Cody Asche, Phillies third baseman.

The Cody Asche outfield plan is underway

With Phillies third base prospect Maikel Franco tearing it up in winter ball, he appears to be on track to reach the big leagues within the next year. This might even be the year he gets the call-up and stays in the big leagues if things go well. Because of that possibility, the Phillies need […]

Pat Burrell Super Bowl slip-n-slide

Out of the Batter’s Box – Pat Burrell down a slip-n-slide happened

Football was fun, but going down a slip-n-slide with a drink in hand is more fun. 1. Worst championship coaching decision since Game 6 in 1993? There have been a number of bad decisions made in championship settings over the years in all sports. Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll will have a whole offseason wondering […]

Joe Blanton with the Phillies in 2012. Photo credit: Rich Schultz/Getty Images North America

Joe Blanton wants to pitch in 2015

Joe Blanton did not throw a single pitch in baseball in 2014, but he would like to pitch in 2015. The former Phillies pitcher is reportedly set to hold a public work out and throwing session in front of any interested parties next week (February 4 according to MLB Trade Rumors). The Phillies need a […]

Phillies chairman David Montgomery

David Montgomery returning as chairman and other front office moves

Aside from waiting to see if the Phillies will be able to move Jonathan Papelbon or if there will be any interest in the possible return of Joe Blanton (more on that one in a bit), the Phillies made some front office changes Wednesday afternoon. David Montgomery is not returning to his position as team […]

Mitch Williams

Out of the Batter’s Box – Just here so I don’t get fined

Yesterday was Super Bowl media day, so naturally all the buzz centered around questions that had no chance of being answered. NFL football is so cool, I guess. 1. Marshawn Lynch makes me appreciate Mitch Williams even more I do not necessarily take issue with Seattle Seahawks running back Marshan Lynch and his approach to […]

Phillies Wall of Fame pitchers Steve Carlton and Curt Schilling.

Curt Schilling thinks politics cost him votes for the Hall of Fame

Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling may have been trending upward in this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame voting, but he remains on the waiting list for at least one more year. After missing the cut for a second straight season, Schilling seems to think the vote is all about politics. “The process isn’t flawed; […]

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