With The 2014 Phillies, Should We Be Counting Down the Days Till July? 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.
Sports Verdict: Which Team Has A Better Shot At Making The Playoffs? Pirates Vs. OriolesBoth the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates are enjoying quality seasons midway through this year. With each team presenting a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in their respective leagues, the question is, which is most likely to achieve that goal?
Rivera Enters Early, Helps AL Win All-Star Game Mariano Rivera reported for work an inning early, and walked off to a fitting tribute.
Sports Verdict: Which Team Has The Better All-Star Game Roster? AL Vs. NLWith the two leagues set to square off in their annual exhibition featuring its greatest stars on July 16, all eyes will be on Citi Field. With home field advantage during the World Series on the line, the question very simply put is, can the National League maintain its grip on the contest for the fourth straight year?
Fantasy Baseball Edge: National League All-Star TeamRoto Analysis looks at the National League all-stars in fantasy baseball.
On Day Of Home Opener, A Look Back At The History Of BaseballOn the day of the Phillies home opener, we also take a look at the history of baseball as told by a Villanova law professor.
Jonathan Papelbon: Phillies Fans More Knowledgeable Than Red Sox FansJonathan Papelbon hasn't been a member of the Philadelphia Phillies for very long, but he already notices a difference between Phillies fans and Red Sox fans.
Source: Phillies Give 1-year Deal to LHP Dontrelle WillisWillis, 30, was 1-6 with a 5.00 ERA for Cincinnati last year.

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