Today’s the day that baseball nerds, such as myself, get overexcited for, for one hiarticular reason. Today is the first day of genuine Spring Training baseball games, in which professional hitters will step into the box against professional pitchers. Now, that doesn’t mean all of these athletes are Major League talents, drastically watering down the […]Read more "2018 MLB Standings Prediction: Can the Phillies climb to the top?"
In an ever increasing “news now” world, where the timeline has gone from a 24-hour cycle to a 24-second cycle, America’s pastime is attempting to adapt to modern times. The league announced a five-part rule change this week with hopes of speeding up the pace of play. The five-part rule change is primarily an in-between-innings […]Read more "MLB pace of play rules have been established, but what do they mean for the future of the game?"
Philadelphians, your Eagles are Super Bowl 52 Champs! What are you going to do now? Well, we’ll tell you what you should do now. You should start thinking about the NFL Draft which begins in exactly ten weeks! By the way, did we mention it’s being held in Dallas this year? Dallas, a place, in […]Read more "The Philly Sports Network NFL Draft rankings: Quarterback edition"
The Phillies announced Thursday that the club has signed former Blue Jay and Pirate starting pitcher Drew Hutchison to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. The ink went to paper just hours after the team’s pitchers and catchers opened up the spring session with a workout and a bullpen session, as […]Read more "Phillies sign veteran starter to Minor League deal"
If you’ve followed my chronicles over the past 10 months with Philly Sports Network, you’ll undoubtedly know that I am a fiend when it comes to certain statistical categories in baseball. I pound on base percentage and walks into your heads on a weekly basis, likely to the point of absurdity and annoyance, but they’re […]Read more "One Phillies’ statistic that needs to be raised in 2018"
The Phillies have added two veterans to the Spring Training fold to see if either has anything left in the tank. The club signed infielder Ryan Flaherty and outfielder Collin Cowgill to minor league deals, each with an invite to Spring Training. Flaherty has spent his entire six year Major League career with the Baltimore […]Read more "Instant analysis: Phillies Sign Two Vets To NRI Deals"
Utter euphoria has descended upon the Delaware Valley, as the Philadelphia Eagles have captured the franchise’s first Lombardi Trophy. Philadelphia is abuzz with excitement, as we anxiously await the parade that is set to take place down Broad Street in just a few days. With that being said, as one team’s season comes to a […]Read more "Three Phillies Spring Training storylines to watch"
After being drafted with the number one overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft, Mark Appel is leaving the Phillies’ organization and stepping away from the game. Appel is the latest high draft pick to come out of the collegiate ranks who didn’t experience the big league success envisioned when the Houston Astros selected him […]Read more "Phillies’ reclamation project ends unsuccessfully"
This offseason free agency period has been, quite possibly, the strangest in recent memory. The process of free agency is to, get this, sign free agents. It’s an unbelievably simple concept, yet teams have been gun shy this winter to pull the trigger on some of the biggest names available. J.D. Martinez, Yu Darvish, and […]Read more "Three players the Phillies should still target in Free Agency"
It appears that 2017 wasn’t the farewell tour for one former All-Star reliever after all. Attempting one final comeback, Francisco Rodriguez has latched on with the Phillies on a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training for one final shot at the big leagues. The man that affectionately took on the persona “K-Rod” […]Read more "Phillies Sign Six-Time All Star Reliever To Minor League Deal"