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Philadelphia Phillies: Grading the Offense (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 ...

Give Buck Showalter All the Credit in the World Because There’s Absolutely No Reason for the Baltimore Orioles to Still Be in the Playoff Picture

bit.ly - The fact that the Baltimore Orioles are still in the playoff hunt despite having been outscored by 39 runs this season absolutely defies all conventional baseball logic. The Orioles are 73-58, just two games back of the New York Yankees ...

Texas Rangers Call Up the Top Overall Prospect in Major League Baseball

www.rantsports.com - The Texas Rangers are bringing up shortstop Jurickson Profar, the top overall prospect in major league baseball, per Baseball America’s latest ranking. Profar will be making the leap straight from Double-A ball, where he was hitting .281/.368/.452 with 14 home runs ...


Erik Kratz Turns in Arguably the Defensive Play of the Year – And a Pretty Good Home Run Too

www.rantsports.com - I’ve never been so impressed with Telford native Erik Kratz than after his tremendous game last night that helped the Philadelphia Phillies knock off the Atlanta Braves, 8-5, in extra innings. First Kratz took a hit for the ages, then he ...

5 Philadelphia Phillies Players That Should Get Called Up in September

www.rantsports.com - The Philadelphia Phillies are all but eliminated from the playoff hunt which means players that get called up when the rosters expand to 40 players get to do so without the pressure of playing in a pennant race. Tyler Cloyd would ...

MLB Rumors: Chase Utley to Play Third Base, Outfield?

www.rantsports.com - By the end of his first full season in the major leagues, Chase Utley was the National League’s best second baseman, and he maintained that distinction through the prime of his career. Utley racked up 44.7 wins above replacement between ...


Philadelphia Phillies Name Minor League Hitter and Pitcher of the Year

www.rantsports.com - The Philadelphia Phillies have officially named their Paul Owens 2012 Minor League Hitter and Pitcher of the Year, giving the awards to – who else – but Darin Ruf and Tyler Cloyd. Both Ruf and Cloyd have a lot in common, ...

Philadelphia Phillies Scratch Cole Hamels From Tonight’s Start; Tyler Cloyd to Make Big League Debut

www.rantsports.com - The Philadelphia Phillies have scratched All-Star pitcher Cole Hamels from tonight’s start with a stomach illness which allows 25-year old Triple-A ace Tyler Cloyd to make his major league debut. Cloyd has been dominating the minor leagues all season, having just ...

Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher Vance Worley Finally Shut Down for Season

www.rantsports.com - The Philadelphia Phillies are all but eliminated from the playoff race and they have a Triple-A pitcher who is 15-1 on the season with a 2.26 ERA on the season, yet they’ve continued to pitch Vance Worley despite bone chips ...

Philadelphia Phillies: Top 10 Players Who Will Have Something to Prove in 2013

www.rantsports.com - The Philadelphia Phillies entered 2012 coming off five consecutive NL East titles and a franchise-record 102 wins, and they were expected to be right back in the mix for another playoff spot and a deep run in October baseball. And then, ...

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