Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The misunderstood legacy of Jimmy Rollins

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:01 PM
For the first time since before the Sept. 11 attacks, Jimmy Rollins is not a member of the Philadelphia Phillies. We'll have a complete retrospective on the spectacular career of the franchise's all-time hits leader in due time, but for now, I leave you with this piece I wrote back in the autumn of... Read more

Reports: Rollins open to Dodgers

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 3:04 PM
According to multiple reports, including CBS Sports and, Jimmy Rollins may be willing to waive his full no-trade clause to go to Los Angeles and the Phillies and Dodgers are talking trade. The revelation is good news for Phillies fans hoping to see their team make significant change... Read more

Hamels wants to win. Will it come in Boston?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 1:15 PM
Finally, the rest of the dominos on baseball’s winter diamond are ready to fall. Jon Lester, identified by none other than Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. as the “linchpin” of the offseason, has found a new home. Lester chose a chance to make history on the north side of... Read more

Dick Allen shut out of Hall of Fame

Monday, December 8, 2014, 2:13 PM
The fraternity of Phillies hitters in the Hall of Fame isn’t a large one. In the last quarter century, it’s been limited to Mike Schmidt and Richie Ashburn. And Ashburn had to wait more than 30 years after his career was over before reaching Cooperstown. On Monday, that fraternity came... Read more

Everything you need to know about the Phillies at the winter meetings

Monday, December 8, 2014, 11:57 AM
Try this on for size: for less money than the Phillies will pay to Ryan Howard over the next three seasons, they could have signed Adam LaRoche, Michael Cuddyer, and Luke Hochevar for 2015 and 2016. Those three signed for a combined six years and $56 million this offseason. That would leave the Phillies... Read more

Moyer leaving, Comcast searching for replacement

Friday, November 28, 2014, 7:01 PM
FOR THE second straight winter, Comcast SportsNet will conduct a search for a color commentator for Phillies broadcasts. Jamie Moyer informed the network he would not return for the 2015 season. Moyer and Matt Stairs, members of the 2008 world champion Phillies, joined the broadcast last winter,... Read more

A 28-year-old Ryan Howard got an "allowance" from parents

Friday, November 21, 2014, 1:48 PM
I first found out about the legal issues Ryan Howard and his family were having before the sun came up on Wednesday morning, by way of a message from a co-worker. While a city slept, David Murphy discovered all of the very sad details in a series of lawsuits between the Phillies first baseman and his... Read more

What to make of the latest on Yasmani Tomas

Friday, November 21, 2014, 11:48 AM
The latest smoke suggests that the Phillies' negotiations with Yasmani Tomas have reached the make-em-blink stage, with both sides engaging in the classic art of Chinese Media Torture, feeding steady drips of information to reporters in an attempt to erode the psychological underpinnings of the other's... Read more

On Cole Hamels, Anthony Gose, and the opiate of front offices

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 2:47 PM
Anybody who was paying close enough attention during the 2014 season has to agree with USA Today reporter Bob Nightengale's conclusion that Cole Hamels would welcome a trade away from the doldrums that have infected Citizens Bank Park over the last few years. The most telling sign came in early July... Read more

If not Kansas City, then where for Ryan Howard?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 10:59 AM
The Royals have interest in acquiring Ryan Howard! But that interest is overblown! And a deal is highly unlikely! Ah, baseball's hot stove. Drink it in. Logically, all three of the above reports can co-exist. But if all three reports are true, then what do we really know? First, we know that the... Read more
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