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Phillies Are Stealth Favorites For Jose Reyes

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Andy Martino of the Daily News had a great line on Twitter when he called Jose Reyes “the dead Elvis of this offseason.” Thus far, we have yet to fully grasp what the market for Reyes really is. The call me Miami not Florida Marlins wined and dined him a couple of weeks ago, which […]

Doc’s Plan to Fix the Mets, A-Rod and Canseco, Rollins and Mets

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Hey, the fans have their say, why not former Mets? Doc Gooden chimed in on what the Mets should do via Twitter last night. He said that “if he were GM” he would sign Jose Reyes, trade Jason Bay for A.J. Burnett or another pitcher, and send 4 prospects to Seattle for Felix Hernandez. He […]

Jimmy Rollins Latent New York Envy - Is He Lobbying for Reyes Job?

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Jimmy Rollins was at it again yesterday, this time taking the bait from the media and commenting on Jose Reyes‘ decision to take himself out of the season finale after a bunt base hit to preserve the batting title. “I would have bunted,” Jimmy Rollins said Friday, a day before his Phillies were set to […]

Will DiMaggio’s Streak Ever Be Broken?

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Kostya Kennedy, author of the new Joe DiMaggio book “56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports,” joined me on last night’s radio show. When discussing the project we talked about how this record has withstood the test of baseball time. Despite different eras of offense, performance enhancing drugs, expansion, and even the […]

Time to Minimize Fan Vote for All Star Game

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

The early returns for the 2010 MLB All Star Game were announced yesterday and it appears the fans in Philadelphia are at their ballot stuffing best. Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, Placido Polanco, Jayson Werth, and (gasp) Shane Victorino would all start if the game were held today. At least the American League seemed a bit […]

Philly Still Trying to be New York

Friday, May 7th, 2010

It’s no secret the city of Philadelphia has an inferiority complex to New York. While New Yorker’s have numerous opportunities to enjoy a city with a plethora of sports, arts, and other cultural entertainment, Philadelphia has cheese steaks, a cracked bell, and the Phillie Phanatic. For years the town rallied around a fictitious character played […]

What If?

Friday, April 30th, 2010

The Mets and Phillies play their first game of the season tonight in good old Citizen’s Bank Ballpark. I have the Mets pegged for 85 wins this season and believe a Wild Card is their only chance to make the playoffs. However, keep some of these questions in mind: What if the Phillies starting rotation […]

Nomar in the Hall Still Could be Justified

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Let me preface this by saying I don’t think I would vote for Nomar Garciaparra for the Hall of Fame. I realize that his position, shortstop, changes the dynamic of the vote, but his days at the position pretty much ended in 2004 when he was traded to Chicago. When we debated the 2010 Hall […]

Mets Fans the Apocalypse is Not Here

Monday, December 14th, 2009

After Mets fans reaction on Twitter, Facebook, WFAN, and the blogosphere to the Phillies acquisition of Roy Halladay, I had to pull my car over because I was afraid the end of the world as we know it had arrived. Although I don’t agree that Halladay is worth “one win” as some stat geeks contend, […]

The Good Guys Win!

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Final Score Yankees 7 - Phillies 3 All Hail Girardi’s Minions. Forgive me here for my exuberance, but I am one happy Yankees fan! Yes, the New York Yankees are the 2009 World Series Champions! Before I go any further, I would like to thank Mike Silva, who graciously agreed to fill in for me […]

Don’t Miss This Series

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

No small number of Mets fans I have spoken to or read have said they hope the 2009 World Series will end, the sooner the better. I am certainly not one of them. This has been compelling baseball. Leave aside parochial concerns for a moment. This is a series with the two most talented teams […]

Victorino and Phils Getting Nasty

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reported this exchange between Shane Victorino and a NY Post Photographer The Phillies have a swagger about them. They’re the defending champions and are acting like it. Shane Victorino was aggravated by a New York Post photographer who tried to set up a picture of the Phillies outfielder holding […]

Phils Are Fearless Enough to Beat Yanks

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

To date I have been wrong about every prediction this postseason. However, I have been on the money with each of the Yankee series. That brings us to the 2009 Fall Classic and here is why I think the Phillies will beat the Yankees in a 7 game classic. Confidence + Fearlessness = Phillies Joe […]

Phils Might Be Too Tough Even For Yanks

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

After last nights blowout of the Angels in Anaheim many will be talking about the toughness of the Yankees. I would have to agree, but there is a team tougher and they very well could hold the best chance to deny the Bombers their 27th title: The Philadelphia Phillies. I laughed at the Phillies in […]

What Exactly is an MVP?

Monday, August 17th, 2009

I never thought suggesting that Mark Teixeira should be AL MVP would be such a controversial topic. I am not sure if the outcry is from fans of Joe Mauer or by the sabermetric crowd who are still upset with my questions regarding modern statistical analysis. My big takeaway from yesterday’s discourse over at BBTF […]