Feb 182012
Breaking Down the 2012 Phillies - The Infield: Third Base

Third base Towards the end of his tenure as a Phillie it was readily apparent that Pedro Feliz was declining and his days of being an every day player were coming to and end.  It’s the nature of the business in wanting to win championships that you have to replace pieces of your team that [More…]

Jun 302011
Phillies: Looking ahead at Third Base in 2012 and beyond

Last month, I looked at the Phillies’ future at shortstop. It basically concluded that re-signing Jimmy Rollins might be the team’s best option as long as the price isn’t awful. The system at that point was pretty barren, especially with ML ready talent. Freddy Galvis is in the midst of a potential breakout year, but [More…]

Jun 222011
Phillies Runaround: Smack Cardinals 10-2, Ludwick trade rumors, more...

Philadelphia Phillies news, rumors, and stories from around the web.  Click titles for complete articles… Huge eighth inning lifts Phillies to win over Cards June 22 CSN Philly: Placido Polanco sat at a table in the visiting clubhouse eating a postgame snack late Tuesday night. It’s an old baseball custom that players do not interact [More…]

Apr 212011
Phillies use long ball to beat Brewers

April 21 Philly.com: “Placido Polanco planted a baseball a few rows beyond the flower bed in left field Wednesday afternoon, and a sleeping offense and ballpark immediately sprang to life. Click here for complete article… Click here to Comment and Discuss on the PSC Phillies message board forum… WORLD BLEEPING CHAMPIONS: Phillies blog PhillySportsCentral.com – Philadelphia sports news, rumors, blogs, [More…]

Oct 302010
Elbow surgery a success for Phillies' Polanco

October 30 Philadelphia Inquirer: “Placido Polanco had successful surgery on his left elbow Friday, the Phillies said. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said in a statement that he is confident Polanco will be ready for spring training. The team is hopeful he can swing a bat within 10 weeks, in early January. “It went very [More…]

Oct 282010
Polanco elbow surgery scheduled for tomorrow

October 28 Philadelphia Daily News: “Third baseman Placido Polanco will have surgery on his left elbow tomorrow and is expected to be ready for spring training, the Phillies said yesterday. Polanco will have bone fragments removed from the elbow and have the extensor tendon repaired. The surgery, which was expected, will be performed by team [More…]

Oct 082010
Phillies' Polanco says he expects to play in Game 2

October 8 Philadelphia Inquirer: “Just about the only thing that went wrong Wednesday for the Phillies was the absence of third baseman Placido Polanco from the starting lineup due to back spasms he suffered Monday. But Polanco said he expects to be back for Friday’s Game 2 of the National League division series against Cincinnati. [More…]

Sep 282010
Polanco needs rest; Rollins needs work

September 28 Philadelphia Inquirer: “The two players on the left side of Charlie Manuel’s regular infield couldn’t be in different circumstances. One needs rest; the other at-bats. There is Placido Polanco, the third baseman who stands to be the Phillie that would benefit most from a few days off before the postseason begins. He has [More…]