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John Mayberry Jr. with Walk Off Grand Slam Win

June 4th, 2013 by Leo | Comments Off on John Mayberry Jr. with Walk Off Grand Slam Win | Filed in Baseball, General, Phillies


The Phillies won their game last night against Miami in the most dramatic fashion.  After the game going into extra innings and going down a run in the 10th, Mayberry stepped up and hit a home run to tie it at 3-3.  In the bottom of the 11th Mayberry stepped up to the plate again with the bases loaded and hit a walk off Grand Slam homer to win it for the Phils 7-3.  It’s the first walk off grand slam since Dale Murphy in 1991.

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The NL East Poll

May 7th, 2013 by Leo | 1 Comment | Filed in Baseball, Phillies, Polls

Who will win?

Well, as a new baseball season is underway TalkSportsPhilly asks the fans who will win the NL East in 2013?

Who will win the NL East in 2013?

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Why the Blue Jays and Marlins Trade is bad for Baseball!

November 15th, 2012 by Chris Pierce | Comments Off on Why the Blue Jays and Marlins Trade is bad for Baseball! | Filed in Baseball, General, Sports

Is this good for Baseball??

Yesterday the Florida Marlins agreed to trade Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, John Buck and Emiio Bonifacio to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Yunel Escobar, Henderson Alvarez, Jeff Mathis, Jake Marisnick, Adeniy Hechavarria, Justin Nicolino and Anothny DeSClafani.
This is bad for the Phillies and bad for baseball.  In the days when you have billionaire owners coming into professional sports more and more of them are going to want to spend money to win championships.

The Phillies owners are a partnership which means that they only put in a certain amount of money each year and all have to agree to spend that money.  So the likely hood that the Phillies would ever make such a blockbuster deal is very unlikely. Any team that ends up with Mark Cuban as their owner will try to make trades like this and will tip the imbalance in baseball even more.  More and more sports are becoming a business and it is hurting the purity of the game.  Teams like the Astros, Indians, Twins Reds and even the Phillies with their current ownership structure would never have a chance to win a world series again.

Baseball owners in general should be outraged that this happened as well.  Jeffrey Loria just built a brand new stadium in Miami a city that struggles to draw fans to their games even with names like Reyes, Johnson and Buehrle, so there is no way they are going to fill more than 8,000 seats a game with a AAA team at best on the field.  The next team that is going to try to build a stadium is going to have that much harder of a time getting money from their state and city because of Loria and his stupidity. (more…)

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TSP Poll: Who will win the NL East??

June 19th, 2012 by Leo | Comments Off on TSP Poll: Who will win the NL East?? | Filed in Baseball, Phillies, Polls

Which Team will Win??

With the Phillies having everyone scratching their heads this year, I began to wonder who would win the Division this year?  Hmmm, there a several teams I could see doing it and I haven’t excluded the Phillies yet either.  So I thought I would ask the Philly Sports Fan who they thought would win the NL East??


Who will win the NL East in 2012

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Phillies Could Be In Trouble

February 5th, 2012 by Commons8 | 6 Comments | Filed in Baseball, General

I took each position in the division and gave each Opening Day starter a number one to five, one being the best, five being the worst. The lower the team’s overall number, the “better” the team. Keep in mind, these are my personal rankings for each position. Discussion is suggested.

These types of rankings are never reliable forms of predicting the standings at the end of the year, but they do give you an interesting look at how the roster of a team was built. Even with these rankings, I still think the Nationals will give the Phillies a good run for 3rd Place this upcoming 2012 season.

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Let us know where you disagree on the rankings.


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Phillies Vs Marlins Preview

June 14th, 2011 by Mike H. | Comments Off on Phillies Vs Marlins Preview | Filed in Baseball, Phillies

After an off day on Monday, the Phillies (40-26, 1st Place NL East) prepare to start a four game series with the Florida Marlins (32-22, 3rd Place NL East) which includes a double header to make up for a game that was rained out in April. A winning series would really bury the Marlins and have them 9.5 games out of the division race by the end of June. With their recent struggles, let’s all hope that the Phils can win atleast 3 out of 4. (more…)

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Hot Stove Breakdown Part 4

December 3rd, 2010 by Johnny G | 4 Comments | Filed in Baseball

  • Jorge De La Rosa signs 2 year $21.5 million deal with Rockies*
  • Javier Vazquez signs 1 year $7 million deal with Marlins
  • Adam Dunn signs 4 year $56 million deal with White Sox
  • Pat Burrell signs 1 year $1 million deal with Giants

*Options could increase deal to 4 years and $43 million

1. This is perhaps the best deal of this off-season in my opinion, as the Rockies lock up De La Rosa for two years with a player option for a third year and a club option for the fourth. If the deal goes to its maximum length it would be worth $43 million. De La Rosa presents one of the few players on the free agent market with “upside”, meaning that he has a realistic opportunity to perform better than last season and even make his deal a positive for the club he is signing with. De La Rosa has electric stuff and is a better fit for Coors Field than any of the rest of the Free Agent starters in their price range. If you’re going to succeed in Colorado, you better have swing and miss stuff or you better have a sinker that you can keep down. De La Rosa is the former. Good deal for both sides here.


2. If Javier Vazquez isn’t the poster boy for the talent differential between the AL and NL, I’m not sure who is. Vazquez went to the AL after being a Cy Young candidate in 2009 for the Atlanta Braves and was absolutely slaughtered in the AL East. He now comes back to the NL East for a one year deal worth $7 million that includes a no trade and no arbitration clause. According to advanced metrics Vazquez lost several miles per hour on his fastball and that was a major contributor to his struggles last season. If that’s not corrected, its hard to imagine him giving the Marlins the value they’re looking for, even in the National League. I’m somewhere in the middle on this deal because if Vazquez is healthy, he probably returns to form, but pitchers in their mid-to-late thirties who lose velocity on their fastball usually don’t get it back.


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