BTF's Baseball Primer
Schoenfield: Why didn't the Braves win more titles?
This article isn't meant to be a criticism or detract from the accomplishments of Maddux, Glavine and Cox, but it's also fair to point out that part of the legacy of those Braves teams is that those 14 playoff appearances led to just one World Series title .
Villar Ready For Houton Take-Off
Shortstop Johnathan Villar has played 129 games in the major leagues, but this past weekend he was leading off and playing shortstop for the Triple-A Oklahoma City RedHawks.
The News Journal
Levine: Let pros handle the Phillies fire sale, Ruben
Levine: Let pros handle the Phillies fire sale, Ruben Phillies GM has a track record of not getting much in return Check out this story on delawareonline.com: http://delonline.us/1lSdvZZ After two-and-a-half lost seasons, Ruben Amaro Jr. and company finally have admitted to themselves that talent - not optimism - wins baseball games.
Bob Brookover: Amaro hits a rough road in Philadelphia
Had he won another World Series title, you wonder if his existence during the team's current free fall would be more palatable.
Amaro feeling heat but still has team's backing
Ruben Amaro Jr. became the dean of Philadelphia general managers when Paul Holmgren switched positions with the Flyers in May. Long before that, however, the Phillies' chief personnel man had become the most unpopular GM in the city, tagged with copious unflattering nicknames, including Ruin Tomorrow Jr. He was handed the keys to a Rolls-Royce in ... (more)