Ryan and Mike discuss what the Phillies organization should do in July 2013 on the newest episode of the Sports with Balls Show.
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Here is a look at how teams around baseball stack up heading towards July.
#1. St. Louis Cardinals (45-26) – The Cardinals are among the best current franchises in sports. Consistently competitive along with multiple championships. They are at it again in 2013 holding the best record in baseball to this point.
#2. Boston Red Sox (44-29) – It appears the culture and negativity has been bounced from Boston. They’ve had a great run to this point but there are a lot of games left against a lot of talented divisional opponents.
#3. Oakland Athletics (43-30) – Who are these guys? The A’s still don’t have many recognizable faces to the average baseball fan yet they continue to win baseball games. Strong pitching along with clutch hitting usually = victories.
#4. Cincinnati Reds (43-29) – Consistent starting pitching. Dominating closer and a strong offense has the Reds looking to reach the postseason for the 2nd consecutive season.
#5. Atlanta Braves (42-30) – The Braves are loaded with talent both offensively and pitching wise. We’ve seen how good they can be when they play there best. (11-1 start). Justin Upton needs to again find his stroke. Continue reading
Terry Francona has had enough time off from the game. After being fired from the 2011 September collapse of the Red Sox, Francona worked for ESPN as an in studio anaylst and was in the three-man booth for Sunday Night Baseball.