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Dark horse World Series contenders in 2015

Everyone thinks they know who the favorites for the World Series are this year. But as we saw with the Royals last year, sometimes teams come out of nowhere to make an unlikely postseason run. We’re not talking about trendy sleeper picks like the Mariners, Indians and both Chicago teams. We’re talking about real dark horse World Series contenders, teams that nobody is really...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tackling the New Game-Speed Rules for MLB

Earlier this week, Red Sox DH David Ortiz went on a rant about MLB’s recent pace-of-play rules that will be introduced for the first time in 2015. “It seems like every rule goes in the pitcher’s favor,” Ortiz said. After a pitch, you got to stay in the box? One foot? I call that bulls—.” Ortiz does, in fact, make a good point. Most pitchers in MLB, when they get into...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Howard Looking Fit; Lee Looking Like Lee

-According to many reports in Clearwater, Ryan Howard has come into camp looking as fit as he has in many years. That line is rather customary this time of year, and can often mean nothing down the line. However, if there’s anyone who needs to be in pristine shape, it’s Ryan Howard. Hopefully his svelte appearance and somewhat-nimble feet translate into something that is a positive...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies lefthander Cliff Lee pitches for the first time since injury

The look on Cliff Lee's face (above) was right after he threw a pitch for the final time in 2014. July 31, the non-waiver trade deadline, when conceivably Lee could have been traded, he sprained his pitching elbow. Now in camp, trade rumors were already swirling upon Lee, even before...
Via Philliedelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres, Rangers "kicked tires" on Cliff Lee; could the Phillies deal to Red Sox for Shane Victorino?

Photo: Philliedelphia/Steve Trapani Cliff Lee is one of the most popular Phillies of most of our lifetimes. After 2009, Lee captured Phillies' fans hearts with a dominant stretch run and 2009 playoff run. Then, as soon as he captured peoples' hearts, he was gone. Traded to Seattle. But the Phillies...
Via Philliedelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Philadelphia Phillies

Six years after their last World Series appearance and seven years after they won it, the Phillies are now languishing in the basement of not just the NL East, but all of baseball. Bad contracts, a lack of minor league talent translating to the Majors and a cascade of injuries have combined to make the last few seasons in the City of Brotherly Love sad indeed. However, even with...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Philadelphia Phillies

Six years after their last World Series appearance and seven years after they won it, the Phillies are now languishing in the basement of not just the NL East, but all of baseball. Bad contracts, a lack of minor league talent translating to the Majors and a cascade of injuries have combined to make the last few seasons in the City of Brotherly Love sad indeed. However, even with...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon is "not sold on Phillies rebuilding plan, would welcome trade

Friday was Jonathan Papelbon's turn to do the Phillies media. While Cole Hamels wishes he was somewhere else and Cliff Lee plays with his Magic 8 Ball, Papelbon was equally blunt...and equally critical. In his meeting with the media, Papelbon said that he is not on board with the Phillies...
Via Philliedelphia
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Cliff Lee be in the Cards?

Cliff Lee is entering the final guaranteed year of his contract with the Philadelphia Phillies after a season marred by injury. Reuters Yesterday, MLB.com and Sports on Earth columnist Anthony Castrovince created a list of five bold predictions for Spring Training. His list includes a couple demotions to the minor leagues and a couple trades. One of those deals caught the eye of...
Via Cardinals Farm
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee Magic 8-Ball Interview

"I brought this to answer my hard questions." Cliff Lee said.Questions like, "Phillies president Pat Gillick said the team would not contend until 2017."Hold on a second," Lee said, picking up the Magic 8 Ball. "Most likely." When asked more about the same issue, Lee responded, "Yes, definitely.""Yes, definitely you want to be traded?""Let me see," Lee said. "That's another tough...
Via We Should Be GM's
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lee speaks with a little help, Amaro downplays Hamels remarks

Hoping to keep things light on the first day of spring training, Phillies starting pitcher Cliff Lee showed up to speak with members of the media toting a plastic answer providing assistant.  With his Magic 8 Ball by his side, the 36-year-old proclaimed with a smile that he’d use the device to help with any hard questions. Relying on the toy for answers related to teammate Cole...
Via Phillies Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee Answered All Press Questions Using a Magic 8 Ball

Philadelphia Phillies pitchers sure have generated some attention at the very start of spring training. After Cole Hamels expressed his strong desire to be traded because the Phils just aren’t going to win in 2015, fellow veteran Cliff Lee held an interesting media session on Thursday. Following the pitchers and catchers’ first workout of the Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee uses Magic 8 Ball to answer reporters’ questions (VIDEO)

Wednesday marked the beginning of spring training for the Philadelphia Phillies as pitchers and catchers reported to Clearwater, Florida. The first workouts of the season will take place on Thursday, so players had some time to settle in and speak with the media. Cliff Lee participated in a brief media session and fielded questions from reporters. But he mixed things up a bit....
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies pitcher Lee confident elbow issues are behind him

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Phillies left-handed pitcher Cliff Lee is confident his elbow problems from last year are behind him as he begins a new season. The 36-year-old veteran was limited to 13 starts in 2014, when he went on the disabled list twice. Lee missed the final two months of the season with a left elbow strain and didn't begin throwing again until early December. Lee threw...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee says you if have a question, you ask the 8-ball

On Day 2 of Phillies pitchers and catchers in spring training, Cliff Lee took to the microphone to answer questions from the media. He came prepared. As David Puddy might say, you have a question, you ask the eight ball. Lee did just that, redirecting a handful of questions about his future and the Phillies to his handy-dandy eight-ball. It was just a few weeks ago there was a rash...
Via Macho Row
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee uses Magic 8 Ball to answer reporters' questions

Lee is now using a magic eight ball to answer questions for him. pic.twitter.com/HAo9L27N3m — Ryan Lawrence (@ryanlawrence21) February 19, 2015 The Phillies circus media circuit continues. Today's interview was that of Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee, who is coming off of an elbow injury and reports to camp hoping to...
Via Philliedelphia
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee answered questions using a Magic 8-Ball

So, just how much of a circus is Phillies camp in Clearwater already? Today, Cliff Lee answered questions from reporters…and used a Magic 8-Ball to give his answers. Your browser does not support iframes. Cliff Lee used a Magic 8 Ball to answer the tough quesitons today. pic.twitter.com/EqqbQEqmMU — Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) February 19, 2015 Cliff Lee, man. What a character...
Via Bloguin Best
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee answered questions using a Magic 8-Ball

So, just how much of a circus is Phillies camp in Clearwater already? Today, Cliff Lee answered questions from reporters…and used a Magic 8-Ball to give his answers. Your browser does not support iframes. Cliff Lee used a Magic 8 Ball to answer the tough quesitons today. pic.twitter.com/EqqbQEqmMU — Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) February 19, 2015 Cliff Lee, man. What a character...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Prospects Lost and Found Part II - The Cliff Lee Trades

View image | gettyimages.com Yesterday, we took a look at the 2009 trade the brought Roy Halladay to Philadelphia. The Phillies parted with three prospects, including the then untouchable Kyle Drabek, to get Halladay in red pinstripes. Today, we move on to another ace in Cliff Lee. The Phillies emerged...
Via Philliedelphia
10 days ago  |  Discuss

A Healthy Cliff Lee: Examining A Possible Blue-Chip Asset

With an uninspiring, injury-marred 2014 season and $25 million owed to him in 2015, the value of Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee could not be more up in the air. The veteran ace will also be turning 37 in August, meaning that maintaining his level of success going forward will be against the odds. Even with those possible issues, there is no doubt that Lee will be a popular subject...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Out of the Batter’s Box – Phillies TV booth search update, no trades for Hamels or Papelbon in spring likely

Hope you enjoyed your weekend. We are one week closer to spring training in Clearwater. Warm thoughts! 1. Morandini in the Phillies TV booth? We knew two names likely to be considered for the now vacant spot in the Phillies TV booth were Ben Davis and Kevin Stocker. Now it appears there could be another option in the fold with Mickey Morandini reportedly interviewing for the gig...
Via Macho Row
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee could be dealt during Spring Training

The Philadelphia Phillies have traded Marlon Byrd and Jimmy Rollins this winter, have aggressively tried (and failed) to move both Ryan Howard and Jonathan Papelbon, and are listening on Cole Hamels. The forgotten man in their rebuild is Cliff Lee, who made just three starts after mid-May because of an elbow strain. But according to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the Phillies could still...
Via Bloguin Best
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee could be traded during spring training

The Philadelphia Phillies have traded Marlon Byrd and Jimmy Rollins this winter, have aggressively tried (and failed) to move both Ryan Howard and Jonathan Papelbon, and are listening on Cole Hamels. The forgotten man in their rebuild is Cliff Lee, who made just three starts after mid-May because of an elbow strain. But according to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the Phillies could still...
Via The Outside Corner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Could Move Cliff Lee in Spring Training

According to a report from Jayson Stark based on information gathered in talking to an unnamed executive, the Phillies could look to move Cliff Lee in spring training if he is healthy. One exec who spoke with #Phillies says he was told they could move Cliff Lee as soon as spring training if he proves he’s healthy — Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) February 6, 2015 The key words to...
Via Baseball Essential
22 days ago  |  Discuss

FanGraphs says 68 wins for Phillies

Hitting rock bottom is actually an important point in a rebuilding process. If all goes according to plan for the Phils, 2015 will be it, and they can move upward from there. This assumes a Cole Hamels trade, as any club with Hamels and a healthy Cliff Lee in its rotation is at the very least potentially respectable. The Phils have added little in the offseason, buying Aaron Harang‘˜s...
Via Macho Row
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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