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Glen Macnow: Phillies home run only strategy is killing them

The Phillies’ June swoon has been abetted by countless factors:  A flimsy rotation,  relievers tossing gas on every fire, injuries, a tissue-thin bench, downright laziness and an overmatched manager who declares he will “deal with authority” against those who don’t hustle – and then does...

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 11:49am

MLB rumors: Rays looking to split games in Montreal

We might see Major League Baseball return to Montreal after all.    Though Rays aren't necessarily indigenous north of the border.    Jeff Passan of ESPN reported on Thursday that Major League Baseball gave the Tampa Bay Rays permission to explore becoming a two-city team....

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 2:22pm

Updated SugarHouse Casino MLB Cy Young odds advice

As we explored yesterday with the NBA, futures are a good longterm investment when betting on sports. Even in the middle of a season you can find advantageous futures odds on which team will win the championship, as well as which players will win postseason awards. One segment we have looked at...

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 6:14pm

After Phillies collapse, it’s your move, Matt Klentak: Macnow

If the disastrous weekend series in Atlanta proved anything, it’s that the Phillies don’t have enough talent to compete against the Braves.   It was humiliating. Sandwiched around a comeback win Saturday were two putrid losses that linger like stink bombs.  Sunday’s 15-1 blowout needed...

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 9:36am

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The Phillies’ Bryce Harper signing back in late February had a major impact on MLB World Series odds heading into the 2019 season as Philadelphia had the fifth or sixth best odds to win the Commissioner’s Trophy. We’re now two full months into the MLB season, so let’s see where things stand today...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:04am

Update David Ortiz shot said I dont want to be dead

Former Red Sox star slugger David Ortiz was reportedly shot at a night club in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. It is not yet clear how severe Ortiz's injuries are from the incident. A Dominican Republic National Police officer told WHDH-7's Justin Dougherty the following: - Oritz was shot once...

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 11:28pm

Mets by the numbers: Pete Alonso and his historic rookie year

Can you believe the Mets kept Pete Alonso down in the minors last year because of his defense?   The rookie first baseman continues to mash in 2019, hitting his 20th home run of the season off Madison Bumgarner during Tuesday night's loss to the San Francisco Giants: ❄️🐻 demolishes...

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 9:08am

Dallas Keuchel MLB rumors: Yankees still the favorites

The countdown of Dallas Keuchel's free-agency saga is almost complete as the southpaw is expected to sign shortly.    And most signs continue to point toward the Yankees.    A source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand on Tuesday that the Yankees will sign Keuchel and "they are...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 11:51am

Andrew McCutchen injury makes Phillies trade for Jay Bruce worth it

The Jay Bruce trade is starting to look even better for the Philadelphia Phillies after a stroke of bad luck.    Veteran outfielder Andrew McCutchen suffered a sprained knee during a rundown in the first inning of Monday night's 8-2 loss to the San Diego Padres.    It was...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 11:19am

NL MVP FanDuel odds Can Phillies Bryce Harper still pull it off?

We are now two months into the MLB season so things are beginning to come into focus in terms of the National League MVP race. Before the season, FanDuel Sportsbook had the newly-signed Bryce Harper with the best odds to take home the award at +600. Harper has been good but not great for the...

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 5:53pm

The smarter baseball gets, the more tedious it becomes: Macnow

"If people don’t want to come to the ballpark, how are you going to stop them?” – Yogi Berra.   Yogi was ahead of his time. The old sage and Hall of Fame catcher’s quote was attributed in 1959, but he appears to be talking about today — six decades later.   Major League Baseball’s...

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 12:12pm

Mets will go nowhere unless culture changes soon: Pantorno

It seems as though I'm running a weekly column attempting to explain just how much of a sham the New York Mets are.    And still, it's less tiring than watching the dysfunction that continues to put a stranglehold on this organization.    The Mets are coming off yet another...

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 10:46am

Phillies acquire Jay Bruce from Mariners

The Philadelphia Phillies added some veteran outfield depth on Sunday when they acquired Jay Bruce from the Seattle Mariners.    Philadelphia will absorb most of Bruce's remaining $21.5 million over the next two seasons of his contract.    Bruce, 32, was slashing .212/.283/....

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 11:25am

Danny Picard: Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia is not done yet

Dustin Pedroia isn’t done yet. That’s just my opinion. But it’s an opinion based on what I know about Pedroia. And what I know about Pedroia is that it wasn’t easy to work his way into becoming one of the greatest players in Red Sox history. Giving up, right now, would be the easy way out. I’m...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:11pm

Phillies MLB trade rumors: Bullpen help on the way?

A strong start for the Philadelphia Phillies has them sitting atop the National League East after the first two months of the 2019 season.    With a series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals ensuring they remained at least 10 games over .500, the division is developing into a two-...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:09am

Mets minute: Delving into struggling Noah Syndergaard

Something is wrong with New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard.    And it all seems to be stemming from his head.    The 26-year-old fireballer continues to fail to live up to such high expectations created four years ago.    Bet Now After showing...

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 12:01pm

Bill Buckner legacy reminds us of baseball's cruelty: Pantorno

With all the good that comes with being a professional athlete; the money, the fame, the chance to play a sport for a living, there comes its fair share of harrowing drawbacks.    In baseball, the game's nearly two-century tale has been dotted with the stories of misfortunes and...

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 11:42am

Phillies MLB trade rumors: Anthony Rendon a fit?

The nosedive experienced by the Washington Nationals might be the gain of the rest of Major League Baseball.    Even, possibly, the Philadelphia Phillies.    Following a series loss to the struggling New York Mets, the Nationals are rooted to the fourth-place position in the...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 12:50pm

Time for Mets to invest in the kids: Pantorno

Whether it's injuries or desperation, the best possible lineup for the New York Mets is finally revealing itself.    Just in time, too, as it could save embattled manager Mickey Callaway's job.   Following a sweep at the hands of the lowly Miami Marlins, the future of the Mets...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 12:42pm

Yankees MLB trade rumors: Clint Frazier, Madison Bumgarner, Max Scherzer

Clint Frazier, one of the "B Bombers" that has helped keep the New York Yankees sitting pretty atop the American League East, continues to show his worth to the organization and the rest of a seemingly interest MLB.   The 24-year-old has taken full advantage of the slew of injuries that...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 11:00am