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Joe Blanton of the Philadelphia Phillies is a solid option after the number ones. How does that match-up with the Brew Crew? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my recent coverage linked below.
TAL’S HANDY STATS
I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the number after the title will be based on the quantity of outcomes played by the Phillies.
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REASONING For The Stats:
These numbers are a glimpse over the pitching coach’s shoulder, because they warn of difficulty ahead. The rule of thumb is that the bullpen load should be no more than 33.3%, which is a 6-complete average per scheduled outing. That is why going a distance into the game is 6.1 frames or more, which is 70.4%. The added detail of 1 out p...
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Jon Heyman of CBSsports.com is reporting that Cole Hamels has been placed not he trading block and the Phillies are actively looking for trade offers for the pending free agent.
Hamels and the Phillies have not been able to reach a long term deal, and Philedelphia’s struggles this season has apparently made them sellers at the trade deadline.
At 36-44 on the season, the Phillies...
I got a chance to see Ryan Howard's rehab, first hand tonight in Allentown. The IronPigs won the game 2-1, sweeping the double-header from Pawtucket to go two games up in the division after the day. Ryne Sandberg's crew won both games without using a starting pitcher. Not bad. Sandberg's upbeat about Howard and Utley. But you want to read about Ryan Howard. Here'...
The Orioles acquired legendary slugger Jim Thome from the Phillies yesterday for a couple of minor league prospects. My first thought was, "Can he pitch?"There are lots of ramifications to this trade so let's take them one at a time. First, let's look at who the Orioles acquired. Unlike the Vladimir Guerrero debacle of 2011, Thome's skills include the ability...
I don’t use the term “creeper” as a pejorative in this weekly post (after all, I’m highlighting players I think will give your teams a boost), but it still kind of feels wrong to put our subject and “creeper” in the same sentence. Let’s ameliorate, shall we?
One of the nicest (and largest) guys in baseball, week 14’s Creeper is Jim Thome. Traded over the weekend to...
(Photo: Philliedelphia/Steve Trapani)
Well I guess the Phillies are sellers this year.
According to CBS' Jon Heyman, the Phillies have begun to call other Major League teams regarding trade interest in lefthander Cole Hamels.
Hamels, 28, is in his last year of his contract with the Phillies and if he is not traded or not re-signed by the end of the year it is going to...
UNREAL: A TEAM ACTUALLY TOOK CHAD QUALLS OFF OF THE PHILLIES HANDS! The New York Yankees of all teams took Qualls off of the Phillies hands' for a player to be named later or cash.
That means the stupid Yankees are paying the rest of Qualls' $1.1 million salary, which means the Phillies can use that money to add a real reliever or add a sculpture that's as good as...
Roy Halladay is just one of the many pieces to the Phillies puzzle that landed on the DL this season. The good news is that he could be back a little sooner than anticipated.
After weeks and weeks of countless voting, Carlos Ruiz finally got the respect he deserved and will be playing in the 2012 Mid-Summer Classic in Kansas City, alongside teammates Cole Hamels and Jonathan Papelbon. For Ruiz, he will be representing the National League for the first time in his seven year career. Hamels will return to the All-Star game for the second year in a row...
The Baltimore Orioles are reporting that they have acquired veteran slugger Jim Thome from the Philadelphia Phillies for two minor league players; pitcher Kyle Simon and catcher Gabriel Lino, both Single-A prospects.
Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com first reported that both teams were in negotiations for Thome.
Thome, 41, was posted a .242/.338/.516 slash with five homers...
The Baltimore Orioles have acquired Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Jim Thome for two prospects.
The Phillies will receive pitcher Kyle Simon and catcher Gabriel Lino from the Orioles for the 41 year old slugger.
Thome has hit five home runs and batted .242 in 30 games for Philadelphia this season. The Orioles would become Thome's sixth Major League ball club.
The 21 year...
Jim Thome is heading back to the American League where he belongs. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports just reported that the Phillies had traded the DH (who couldn't DH with the Phillies aside from interleague play) to the Orioles. The deal will be officially announced after both teams finish their games this afternoon, and there's no word on who the Orioles have given up in...