Archive for March, 2012

Pence Pumped for the 2012 Phillies Season

Hunter Pence’s piercing blue eyes grow even wider when he hears the word playoffs. Reaching the postseason is no longer a dream for Pence. It’s an expectation. When the Phillies acquired the two-time All-Star right fielder from Houston last July, Pence jumped from one of the worst teams in the majors to one of the […]

Howard Working Out Without a Boot

Ryan Howard is working out without a boot on his left foot. The 2006 NL MVP fielded grounders while sitting on a stool and wasn’t wearing the protective boot on the field for the first time since a setback three weeks ago. Howard had a procedure on Feb. 27 to remove an infection around his […]

Wigginton Could Find His Way Into the Starting Lineup

Ty Wigginton came to the Phillies to improve their bench. He could end up being a regular in the starting lineup. With Ryan Howard and Chase Utley injured and Placido Polanco banged up, Wigginton’s role might be significantly increased. He can fill in at first base for Howard, or at third base for Polanco. It’s […]

Phillies Rank 5th in List of MLB’s Most Vaulable Teams

The National Pastime is flourishing thanks to cable companies’ desire for live baseball programming. The Phillies are in the mix, coming in as the 5th most valuable team in MLB. The average Major League Baseball team rose 16 percent in value during the past year, to an all-time high of $605 million. In 2011, revenue […]

Time for Freddy Galvis to Step Up for the Phillies

On a day Freddy Galvis learned he might be the starting second baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies on Opening Day, the rookie prospect showed more of his potential. Galvis ripped a two-run triple in Philadelphia’s 4-3 over Detroit on March 19. Now the guy once considered the shortstop of the future might end up replacing […]

Placido Polanco Day to Day with a Sprained Left Finger

Already having doubts about Ryan Howard and Chase Utley, the Phillies are now worried about third baseman Placido Polanco, who is day to day because of a sprained left ring finger. The All-Star injured his hand diving back into first base on a pickoff play in the first inning of Philadelphia’s win over Toronto on […]

Will Howard and Utley Injuries Do in the Phillies Lineup?

If the Phillies hope to extend their run in the National League East to six consecutive seasons atop the pack, they undoubtedly will need contributions from their two biggest, middle-of-the-order bats. And if there’s a chance Ryan Howard and Chase Utley could be out at the same time and miss significant time together, the results […]