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The Philadelphia Phillies head in to the 2013 campaign with only one member of the team on the Disabled List in Delmon Young and one member, Carlos Ruiz, on the Restricted List with a 25 game suspension. Here is how the team will lineup against right-handed pitcher Tim Hudson in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2013 at Buzz On Broad
The key to a big inning, or producing scoring in general, is balance in your lineup. This past Sunday and Monday, Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel rolled out two lineups that looked very similar and gave us all a prelude to what his starting lineup could potentially look like come... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2013 at Buzz On Broad
Of the many amazing features of Bright House Field is the legendary Tiki Bar in left field. With a general admission ticket, a fan can take in a game from the comfort of a bar stool that overlooks left field. Every once and a while, a bartender at this bar... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2013 at Buzz On Broad
The Phillies had a rare spring day off yesterday and starting today will really start to push towards the regular season opener. With 18 games left in Grapefruit league action, the competition for certain jobs on the roster is really starting to heat up. What we know at about the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at Buzz On Broad
The Phillies rounded out the first full week of games on Sunday with a split squad victory against the Toronto Miami Blue Marlins Jays and a loss against the Baltimore Orioles in Sarasota. Many people wonder what exactly a split squad game is. Well look no further than this article,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2013 at Buzz On Broad
Waves crash on a sandy beach as the palm trees sway in the cool gulf breeze. You get up from your spot on the beach just in time to hear someone ordering a Grouper Sandwich and a Bloody Mary as a band plays some reggae tunes from inside Frenchy's. You... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2013 at Buzz On Broad
The Fall Classic is upon us. In the last installment of this 4-part series, we selected the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants as the teams you should root for being a Phillies fans. To the great surprise of this writer, both teams actually did advance. So now, since we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2012 at Buzz On Broad
The unimaginable has happened. As if this baseball season could get any worse for Phillies fans, three out of four teams that Phillies fans should have been rooting against in the divisional round are advancing to the League Championship Series. So what of it now? Who can Phillies fans invest... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2012 at Buzz On Broad
After a whirlwind first night of postseason action, (which saw fans at Turner Field in Atlanta attempting to get ESPN to show Philly fans throwing stuff at Santa for the 500th time), the St. Louis Cardinals and the Baltimore Orioles have moved in to the Divisional Rounds of the Major... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2012 at Buzz On Broad
Many of you out there in Philadelphia are finding yourselves lost without October baseball. However, I decided to help you all remain interested in baseball throughout October by giving you some Phillie-friendly rooting interests for this fall edition of the Major League Baseball Playoffs. Wild Card Round National League –... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2012 at Buzz On Broad
Here in the city of Philadelphia, our sports teams can boast that they have the most passionate and best fans in the entire country. A lot of that comes from the knowledge our fans are perceived to have. Some of that perception comes from our sheer hatred towards rival teams.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2012 at Buzz On Broad
As I sat down at the bar, enjoying a hand pumped IPA, I glanced up and noticed the Olympics were on television. The specific event was synchronized swimming. I was more than critical of this sport as, frankly, it looks pretty darn stupid (No offense to any synchronized swimmers out... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2012 at Buzz On Broad
Now that the dust has settled on the Phillies at the non-waiver trade deadline, it is time to evaluate “the haul”. Shane Victorino brought in a bullpen asset in Josh Lindblom and a pitching prospect in Ethan Martin from the Los Angeles Dodgers. From their heated rival, the San Francisco... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2012 at Buzz On Broad
Now that Cole Hamels is officially a member of the Phillies for the foreseeable future, what does that mean for the rest of the team? The burning questions in Philadelphia are what will this team do to be competitive in the future? How do we fill the third base gap... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2012 at Buzz On Broad
With the 15th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft the Sixers have selected 6' 8" Power Forward Maurice Harkless, a foward from St. John's University. Harkless was a very productive freshman and played power foward this past season. He will be expected to make the transition to small forward... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2012 at Buzz On Broad
In the wrap up of our 3 part series, we will take a look at possible trade partners for the Philadelphia Phillies in the American League. Once again, we will give each team a grade based on how well they would partner up with the Phillies. "These guys got"... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2012 at Buzz On Broad
Today we will take a look at possible trade partners in the National League. What teams could the Phillies possibly make a trade with and what could that trade be? Would the Phillies possibly trade within their own division or would the prefer to deal with a team they won’t... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2012 at Buzz On Broad
The Phillies have some questions so far this year, but one stands out the most. What can this team do to improve for the stretch run? Many people have speculated that it is time for a trade. Some are willing to part with Cliff Lee. Others suggest an impending free... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2012 at Buzz On Broad
So much of baseball is statistical analysis. In my last piece, I examined where the Phillies would be with a healthy Chase Utley in the lineup rather than rookie Freddy Galvis all based on Win Probability Added and Wins above replacement. With Utley nearing a return and Galvis out indefinitely... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2012 at Buzz On Broad
Bill James, who is considered the father of modern baseball statistics and coined the term “sabermetrics” once said, “Do we need to have 280 brands of breakfast cereal? No, probably not. But we have them for a reason - because some people like them. It's the same with baseball statistics.”... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2012 at Buzz On Broad
Roy Halladay has been placed on the 15 day DL retroactive to Monday. He is out with a right shoulder strain and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks. Erik Kratz has been brought up from AAA Lehigh Valley in the meantime. Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2012 at Buzz On Broad
It would have been the first 4 game sweep of the Cardinals in St. Louis in close to 75 years. However, one day after Kyle Kendrick pitched possibly his greatest career outing, Roy Halladay was taken deep by Yadier Molina in the 1st inning of Sunday's 8-3 loss, who launched... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2012 at Buzz On Broad
Cliff Lee went seven innings today, but remains winless on the 2012 season after the Phillies dropped the rubber match against the Boston Red Sox by a score of 5-1. Lee was hit hard in the early innings, which led to the loss. He allowed 5 runs on 9 hits,... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2012 at Buzz On Broad
The Philadelphia Phillies came into Friday night’s game against the lowly San Diego Padres in need of a win in the worst way. They had dropped 3 straight at home to the New York Mets in which their bullpen allowed a staggering 14 runs (12 earned) on 13 hits and... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2012 at Buzz On Broad
The Washington Nationals and their fans (all 30 of them) have dubbed this weekend series with the Phillies “The Series”. Yes you read that correctly, “The Series”. In what will prove to once again be a fun weekend on twitter, the Nationals are promoting fans use the hashtag #takebackourpark and... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2012 at Buzz On Broad