On Monday, the Philadelphia Phillies officially signed former Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta. OFFICIAL: #Phillies have signed RHP Jake Arrieta to a multi-year contract. Welcome to Philadelphia, @JArrieta34! #BeBold pic.twitter.com/7txyEsliUo — Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) March 12, 2018 The pact is a three-year, $75 million dollar contract and gives the Phils another ace to pair with Aaron […]Read more "Money Well Spent: What the Signing of Jake Arrieta Means for The Phillies"
For weeks, everyone in the baseball world had one question: WHAT IS GOING ON WITH JAKE ARRIETA?!? After a long winter with spring on the horizon, we have our answer. The Phillies have got their man. Jake Arrieta has signed a 3-year deal worth $75 million with the Philadelphia Phillies. According to MLB insider Jon […]Read more "Rebuilding ends as Jake Arrieta signs with Phillies"
The Phillies are now six games, five played against professional opponents, into Spring Training, and as such, it’s time to take a look back at the first week of the prequel to the 2018 campaign. Aaron Nola Named Opening Day Starter For the first time in his professional career, 24-year-old Aaron Nola will take […]Read more "Phillies Spring Training week one news and notes"
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?"
The Phillies are set to make their 2018 Spring Training debut on Friday against the Toronto Blue Jays. The contest will mark the first time the Phillies take the field in 146 days, and with it comes a wave of excitement. On the heels of that wave, however, are the winds of change. The Phillies […]Read more "Three Phillies that need strong spring training performances"
Early Tuesday morning, Jon Heyman of MLB Network and FanRag Sports reported that the Phillies and former Cubs and Orioles starting pitcher, Jake Arrieta, are communicating about the possibility of a contract. The Phillies have been open about wanting a veteran pitcher to bolster their young rotation, but GM Matt Klentak has made it clear […]Read more "Why adding Jake Arrieta makes sense for the Phillies"
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?"
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"