Archive for the 'Phillies' Category

Sometimes sluggers do slip through the cracks in our memory.

The Phillies would have been better had they adopted sabermetrics earlier on, but that’s not why they’re struggling now.

Veeck—as in “wreck the historical timeline.”

For the impatient hitter, it’s not letting a good first pitch go by. For the patient hitter, it’s not swinging at a pitch until you see something you like.

The real reason why Connie Mack and his sons sold the A’s to a Kansas City businessman will surprise you.

It’s never too cold for good baseball literature

Some teams are reliable performers, others are far from it

A surprise announcement brings a fan’s appreciation.

Which team’s symbol is the most ferocious?

Of two teams, three stadiums and maybe a curse.

The Rookie of the Year race, offseason planning, hope for a miracle, and preparations for postseason battle

Which teams, currently on the outside looking in, have the best odds of sneaking into the playoffs?

A look at Philadelphia’s shifting from Charlie Manuel to Ryne Sandberg.

The third and final go-round of players without a last name

Just out of the All-Star break, is the season going the way our predictions expected?

Six weeks have passed since the last update, yet the landscape looks remarkably unchanged.

Scott evaluates the players he has recommended this season, as well as projects their rest-of-season fantasy outlook.

The National League East has quickly turned into a one-horse race, and not the horse that everybody expected.

How to spend half a decade wasting big money

Philadelphia must walk a fine line between rebuilding and going for broke or else risk plunging into the abyss.