Just four years after being selected by the Houston Astros with the number one overall, Mark Appel will look for his third team to cling on to. As part of a flurry of roster moves, the Phillies decided to remove Appel, along with Alberto Tirado, from the 40-man roster to make room for younger prospects. […]Read more "Former Phillies Number One Overall Pick Designated For Assignment"
Now that the Phillies have rounded out their staff, it’s time to focus on roster decisions. Chief among them should be how to utilize strikeout pitcher Vince Velasquez. Velasquez has proven he has more than enough talent and poise to make it at the major league level, but the question is in what capacity? Although Velasquez […]Read more "Will 2018 Be the Year the Phillies Finally Move Vince Velasquez to the Bullpen?"
Gabe Kapler’s first coaching staff as a Major League manager continues to take form. The first-time skipper has added another coach to his arsenal, hiring the services of Jim Gott to be the team’s next bullpen coach. Jim Gott spent the last six seasons as the pitching coach of the Los Angeles Angels’ rookie ball […]Read more "All you need to know: Phillies Hire New Bullpen Coach"
After being hired as the 54th manager of the Phillies two weeks ago, Gabe Kapler has made his first executive decision. Kapler has named three to his coaching staff, including two who have been within the organization in the past. The first hiring made by Kapler was likely his direct competition in the Phillies’ managerial […]Read more "All you need to know: Gabe Kapler Adds Three To Phillies Coaching Staff"
I don’t usually write opinion pieces. While I interject my thoughts into the articles I write, I try to take an objective stance on the topics I cover. But this is different. This one stings a little more. We’ve all had time to digest the news of the untimely death of former Philadelphia Phillie and […]Read more "Remembering Doc Halladay and the legacy that a Phillies icon left behind"
On November 7th, 2017- around 2 o’clock EST- news broke that former Phillies ace Roy Halladay‘s airplane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico. Even worse, the Pasco Police Department confirmed that the pilot of the aircraft had passed, but had not yet been identified. The news took the baseball world by storm- to put it […]Read more "Saying goodbye to a childhood hero: A tribute to Phillies legend Roy Halladay"
Last night, the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWA) shortened the lists of finalists to three for individual awards for the 2017 season. While the winners will be announced sporadically throughout the next few months, the first set of awards will be announced tonight, as the league decides who will take home Gold Gloves in […]Read more "Is this the year for Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis? Predicting the MLB Award Winners"
The news came quickly without any major details. A small aircraft crashed in the Gulf of Mexico with one dead. That one just happened to be Roy ‘Doc’ Halladay. The possible future Hall of Famer, 2X Cy Young winner, and all around fan favorite has passed away at 40 years old. Sports director at the […]Read more "Former Phillies legend Roy Halladay dies in plane crash in Gulf of Mexico at age 40"
Earlier this fall, the Phillies sent seven organizational players to the Arizona Fall League to continue to get at bats and innings on the mound after their respective seasons came to a close. The club sent three positional players, including outfielder and former first-round pick Cornelius Randolph, catcher Edgar Cabral and infielder Zach Green. They […]Read more "Checking In On Phillies Prospects In The AFL"
As rumored swirled as to who may be the next Phillies’ manager, the name Dusty Wathan circulated quite a bit. That’s who I believed would be the choice to headman the Phillies into 2018. But the writing may have been on the wall in opposition of Wathan when it was announced that Matt Stairs was […]Read more "All you need to know: Phillies Hire Gabe Kapler As Next Manager"