Phillies need to break up their ‘old boy network’

His term as club president of the Philadelphia Phillies is drawing to a close, and on his own way out, aging Baseball Hall of Famer Pat Gillick continues to demonstrate the "old boy's network" mentality regarding the franchise front office that has soured so many fans.Gillick will always receive his just due around these parts for making the … Continue reading Phillies need to break up their ‘old boy network’

Jerad Eickhoff stars in his MLB debut

In the 2nd game of their 4-gamer in Miami, the Phillies sent rookie Jerad Eickhoff to the mound. The 24-year old, acquired in last month's Cole Hamels deal with Texas, was the 13th different starting pitcher used by the club in this season of change.He was also the 5th of those to take the hill with their rookie status intact, … Continue reading Jerad Eickhoff stars in his MLB debut

MLB trade deadline: Who needs Ryan Howard?

Wait, am I seriously going to suggest that as this year's MLB trade deadline approaches, some team could actually use Ryan Howard? At least, enough that they would actually give the Phillies anything of any value in return for him?That is exactly what I am going to suggest. Of course, with a player like Howard, and a … Continue reading MLB trade deadline: Who needs Ryan Howard?

MLB trade deadline: Who needs Ben Revere?

Could Cole Hamels possibly have done any more to maximize his value to the Phillies as the MLB non-waiver trade deadline approaches this coming week? Hardly. Already the subject of an earlier chapter in this "Who needs?" series, Hamels no-hitter may be the perfect punctuation mark to his career in Philly, and provide the impetus for another team to get … Continue reading MLB trade deadline: Who needs Ben Revere?

MLB trade deadline: Who needs Cole Hamels?

Who needs Cole Hamels? An easier question to answer might be, who doesn't need Cole Hamels? The answer to that question does not include the Philadelphia Phillies. The fact is, every team in baseball needs someone of his caliber as a key member of their pitching rotation.Let's start this next in my series of looks at Phils' … Continue reading MLB trade deadline: Who needs Cole Hamels?