Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Camp added to bloster 'pen

                                                          #HH 2 Shawn Camp

The Phillies added another piece to their 2014 puzzle by signing Shawn Camp. While Camp had a bad year in 2013 with a horrendous 7.20 ERA, he is a player worth looking at. He has pitched at times with a 3.59 or below ERA which last occurred in 2012. With a small contract I will not matter if he doesn't preform because he can be let go or optioned to the minors at anytime. With another free agent signed that is not one of the top players on the market we can see what direction Ruben is taking. With low risk high reward players and maybe a large contract weged in there too. Only time will tell who is the next signee with the Phillies.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Marlon Byrd comes back to Philly


Update- Deal is reportably 16mil/2 years for Byrd

According to 94 WIP and Ken Rosenthal, the Phillies have made their first move this offseason. They bring back Marlon Byrd to the team with a supposed 2 year deal. Byrd had a great year last season with the Mets and Pirates batting .291 with 24 homeruns. Hopefully Byrd can keep this performance up and not slip to the .170 average that he had in 2012. Another risk with this deal is that Marlon has been busted for PEDs once and if he gets caught again he will be suspended for 100 games. Hopefully the contract is small but, here are no reports on the dollar amount for the contract. We will keep you updated when news arrives.
#HH1 Marlon Byrd

Monday, November 11, 2013

2013 Custom Phillies Cards

I totally forgot about my custom card effort I made last year in late early August encompassing the Phillies 40 man roster at the time. These cards created with bad software and use more oddball photos. I apologize for parts that are inconsistent or incorrect. However I hope you enjoy this set. 
 

 

 

 
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Phillies Phamily Phillies Team Set

Unfortunately due to receiving a concussion recently, I will not be able to do a write up of the Phillies Dream post season. But, the box scores will be posted soon. However it gives me great pleasure to announce our 2014 Phillies Phamily team set for your Philadelphia Phillies. We will ensure every player that plays in a regular season game for the Phillies will be represented. Plus, we will create cards for every major signing or trade the Phillies make this off season. We hope you enjoy this set and use it to your desire. Here's a preview of our 2014 Cards which use the 2006 Upper Deck First Pitch design. Please leave any feedback below as these are just preview cards not the final product.

                              

  #PP1 Cody Asche Preview                                                   #HH1 Cliff Lee Flashback Hot Stove                                                                                                            Headlines Preview

Monday, November 4, 2013

Dream Postseason Round 2 Results


With the end of the World Series and the beginning of Hot Stove., we decided to expedite our Dream postseason. Tomorrow we will briefly recap the entire Championship Series game. While on Wednesday our World Series will begin with total coverage much like our coverage of 2011 vs 1980 games 1 and 2. We hope you enjoy this fantasy postseason

2011 vs. 1980 Series
Game 1 & 2 see last article

Game 3- Ibanez 2 run shot and Victorino 2 run Double result in 6-5 victory for the 2011 Squad. They lead the series 2 games to 1. http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=5143595&pid=0&pbp=0&tf=0

Game 4- Roy Oswalt's pitching and Raul Ibanez's offense power the 2011 squad to a 5-2 victory, giving them the chance to clinch at home with Roy Halladay on the mound. http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=5154287&pid=0&pbp=0&tf=0

Game 5-  Utley's walk-off double in the 10th sends the 1980 squad home earlier than expected as 2011 advances to the semi-finals.http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=5154291&pid=0&pbp=0&tf=0

1978 vs 2007 series
Game 1- Aaron Rowand comes up Clutch as Carlton and 1978's pen cannot hold down 2007, as 2007 wins 12-2. 2007 leads the series 1-0.  http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=5154316&pid=0&pbp=0&tf=0

Game 2- Larry Christinson cannot hold the 2007 team down as they win 10-4 behind Greg Dobbs and Patt Burrell who both drive in 3 runs. 2007 leads the series 2-0. http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=5154323&pid=0&pbp=0&tf=0

Game 3- Two run home run by Pat Burrell in the 9th lifts the 2007 Phillies to a 5-3 victory and a 3-0 series lead.  http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=5154327&pid=0&pbp=0&tf=0

Game 4- The 1978 squad takes advantage of Jamie Moyer's bad outing to win 7-3 and avoid a sweep.. The 2007 Phils still lead the series 3-1. http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=5154334&pid=0&pbp=0&tf=0

Game 5- Same old story again as the 2007 squad lights up the 1978 team to win 12-5 and take the series in five. http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=5154352&pid=0&pbp=0&tf=0

2008 vs 2010 series
Game 1- Hamels' bad start plus Jason Werth's 5 rbi's equals a 11-1 victory for the 2010 squad, as they lead the series 1-0. http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=5154373&pid=0&pbp=0&tf=0

Game 2- 2010's offense destroys Jamie Moyer and the 2008 'pen, winning 15-5. 2010 leads the series 2-0 http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=5154376&pid=0&pbp=0&tf=0

Game 3- J-Roll and the 2010 offense steam roll over Brett Myers and the 2008 pen for a 11-4 lead. The 2010 team leads the series surprisingly 3-0. http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=5154378&pid=0&pbp=0&tf=0

Game 4- Jamie Moyer cannot hold down the 2008 offense as they win 13-4 behind Jason Werth's 4 RBI's. The 2010 squad leads the series 3-1.http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=5154379&pid=0&pbp=0&tf=0

Game 5- 2008 out slugs the 2010 squad for a 10-6 victory behind a total team effort. The 2010 suad leads the series 3-2. http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=5154381&pid=0&pbp=0&tf=0

Game 6-  2008 squad walks off with a victory in the 9th on a bases loaded walk to Chase Utley given up by Brad Lidge. We will see a game 7! http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=5154381&pid=0&pbp=0&tf=0

Game 7- The 2010 squad blows a 3-0 lead and is sent home packing by losing in game 7 to 2008 7-5. http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=5154405&pid=0&pbp=0&tf=0

1993 vs 1950
Game 1- Schilling shows his postseason dominance as the 1993 team wins 3-1 and takes a 1-0 series lead.
 http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=5154430&pid=0&pbp=0&tf=0

Game 2- Down but not out, as rookie Kevin Stocker hits a walk-off single! Never count the 1993 team out. They have a 2-0 in the series over the Whiz Kids.http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=5154432&pid=0&pbp=0&tf=0

Game 3- Tommy Greene can't find his groove, giving up 6 runs in a 7-3 loss to the Whiz Kids. The 1993 team lead the series 2-1.http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=5154448&pid=0&pbp=0&tf=0

Game 4- 10th inning excitement leads to 1993 victory by the score of 8-7. They look to wrap the series up  on the road at Shibe tomorrow. http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=5154477&pid=0&pbp=0&tf=0

Game 5- Eddie Waitkus's Walk-Off double lifts Whiz Kids in the 12th, as they win 7-6. The 1993 team still leads the series 3-2 as we head back to the Vet. http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=5154494&pid=0&pbp=0&tf=0

Game 6- Great team effort by the '93 team leads to a 7-3 victory. As they win the series in six. http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=5154512&pid=0&pbp=0&tf=0

This is the conclusion of round 2 of our dream postseason and theres no reason why the next round won't be as exciting. The 2011 Phillies will be facing the 2007 Phillies. While the 2008 Phillies face off with the 1993 Phillies.


Saturday, November 2, 2013

Dream Series: 1980 vs 2011 Series tied up as we head back to CitizensBank Park


When the first game of our dream postseason began we did not think it would be this close. The 1980 team is supposed to beat the 2011 version easily. But, the 2011 team is better than some of the teams that won the pennant. Truly this will go down to the wire. Both teams have a good offense and solid pitching. But, the edge for pitching has to go to the four aces plus Blanton. But, the 1980 team has arguably the best player in Phillies history, Michael Jack Schmidt and they have possibly one of the greatest hitters of all time Pete Rose. This will be exciting I tell you.

 The Series opened up with game 1 at the Vet. Both the Aces showed their form Early. With Carlton and Halladay with 2 K's thru two innings pitched. But, in the 3rd Carlton got in a jam by walking Ruiz and Polanco to start the inning. The two fielders choices later, the 2011 team has the lead but still have no hits. In the bottom of the inning a Pete Rose double scores Garry Maddox to tie the game at 1. Thru the 5th, the 2001 squad still hasn't acquired a hit off Carlton. But in the top of the inning, a Polanco single gives them their 1st hit of the night. A J-Roll double after a sacrifice bunt by Halladay gives them a 2-1 lead in the to of the 5th. The 1980 squad opens the game up an inning later, scoring 5 runs off Roy Halladay and then 4 more off Mike Stutes. Six of these runs are scored on RBI singles by Manny Trillo, Bob Boone, Larry Bowa and Garry Maddox. Then, after a Pete Rose hit, Mike Schmidt hits a ball into the Right Field corner that Hunter Pence can't get to fast enough. This results in a very rare 3-run inside the park homerun, proving once again Schmidt is the complete Package. Neither team can score again after the sixth, as the 2011 'pen holds the '80 squad to two more hits. But, the player of the game is Steve Carlton, who throws a complete game. He only had one bad inning which resulted in a run and the only to hits of the game. Now the focus shifts to game two at the Vet which pits Dick Ruthven (3.55 ERA) for 1980 vs. Cliff Lee (2.40 ERA) for 2011.


For game 2, the Vet was ready to rock and intimidate the 2011 squad. But, the 2011 team was unfazed getting runs on the board early. A Chase Utley RBI single and an error by Garry Maddox one batter later made it a 2-0 game. Ruthven loads the bases but, strikes out Placido Polanco to end the inning and stop the bleeding. Cliff Lee pitches beautifully for 3 innings with 5 strikeouts and only giving up 1 hit. Ruthven keeps the 2011 team off the board thru the 5th. In the bottom of the inning, Cliff gives up 2 hits and then 4 consecutive walks to let 1980 tie the game up at 2. But, he prevents giving up the lead by striking out Garry Maddox with the bases loaded. Coming up clutch is very important whether you are in the field or at bat. In the 5th Lee pitches they way he should, allowing a walk and no runs. In the 6th the 2011 team gets a double by Ryan Howard, a single by Raul Ibanez and an RBI single by Ruiz to take a 3-2 lead. Thus, ending Dick Ruthven's day. Ron Reed strands runners at 1st and 3rd to keep the score in check. Then in the 6th Mike Stutes relieves Cliff Lee. He loads the bases but, thankfully no runs score. In the top of the 7th J-Roll gets a single, and then Chase Utley hits an RBI double to make it a 4-2 game. In the bottom half of the inning Antonio Bastardo walks two batters in a row but, then gets 2 outs. But, for some reason Charlie Manuel pulls him for david Herndon. Herndon doesn't fair much better, giving up a single to load the bases. But, luckily Bob Boone lines out to Jimmy Rollins to end the inning. In the eighth the 2011 team gets two hits but, cannot score due to Wayne Brusstar shutting the lineup down after coming in the game. Herndon says in for the bottom half and strands Garry Maddox at 2nd. As we enter  the ninth Dallas Green brings in Dickie Noles, who gives up a walk to Chase Utley but, he strands him at 3rd to end the inning. For the bottom of the 9th Charlie Manuel brings in his closer Ryan Madson. He gives up a single to Schmidt to lead off the inning, and then gets an out. He gives up a walk to Greg Luzinski, but he strike out Manny Trillo to get the 2nd out. When Madson walks Bob Boone to load the bases Charlie determined his day was done. Dany Baez comes in the game walking Larry Bowa to make it a 4-3 game. Lukily he gets pinch-hitter Kieth Moreland to ground out to shortstop.