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The Boston Celtics are surging upward. By contrast, the Chicago Bulls are in free-fall, having lost 6 of 10, choking to death on poor motivation, star ego, terrible offense, a misfit coach and (sadly, for me) the slow angry death of Rajon Rondo’s NBA career.
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Recap: Celtics get robbed in Chicago before the All-Star Game
A day after closing the books on the 2016 season with an emotional farewell to Ryan Howard , the Phillies have confirmed some coaching moves for the 2017 season. All assistant coaches under manager Pete Mackanin have been asked to return, except for hitting coach Steve Henderson .
Phillies bringing back all coaches, except hitting coach Steve Henderson
David Murphy sliced a double down the left-field line, and Carlos Torres and Curtis Granderson crossed home plate in the top of the 13th inning. The New York Mets piled on two more runs, and a half-inning later the Phillies’ ninth consecutive loss to their division rivals was in the books.
Phillies lose in 13 as Mets finish sweep
Seven on the west coast this week. Four in San Diego then the weekend in Oakland. The Phillies sit in 21st place overall in the MLB, which does afford them the last of eleven protected picks (with that Houston 2014 re-pick at #2).
Well ladies and gentleman, another exciting year of first round basketball is in the books. I know there are rumors circulating that I am not truly an NBA Insider , so let’s take a look at my predictions from the first round and see exactly how BULL( POOP ) those rumors are: Spurs/Mavericks: Spurs won and Tim Duncan survived.
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ZWR NBA Insider @ohholybutt’s First Round Recap & Second Round Preview
Last week I started exploring the future of the Phillies with a luck at what could be in 2016. The series continues with 2017 as some more money comes off the books and a couple more guys arrive in the majors. Just as before here are the starting assumptions.
Something to Dream On: The 2017 Phillies
Corner outfield like the infield corners is where teams look to put players with power and limited athleticism. Typically right fielders have to have a strong arm to make the throw to third base to prevent teams from going first to third on every single (and tagging up on fly balls), however having a plus arm in left is still a legitimate asset to a team’s defense. Up until 2010 the corners had not been a major problem for the Phillies but since the departure of Jayson Werth the Phillies have struggled to fill RF, they got a successful half season out of Hunter Pence at a very high price but otherwise the replacements in RF have been disappointments
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What to Expect in 2013: Corner Outfielders
The 2012 Philadelphia season is in the books. Below you will find the MLB ranks for the offense, pitching, and defense. It’s not pretty… Offense: R – 684 (19th) AVG – .255 (15th) OBP – .317 (17th) SLG – .400 (17th) OPS – .716 (16th) 2B – 271 (16th) 3B – 28 (tied 19th) HR – 158 (18th) SB – 116 (11th) SB% – 83% (1st) BB – 454 (24th) K – 1094 (27th) Pitching: W – 81 (tied 16th) ERA – 3.83 (11th) WHIP – 1.24 (5th) BB – 409 (30th) K – 1385 (2nd) SV – 42 (tied 16th) SV% – 69% (16th) CG – 5 (tied 11th) SHO – 11 (tied 9th) QS – 99 (tied 2nd) BAA – .251 (15th) OPS – .713 (11th) HR – 178 (9th) Fielding: E – 101 (tied 14th) FPCT – .983 (15th) This was a mediocre team. The evidence is above. Near the middle of the pack in nearly every statistical category, including wins. The Phillies pitching staff was once again the best at not walking batters in ratio to striking them out. Free passes are not something the pitchers give up easily.
2012 Phillies Final MLB Ranks