Philadelphia Phillies

So here goes the rumor mill that Cardinal fans, players, coaches, and executives will be dealing with until Albert Pujols is signed to a contract extension or ultimately set loose from St. Louis in some manner. ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that a Phillies source told him the Phils have had internal discussions about making an [...]

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[Ed. note - As a charter member of the St. Louis Cardinals chapter of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) (along with fellow UCB members C70 at the Bat, Fungoes, and Stan Musial's Stance), PH8 been afforded the honor of carrying an official vote for a couple of the BBA's 2009 MLB Awards.  You can find [...]

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NLDS St. Louis Cardinals (90-67) versus Los Angeles Dodgers (93-65) NLDS Colorado Rockies (89-68) versus Philadelphia Phillies (91-66) —– Look familiar?  Yeah, me too. Nothing has changed since Tuesday, except these teams won and lost some games respectively. Colorado has effectively clinched the NL Wild Card (Matt Diaz says you’re welcome!), and the Dodgers have [...]

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NLDS St. Louis Cardinals (90-66) versus Los Angeles Dodgers (93-64) NLDS Colorado Rockies (88-68) versus Philadelphia Phillies (90-66) —– The Phillies and Dodgers continue to play similar to the Cards, that is, relatively poorly compared to their prior months.  Philly is 4-6 in their last ten, with the Cards and Dodgers both 5-5. Philadelphia would [...]

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The St Louis Cardinals’ newest infielder, Julio Lugo is expected to be at tonight’s game in Washington, a one-game makeup versus the usually hapless Nationals.  Knowing Tony LaRussa’s tendency to throw players into the mix early on, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Lugo’s name on the lineup card right away. In a bit of [...]

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[Ed. note - While the usual suspect around here is on vacation, we've drummed up some great guest posters to take the reins and keep our loyal readers (all three of you) entertained.  Today's guest post is from Brad Taylor.  You can usually find Brad writing on his own blog over at bradtaylor.tumblr.com.  Thanks Brad!] [...]

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“We lost our voice today…” — Phillies team president David Montgomery One of the great voices in baseball passed away today in Washington DC. Long time Phillies broadcaster and also voice of NFL Films and the Puppy Bowl (which I couldn’t help but enjoy, seriously), Kalas had a distinctive voice for Phillies fans similar to [...]

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Because I’m a glutton for punishment, I’m trying to start up a daily morning post that will allow me to put up short tidbits (in addition to Twitter, Facebook, the UCB site, etc) on my thoughts from the previous night’s game, news and notes, etc. I’m trying to keep things fresh for the loyal readers [...]

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Let’s see if I can remember who I picked to win divisions in the previous posts… AL Playoffs Cleveland Indians over New York Yankees When Alex Rodriguez struggles upon his return from hip surgery, ultimately shutting it down in September, the window opens for the Evil Empire to go down. Tampa Bay Rays over Los [...]

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Back for another day of predictions, and today we move into the Senior Circuit to explore the NL East. Philadelphia Phillies – Hard to pick against a team that won the World Series in 2008 and should be as strong if not better this season.  They will have a full season of Joe Blanton in [...]

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