When the injured Brad Lidge returns to the Philadelphia Phillies bullpen, he will not be fortunate enough to resume duties as the closer. While he’s been out, Ryan Madson has done so well manager Charlie Manuel says things won’t change. Even with the loss of duties, he has no problem applauding Madson for his season…Read More
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Alan Hull previews the 2011 MLB World Series favorites, examining the Philadelphia Phillies who signed Cliff Lee over the off-season.
By Joining the Phillies, Cliff Lee has put the team into the conversation of being the greatest rotation in the history of the game.
The Philadelphia Phillies reintroduced their big free agent acquisition today — one that Phillies fans grew fond of during a World Series run two years ago. Cliff Lee appeared relieved to be back in Philly after being bounced all across the United States over the past two seasons. Lee, who will wear No. 33 now…Read More
From the moment the postseason odds were listed up until right before the beginning of the playoffs, the Philadelphia Phillies have been favored to win the World Series. Currently, the Braves, Reds, Rangers, and Twins all have the longest odds of winning the thing (though nobody is worse than 12:1 underdogs when it comes to…Read More
There has never been a pitcher in Major League Baseball history that deserves a shot at taking the mound in the postseason more than Roy Hallday. For years, Halladay was one of the best arms in the American League. As luck would have it, he was stuck pitching for the Toronto Blue Jays. The Jays…Read More
According to Yahoo! Sports, via the AP, Roy Oswalt has approved a trade to the Philadelphia Phillies and will be sent there from Houston in exchange for Phillies pitcher J.A. Happ and two prospects, pending a physical. With the Phillies amidst a seven-game winning streak after stumbling for the better part of 2010, they’re about…Read More
The Philadelphia Phillies took another step toward preserving the longevity of their National League dominance today when they gave first basemen Ryan Howard a 5-year, $125 million dollar extension. Howard is already under team control through 2012, so the new deal keeps him in a Phillies uniform through 2016 with a team option for 2017. …Read More