| Dec 17, 2013
| 3:15 PM
A.J. ELLIS, 32, catcher
Final 2013 stats: .238 batting average, 10 home runs, 52 RBIs, .318 on-base and .364 slugging percentages, threw out 44.4% of base stealers (28 of 63), the staff ERA when he caught was 3.06.
Contract status: In second year of...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:57 PM
SKIP SCHUMAKER, 33, utility player
Final 2013 stats: .263 batting average, two home runs, 30 RBI, .332 on-base and slugging percentages, 31 runs and 0.00 ERA.
Contract status: Last month signed a two-year, $4.5-million contract with the Reds, with a...
| Mar 12, 2013
With the second round of the World Baseball Classic beginning tonight, let's take a look at how some Phillies have done so far. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins (Team USA): 3 G, 5-for-14 (.357 BA), 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2......
| Feb 11, 2012
| 8:52 PM
No. 7 Phillies: 24th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Tigers.
Last memory of the 2011 Phillies?
That's easy. It's Ryan Howard hitting a grounder to Cardinals second baseman Nick Punto, heading disgustedly toward first base and then...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Last week, amid the buzz over another opening day and the celebration of Camden Yards' 20th birthday, I reported a story on the future of baseball parks. Though the topic was assigned to me, it had special resonance because I essentially grew up in a...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 8:55 PM
Orioles prized left-hander Zach Britton won five of his first six starts, emerging as the team's biggest early-season success story and a legitimate American League Rookie of the Year candidate.
A stretch of one win over 10 starts certainly has a way...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 8:14 PM
It has become a trend that these Orioles appear powerless to break: the starter puts the team in an early hole, the bullpen is called on far earlier than should be necessary and the offense squanders numerous opportunities to get back in the game.
| Aug 15, 2012
| 9:04 PM
For more than five innings Wednesday night, the Orioles were foiled and frustrated by Red Sox sinkerballer Aaron Cook, whose pitches tempted the O's into weak groundout after groundout. Cook held the Orioles without a hit through the first 5 1/3 innings,...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 6:27 AM
The Orioles and Red Sox are playing a pair of simutaneous split-squad contests today -- one here at Ed Smith Stadium and another down south at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers.
We'll have double-barrel coverage. Follow me on Twitter at @EddieInTheYard for...
| Oct 19, 2011
Tony La Russa played a hunch Wednesday. Or perhaps he was just managing by the book. Then again, maybe it was really an educated guess from the most educated of baseball managers. Whatever word you choose to define the moves......
| May 9, 2012
So who's going to replace Joe Savery in the Phillies bullpen? Unless Ruben Amaro Jr. is about to pull the trigger on some sort of trade, the most logical choice is left-hander Jake Diekman, although Raul Valdes, another lefty, could be a darkhorse...