Phillies

Fact or Fiction: Flyers Contenders? Desean Jackson Trade? Howard Hit 25HR?

Philadelphia Sports have gotten a little more interesting since the Olympics. The Flyers acquired a defenseman to upgrade the blueline, but does it put them in cup contention? There’s also speculation of a Desean Jackson trade or release, will it happen? Finally the Phillies will be diving in to the regular season in 3 weeks, but will Ryan Howard get back his power stroke or at least hit 25 home runs this season? Dave and Randy tackle the tough one’s this week.

The Andrew MacDonald trade puts the Flyers in cup contention

RANDY JOBST: FACT- The Flyers needed something to cement their playoff seeding and give them a chance once the postseason starts up. I believe Andrew MacDonald is that something. Keep in mind that Steve Mason and Ray Emery are a solid one-two punch at goalie, the forward depth is solid and Claude Giroux is playing like a man …

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2016 Phillies Predictions

The 2016 Phillies get their season underway this afternoon at 2 pm in Arlington with an Opening Day match-up against the Texas Rangers.  There hasn’t been optimism directed towards this Phillies team and many experts are predicting them to be one of baseball’s worst teams.  Does this aging core have anything left in the tank?  Here’s our staff predictions for the 2014 Phillies season.

DAVE BENNETT

BEST CASE SCENARIO:  The Phillies pull out 84 wins as every team in the NL East struggles all year long. The Phillies are old, but could put together some lucky runs and squeak into the playoffs as the last wild card spot. Utley, Howard, and Rollins (The League of Extraordinarly (old) Gentleman) put together some solid hitting numbers and carry this team above mediocrity. Honestly, the biggest reason why any of this can happen is the other divisional teams struggling more so than …