Remembering Roy Halladay’s 2010 Playoff No-Hitter

The MLB playoffs are about to start and after a competitive finish we finally have all the matchups for baseball’s big dance set. The divisional series will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1, and to get you ready for October baseball we have been taking a look back at some of the best moments in MLB playoff history over the next few days.

Philadelphia Phillies: Roy Halladay to have shoulder surgery

Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay will have arthroscopic surgery to repair a bone spur in his right shoulder.

Philadelphia Phillies: Roy Halladay to have shoulder examined

After two more bad starts, including his most recent in a 14-2 shellacking by the hapless Miami Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay is getting his right shoulder examined in Los Angeles. After the game, Halladay admitted his shoulder had been hurting since April 24. His two subsequent starts were, shall we say, ineffective.

Call To The Bullpen Podcast: Falling Stars

Jered Weaver, Troy Tulowitzki, Roy Halladay, Matt Kemp…the list goes on. Many of the biggest stars in Major League Baseball are going down to injury. Corey D’Souza and I welcome special guest Mike Beauvais to the show as we discuss what teams will do to compensate for lost players.

In Celebration of Josh Hamilton…and the 6 Other Baseball Players I’d Pay the Most to See Play

There aren’t many players in the history of the game like Josh Hamilton. When healthy and of sound mind, few ever have been better. Even fewer have been more fun to watch. Thinking about all of this today led me to wonder what other current MLB players are Josh Hamilton All Stars — or the guys I’d pay the most to see play. It certainly wasn’t hard to come up with #2 on the list.

The 12 Most Impressive Pitching Performances in MLB History

In a performance that can only be described as dominating, Phil Humber retired 27 straight Seattle Mariners using just 97 pitches while striking out nine. Keith Mullett counts down 12 other remarkably impressive pitching performances from the annals of baseball history.

Fantasy Baseball Strategy: Starting Pitchers – Roy Halladay vs. Justin Verlander – How good will Stephen Strasburg be? Yu Darvish?

Whose stock is rising? Should you draft starting pitchers early? Ryan McElroy answers these questions and more in the starting pitcher edition of his position primers series.

Philadelphia Phillies v St. Louis Cardinals NLDS Preview: Analysis, TV Schedule, and Pitching Matchups

Led by their Four Aces, the Phillies cruised to their fifth straight NL East title, winning a franchise-record 102 games. The Cardinals needed an incredible collapse by Atlanta and help from Philadelphia to earn the wild card. They meet up starting today in one NLDS matchup.

Fantasy Baseball Weekly Pitching Primer: Halladay, Bedard, Hudson are two-start, must-start hurlers

This week there are several more-than-capable starting pitching options, including some stud two-start guys, who can carry your team to a Week 10 victory if you play them correctly.

Why is the (east coast) media doubting the Reds & Rangers?

Considering we’re looking mostly at ESPN, that question may seem rhetorical, but even some guys at the venerable MLB Network (a fantastic channel) were picking the Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland Athletics, Anaheim Angels and others to unseat the defending NL Central and AL West champs. It’s still quite early, and I don’t gamble […]

It’s GREAT to be a Philadelphia sports fan — even if their fans won’t admit it

The most coveted free agent of this offseason chose to return to Philadelphia mainly because he loved his three months there in 2009. That’s quite a compliment to the city, the team, and their fans.

Perfection!

AJ, who has made has disdain for the mainstream sports media well known here at MSF, has nevertheless been thrilled the past week or so with the baseball writers’ selections for the 2010 postseason awards.

The single most mind-blowingly appropriate fact about the 2010 MLB Playoffs

One of the charms of baseball is the endless supply of factoids that are unique to each game, each batter versus pitcher matchup, and each series. In 2010, there is one that easily stands out above all others as the most mind-blowing of all.

Who should win the Cy Young Awards for 2010?

The Cy Young rule is clear: the honor goes to the BEST pitcher on ANY team in a season. With that in mind, AJ analyzes both the AL and NL Cy Young contenders and offers his picks for each league. What are your picks?

White Sox-Roy Halladay Trade Discussion: Danks, Ramirez for Halladay?

Although the White Sox seem to have fallen somewhat off the Roy Halladay trade rumor radar screen, Rick Morrisey writes in the Tribune that the White Sox should do whatever it takes, including trading John Danks and Alexei Ramirez, to bring Halladay to the South Side. Should they?