1. Philadelphia Phillies: Lack of Offense Affects Everything Else

    A mediocre at best week for the Phills, considering the anemic offensive lineup with which they have been playing. The bats are not just a problem because the Phillies are struggling to slug, it's actually leading to a few other issues...

    Mike Angelina Written by Mike Angelina about 2 years ago 333 reads 1 comments

  2. Philadelphia Phillies: Notes from the First Week

    The Phillies finally kicked the season off after what seemed like a never-ending spring training camp in Clearwater. Six games in, they're three up and three down—could be worse, could have won one or two more...

    Mike Angelina Written by Mike Angelina about 2 years ago 168 reads 0 comments

  3. Philadelphia Phillies: 10 Burning Questions Heading into Opening Day

    Being without Chase Utley and Ryan Howard to start the season, the Phillies have more uncertainty than usual. That being the case, they'll need to be more creative, but also that they'll have more moving parts than usual...

    Mike Angelina Written by Mike Angelina about over 2 years ago 2,297 reads 2 comments

  4. Roy Halladay: Why the Phillies Should Worry About Their Ace's Pitching Arm

    After the news that Chase Utley is doubtful to be ready to go for opening day, the Philadelphia Phillies offense took a major blow...

    Mike Angelina Written by Mike Angelina about over 2 years ago 1,472 reads 8 comments

  5. Phillies Trade News: 10 Reasons Philly Will Regret Trading Wilson Valdez

    The Phillies most likely will not miss Wilson Valdez . Freddy Galvis appears poised to play at some point, and they have Michael Martinez in the organization. The team will not miss Valdez, they will just miss parts of him...

    Mike Angelina Written by Mike Angelina about over 2 years ago 7,445 reads 8 comments

  6. Philadelphia Phillies: 6 Dark-Horse Candidates to Be No. 5 Starter

    What if there is an injury to the Phillies ' rotation? What if one of the five (likely in the back end) struggle? The Phillies will need someone to fill in the slot...

    Mike Angelina Written by Mike Angelina about over 2 years ago 5,451 reads 3 comments

  7. 2012 Spring Training: Should Phillies' Hitters Listen to Schmidt's Plan in Camp?

    Mike Schmidt is in Phillies camp for the next few weeks for his annual instructional visit to Clearwater to work with the current roster of his former team. He announced on Feb...

    Mike Angelina Written by Mike Angelina about over 2 years ago 585 reads 4 comments

  8. Philadelphia Phillies: 10 Reasons They Will Miss Raul Ibanez

    To be clear right off the bat, the Phillies will not miss Raul Ibanez 's production a whole lot. John Mayberry, Laynce Nix and Ty Wigginton should be able to make up the half-seasons Ibanez annually put together...

    Mike Angelina Written by Mike Angelina about over 2 years ago 6,650 reads 2 comments

  9. Joe Blanton: Just How Overweight Is Contract of Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher?

    Last week was Philadelphia’s most recent attempt to unload Joe Blanton and his salary. The Phillies , according to Buster Olney, were looking to trade Blanton to bring Los Angeles Angels outfielder/DH Bobby Abreu back, temporarily...

    Mike Angelina Written by Mike Angelina about over 2 years ago 1,314 reads 2 comments

  10. Philadelphia Phillies Free Agency: 8 Signs a Cole Hamels Extension Is Coming

    The Phillies pitchers, catchers and most of the the position players have reported to Clearwater, Fla. Already have we seen the Phillies re-sign Kyle Kendrick to his second contract ...

    Mike Angelina Written by Mike Angelina about over 2 years ago 3,477 reads 21 comments

  11. Philadelphia Phillies: Why They Will Miss Each Departed Free Agent

    Going into the off season the Phillies had a list of some pretty significant players being without contract. Ruben Amaro Jr...

    Mike Angelina Written by Mike Angelina about over 2 years ago 4,809 reads 8 comments

  12. Will Vance Worley Suffer 'Sophomore Slump' on Philadelphia Phillies in 2012?

    The "sophomore slump" is the jinx or regression about which every achieving rookie has been warned. Regardless of being a hitter or pitcher, there are some merits to commodifying the expected trend...

    Mike Angelina Written by Mike Angelina about over 2 years ago 795 reads 10 comments

  13. 2012 Spring Training: Does Sophomore Slump Really Exist; Will Worley Regress?

    The "sophomore slump" is the jinx or regression about which every achieving rookie has been warned. Regardless of being a hitter or pitcher, there are some merits to commodifying the expected trend...

    Mike Angelina Written by Mike Angelina about over 2 years ago 241 reads 2 comments

  14. 2012 Spring Training: Don't Forget About Shane Victorino, Time to Sign Him Now

    Jimmy Rollins, Shane Victorino, Chase Utley, Ryan Howard... For 44 consecutive playoff games, that "core four" of the Philadelphia Phillies have filled out Charlie Manuel 's lineup card...

    Mike Angelina Written by Mike Angelina about over 2 years ago 2,257 reads 10 comments

  15. Philadelphia Phillies: 10 Things You May Not Know About Roy "Doc" Halladay

    Sometimes, athletes or figures that come off as strange characters are the most interesting ones. We are often fascinated by subtle details and facts about them...

    Mike Angelina Written by Mike Angelina about over 2 years ago 6,069 reads 10 comments

  16. MLB Rumors: Would Bringing Back Roy Oswalt Even Make Sense for Philadelphia?

    The last Philadelphia (and baseball) saw of Roy Oswalt was the infamous “squirrel gate” game. Oswalt struggled against the St...

    Mike Angelina Written by Mike Angelina about over 2 years ago 2,709 reads 10 comments

  17. Philadelphia Phillies: 10 Players Under the Most Pressure in Spring Training

    It is now officially February, the month baseball begins to come back. Pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in less than three weeks and Philadelphia again will be a buzzing ...

    Mike Angelina Written by Mike Angelina about over 2 years ago 3,610 reads 12 comments

  18. Philadelphia Phillies: Reflecting on Pat Burrell's Legacy in Baseball

    Although seemingly lame on its surface, "Pat the Bat" was the perfect nickname for Pat Burrell . Not only did it rhyme, which of course made it cool, but it did what all nicknames should for athletes: It described their game...

    Mike Angelina Written by Mike Angelina about over 2 years ago 2,047 reads 5 comments

  19. Philadelphia Phillies: Valdez Trade Creates Tremendous Opportunity for Galvis

    Are you ready, Freddy? You have a big chance to advance your career right now, Mr. Galvis. The Phillies traded Wilson Valdez to the Cincinnati Reds on Jan. 25 for left hander Jeremy Horst...

    Mike Angelina Written by Mike Angelina about over 2 years ago 74 reads 22 comments

  20. Philadelphia Phillies: 10 Dark Horses to Make Their Opening Day Roster

    The Phillies appear to be set with making big moves for the 2012 season. However, that does not mean that the projected roster could change...

    Mike Angelina Written by Mike Angelina about over 2 years ago 6,348 reads 7 comments

  21. Philadelphia Phillies: Learn from Yankees/Pettitte Divorce to Sign Cole Hamels

    Cole Hamels recently signed his one-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies for the 2012 season. It is the last year he is under club control...

    Mike Angelina Written by Mike Angelina about over 2 years ago 1,741 reads 3 comments

  22. Philadelphia Phillies: 12 Biggest Missed Opportunities of the Offseason

    The Phillies , looking at the current team compared to the 2011 team have had a good offseason as they now have a better team. They've upgraded two spots on the roster, the only two spots they touched: Closer and the bench...

    Mike Angelina Written by Mike Angelina about over 2 years ago 4,856 reads 53 comments

  23. Philadelphia Phillies: Amaro Changing and Following Gillick's Championship Model

    After serving as an assistant to Hall of Fame General Manager Pat Gillick for three seasons, you would like to think that Ruben Amaro Jr. learned a few things from him...

    Mike Angelina Written by Mike Angelina about over 2 years ago 1,114 reads 0 comments

  24. NFL Playoffs: Even the Cold Can't Compete with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers

    After cruising their way to a 15-1 record, the Packers have locked up home field advantage for themselves for the NFC playoffs...

    Mike Angelina Written by Mike Angelina about over 2 years ago 1,463 reads 0 comments

  25. Philadelphia Eagles: When Did You Know This Wasn't Their Season?

    What a promising season it seemed to be. The Eagles had the best off-season in the NFL and one of the most dynamic offenses led by Michael Vick , DeSean Jackson and All-Pro LeSean McCoy...

    Mike Angelina Written by Mike Angelina about over 2 years ago 422 reads 31 comments