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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Kendrick not afraid to pitch in Colorado

Kyle Kendrick signed a one-year deal with the Colorado Rockies, thus bringing an end to his rather lengthy career with the Phillies. When asked for his thoughts on pitching in Denver, Kendrick showed no fear. “We obviously all know that Coors Field is a tough place to pitch,” Kendrick said Wednesday to The Denver Post. […]

Cole Hamels and Bryce Harper is ranked among the top batter-pitcher rivalries in baseball.

Cole Hamels vs. Bryce Harper among top pitcher-batter rivalries

For some reason I still struggle to comprehend in full, Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels took it upon himself to deliver a message to Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper the first time the two players faced each other in 2012. Hamels said he tried to send a message to the rising prospect and young face of the […]

IronPigs will have bobbleheads of Charlie Manuel, Maikel Franco and Kenny Giles

If you are planning to head to a Lehigh Valley IronPigs game this summer, keep an eye out for these bobbleheads of former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, relief pitcher and likely future closer Kenny Giles and third base prospect Maikel Franco!


Out of the Batter’s Box – Amaro wants change and I want Left Shark at CBP

Ruben demands change! Kendrick’s a Rockie! Boston’s not cooperating! 1. Ruben Amaro demands offensive change Let’s be honest, the pressure is on for general manager Ruben Amaro and he needs to see some results on the field. Surely he is responsible for much of the problem, and this goes without need to explore much further. […]

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 […]

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