Found December 21, 2011 on
Just as I say I might not have anything to post about again for a while, the Nats have claimed Carlos Rivero off waivers. I wrote extensively about Rivero back in May, and while I’m sad to see him go, I don’t think this is anything to get too worked up over. He showed good tools in 2011 in a rebound season, but he is still largely a flawed prospect. He is very rough defensively at 3B, and if he can’t stick there, the only other logical spot for him is an outfield corner, where his bat may not play quite as well. He’d have been a nice guy to take a look at for one more season, but he isn’t a big loss. That said, its odd that John Bowker wasn’t DFA’ed if they were looking to clear a 40 man roster spot….
BEST OF MAXIM
Aside from some possible minor league signings or a bullpen arm, the Philadelphia Phillies 2012 roster seems to be complete.Lineup:1. Jimmy Rollins/SS2. Shane Victorino/CF3. Chase Utley/2B4. Ryan Howard/1B5. Hunter Pence/RF6. John Mayberry/LF7. Placido Polanco/3B8. Carlos RuizBench:Brian Schneider/C, Ty Wigginton 3B/1B/OF, Laynce Nix/OF, Jim Thome/1B/PH, and Wilson Valdez/UTL.Rotation...
Vance Worley's first 11 starts last season looked much different than his last 10.There are no real reasons to expect Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels to regress in 2012. The peripherals of Lee and Hamels (walks, strikeouts, home runs allowed) fell in line with their ERAs last year, and in Halladay’s case, his supporting numbers actually outperformed his ERA. Doc...
Three men who fatally attacked a man outside a Philadelphia Phillies game in a brawl police say was sparked by a spilled drink have been sentenced to prison terms.
Thirty-year-old Francis Kirchner, 37-year-old Charles Bowers and 48-year-old James Groves each pleaded guilty in October to voluntary manslaughter and criminal conspiracy in the July 2009 death of David Sale Jr.
PHILADELPHIA - In 2005, the Phillies gave Jimmy Rollins a five-year contract extension worth $40 million.
Two more women have come forward to accuse Baseball Hall of Fame writer Bill Conlin of abusing them as children, bringing the total number of accusers to six.
Conlin, who has been a fixture in the Philadelphia sports scene for nearly 50 years, was accused by three women and one man of sexually abusing them when they were aged between seven and 12, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Three men who fatally attacked a man outside a Philadelphia Phillies game in a brawl police say was sparked by a spilled drink have been sentenced to prison terms.
The Philadelphia Phillies have hired former general manager Ed Wade as a special consultant.