Three Arguments for Alberto Tirado to be Rule 5 Protected

The Philadelphia Phillies’ impending Rule 5 roster crunch is going to receive a lot of attention in the coming weeks and months. With a large number of young prospects to fit on the 40-man roster, the Phillies have several difficult decisions to make and even still may lose a player of value this December. We will certainly provide more comprehensive coverage in the future, but for now, I’d like to present three…

September 13, 2016

MLB Overturns Ryan Howard Error from April 9

From the Brewers Twitter: Logan Schafer hasn’t batted today but was already awarded a hit. MLB gives him a double from 4/9 at Phi. Originally ruled a R. Howard error. — Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) April 16, 2014 And from CSN Philly’s Corey Seidman: The overturning of that Howard error will change Bastardo’s ERA from 2.45 to 4.91. And Phillies’ NL-worst bullpen ERA goes from 5.53 to 5.95 — Corey Seidman…

April 16, 2014

Jimmy Rollins’ Walk-Off Home Run in .gifs

Jimmy Rollins was the hero on Saturday night as the Phillies walked off 5-4 winners against the Miami Marlins. Despite Giancarlo Stanton‘s efforts, hitting two home runs — including one that went 470 feet — and knocking in three runs, the bullpen was able to keep the Phillies in the game in the eighth, ninth, and tenth innings before Rollins took Dan Jennings deep for a solo home run. Rollins,…

April 12, 2014

Derek Jeter Pulled A Jimmy Rollins on Monday

The year-long Derek Jeter farewell tour is under way. Yankees fans got to see him at home for the first time during the 2014 regular season yesterday against the Orioles. Jeter almost gave them a storybook day, lining a Ubaldo Jimenez offering down the left field line. Everyone — the fans, the YES Network broadcasters, and even Jeter himself — thought he had a home run, but the ball caromed…

April 8, 2014

Thoughts on the Phillies’ 14-10 Opening Day Victory

After an off-season that lasted for what seemed like an eternity -baseball returned to us this afternoon as the Phillies battled the Rangers in Texas. Cliff Lee opposed Tanner Scheppers, filling in for the injured Yu Darvish. The two teams combined for 24 runs, 31 hits, and 10 walks. With 14 of those runs, the Phillies set a franchise record in the live ball era for runs scored on Opening…

March 31, 2014

.gifs: Wil Nieves Strikes A Pose

(Since we’re all still kind of new to this design: There are arrows on both sides of the gif above. You can click that to paw through the three .gifs. Alternatively, you can click on one of the three tiny circles in the bottom left.) Wil Nieves plays it cool after making a tough grab on a Jonathan Singleton foul pop-up near the stands in the seventh inning of Saturday…

March 9, 2014

Jesse Biddle .gifs, Notes from Sunday’s Action

Jesse Biddle .gifs after the jump: Biddle’s fastball vs PIT 03/02/14 Biddle’s curve vs. PIT 03/02/14 Biddle went two innings, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out two. The second run wasn’t entirely Biddle’s fault, as Jaff Decker hit a lazy fly ball to center field, but Tony Gwynn, Jr. lost it in the sun, allowing it to drop untouched for an RBI double. Overall,…

March 3, 2014