Analyzing 10 Years of MLB Free Agents (you better click on this or I’m gonna be pissed!)

By Jason Sinner, Contributor -  What the hell was I thinking?   So I wanted to create a chart of the last several years’ free agents.  I started this a few days ago thinking that I would import data into excel and just sort it as need be.  ‘Yeah right,’ said Noah’s wife.   Anyway, here it is in all its glory.  186 entries starting in 2007 including...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Recap: Aaron Nola’s Major League Debut

I’m not going to lie. I only went to last night’s Philadelphia Phillies game because the ticket deal the team was promoting was halfway decent. The promotion was two tickets for $27 in honor of 2014 first round pick Aaron Nola‘s debut, since he would be wearing the number twenty-seven. I was up in the 400 section right behind home plate with a beautiful view of all the action and...
Via Baseball Essential
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

A Declaration of Ruben Independence

(With apologies to Thomas Jefferson)   IN MY OFFICE, July 4, 2015 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteenth row of section 203 of Citizens Bank Park When in the course of athletic events, it becomes necessary for Philadelphia baseball fans to dissolve themselves of any notion that The Phillies will win any more baseball games. A decent respect for the national pastime requires...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Placido Polanco is "90 percent retired"; Remains in shape 'if Phillies call'.

Despite not being able to sign a Major League contract last season, 16-year veteran infielder Placido Polanco, at the age of 39, is not quite ready to call his playing career a wrap. In an interview with El Nuevo Herald's Jorge Ebro, Polanco reveals that he is '90 percent retired',...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–September 19, 2005

2005: The Royals pounded out 18 hits, including five doubles and a home run, as they trounced the Tigers 10-4 at Kauffman Stadium.Detroit actually took a 1-0 lead when Chris Shelton homered with two outs in the first inning against Royals starter Mike Wood. But the Royals quickly jumped in front in the bottom of the first against Tigers starter Jeremy Bonderman. With one out, Terrence...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Ben Revere Win The Batting Title?

All Placido Polanco Ben Revere does is hit. He’s been a hit machine recently, and has pushed himself up to 2nd in the NL in batting average, only behind Justin Morneau of the Rockies. But can he pass Morneau? Revere has been on an outstanding hot streak since June, leading MLB in average over that span. He also hasn’t struck out or walked much, either. Why he will win it Revere...
Via Phillies Nation
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Placido Polanco Unloading His 5-Star Resort – $4,850,000

  Placido Polanco’s baseball career ends and the guy is suddenly selling his crazy 8,800 sq. ft. five-star resort in Pinecrest, Florida for…
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Is This The End For Former Phillies Infielder Placido Polanco?

A week ago, Placido Polanco made Jayson Stark's "All-Unemployed" team at third base. From the start, Polanco was one of my favorite Phillies. Maybe it was that I was happy the Scott Rolen ordeal was over with, but I was at Veterans Stadium for his first game wearing a number...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Expected To Sign Unknown Utility Infielder, So Let’s Get Ready To Welcome Justin Turner

(via) I think we all knew that the Dodgers were going to need to bring in some additional infield depth, because it’s all we’ve been talking about lately. This team may or may not have a second baseman, they have a shortstop who can’t stay healthy for more than ten minutes at a time, and they have a third baseman who just put up two of the worst seasons we’ve ever seen before...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The Phillies Nation Top 100: #60 Placido Polanco

The Phillies Nation Top 100 continues today with #60. Our mission is to assess the Top 100 Phillies players of all time using impact to the Phillies, individual achievement, team achievement, traditional stats, and analytics as our criteria. The list was compiled by Ian Riccaboni and Pat Gallen with input from the rest of the Phillies Nation staff.  From this point forward, each...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Nation Player Review: Kevin Frandsen

( If you had to guess who had the best batting average for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2012, who would it be? Chase Ultey? Carlos Ruiz? Placido Polanco? Maybe even Shane Victorino? All of those would be wrong. The correct answer would be journeyman infielder Kevin Frandsen. Okay, so technically this isn’t true, as Frandsen did not qualify to have the highest batting average...
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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