Vegas: Phillies Favorites to Win NL and World Series. The season hasn’t officially started, but Vegas sportsbooks are already predicting the Philadelphia Phillies to win it all in 2012. In odds published at VegasInsider.com (and tipped off to us by The20’s @meechone), the Phillies are:
- 9/2 favorites to win the World Series (the Yankees are second at 6/1)
- 17/10 favorites to win the National League (Braves and Giants both second at 7/1)
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Oswalt to the D.L., J.C. Into the Sunset. Friday marked the unceremonious end of the J.C. Romero era with the Phils. How far has the lefty fallen off our radars? His official release was relegated to the end of this story detailing Roy Oswalt’s DL stint and Scott Mathieson being recalled.
The official release of Romero (he was designated for assignment June 16) means there are only 8 Phillies remaining from the 2008 championship squad.
Romero won two games in the World Series, had trouble keeping his shoes on and was a fan favorite. The20’s @Meechone was sad to see Romero fade so quietly, tweeting:
“Never has a Philadelphia Phillies player had as clean a fade as J.C. Romero. Happy trails, Sir.”
How will you remember J.C.?
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Chase simply being in the lineup meant there wasn’t a Valdez, Francisco, Orr, or Sardinha in sight. As long as that continues, this team might not lose another game the rest of the season.
That’s Fightins blogger Mike Meech’s take on the Phillies
win conquest last night. It seemed Chase’s mere presence re-engerized the team and crowd. It’s been a long time since a hitter could take the plate and get a standing “O” while putting up a goose egg.
Dom Brown was so happy he did a celebratory plank!
[The Fightins, @Meechone, Philthy Stuff]
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