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Reevaluating the Players the Philadelphia Phillies Got for Shane Victorino

www.rantsports.com - Shortly before the July 31 trade deadline, the Philadelphia Phillies shipped outfielder Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Dodgers in return for a Double-A starting pitcher and a quality relief pitcher. Both seemed like solid enough players at the time – ...

After nearly 100 years of voti …

www.rantsports.com - After nearly 100 years of voting for the Most Valuable Player award in major league baseball, voters still aren’t sure who to give it to – is it the best player in baseball? Or is it the one who defines ...

Atlanta Braves Pitcher Kris Medlen Should Get Some Serious Cy Young Votes

www.rantsports.com - As a relief pitcher, Kris Medlen was tremendous – posting a 2.48 ERA in 54.1 innings pitched through July 25 while holding opposing hitters to just a .232 batting average. Since the Atlanta Braves moved him to the starting rotation ...


MLB Rumors: Adrian Beltre to the Philadelphia Phillies Would Make a Lot of Sense

www.rantsports.com - The Philadelphia Phillies will be moving on from Placido Polanco this offseason, as the veteran third baseman’s three-year deal with the club expires after the season. There is a mutual option for $5.5 million for 2013 but it’s highly unlikely ...

Toronto Blue Jays Starting Pitcher Ricky Romero is Having an Unprecedented Awful Season

www.rantsports.com - After finishing 10th in the 2011 American League Cy Young voting, I had Ricky Romero as a sleeper candidate to win the 2012 Cy Young award. It’s safe to say I am very wrong. Romero started the year exactly like I predicted ...

50 NFL Predictions for the Upcoming 2012 Season

bleacherreport.com - Don’t look now, but the official start of the 2012 NFL season is less than one week away. By now, you should be memorizing your team’s 16-game schedule, finalizing your fantasy drafts, and making your season predictions. Preseason has shown us ...


If the Houston Astros Let Roger Clemens Pitch for Them in September, They’re Making a Mockery of the Game

www.rantsports.com - Have the Houston Astros really fallen that much that they’re willing to let a 50-year old man who has been out of baseball for five seasons pitch for them simply to attract a few late ticket sales? Clemens reportedly was ...

Philadelphia Phillies Call Justin De Fratus, Jake Diekman to September Roster

www.rantsports.com - The Philadelphia Phillies have finally called up right-handed relief pitcher Justin De Fratus from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, adding him to the roster now that clubs are allowed to expand to 40 players. The club has also recalled left-handed reliever Jake ...

MLB Rumors: Philadelphia Phillies Catcher Carlos Ruiz Done for the Year?

www.rantsports.com - In a recent interview with MLB.com, Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz said he may not return at all for the remainder of the 2012 season. Ruiz has been on the disabled list for over a month with plantar fasciitis in his ...

Philadelphia Phillies: Grading the Pitching (Player By Player) for August

www.rantsports.com - The Philadelphia Phillies entered the month of August with just a glimmer of hope that they could still fight their way back into the National League playoff race. By going 17-12 though, the Phillies are still eight games back of the ...

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