1. Philadelphia Phillies: Has Charlie Manuel Finally Worn out His Welcome?

    In 2005, Charlie Manuel replaced Philadelphia Phillies legend Larry Bowa as the manager of a team with a rabid fanbase in desperate search of a World Series victory...

    Tim Stoeckle Written by Tim Stoeckle about 2 years ago 1,084 reads 8 comments

  2. Bryce Harper: The Most Overrated Player in Major League Baseball

    He's only 19 years old, but Bryce Harper is already one of the most talked about players in Major League Baseball. At age 16, Harper graced the cover of Sports Illustrated and was named "the most exciting prodigy since LeBron...

    Tim Stoeckle Written by Tim Stoeckle about 2 years ago 3,705 reads 34 comments

  3. Philadelphia Phillies: 5 Players the Team Can Build Around Long-Term

    Since the Philadelphia Phillies won the National League East in 2007, long-term hasn't been in the vocabulary of their fans. Anything less than a World Series win was considered a failure year after year, but it has come time to plan for the future...

    Tim Stoeckle Written by Tim Stoeckle about 2 years ago 4,630 reads 18 comments

  4. Why Trading Hunter Pence Was Phillies' Biggest Mistake at the Deadline

    A little before 2:30pm on July 31st, the Philadelphia Phillies traded right fielder Hunter Pence to the San Francisco Giants for outfielder Nate Schierholtz, minor league catcher Tommy Joseph and minor league right-handed pitcher Seth Rosin...

    Tim Stoeckle Written by Tim Stoeckle about 2 years ago 1,027 reads 22 comments

  5. MLB: 10 Names to Learn Before the Season Ends

    As we prepare to enter August, the casual baseball fan has learned just about every name that needs to be learned in order to summarize the season to date. Mike Trout has turned into a household name, thanks to his unbelievable rookie season...

    Tim Stoeckle Written by Tim Stoeckle about 2 years ago 123 reads 1 comments

  6. NFL: Ranking the 35 Best Running Backs

    In the NFL , you need a running game in order to succeed. You don't need to have a dominant running game (i.e. Patriots), but you need to have the threat of the run and the ability to eat up yards on the ground...

    Tim Stoeckle Written by Tim Stoeckle about 2 years ago 5,713 reads 2 comments

  7. Cliff Lee Trade Rumors: 10 Possible Deals Phillies Could Pull Off by July 31

    We've been hearing the trade rumors for weeks now; the Philadelphia Phillies will trade Cole Hamels. The Phillies will trade Shane Victorino. The Phillies will trade their entire roster and rebuild completely from scratch...

    Tim Stoeckle Written by Tim Stoeckle about over 2 years ago 5,877 reads 3 comments

  8. MLB: 10 Best Active Players Who Have Played for Only One Franchise

    In today's game, where franchises offer millions of dollars for players to come and play for them, it is rare that an athlete stays with one team for more than five years at a time; even that could be considered a long time...

    Tim Stoeckle Written by Tim Stoeckle about over 2 years ago 12,247 reads 69 comments

  9. 10 Philadelphia Phillies Who Will Have to Sweat out the 2012 Trade Deadline

    Sitting at 13 games back in the National League East and 9.5 back in the Wild Card, it seems that the Phillies are in position to be sellers at the trade deadline...

    Tim Stoeckle Written by Tim Stoeckle about over 2 years ago 3,142 reads 7 comments

  10. MLB: 15 Most Underrated Players in Major League Baseball This Year

    While players like Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Andrew McCutchen, Justin Verlander and RA Dickey are stealing the spotlight, there are plenty of players who are flying under the radar and having terrific seasons...

    Tim Stoeckle Written by Tim Stoeckle about over 2 years ago 5,995 reads 19 comments

  11. Philadelphia Phillies: First-Half Awards and Second-Half Predictions

    The Philadelphia Phillies entered the All-Star break with a shockingly bad record of 37-50, which puts them 14 games back in the division and 10 games back in the Wild Card...

    Tim Stoeckle Written by Tim Stoeckle about over 2 years ago 593 reads 1 comments

  12. MLB Second Half Predictions

    The second half of the Major League Baseball season should be great. The Yankees have the largest division lead of any team at seven games, the next most is only a four-game lead by Washington and Texas...

    Tim Stoeckle Written by Tim Stoeckle about over 2 years ago 209 reads 0 comments

  13. Athletes I Love to Hate and Hate to Love

    Unless you're blinded by hometown loyalty, I'm sure there are athletes on opposing teams that have a special place in your hearts. Whether it's how they play the game or some other factor that draws you to them, we all have players who we enjoy watching..

    Tim Stoeckle Written by Tim Stoeckle about over 2 years ago 157 reads 0 comments

  14. Cliff Lee's First Win Will Propel Him to Huge Second Half

    Cliff Lee was my preseason pick to win the National League Cy Young award. At the time it was a good pick. Lee was 17-8 with a 2...

    Tim Stoeckle Written by Tim Stoeckle about over 2 years ago 631 reads 0 comments

  15. 5 National Leaguers Who Are More Deserving All-Stars Than Bryce Harper

    Nineteen-year-old Nationals phenom Bryce Harper was announced as the replacement for injured Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton in the 2012 MLB All-Star Game in Kansas City...

    Tim Stoeckle Written by Tim Stoeckle about over 2 years ago 314 reads 0 comments

  16. Ryan Howard's Return to the Phillies Lineup Spoiled by the Bullpen

    It was a humid night at Citizens Bank Park, but that didn't keep the fans away. The team's big bat, Ryan Howard , returned to the lineup for the first time since tearing his Achilles tendon in Game 5 of last year's NLDS...

    Tim Stoeckle Written by Tim Stoeckle about over 2 years ago 1,381 reads 7 comments

  17. MLB All-Star Rosters 2012: Yu Darvish, David Freese Don't Deserve Spots

    The votes have been tallied, and the results are in: David Freese will be added to the National League All-Star roster, and Yu Darvish will join the American League squad in Kansas City on Tuesday night...

    Tim Stoeckle Written by Tim Stoeckle about over 2 years ago 4,208 reads 3 comments

  18. NHL: 5 Future Winter Classic Venue Options

    The NHL Winter Classic has become the biggest regular season sporting event in the country. From HBO 24/7 leading up to the game, to the pageantry of the game itself, the Winter Classic draws the attention of hockey fans and non-hockey fans alike...

    Tim Stoeckle Written by Tim Stoeckle about over 2 years ago 9,304 reads 21 comments

  19. NFL Mock Draft 2013: It's Never Too Early

    OK, so the NFL preseason hasn't even started, but that doesn't mean we can't start looking ahead to next year's draft...

    Tim Stoeckle Written by Tim Stoeckle about over 2 years ago 1,011 reads 7 comments

  20. Cole Hamels and Shane Victorino for Josh Hamilton? Why It Would Work

    Cole Hamels , Shane Victorino and Josh Hamilton are all in the final year of their respective contracts...

    Tim Stoeckle Written by Tim Stoeckle about over 2 years ago 4,450 reads 9 comments

  21. Ten Professional Sports Teams in Need of a Makeover

    These days in sports, it seems like at least one franchise is re-branding every year. Whether it is through a new logo, a new uniform or both, franchises re-brand more frequently than they did in the past in order to make more money...

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  22. Philadelphia Phillies Should Consider Trading Cliff Lee

    This season has been extremely frustrating for the Phillies and their fans. The team that has won five straight National League East titles now sits in last place in the division and continues to find new ways to lose games...

    Tim Stoeckle Written by Tim Stoeckle about over 2 years ago 2,489 reads 15 comments

  23. Minor League Baseball's Best Logos

    Minor League Baseball has given us team names such as the Isotopes, Sea Dogs, Flying Squirrels, Blue Wahoos, Loons, Grasshoppers, Sand Gnats, Biscuits, Nuts, and Lugnuts. Names like these are part of what makes Minor League Baseball great...

    Tim Stoeckle Written by Tim Stoeckle about over 2 years ago 4,677 reads 3 comments

  24. MLB Fans: Ranking 1-30

    I've had arguments with friends of mine (who don't root for the same team as me) over which of our favorite squads has better fans. It's an argument that a lot of people have had, but one that doesn't have a definite answer...

    Tim Stoeckle Written by Tim Stoeckle about over 2 years ago 2,438 reads 4 comments

  25. Philadelphia Eagles 2012: Which Rookies Will Make an Immediate Impact in 2012-13

    For the first time in years, Eagles fans were happy with the team's draft selections. They filled needs and built depth, creating a buzz in Philadelphia about how quickly these players can make an impact...

    Tim Stoeckle Written by Tim Stoeckle about over 2 years ago 1,854 reads 5 comments