I wonder when the last opening day to a baseball season was cancelled. It happened to the Phillies this week.
The Opening Day roster includes 12 pitchers, two catchers, six infielders and five outfielders.
Jimmy Rollins homered for the second straight day and the Phillies cruised to a 5-1 victory over the Twins Sunday.
Lee allowed three hits, struck out three and walked one in his fourth spring training start.
Phils’ general manager Ruben Amaro says the Phillies have to score between 650 and 700 runs this season to be contenders and make the playoffs—all with the second-highest payroll in the National League, an estimated $159-million, behind the $216-million bankroll of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
With the signings of Bobby Abreu and Marlon Byrd, the Phillies are 2/3 of the way in recreating their 2004 outfield.
Instead of being bitter about being traded, Marlon Byrd feels like he was a part of the Phillies team that ended up winning the World Series in 2008.
It looks like the Phillies are having some second thoughts about spending money.
82% of fans of the 94WIP Morning Show vote that they do not like the Phillies recent signing of Marlon Byrd.
The Phillies will sign free agent outfielder Marlon Byrd, the Mike and Ike Show on 94WIP reports.