Lunch Bell: March 29, 2020

The Lunch Bell rings with Philadelphia Phillies and Major League Baseball updates and curated news for March 29. 2020.

Texas Rangers ride back into AL Wildcard race

The Rangers have ridden back into the AL playoff raceThe Texas Rangers have been champions of the American League West Division in four of the last seven years. In eight of the last nine they have either won the division or finished as the runners-up.But for much of the 2017 campaign, the Rangers struggled. Jeff Banister‘s … Continue reading Texas Rangers ride back into AL Wildcard race

Streaking Rangers powered by Joey Gallo

On Friday night at Tigers Stadium, the Texas Rangers held off the host Detroit Tigers by a 5-3 score. The victory was a 10th straight for the streaking Rangers.Now at 23-20, they have slipped to within 6.5 games of their in-state AL West Division rivals, the Houston Astros.The Rangers have made this move without their … Continue reading Streaking Rangers powered by Joey Gallo

Phillies Looking to Add a Lefty Bat

The rebuilding Philadelphia Phillies escaped the cellar of the National League East Division in the 2016 season. Despite improving by seven games in the standings, the club continued to show significant shortcomings.The greatest area of short-term concern for the Fightin’ Phils remains with offensive production from the lineup. The 2016 Phillies were the worst offensive … Continue reading Phillies Looking to Add a Lefty Bat

MLB 2016 Prediction: American League Rookie of the Year

Our staff has just released our predictions for the winners of each division, as well asour postseason predictions, including the 2016 World Series winner. I released my own predictions for the Phillies in the coming season. Now we begin the process of releasing our predictions for some of MLB’s major award winners.Impact rookie ball players are always a fascinating part … Continue reading MLB 2016 Prediction: American League Rookie of the Year