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Archive: August, 2012

Adam Morgan continues to draw raves

Friday, August 10, 2012, 6:48 PM
A month ago, I didn't know who Adam Morgan was. On Thursday, a scout who watched his Double-A debut labeled him as one of his favorite prospects in the organization. The rough comparison I've heard is Chris Capuano, the veteran lefty who is currently thriving with the Dodgers. Right now, he projects... Read more

Why what you have done lately matters

Thursday, August 9, 2012, 1:59 AM
When you consider the emotions of defeat and the persecutory feeling of a tight circle of microphone-wielding reporters, a certain amount of leeway should be afforded to an athlete when he answers a question about his performance. Once you have afforded Kyle Kendrick this leeway, you may proceed to... Read more

Bourn, Brown, Polanco and fielding practice

Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 3:59 PM
Citizens Bank Park sprung to life a little earlier than normal today as Charlie Manuel scheduled a rare fielding session prior to batting practice, with outfielders and infielders practicing cutoffs and relays. No doubt it was a response to the sloppy play the team has showed as of late, including... Read more

How to get Hunter Pence production for a third of the price

Thursday, August 2, 2012, 8:10 AM
There was a lot of head-scratching on Tuesday afternoon when the Phillies traded away Hunter Pence for a package of players headlined by Giants catching prospect Tommy Joseph. In a recent column, esteemed baseball scribe Jayson Stark relays an email he received from a baseball person who wondered,... Read more

Shane Victorino doing his part to keep the newspaper industry afloat

Thursday, August 2, 2012, 5:47 AM
Shane Victorino took out an ad in the Daily News to thank Philadelphia, where he developed into a starting center fielder despite long odds early on. Mahalo, Shane. And feel free to keep purchasing ad space. Read more
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