The last-place Phillies through the quarter mark

The Phillies season, despite what you may think, has gone about as expected… Without Ryan Howard and Chase Utley, the offense has been inconsistent (yet, still 7th in the NL in R/G). The starters, for the most part, have been excellent, with a combined 2.90 ERA in 260.2 IP. The bullpen, which was a question mark after … Read more

ReclinerGM’s 2012 Phillies Preview: Infield

The Phillies will debut 2012 with the same theoretical starting infield for the 3rd straight season. However, much like last year started without Chase Utley, it appears that this year will start without Ryan Howard. The entire group is on the downside of their careers but are all still productive players for their positions. Catcher: … Read more

Phillies Spring Training: 10 Biggest Questions

Spring Training is here, and with it, lots of questions. You can see how this is going to work, so let’s just get to it… 1. Should we be prepared to be disappointed by Vance Worley and John Mayberry Jr? I hate to start out with a negative, but these two guys are probably my … Read more

Pre-Spring Training MLB Power Rankings

Is everyone getting the itch? With the Mariners reporting for pitchers and catchers this past weekend, spring training is officially underway. I have already begun crunching numbers and messing around with pointless predictions because that is how I cope with the anticipation. That being said – here is how I currently have the 30 MLB … Read more