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No fan base wants to lose its best pitcher via free agency, but a return trip to the World Series the following season is the most ideal way to ease the pain. The Rangers would obviously like to have Cliff Lee as a member of their current pitching staff, but they made the right choice [...]
The Philadelphia Phillies declined 2012 options on veteran pitchers Roy Oswalt and Brad Lidge October 25th but are not closing the door on both returning in 2012. Each pitcher was paid a buyout, Oswalt 2 million, Lidge 1.5 million. RHSP Oswalt,34, had a mutual option of $16 million and was 9-10 with a 3.96 ERA [...]
Here’s our new discussion topic. Which prospects will crack the big league roster this year, and how much time will they log? I figure we can also discuss guys who have a cup of coffee under their belt already and who figure to be more prominent players in 2012.
Domonic Brown, OF – Brown had a rollercoaster 2011, and his stock seems to have dipped, but the raw ability is still...
Wednesday was closer discussion day at Philthy Stuff as we looked at the different approaches the team might use to fill the role should Ryan Madson wind up somewhere else next season.
Those discussions touched on the rest of the bullpen, but we didn't spend much time talking about the makeup of the entire relief corps. There is a correlation, because the guy doing the closing...
Ruben Amaro, Jr. is making a pretty big mistake right now.
Don't worry, he hasn't offered Jimmy Rollins a 10-year ironclad contract and he isn't offering to trade Cliff Lee for Adam Eaton. The Phillies general manager's mistake is choosing to do something else with his idle hours instead of watching the World Series.
In a radio interview Monday (brought to our...
By Kirsten Swanson
Imagine never hearing the beginning notes of Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir when Chase Utley makes his way to the plate or never hearing Harry Kalas call a homerun. Imagine never being able to stand up and sing “Take me out to the Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch.
While these are things that most of us don’t think twice about, they are things that someone...
One of the most common occurrences in the middle of a Phillies season, at least since 2007, has been the deadline deal that has sent a prospect or two (or three or four) packing, while netting the Phillies a decent-to-great player in an effort to buoy the team’s playoff chances.
Since the Phillies division-winning seasons began in 2007, the Phillies have experienced five big mid...
We all have good memories of the days Jamie Moyer spent in a Phillies uniform.
He won 56 games and a World Series ring in his four-plus years with the club and generated plenty of publicity for the fact that he was winning those games at an age that normally finds men in uniform as part of the coaching staff rather than as an active player. When he blew out his elbow in July of 2010...