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 […]

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 […]

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