1. All-Time Red Sox Team

    The team over at For Baseball Junkies ( www.baseballjunkies.blogspot.com ) has been working on All-Time teams for all 32 Major League ball clubs...

    Chuck Porter Jr Written by Chuck Porter Jr about almost 4 years ago 540 reads 3 comments

  2. Pedro Martinez in Red Pinstripes: What's Not To Like?

    When news broke last week that the Phillies were talking with Pedro Martinez about a possible comeback tour, my knee—jerk reaction was to pin the tail on Amaro. This guy is a diva, a primadonna, an ex—Met and hardly a team player...

    Chuck Porter Jr Written by Chuck Porter Jr about over 5 years ago 304 reads 4 comments

  3. Ibanez Firestorm: Where Do We Go From Here?

    The recent Midwest Sports Fan (MSF) article titled, "The Curious Case of Raul Ibanez: Steroid Speculation Perhaps Unfair, but Great Start in 2009 Raising Eyebrows" is not news to anyone...

    Chuck Porter Jr Written by Chuck Porter Jr about over 5 years ago 117 reads 2 comments

  4. Antonio Bastardo: The Phillies' Most Coveted Pitcher Not Named Carlos Carrasco

    Make no mistake about it, the Phillies are in the market for a pitcher. Cole Hamels aside, their rotation is a mess; Brett Myers might be heading for the DL, Jamie Moyer and Joe Blanton have a combined ERA of 6...

    Chuck Porter Jr Written by Chuck Porter Jr about over 5 years ago 2,455 reads 4 comments

  5. Philadelphia Phillies: Not the Start They were Hoping for, but They'll Take It

    Doesn't April seem to last an eternity? For those of us working in the financial services industry, the word April conjures up images of angry and impatient taxpayers...

    Chuck Porter Jr Written by Chuck Porter Jr about over 5 years ago 66 reads 0 comments

  6. How Baseball Found Its Mojo: Once Again America's Pastime

    Aside from the typical doldrums of winter (which include back-aching shoveling and varied illnesses ranging from bowl-hugging stomach bugs to fever-gripped comas), the failing economy has worn down the spirit of just about everyone...

    Chuck Porter Jr Written by Chuck Porter Jr about almost 6 years ago 62 reads 0 comments

  7. Sweet Teaser: Breaking Down The Round of 16

    From 65 to 32 to where we stand. Cindarella slippers were out of stock this year so what we are left with is a Sweet 16 for the ages...

    Chuck Porter Jr Written by Chuck Porter Jr about almost 6 years ago 61 reads 0 comments

  8. Defending the Undefendable: Giving a Pass to A-Rod and the Steroid Era

    I must admit that this article is not an attempt to defend Alex Rodriguez or the other names that we know—and the ones we don't know, for that matter...

    Chuck Porter Jr Written by Chuck Porter Jr about almost 6 years ago 349 reads 17 comments

  9. Another Year, Another Lofty Prediction: Jimmy Rollins Delcares 112 Wins in 2009

    If you are wondering who the leader is in the Phillies clubhouse, look no further than last night's edition of the "Daily News Live." Without question, the leader is the guy that is most in tune with the needs and makeup of this team...

    Chuck Porter Jr Written by Chuck Porter Jr about almost 6 years ago 298 reads 7 comments

  10. Aaron Maybin: Impact Player Or NFL Bust?

    With respect to the upcoming 2009 NFL draft, Aaron Maybin wasn't even a blip on the radar screen to begin the 2008 NCAA football season. In fact, he wasn't even the most talented defensive end on the Penn State roster...

    Chuck Porter Jr Written by Chuck Porter Jr about almost 6 years ago 1,385 reads 5 comments

  11. Grading Ruben Amaro: How the 2009 Phillies Are Shaping Up

    Ruben Amaro, Jr. owns the title of runner-up luckiest man in Philadelphia. Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett is a shoo-in for first (his recent engagement to Kendra Wilkinson solidifies that), but the 43-year-old Amaro is not far behind...

    Chuck Porter Jr Written by Chuck Porter Jr about almost 6 years ago 193 reads 0 comments

  12. How Can The Philadelphia Eagles Get Over The Hump?

    Jeffrey Lurie and Andy Reid are going to say the 2009 season was a success, and it is tough to argue with that. One year removed from finishing last in the NFC East, the Eagles made it all the way to the NFC Championship game...

    Chuck Porter Jr Written by Chuck Porter Jr about almost 6 years ago 217 reads 3 comments

  13. Why Troy Polamalu is the Real Defensive MVP

    James Harrison might have earned his defensive MVP honor in 2008, but Troy Polamalu is arguably the most valuable player on either side of the ball for the 2008 AFC Champion Pittsburgh Steelers...

    Chuck Porter Jr Written by Chuck Porter Jr about almost 6 years ago 321 reads 0 comments