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Deal or No Deal?

November 29, 2006

This offseason has been unique in the riduculous amount of money being thrown around by teams, and in the horrible decision-making by baseball’s GMs.  Much of this has been caused by the awfully shallow free agent class of 2006, requiring teams to overspend in order to fill their holes, because of the huge advantage players […]

Slugfest at Dolphin Stadium

September 7, 2006

  Josh Johnson today was the opposite of Anibal Sanchez yesterday I certainly hope the fans at Dolphin Stadium enjoyed the no-hitter Anibal Sanchez thew yesterday, because today, they saw the other side of the pitching spectrum, from Sanchez’s fellow rookie, Josh Johnson.  The game featured 22 runs scored on 29 hits (13 for extra-bases) […]

50…51…52 for Ryan Howard!

September 3, 2006

He entered the first game of today’s doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves as the MLB leader in Homeruns (49) and RBIs (129).  He was also on a 12-game hitting streak whacking everything in sight.  Who is he? HE is Ryan Howard And today, Ryan Howard is having perhaps his best game of his young career.  […]

Tom Gordon Can’t Return Soon Enough

August 31, 2006

  Come back Flash! Since Tom Gordon injured his throwing shoulder a couple of weeks ago, no game has been a sure victory for the Philadelphia Phillies.  The 38-year-old closer has been suffering shoulder inflammation, which he feels he could play through, but the team think it’s best that he spend a few weeks off […]

Phillies Get Brotherly Love From Schedule

August 23, 2006

   Ryan Howard’s Phillies should take advantage of baseball’s easiest September schedule Over the last several weeks, the Philadelphia Phillies have been playing their best baseball of the season, and they’re peaking at the right time.  While Philly wouldn’t make the playoffs if the season ended today, the Phils are just 1.5 games back in […]

Mets Get Philled … Except Jose Reyes

August 15, 2006

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Brewers Add David Bell to Help Oft-Injured Infield

July 29, 2006

In a deal that helps the Brewers fill a temporary, injury-created hole at third base, Milwaukee acquired 3B David Bell from the Philadelphia Phillies.  Going to the Phillies was minor league pitcher Wilfrido Laureano, who is not much of a prospect since he has spent more than 4 seasons at the class-A level.   The Brewers […]

Chase-ing Down DiMaggio

July 28, 2006

27 and counting, and that’s not the number of days gone by this month, it’s the number of consecutive games in which Phillies’ 2nd-baseman Chase Utley has a hit.  Over the past month, Utley has been the National League’s most potent hitter, batting over .430 for his streak, with multiple hits in more than half […]

Braves Streak In Jeopardy Because of Bullpen

June 10, 2006

The Braves entered this season with 14 consecutive NL East division titles, and while their team didn't look as powerful as the Mets and Phillies, Atlanta was certainly favored to win the NL East for the 15th straight time.  Those that predicted the 15th consecutive division title for the Atlanta Braves quickly saw the likelihood […]

Rookie Starting Pitchers Having Big Impact On Their Teams

June 9, 2006

This season, the starting pitching for many teams that were considered contenders has been shaky, due to both injuries and ineffectiveness.  A few of these teams, such as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Philadelphia Phillies, and Toronto Blue Jays, have solved their problems with rookie starting pitchers.  Jered Weaver, called up two weeks ago […]