Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia Phillies’

Phillies Should Consider Kevin Youkilis to Solve Third Base Concerns

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 by Chuck

By: Bob Owens

Shortly after the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in the playoffs, Charlie Manuel said the Phillies need to upgrade at 3rd base.

Despite making just the second All-Star appearance of his fourteen year career, incumbent Placido Polanco suffered through an injury plagued season which saw him appear in just 122 games.

After [...]

Dugout Central’s National League East Preview

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 by Chuck

The 2009 season for the teams in the National League East were newsworthy right from Opening Day, with Roy Halladay making his National League debut and Braves’ rookie Jason Heyward homering in a nationally televised game. Halladay would go on to win the Cy Young, throw a perfect game and a postseason no-hitter in the [...]

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 by Chuck

Cliff Lee, the top pitcher available in this year’s free agent class has decided to forgo the bright lights of New York and the cowboy lifestyle of Dallas for the City of Cheesesteaks, the Liberty Bell and Rocky Balboa.
Lee personally phoned Jon Daniels of the Rangers and the Yankees’ Brian Cashman late Monday evening [...]

Putting Together a Batting Order

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 by Shaun

Making outs obviously kills rallies and getting on base keeps them going. So you want to bunch your best on-base guys together. Also, you want your best on-base guys to come up to the plate more often than other hitters. The best way to make sure they come to the plate as often as possible is to put them as close to the top of the order as possible.