Rays, Phillies Placing High Asking Prices On Starters

The asking prices for starting pitching don’t appear to be dipping even as some more supply hits the market, according to reports from’s Jerry Crasnick and Jayson Stark (Twitter link). Both the Rays and Phillies are said to be seeking significant returns on their best trade assets, buttressed by the idea that they don’t have to sell. For Tampa Bay, the fact remains...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
11 hours ago

Rumors Swirling About 'Something Big' From Red Sox

The latest indication that Dave Dombrowski may not be done dealing is from ESPN's Jayson Stark. He states that clubs talking to Boston say they are "still trying to do 'something big'". Stark speculates that the 'large' target might be Chicago's Chris Sale or Oakland's Sonny Gray. Considering the astronomically-high price in prospects for Sale (starting with either Yoan Moncada or...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago

Giancarlo Stanton puts on historic display in HR Derby victory

Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins may not have been named an All-Star, but he will leave San Diego as the talk of the week after blasting a record-setting 61 home runs to win the 2016 MLB Home Run Derby. @Giancarlo818 smashes it 497ft on his way to winning the — HighlightHub (@HighlightHub) July 12, 2016 Stanton put on quite...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves open to trading Julio Teheran only for right offer

The Atlanta Braves aren’t exactly looking to trade Julio Teheran, but they are willing to move him if they get the proper haul in return, according to a report. ESPN’s Jayson Stark says he heard from an exec that the Braves would move Teheran for the right deal. The haul in return would have to be greater than what they received for Shelby Miller. Atlanta traded Miller to the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: MLB agrees to raise strike zone, make intentional walks automatic

Major League Baseball could see more dramatic rule changes as early as next season. The league’s competition committee agreed at owners meetings this week to raise the bottom of the strike zone to the top of the hitter’s knees and to allow pitchers to issue automatic intentional walks without throwing a pitch, sources told ESPN’s Jayson Stark. The changes, which still would...
May 21, 2016  |  Discuss

All of the possible AL Wild Card tiebreaker scenarios

We’re approaching another Game 162 that could be filled with complete and utter chaos in the American League. The Royals have already clinched the AL Central, while the Blue Jays and Rangers have healthy leads of 3 and 3.5 games respectively in their divisions. Similarly, the Yankees also have a 4.5 game lead for the first Wild Card, putting their playoff berth in good hands as...
Via The Outside Corner
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies Nation: Episode 22 – Phillies Hot Streak and Jayson Stark

This week on Phillies Nation, Pat and Corey discuss the Phillies recent hot streak, in particular their success against team in playoff contention. ESPN columnist and stats guru Jayson Stark returns to the show to evaluate Jimmy Rollins as well as offer some interesting anecdotes from his new book “Wild Pitches”. Plus we have not one, but two, legendary Phillies pitches – Curt...
Via Phillies Nation
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Changes Coming To Phillies Organization

According to Jayson Stark of ESPN, the Phillies will be making many changes throughout the entire organization. He was on 97.5 The Fanatic yesterday with Mike Missanelli, and talked about the state of the Phils organization. He mentioned that, in addition to the changes, he believes that GM Ruben Amaro Jr is unsafe, despite David Montgomery saying that Amaro was not on the hot seat...
Via Phillies Nation
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Stark Talks About Phillies Lack of Movement at Deadline

Yesterday on 97.5 The Fanatic, Jayson Stark discussed the Phillies lack of dealing at the deadline and ripped Ruben Amaro for his inability to trade anyone. Stark said teams were pissed at Amaro for saying they weren’t aggressive enough when dealing with the Phillies. As Stark mentioned, several teams made blockbuster moves. It’s a must listen, and not because I co-host. But...
Via Phillies Nation
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Listen to Jayson Stark & Pat Gallen on 97.5 the Fanatic!

Our very own Pat Gallen is hosting a radio show with ESPN’s Jayson Stark every Monday from 6-7pm on 97.5 the Fanatic. It comes to you live from the Green Parrot Pub & Patio in Newtown, PA. Today is the first show, and we hope you’ll listen live. Jayson, of course, is the preeminent baseball writer. He’ll be giving his insights on the Phillies and the world of baseball....
Via Phillies Nation
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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