Vince Velasquez still trying to prove he is a long-term starting pitcher

Many still feel Velasquez would be better as a relieverAfter spending the last 10 days on the disabled list, Vince Velasquez returns to the mound for the Philadelphia Phillies. He will be activated in time for tonight’s scheduled 7:10pm EDT series finale with the division-rival New York Mets at Citi Field.The right-hander will be trying to show that he is … Continue reading Vince Velasquez still trying to prove he is a long-term starting pitcher

ALDS Prediction: Houston Astros over Boston Red Sox

One ALDS opens this afternoon with Houston hosting BostonThe Division Series open today in the American League, and each series features a strong AL East contender.I'm picking both of these "beasts of the east" to go down at the hands of what like slightly more talented opponents.In one ALDS, the Houston Astros, champions of the … Continue reading ALDS Prediction: Houston Astros over Boston Red Sox

Astros threaten to make a mockery of AL West race

The rampaging Houston Astros are threatening to make a mockery of the American League West Division race, and we're only six weeks into the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season.The Astros have jumped out to a 25-11 record through games of Friday, May 13. That is the best record in baseball, and leaves the club eight … Continue reading Astros threaten to make a mockery of AL West race

2017 Phillies Spotlight Pitcher: Vince Velasquez

The Philadelphia Phillies spent roughly six weeks down in Florida for spring training this year. And for a second straight spring, Vince Velasquez demonstrated power pitching in the Grapefruit League.Last year, Velasquez was competing to become the team’s 5th starter. He pitched so well that awarding him that role right out of 2016 spring training was an easy … Continue reading 2017 Phillies Spotlight Pitcher: Vince Velasquez

Phillies Say Goodbye to a Number of 2015 Players

While the Philadelphia Phillies have brought in a number of new players for 2016, the club has also lost a few from the organization.Aside from the obvious loss of closer Ken Giles in the big trade for five young pitchers, there are a number of other players who contributed significantly to the 2015 big league club, to … Continue reading Phillies Say Goodbye to a Number of 2015 Players