the season. After a disappointing 2013, the Phillies tried to “reload” rather than “rebuild” and misfired. After finishing the season with a 73-89 record, the team traded long time shortstop Jimmy Rollins, which made it clear that the […]

You have a question, you ask the 8-ball. Amateur Photoshop: Kevin McGuire/

Cliff Lee says if you have a question, you ask the 8-ball

On Day 2 of Phillies pitchers and catchers in spring training, Cliff Lee took to the microphone to answer questions from the media. He came prepared. As David Puddy might say, you have a question, you ask the eight ball. Lee did just that, redirecting a handful of questions about his future and the Phillies […]


Cole Hamels sees writing on wall, just wants to win

“I want to be in the playoffs every year. That’s where you make a name for yourself. It’s not about the Cy Young awards and MVP awards. It’s about winning championships. You want to be in a place where you have a chance to win.” – Cole Hamels That place is not Philadelphia, according to […]

Cole Hamels

Phillies are not being unreasonable by holding on to Cole Hamels

On July 26, 2000 the Philadelphia Phillies traded 33-year old Curt Schilling to the Arizona Cardinals. In return the Phillies received Omar Daal, Nelson Figueroa, Vicente Padilla and Travis Lee. Schilling went on to appear in three All-Star Games, win 20 games three times and win the World Series with two different teams. The Phillies got […]


Out of the Batter’s Box – Everyone has opinion on Hamels market

Everybody has opinions on what to do with Hamels 1. San Diego Padres signed Shields The biggest move around baseball broke in the very early hours yesterday. The San Diego Padres added free agent pitcher James Shields to the starting rotation in the latest of an active offseason roster overhaul in San Diego. I was […]


Padres sign James Shields, so what about Cole Hamels?

The San Diego Padres have been going all in this offseason with a complete roster overhaul. That latest addition to the roster is free agent pitcher James Shields, the former Tampa Bay Rays and Kansas City Royals pitcher. As reported by Chris Cotillo of SB Nation, the Padres signed Shields to a four-year contract that […]

Mickey Morandini

Report: Mickey Morandini interviewed for open TV job

Jamie Moyer opted out of his two-year contract with Comcast after just one season in the Phillies TV booth alongside play-by-play voice Tom McCarthy and occasionally fellow analysts Matt Stairs and Mike Schmidt. The search continues for a replacement to fill the vacancy opened by Moyer. Pregame and postgame analyst Ben Davis and former Phillies […]

FanGraphs says 68 wins for Phillies

Hitting rock bottom is actually an important point in a rebuilding process. If all goes according to plan for the Phils, 2015 will be it, and they can move upward from there. This assumes a Cole Hamels trade, as any club with Hamels and a healthy Cliff Lee in its rotation is at the very least potentially respectable. The Phils have added little in the offseason, buying Aaron Harang˜s league average-ish innings and taking a cheap flier on Chad Billingsley. That’™s it. Jimmy Rollins, A.J. Burnett, Marlon Byrd and Antonio Bastardo have moved along. Their most indispensable everyday players are Carlos Ruiz, Chase Utley and, believe it or not, Ben Revere. Who on earth plays center field is he isn’t there? Rotation depth is poor, as the candidates for #4-5 in the rotation are either unproven youngsters or proven mediocrities. Their offseason deals have yielded quite a bit of promising upper minor league starting pitching; with some luck, the pitching staff be quite a bit deeper a year from now.

Source: FanGraphs

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