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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.
Recent Activity
View image | Charlie Wilmouth of MLB Trade Rumors breaks down a trade between the Orioles and the Dodgers late last week where the Dodgers acquired reliever Ryan Webb (his transactions so far this season are a story in themselves and mentioned in the article), catcher Brian Ward, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Philliedelphia
Following Mets pitcher Matt Harvey's triumphant return to the mound, Stephania Bell of ESPN published what I feel is the must read article of the week, taking a look at the facts and the myths of Tommy John surgery. While the press screams for Masahiro Tanaka to get the surgery,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Phillies have agreed to terms with pitcher Dustin McGowan. McGowan has spent most of his career in Toronto. The one-time prized pitching prospect has battled injuries most of his career and has produced mixed results. He was released by... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2015 at Philliedelphia
After a brutal stretch where the Phillies haven't seemed to do much right the past week in Spring Training, they put together a really nice game against Julio Teheran and the Braves in a 9-2 victory today. It all started fast with Ben Revere and Jordan Danks hitting singles before... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at Philliedelphia
Per Todd Zolecki of the Phillies have announced the latest round of cuts. Most surprising (or maybe not surprising) is Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez who after Cliff Lee went down, seemed almost a lock for the roster. However Gonzalez has really struggled this spring a 7.53 ERA, allowing 25 hits... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2015 at Philliedelphia
The Phillies fell to the Twins at Fort Myers this afternoon as Minnesota blasted their way to a 7-1 victory. It was a pretty quiet afternoon offensively for Philadelphia. They took an early 1-0 lead in the 3rd after Cesar Hernandez hit a double and they were able to small... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | The big story of the day was reported by Tim Elfink of the Miami New Times of an MLB investigation of a claim that Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart has gambled on sports. The claims stemmed from a Twitter account last night posting alleged DMs from Cosart... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | George A. King III of the New York Post reports the Phillies and Yankees have had talks in recent days of acquiring catcher Austin Romine. Romine is currently in competition with John Ryan Murphy for back up to Brian McCann and is out of minor league... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at Philliedelphia
Susan Slusser of SF Gate has the scoop on Barry Zito's return to the mound this afternoon, after a year off following one of the richest if not one of the more unwise pitcher contracts ran out following the 2013 season in San Francisco. The 36 year old '02 AL... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Philliedelphia
We begin this edition of Around the Diamond remembering the life and career of Cuban outfielder Minnie Minoso who passed away over the weekend. Minoso played 12 seasons for the Chicago White Sox and was every bit a representative to the club as the late Ernie Banks was to the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | Today, Jason Giambi announced his retirement to the New York Daily News. Giambi's career spanned 20 years which he played for Oakland, New York Yankees, Colorado, and Cleveland. The former first baseman/designated hitter's career line is .277/.399/.516 in which he recorded 2010 hits, 440 home runs,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | Yesterday, Jon Heyman reported the Phillies inked a minor league deal with 28 year old southpaw Anthony Vasquez. Vasquez was selected in the 18th round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners. In late August of 2011 he made his major league debut and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | The Phillies have announced the signing of 30 year old pitcher Chad Billingsley to a 1 year, $1.5 million contract. Last week Jim Salisbury had reported that the Phillies had interest in Billingsley and as has been the case much of this off season, they add... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | Per Phillies Spanish commentator Angel Ibo Castillo, southpaw Wandy Rodriguez is on his way to Philadelphia for a physical after agreeing to terms with the club. There are few details right now but should it happen, it's a nice gamble on an arm that's been fairly... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2014 at Philliedelphia
View image | Former Phillies pitcher Brett Myers just dropped his new single for the masses. That's right, Myers has turned his post pitching life to country music and for the holidays, put out a new single for us to enjoy. So if you so desire click here to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at Philliedelphia
It's pretty normal this time of year for Baseball America and other baseball media to revise their rankings of prospects in MLB systems. This morning they published the ranking for the Phillies' top ten prospects and there's quite a lot to take in. I suppose the big story here is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at Philliedelphia
Despite some offensive help from Ryan Howard, as is the story for most of the season, things did not go well for A.J. Burnett who made the final start of his season and possibly his career last night. It notched his 18th loss this season which is the worst season... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2014 at Philliedelphia
Jon Lester got the ball for Oakland in a somewhat dire situation for his new club as they are in a close Wild Card race with Kansas City. David Buchanan looked to continue a pretty decent stretch he's on right now. Domonic Brown was a late scratch with Grady Sizemore... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2014 at Philliedelphia
Kyle Kendrick, possibly making his final start as a Phillie in Citizens Bank Park, ended his home season on a really nice note tonight as the Phillies took the game and the series against Miami. He scattered seven hits and allowed only one run in 6.1 innings, striking out six... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at Philliedelphia
Following another tough extra inning loss that went late into the night, the Phillies look to get back on track this afternoon against the Mets. Kyle Kendrick gets the ball in this conclusion to allumni weekend that has brought back many Phillies greats and added Charlie Manuel to the Wall... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Philliedelphia
Following last night's 11-0 defeat Phillippe Aumont, who was responsible for 6 of those runs, was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. David Murphy reported moments ago that pitcher Hector Neris has been recalled to fill the vacant roster spot. Between Reading and Lehigh Valley this season, Neris has logged 63.2... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at Philliedelphia
Well Philadelphia, it was a good night to go see Billy Joel at Citizens Bank Park. It was a nice evening to see John Legend at the Mann. Hell, Miley Cyrus at Wells Fargo may have even been fun! Maybe you accidentally cut yourself with a kitchen knife and had... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at Philliedelphia
Cliff Lee made his return to the mound after a lengthy stay on the 60-Day DL. Lee went on the DL as the team was still struggling to stay in the race and comes off it to a team that is all but certain to start selling pieces in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Philliedelphia
The Phillies have announced that they have selected the contract of outfielder Grady Sizemore from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, who could opt out if he was not called up this weekend. To make room on the 25 man roster, pitcher David Buchanan was optioned to Lehigh where he'll make a start... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Philliedelphia
Per Zach Links of MLB Trade Rumors the Phillies have signed pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes to a minor league deal. Reyes was once a pretty well thought of pitching prospect with the Braves who was slowed by injuries and just overall awful results when given time in the major leagues. He... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Philliedelphia