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Gregory L. Vince
Somewhere near Philadelphia
"A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." - Humphrey Bogart
Interests: Sports, music, classic cinema, books, newspapers, and most recently Words With Friends.
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Embed from Getty Images Aaron Nola makes his final start of Spring Training at Citizens Bank Park tonight Starting Pitching Matchup: Baltimore Orioles (11-15) Philadelphia Phillies (15-10) RHP Vance Worley RHP Aaron Nola (1-1, 4.30 ERA) (1-1, 5.28 ERA) The Phillies make their long awaited return to Citizens Bank Park... Continue reading
Embed from Getty Images Tricia L. Naldony reports in this morning's Daily News that the Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed a resolution apologizing to Jackie Robinson for the treatment he received during his rookie season in 1947 when the Brooklyn Dodgers visited Philadelphia. Ronsinson was denied a room at the... Continue reading
Embed from Getty Images New York Yankees (11-13) Philadelphia Phillies (14-10) RHP Masahiro Tanaka LHP Brett Oberholtzer (1-1, 7.36 ERA) (1-0, 0.00 ERA) It's the second to the last Clearwater game for the Phillies this spring but new things await. Recently signed Will Venable leads off for the Phillies this... Continue reading
Embed from Getty Images Odubel Herrera returns to the lineup for the first time since March 12 Starting Pitching Matchup: Toronto Blue Jays (15-4) Philadelphia Phillies (14-7) RHP Marco Estrada RHP Jeremy Hellickson (0-0, 9.00 ERA) (0-0, 1.29 ERA) Opening Day starter Jeremy Hellickson makes what is likely his second... Continue reading
Embed from Getty Images Cedric Hunter looks to continue making the case for the big league roster Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (14-6) Houston Astros (12-8) RHP Charlie Morton RHP Michael Feliz (1-0, 8.53 ERA) (1-0, 0.90 ERA) Charlie Morton starts today for the Phillies, looking to improve on last... Continue reading
Embed from Getty Images After waiting out the rains of yesterday, Jeremy Hellickson returns to the mound in his second Grapefruit League game Starting Pitching Matchup: Houston Astros (11-6) Philadelphia Phillies (12-5) LHP Wandy Rodriguez RHP Jeremy Hellickson (1-0, 2.25 ERA) (0-0, 4.50 ERA) Jeremy Hellickson gets the ball against... Continue reading
Jake Thompson warms up prior to his first start in Clearwater. (Photo: Frank Klose/Philliedelphia) Astros: 3, Phillies: 2 WP: Doug Fister (1-0, 0.00ERA) LP: Jake Thomspon (0-1, 0.00 ERA) S: Gustave(1, 0.00 ERA) Clearwater, FL - The Phillies tried to overcome a rather quiet afternoon at the plate but ultimately... Continue reading
Embed from Getty Images Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times profiled the Chase Utley we all know and love in the early going of Spring Training. The Dodgers have paid plenty to field the team they are fielding and to their credit they have made some impressive runs as... Continue reading
Embed from Getty Images The Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim have the best player in baseball in their organization. They also have a farm system that is a complete disaster and not the most capable of MLB teams either. It's the first big debate of the coming season. Is it... Continue reading
Embed from Getty Images After playing for Cuba in this year's Caribbean Series, Brothers Yulieski and Lourdes Gurriel defected from their homeland likely seeking deals with MLB clubs. As Reuters in Havana pointed out for The Guardian, MLB has been trying to hammer out a deal with Cuba regarding the... Continue reading
Embed from Getty Images In today's blast from the recent past, per the Chicago Cubs' transactions, they have signed pitcher Jonathan Pettibone to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training. Pettibone was once hyped up in the Phillies' farm system as one of the collective that fans... Continue reading
Embed from Getty Images Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly reports that the Phillies have claimed left handed reliever Bobby LaFromboise off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The 29 year old southpaw has logged a few innings in the majors starting in 2013 with Seattle and the last... Continue reading
Embed from Getty Images Baseball Prospectus' list of top Phillies prospects was released this morning as the publication updates their list of the top prospects in each system. Surprising nobody, J.P. Crawford takes the number one slot as one of the most promising prospects in the game. "The glove and... Continue reading
Jon Heyman reports that the Phillies signed pitcher Erenesto Frieri to a minor league deal worth $850K in the majors. Upon the departure of closer Ken Giles, the Phillies are in need of a closer and Frieri could be a possibility. Frieri posted great numbers including a consistently fantastic strikeouts... Continue reading
CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury reports that the Phillies have avoided arbitration with infielder Andres Blanco and new outfielder Peter Bourjos. Blanco agreed to a one year contract worth $1.45 million. He thrived last season in his first full season with the big league club hitting .292/.360/.502 on top of his... Continue reading
View image | Per Baseball America 's minor league transactions page, the Phillies have re-signed pitcher Chris Leroux. Leroux can most recently be seen pitching a few hours ago for Canada in the WBSC Premier12, throwing seven innings of run one ball against the Netherlands. Lots of familiar names... Continue reading
The Arizona Fall League held their annual Fall Stars Game last night, which gives baseball fans a nice quick dose of post World Series baseball and a look at various prospects in the game in All Star fashion. Representing the Phillies in this contest were Andrew Knapp and Edubray Ramos.... Continue reading
Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe tweets that according to sources, Matt Klentak will be named Phillies GM. Klentak has recently served as interim GM for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim over the summer after Jerry Dipoto resigned. The Angels have since hired Billy Eppler. Klentak has built a... Continue reading
Per Jim Salisbury, the Phillies have decided that Aaron Nola will be shut down for the season. It was a nice note to end it on for last season's first round pick. Despite an extra inning loss, Nola pitched five shut out innings yesterday, striking out five and allowing no... Continue reading
With the Mets' magic number at three to clinch the NL East, the Phillies can officially spoil it for the Nationals this weekend. Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (57-96)Washington Nationals (78-74) RHP Jerad Eickhoff RHP Jordan Zimmermann (1-3, 3.16 ERA) (13-8, 3.49 ERA) Jerad Eickhoff gets the ball to open... Continue reading
Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (57-95)Miami Marlins (65-87) RHP Alec Asher RHP Jarred Cosart (0-4, 9.78 ERA) (2-4, 4.43 ERA) Alec Asher is in search of a lot of things positive in his young major league career so far. First win, first quality start, and trim the ERA down some.... Continue reading
View image | Zach Links of MLBTR reports that the Phillies claimed Rockies southpaw Ken Roberts off waivers. In the same report, Roberts was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Roberts has not had the greatest season for Triple-A Albuquerque which is known as a hitters atmosphere with a 5.12... Continue reading
Image Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki reports that pitcher Elvis Araujo has been placed on the 15-Day DL with a left groin strain which he suffered during last night's extra inning contest. Up until now, Araujo has enjoyed a successful first season in the majors. In 40 games (34.2 innings),... Continue reading
I suppose fan sections have come and gone over the years for various Phillies teams. Blame it on the success I suppose but once the sell out streak started, the fan sections pretty much died. However none had the lasting effect like the Wolf Pack did during Randy Wolf's eight... Continue reading
Phillies: 4, Marlins: 2 WP: (Elvis Araujo 2-1, 3.24ERA) LP: (A.J. Ramos 1-4, 2.85 ERA) S: Giles (9, 1.66 ERA) Miami, FL - It was a pitcher duel in Miami tonight as Harang and Nicolino pitched deep and effectively but the bat woke up late for Philly. It was Aaron... Continue reading