2019 MLB Power Ranking: Los Angeles Dodgers control top spot on June 1

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'WZtW56oDQ1xl7HYPoJa5jQ',sig:'gueSCKf2Vk9cyqrh6YG26PIB-lG_gYEf3FEb87VaK9g=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'1054089512',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.jsTwo-time defending NL champion Dodgers at top of rankingsWhen my final 2018 MLB Power Rankings were released eight months ago on October 1, 2018, the Phillies were tied with the Cincinnati Reds at 21st overall. With these first 2019 rankings, they are in a higher slot – but … Continue reading 2019 MLB Power Ranking: Los Angeles Dodgers control top spot on June 1

First lineup changes of the season for Phillies as J.T. Realmuto gets a rest

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'v7OSVxe9R3Z67iaNY7niNA',sig:'wkDlebrtpevjl6QggCqdtxCXz2lkIUy0PM1giZcvmqw=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'657487382',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.jsAndrew Knapp gets his first start of the season behind the plateIt’s one of the most commonly used and recognized phrases in the English language, understandable to anyone who hears it uttered: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.Phillies manager Gabe Kapler has lived by that mantra over the first … Continue reading First lineup changes of the season for Phillies as J.T. Realmuto gets a rest

Minnesota Twins visit Citizens Bank Park for first time since 2010

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'_7MkzayhTGlZAL4nnkr_fQ',sig:'PCrzp44Q3HPs3qAgXkp_0mvXaziHNWLySXYrjlmoJ5A=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'1134769764',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.jsFirst-year manager Rocco Baldelli leads the Twins into PhillyThe Philadelphia Phillies (4-1) return home following a brief but eventful two-game series split with the division rival Washington Nationals down at Nationals Park in our nation’s capital earlier this week.The pair of emotional games in D.C., especially Tuesday night’s … Continue reading Minnesota Twins visit Citizens Bank Park for first time since 2010

2018 Twins provide lesson and warning for the 2019 Phillies

Paul Molitor, Minnesota Twins manager(Photo by Paul Morse via Wiki Commons)In 2016 the Minnesota Twins finished with a record of 59-103. It was the worst record in all of Major League Baseball. But the following year the Twins shocked many with an 85-77 season and an American League Wildcard playoff berth.That 2017 Twins team of a year … Continue reading 2018 Twins provide lesson and warning for the 2019 Phillies

Why the Yankees / Twins will win the AL Wildcard Game

Twins visit the Yankees for the 2017 AL Wildcard GameOn Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, the New York Yankees will host the Minnesota Twins in the American League Wildcard Game.The Yanks are skippered by Joe Girardi, who has never experienced a losing season in his 10 years at the helm.Girardi has accumulated … Continue reading Why the Yankees / Twins will win the AL Wildcard Game