For all the hype about their pitching, the Philadelphia Phillies have a big hole to fill that another ace can't plug.
It's old news in the baseball world, happened a few days ago: Jayson Werth, former Phillies right fielder and free agent, agreed to accept $126 million over seven years to play for the Washington Nationals.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy might have a better alternative than simply walking Josh Hamilton in key spots during the World Series.
Jayson Werth stood in the on-deck circle as the Philadelphia Phillies' season ended on Saturday. The question now is what's on deck for the free agent to be.
So much for Chase Utley, Josh Hamilton and their playoff pals handling every grounder, popup and throw with ease. So far, this October is all about those Es.
Cole Hamels struck out nine in a dominant five-hitter, Chase Utley homered and the Philadelphia Phillies advanced to the NL championship series for the third consecutive season, beating the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 on Sunday night to complete a first-round sweep.
When Adam Dunn stepped to the plate for his final at-bat in what might have been his last home game as a member of the Washington Nationals, the crowd of 20,026 gave him a standing ovation.
Jayson Werth hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning after Ryan Howard had a two-run single to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to their seventh straight win, 7-6 over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.
Tim Lincecum won his third straight start following a career-high, five-game losing streak and had a two-run single as the San Francisco Giants roughed up San Diego ace Mat Latos to win 6-1 Sunday and cut the struggling Padres' lead to less than one percentage point atop the NL West.