Found May 25, 2012 on Fangraphs:
Roy Oswalt is getting closer to signing a contract, and while his reported preference is to pitch for one of the Rangers, Cardinals or Braves, the surprising first-place Orioles are quickly emerging as a dark horse candidate for his services. The Orioles may have lost a recent waiver claim to the...

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Chase’s on 1st?

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Chase’s on 1st? isportswebChase Utley will travel with the Philadelphia Phillies on the road trip before he competes at first-stop Clearwater.  What happens at 2nd base when he returns?  How often will Chase be stationed at 1st? Where does Freddy Galvis fit in? TAL'S HANDY CAPS CAP-SIZE HINDSIGHT Penthouse Occupancy for the 5-2 outcome...

Orioles Inside Pitch- 5/25

The Orioles might want starting pitcher Roy Oswalt, but is it reciprocal?

Phils' "Prospect" Anthony Hewitt a Work in Progress

When the Phillies drafted high-school standout Anthony Hewitt with the #24 overall pick in the 2008 draft, most scouts seemed to agree that Hewitt was a "high risk, high reward" choice. Unfortunately for the Phillies, it seems very unlikely that Anthony Hewitt will play in the friendly confines of Citizens Bank Park anytime soon. Hewitt warms up prior to a game on May...

Xavier Avery Has Impressed So Far For The Orioles

When the Orioles drafted Xavier Avery in the second round in 2008, I wasn't terribly excited. "Fast" plus "Raw" usually indicates (hopefully) a 4th outfielder to me, and Avery's minor league numbers - .266/.328/.363 overall - didn't exactly dissuade me from that view. Actually seeing him in Baltimore though, I've been pleasantly surprised...

Oriole Farm System Sporting Six-Man Rotations

According to's Steve Melewski, the Orioles are implementing six-man rotations in their farm system from AA down:The Orioles seem to really like the fact that their starters can get two bullpen or side sessions between starts in a six-man and feel that is a good way right now for some of their young hurlers to get their work in and make improvements to their game...

Time for the Bobblehead Era to End in MLB. Sorry, Roy Halladay

First and foremost, bobbleheads are stupid. I don't care enough to look back into the history of bobbleheads or the history of bobbleheads used as giveaways or sold by Major League Baseball clubs, but it is now officially time for the the bobblehead era to end in baseball.The reason? created a bobblehead of the best pitcher in the game over the last ten years... And...

Hamels avoids Harper controversy, mows down Nats

While the rest of the baseball world waited with baited breath on Wednesday night to see the rematch of Cole Hamels vs. Bryce Harper, the Phillies left-handed starter seemed disinterested in fanning the flames of hype beforehand. "I had nine guys that I had to face, so it wasn't in my mind," Hamels said. Hamels went out and pitched on Wednesday night like he didn...

Signs Point to Roy Oswalt Signing With the Rangers

Photo: Philliedelphia/Steve Trapani We knew Roy Oswalt was going to sign soon, and despite reports that Oswalt had been working out for the Phillies, it appears that he may land with the Texas Rangers.   The move makes sense for the Rangers, as they just lost Neftali Feliz to the disabled list.  There was speculation that Oswalt could return to the Phillies after losing their...

Roy Halladay Bobblehead Was Designed For The Trash

What kind of hammerhead shark designed this bobble head?  The doll has Doc Halladay in his wind-up, ready to throw with the glove on his pitching hand!  This either had to be designed somewhere in Pakistan, or by my 80 year old grandmother.

Cards come up short in opener vs. Phillies

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Shane Victorino and Freddy Galvis each drove in three runs, including Galvis' go-ahead single in the sixth inning, and the Philadelphia Philles beat the St. Louis Cardinals 10-9 on Thursday night. Placido Polanco, Carlos Ruiz and Ty Wigginton added three hits apiece for Philadelphia, which had a season-high 18. Jonathan Papelbon pitched the ninth for his 13th...

Dylan Bundy: The Orioles can't miss prospect who'll remind you of Todd Marinovich

The Baltimore Orioles drafted pitcher Dylan Bundy fourth overall in the 2011 draft where he was reported to have hit 100mph here and there while at Owasso High (OK). Sean Gregory updates: " Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Philles avoid sweep thanks to Hamels and defense

Cole Hamels pitched eight innings of shutout baseball to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-1 win over the Washington Nationals. It would not have possible if not for the defense. In the top of the sixth, Espinosa was thrown out trying to advance on a Ryan Zimmerman single. Hunter Pence fielded the ball, then delivered a one-hop strike to Carlos Ruiz, who blocked the plate. In...

Roy Oswalt, Ryan Dempster Remain Options to Bolster Red Sox Rotation

BOSTON –– It took a private meeting from David Ortiz to get everyone's attention in the clubhouse. Since then, the Red Sox have won 10 of 13 games and are in position to claim a winning record with a victory over the Rays. Through it all, the team has received contributions from unlikely heroes, like Andrew Miller and Daniel Nava. Before the upcoming seven-game home stand...

How Many AL East Teams Will Finish This Year Above .500?

The American League east divison is always one of the most competitive divisons in baseball. This year all five teams have a record of .500 or better with the Baltimore Orioles in first place. Runs have been a plenty, as every teams run differentials are in the positive. The leaders of the pack are the Baltimore Orioles, who have a 28-17 record. After finishing last in the divsion...

Series Preview - Cardinals

Phillies (22-23) v. St. Louis Cardinals (25-19)Pitching Matchups:Thursday, 7:05 - Joe Blanton v. Jake WestbrookFriday, 7:05 - Cliff Lee v. Kyle LohseSaturday, 7:15 - Oh great, it's KK v. Jaime GarciaSunday, 1:35 - Roy Halladay v. Adam WainwrightWhat the heck happened to Kyle Lohse? For 10 years he was a sub-.500 pitcher with a career 4.79 ERA. The last year he dropped his ERA...
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