1. Philadelphia Phillies: Blame for the Woes Must Be Placed on Ruben Amaro Jr.

    In recent days, much has been ballyhooed about the Philadelphia Phillies standing in the National League East division. At five games below ...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 2 years ago 2,102 reads 16 comments

  2. Boston Red Sox: Jacoby Ellsbury Still Remains in Their Future Plans

    Much has been ballyhooed over Jacoby Ellsbury 's slow start to 2013. Hitting just .242, the centerfielder is playing himself right into the situation the Boston Red Sox want him in...

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  3. Philadelphia Phillies: Mismanagement Has Rendered the Club Insignificant

    Such a Herculean task it is to dissect the Philadelphia Phillies nowadays. Nearly two months into the season, the Phillies continue to hug a sub-.500 record...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about over 2 years ago 2,461 reads 7 comments

  4. Milwaukee Brewers: Like It or Not, Rickie Weeks Is Here to Stay

    The Milwaukee Brewers are mired in a Catch-22 with Rickie Weeks . The 30-year-old second baseman is flatlining on a club that was expected to contend heavily in the National League Central division...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about over 2 years ago 4,006 reads 7 comments

  5. Philadelphia Phillies: Potential Trade Partners for Chase Utley

    The Philadelphia Phillies have been somewhat of a pleasant surprise thus far. Despite sitting two games below .500, the Fightin ' Phils are only three-and-a-half games out of first place in the National League East...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about over 2 years ago 4,366 reads 13 comments

  6. MLB Payroll Dilemma: The Davids Continue to Slay the Goliaths

    If Major League Baseball has shown us anything, winning the World Series is not contingent upon spending large sums of money. Since 2001, only three clubs that have hoisted the Commissioner's Trophy boasted team payrolls within the top five of MLB ...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about over 2 years ago 2,263 reads 1 comments

  7. Chicago Cubs: Chase Headley as a Trade Target and Why It Makes Sense

    In a season where the prospect of competing is long gone by the month of May, it is hard to imagine the Chicago Cubs as "buyers" as we head into the summer months...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about over 2 years ago 1,074 reads 3 comments

  8. Philadelphia Phillies Need to Let the Fire Sale Begin, Starting with Cliff Lee

    From 1994 through 2001, nobody really wanted to play in Philadelphia. The organization was a mess. The clubhouse was not very enlightening. The team couldn't win ballgames. Sure, the likes of Scott Rolen were there...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about over 2 years ago 3,907 reads 20 comments

  9. Baltimore Orioles: Henry Urrutia Is Key for 2013 Postseason Run

    The American League East division was expected to be turned upside down in 2013. The Toronto Blue Jays were written in as the favorites to win the division while the New York Yankees were expected to struggle mightily...

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  10. Cincinnati Reds: Brandon Phillips Is the Obscure NL MVP Candidate

    Nearly one month into the season and the National League Most Valuable Player race is taking form. Obviously, Atlanta Braves slugger Justin Upton is leading the pack...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about over 2 years ago 361 reads 2 comments

  11. Pittsburgh Pirates: Prospect Jameson Taillon Still Developing

    The Pittsburgh Pirates may finish 2013 with their 21st consecutive losing season—a feat unrivaled in Major League Baseball history. However, the future appears bright...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about over 2 years ago 6,174 reads 1 comments

  12. Philadelphia Phillies: Addressing the Roy Halladay Question from Within

    Roy Halladay has become a disaster. Concerns in spring training over Halladay's pitching prowess cascaded into the regular season Wednesday night when the former Philadelphia Phillies ace allowed five earned runs in 3...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about over 2 years ago 1,054 reads 2 comments

  13. Philadelphia Phillies: Will Chase Utley and Company Tease Us with Mediocrity?

    The Philadelphia Phillies have reached a fork in the road and the organization is stringing its fanbase along while contemplating which direction to go...

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  14. St. Louis Cardinals: Where Does Matt Adams Fit in the Organization?

    Loaded with talent, the St. Louis Cardinals are in a precarious position when it comes to prospect Matt Adams. The first baseman obliterated opposition at every level of the farm system yet is still without a secure job in the big leagues...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about over 2 years ago 3,529 reads 13 comments

  15. Philadelphia Phillies: Chase Utley, Team Finally Healthy

    Apparently Chase Utley feels "pretty damn good right now." Unfortunately, many Phillies fans feel as if the club is a sitting duck primed to be overwhelmed by the rising tide of the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals ...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about over 2 years ago 749 reads 1 comments

  16. Philadelphia Phillies: Answering the Ryan Howard Question in 2013

    The career of Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard has taken a tumultuous turn for the worse in the last three years...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about over 2 years ago 5,266 reads 19 comments

  17. Philadelphia Phillies: Thanks to Ruben Amaro Jr., the End Is Near

    The Philadelphia Phillies have not had a losing season since 2002, when they finished 80-81. The last ten seasons have provided the faithful fan base in Philadelphia with more things to cheer about than to jeer about...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about over 2 years ago 2,241 reads 11 comments

  18. Seattle Mariners Win Out in the Kendrys Morales-for-Jason Vargas Trade

    The big news from yesterday stemmed from a one-for-one swap between A.L. West foes the Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners...

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  19. Phillies Would Be Foolish to Nab Vernon Wells Via Trade

    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has reported that the Philadelphia Phillies are looking at making a deal for Los Angeles Angels OF Vernon Wells ...

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  20. Philadelphia Phillies, Lost Season of 2012: Why Ruben Amaro Jr. Is to Blame

    At nine games under .500 and 11 games back from the N.L. East-leading Washington Nationals , to say that the Philadelphia Phillies have been a disappointment is an underwhelming statement...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 3 years ago 933 reads 2 comments

  21. MLB Rumors: Edwin Encarnacion and Other Under-the-Radar Trade Bait

    With Major League Baseball approaching the half-way point comes the time of year any fan of a team in a position to "Buy! Buy! Buy!" loves...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 3 years ago 1,956 reads 3 comments

  22. Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun Is Still the Best Hitter in Baseball

    Read it and weep. All of you PED-Doomsdayers that proclaimed Braun's offensive production would decline in 2012 once his suspension was served have crawled back into your shells with a plate full of crow waiting to be eaten...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 3 years ago 1,874 reads 17 comments

  23. Los Angeles Dodgers Need a Hamels or Greinke to Win the Pennant in 2012

    The headline may be a tad obvious unless you are one of those Los Angeles Dodgers fans that thinks the club in its current state can cruise to the World Series with their current roster...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 3 years ago 1,708 reads 8 comments

  24. Carlos Ruiz Possibly Headed to the Disabled List; Implications for Phillies

    Aside from the free-swinging Hunter Pence, the only other constant within the Philadelphia Phillies ' positional depth chart has been the catcher we all know as Chooch. Unfortunately, Carlos Ruiz may have to spend some time on the DL...

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  25. Pittsburgh Pirates Have the Best Trio of Pitching Prospects in Baseball

    Too often do we over-analyze and reach conclusions based on misguided perceptions. Regardless, the perception around baseball is that the Pittsburgh Pirates now have the best trio ...

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