One of the hardest things to do in life is admit when you’re wrong. When you’re career is based on making (semi) bold statements and defending them against the masses, reclusivity is seldom easy to find. Two years ago, I made a statement claiming that Nick Pivetta would be best served moving into the bullpen, […]Read more "Phillies’ Nick Pivetta making most of opportunity"
Patience is a virtue. It’s likely that your parents, grandparents and teachers drilled this proverb into your head from a very young age. Equally, you’ve likely grown very tired of hearing it preached hundreds of times, as the shear utterance of those four words sends you into flashback mode of a a more juvenile time. […]Read more "Phillies rank among league’s best in patience"
With Gabe Kapler drawing so much of the attention through the first two weeks of Phillies’ baseball, it has become easy to forget about the club’s farm teams not located in Philadelphia. While not every affiliate has begun their season yet, their is still certainly some noteworthy action going down on the farm. AAA […]Read more "Checking in on the Phillies farm"
Trouble in paradise just six games into the season? Well, that could be more realistic than we think. The early mismanagement issues of Gabe Kapler have been well documented, and, despite a Home Opener in which the Phillies secured a 5-0 victory over the Marlins Thursday afternoon, moods haven’t all shifted away from the first […]Read more "Kapler’s analytics causing early problems for Phillies"
I’m not going to douse this with intricate vernacular. In fact, that’s the most dramatically put together sentence you’ll get from me here. Colloquialism and unshrouded abrasive language will be my narrative from here on out. Because, frankly, I’m already tired of the shtick that is being rendered on the field every night, and the […]Read more "After a worrying start to the season, Phillies manager Gabe Kapler has some explaining to do"
With a handful of moves made in the past week, the Phillies’ Opening Day roster is effectively set. But that doesn’t mean the team is done making moves or that things can’t change from now until Thursday afternoon. Since we last compiled a list of transactions, the team made three additional moves that affect the […]Read more "Phillies make more moves as opening Day looms"
With Opening Day less than a week away, the Phillies continue to make roster moves and transactions in order to get the roster down to 25 players. The final Spring Training game is set for later this afternoon, and then the team will travel to Atlanta to take on the Braves Thursday for Opening Day. […]Read more "Phillies’ Spring Training Moves Part Two: Trimming The Roster"
Over the last 24 hours, the Phillies made three separate roster moves as the club inches closer to compiling its final 25-man Opening Day roster. Tuesday afternoon saw a handful of young Phillies’ farmhand sent back to their respective minor league clubs to complete the Spring. Three positional players, including a catcher, infielder and outfielder, […]Read more "Instant analysis: Phillies make big moves as roster cutdown continues"
When it comes to positional needs, it seems that nearly every team, every year needs a running back. Whether a team is looking for its next feature back, or a complementary piece to pair with the team’s existing starter, running back is a position of need all the time. That’s likely because it’s seemingly the […]Read more "The Philly Sports Network NFL Draft rankings: Running Backs Edition"
The Texas Rangers have claimed Tommy Joseph off the Phillies’ waiver wire six days after Philadelphia designated the first baseman for assignment. The Phillies designated Joseph for assignment to make room on the roster for Jake Arrieta, who signed a three-year deal, $75 million deal last week. The Phillies had hoped to keep Joseph, who […]Read more "Texas Rangers Claim Former Phillies’ Major Leaguer"