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On this day in 1978 one of the top players in Philadelphia Phillies history, Jimmy Rollins, was born.
The three-year All-Star, four-time Gold Glover and one-time MVP is arguably the best shortstop in Phillies history and he without a doubt played a huge role in developing a winning attitude in Philadelphia, where it was long thought to be nearly impossible. Rollins will one day be added to the Phillies Wall of Fame in Citizens Bank Park, having put together a Philadelphia career that will deserve to be remembered alongside other past Phillies greats.
Rollins may in fact be on the downside of his career and sure, we will be quick to point out his flaws when things are not going well, but I just cannot picture Rollins in any other baseball uniform. I am glad he's a Phillie, and no matter what happens in the final years of his career I believe he will be a Phillie for life.
Happy birthday Jimmy Rollins.
Here are my top five Jimmy Rollins moments, in no particular or...
BEST OF MAXIM
Ruiz set career-highs in 2012 in eight offensive categories. Did Adderall aid that?
According to tweets from both Matt Gelb and Todd Zolecki, Carlos Ruiz has been suspended 25 games for the use of amphetamines, specifically Adderall.
In his story, Gelb says “the suspension was triggered by Ruiz’s second positive test for the stimulant.” The Phillies will be without him until...
The pursuit of talent for the Philadelphia Phillies is a 8th-inning set-up man, and a center fielder in that exact order, while it simultaneously presents Darin Ruf with a leftfield shot. Why is the brain trust concentrating on the 2nd choice first?
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TOUGH PILL TO SWALLOW
The Phillies catcher is coming off a career year, but the team is going to be without his services for the first 25 games of next season after he was busted for amphetamines.
Yesterday, Phillies star catcher Carlos Ruiz was suspended for use of amphetamines. I wrote a quick article for The Outside Corner once the news broke, in which I noted:
"Also career highs in 2012 were Ruiz's BABIP (.339) and HR/FB rate (15.1 percent), which shot up drastically from 4.4 percent in 2011 with a previous career high of 8.1 percent (minimum of 300...
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We’ll also have raffles featuring a Roy Halladay autograph and cash prizes.
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Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz was suspended Tuesday for the first 25 games of next season after a positive test for an amphetamine.
The 33-year-old was an All-Star for the first time this year when he hit .325 with 16 homers and 68 RBIs.
According to a Philadelphia Inquirer report, Ruiz tested positive for Adderall, an amphetamine commonly used to control attention...
The Philadelphia Phillies will be without their All-Star catcher, Carlos Ruiz, for the first 25 games next season. Ruiz was suspended for testing positive for a banned stimulant. He will serve the suspension at the start of the 2013 season, but he will be able to participate in spring training.
According to David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News, Ruiz tested positive...
The Philadelphia Phillies will have to begin their 2013 campaign without All-Star Carlos Ruiz behind the plate. Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday that it had suspended the catcher for 25 games for using the banned amphetamine Adderall.
Ruiz released the following statement:
“I am sincerely regretful for my mistake in taking a prohibited stimulant,” Ruiz said in a release...
Major League Baseball announced that Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has been suspended 25 games for testing positive for amphetamines. Some reports have surfaced that the substance Ruiz took was Adderall which is commonly used by students and athletes to stay up, focus and have more energy and can be given as a prescription by a doctor(which is not what happened in this case).
Well, at least it was not steroids. Still, the news that the Phillies’ beloved catcher Carlos Ruiz has been suspended 25 games for violating the league’s drug policy does sort of feel like the end of the world may be upon us. Is the Phillies 2013 season already going down in flames? Oh Chooch, say it ain’t so! I am so depressed…
The stimulant Ruiz took was Adderall, which...
Phillies Sign a Catcher
Just before the news of Carlos Ruiz‘s 25-game suspension broke, Jim Salisbury Tweeted the Minor League signing of 33-year old Venezuelan catcher Humberto Quintero. Quintero will likely compete for an Opening Day roster spot with fellow catchers Steven Lerud, who cleared waivers earlier this offseason, and Sebastian Valle, who, as a member of the 40-man...
Carlos Ruiz, who was the lone steadying influence on the Phillies last season, has tested positive for Adderall. The result is a 25-game suspension to start the 2013 season.
The Phillies are in serious talks with the Houston Astros and may be on the verge of trading for 29-year-old righthanded reliever Wilton Lopez, reports Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com.
If the Phils pull this off, it would be a great, under-the-radar trade. Many baseball fans haven’t heard of Lopez because he’s been trapped under the weight of the 100-loss Astros, but he’s actually...
ESPN reported earlier today that Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has been banned for the first 25 games of the 2013 season after testing positive for Amphetamine. Amphetamine is one of the many performance enhancers on Major League Baseball’s banned substance list. Ruiz had a big season production-wise, hitting .325, with 16 home runs and 68 runs…
It has just been announced that Phils’ catcher Carlos Ruiz has been tested positive for using Adderall, an amphetamine commonly used to help control attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as it help the user stay focus. This is not a steroid, but it’s use is banned by MLB. This is the second time that he has tested positive for using the stimulant, which will not lead...