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Phils: Game 5 Afterthoughts

by Michael DeLuca Q: Is there anything less accurate than TBS’ ball trax strike zone? A: Yes, the umpire’s. Remember that just over a year ago, many people thought that Jason Werth was nothing more than a platoon player incapable of hitting right-handers? The city of Philadelphia greased utility and light poles to keep all [...]

Roy Halladay: More Trade Implications

Despite the fact that Roy Halladay would immediately make the Phillies a more dangerous team than they already are in the National League, there are some drawbacks.  The drawbacks are few and somewhat inconsequential, but they exist none the less. First, the Phillies would not only be adding approximately 20 million in salary commitments in [...]

A Few More Names To Add To Phils Trade Watch

Christmas in July officially came yesterday for all Americans, and especially Major League Baseball teams seeking an upgrade over their current roster. Some moves will be nondescript, but can prove to be fruitful down the stretch. Such moves as acquiring Joe Blanton or Matt Stairs can prove to be very valuable down the stretch run [...]

Dobb’s Shot: No Review

by Michael DeLuca With two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning, in the third consecutive extra innings game played by Phils, Greg Dobbs just hit a monster shot over the right field foul pole. 1st base umpire Jim Joyce took a long look at the blast and, after some consternation, ruled it foul. [...]

Another Phillies Player Avoids Arbitration

By Mike Gill According to, the Phillies have avoided arbirtation with outfielder Shane Victorino.  The two-sides agreed on a one-year deal, the terms of the deal were not announced.  This is another good move by the Phils, first locking up Greg Dobbs, then Cole Hamels, then Ryan Madson and now Vicotrinio.  The only think [...]

Are the Phillies Done?

By Mike Gill With 58 days until pitchers and catchers are due to report to Clearwater, the Phillies just might be a finished product.  The question is are the good enough ? Lets explore: Starting rotation : Cole Hamles Brett Myers Joe Blanton Jamie Moyer JA Happ, Kyle Kendrick, Carlos Carrasco or Chan Ho Park

Game Two Line-ups Announced

By Mike Gill The line-ups for two have been announced.  Greg Dobbs will be the DH in the only significant move for the Phillies.  Cliff Floyd and Rocco Baldelli are in the line-up tonight for the Rays. Brett Myers starts for the Phillies, James Shields goes for the Rays. Here are the line-ups:

The Drought is About to End …

By Jamie Yannacone Simply put, this is our time. After 25 looooong years – and nearly five months (not that we’re counting) – of waiting, finally, Philadelphia will have a parade to celebrate a major pro sports championship. And this is the right team to do it. In a time when so many sports [...]

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