A Phillies’ pitch won’t officially be thrown for another 36 days, but the Spring Training roster is starting to take shape midway through January. Along with the usual cast and crew of Phillies’ Major Leaguers on the 25-man roster, eight players were chosen from the farm system as non-roster invitees. These eight include five pitchers, […]Read more "All you need to know about the eight Non-Roster Invitees to Phillies 2018 Spring Training"
It seems the Phillies’ front office executives will not have to spend any time in court this offseason, allowing them to focus on taking the next step in this rebuild. The Phillies had the first and sole chance to sign a handful of their young players to extensions before the arbitration deadline yesterday, which the […]Read more "Phillies avoid arbitration with all eligible players"
The Phillies have not been good over the last few years. It’s not an earth-shattering statement echoed by one Philly Sports Network Phillies’ contributor. It’s not a sentiment that’s never been said before in fear of betraying one’s loyalties to this particular club. We all know what the last few seasons have brought to this […]Read more "Who could be The X-Factor for a successful Phillies’ season?"
Darren Oliver, LaTroy Hawkins, and Jamie Moyer all pitched well into their 40’s with the latter currently on the HoF voting ballot. In 508.2 IP in his age 35-42 seasons, Darren Oliver posted a 2.95 ERA with a 1.148 WHIP. That’s well above average for any pitcher, let alone a pitcher who’d be considered past […]Read more "There’s one former Cy Young Winner that the Phillies should check in on"
“Ruin Tomorrow”, they used to call him. Everyone in Philadelphia always has their own opinions, but from 2012-2015 they could all agree on one thing. Even at 3 in the morning, Philadelphians could be heard yelling “I HATE RUBEN AMARO” and “I COULD DO A BETTER JOB”. And then, suddenly, the complaining stopped. Ruben was […]Read more "Ruben Amaro Jr. Heals Relationship with Phillies Fans after ‘The Goldbergs’ Guest Spot"
It’s January 3rd which means that I just turned 22! (Cue Taylor Swift music here) I know everyone is excited to celebrate and I’m personally inviting the Philadelphia Phillies to my party. This, of course, means that Mr. Klentak and Mr. Montgomery owe me a birthday present. It might be late notice, but I thought […]Read more "It’s my Birthday, Will the Phillies give me the perfect present?"
When the Phillies were partaking in their managerial interviews, one of the names that was rumored was AAA manager Dusty Wathan. When Wathan was passed up for the job in favor of Gabe Kapler, it was clear that the organization didn’t want to lose Wathan to another club. To prevent such move, the Phillies announced […]Read more "All you need to know: Phillies Tab Next AAA Manager"
“The worst place to be in sports is purgatory.” No, that’s not from the endless quotes of Vince Lombardi or Marshawn Lynch. Those words were uttered by yours truly, and it’s a mentality that I’ve held firm on since I began my journey as a sports media member in 2012. There are three places to […]Read more "Instant analysis: Former Indians first baseman Carlos Santana signs with the Phillies"
The winter meetings began on Monday, and as we like to say in the baseball world, the stove is getting hot for some teams in the league. For the Angels, Shohei Otani’s signing and subsequent injury news means the stove in Anaheim is catching fire. For the Phillies, the stove will likely be on a […]Read more "All you need to know: Phillies add two key Bullpen arms"
Manny Machado is a hot name at the 2017 MLB Winter Meetings, and for good reason. The superstar third baseman has made three all-star teams in just six seasons, been awarded two gold glove awards, and is only 25 years old. The talented slugger is also coming off an impressive 33 homerun season. It’s not […]Read more "Phillies must be smart in pursuit of Manny Machado"