Phillies/Yankees World Series Preview

Previews are pointless. Rarely do they offer any insight into what their actually previewing. Most fans already know who is who and what is what. It’s the World Series. If you didn’t know the specifics, you probably weren’t going to watch anyway. Especially with baseball. This 2009 season has been going [...]

Rounding the Diamond: Jayson Werth Puts The Phillies Back In the World Series

Philadelphia Phillies 10 – Los Angeles Dodgers 4: Jayson Werth is a star. He’s got power, speed and plays gold glove caliber defense in right field. Oh, and he’s pretty clutch too.

Tonight, Werth was 3-4 with a three-run homer that got the Phillies the lead and a solo homer that finished off the [...]

Rounding the Diamond: Phils Win Slugfest To Take Lead Over Dodgers

Philadelphia Phillies 8 – Los Angeles Dodgers 6: The Dodgers looked pretty good early. Clayton Kershaw was on his game and James Loney gave him an early one run lead with a solo blast in the second. Until the fifth inning, Kershaw had allowed just three base-runners (two walks, one hit), which is good [...]

Rounding the Diamond: Angels and Yankees Sweep Their Respective Opponents

I’ll be honest, I watched football yesterday. But is a quick synopsis of the playoff games that took place.

Los Angeles Angels 7 – Boston Red Sox 6: Starting the top of the ninth, Jonathan Papelbon entered the game with a run run lead to protect. He had already given up a run in [...]

Rounding the Diamond: Rockies Tie It Up, Holliday Costs the Cardinals and the Angels Light Up Lester

Colorado Rockies 5 – Philadelphia Phillies 4: The Rockies’ bats got after Cole Hamels early and often to provide an early spark that helped them defeat the World Champion Phillies. Todd Helton had an RBI ground out in the first inning and was driven in by Yorvit Torrealba in the fourth inning when he [...]

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Forget a Salary Cap in Baseball, Just Switch Up the Divisions

As The Big Lead has pointed out many times this season, the big market teams are destroying the standings right now. Of the top seven teams salary wise, only the New York Mets are not realistically in their division or wild card race. Here is how the rest of those teams stack up:

1. [...]

Cliff Lee, Ben Fransisco Dealt to the Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies have seemingly pulled their names out of the Roy Halladay sweepstakes by trading for the reigning AL Cy Young award winner Cliff Lee.

The Phillies have traded pitching prospects Carlos Carrasco and Jason Knapp, catching prospect Lou Marson, and shortstop prospect Jason Donald to the Cleveland Indians for Lee and outfielder [...]