After an eventful offseason and productive spring training, the Phillies opened the season on the road against the division rival Braves. It was a less than ideal start for the Phils- particularly for rookie manager Gabe Kapler. Let’s recap the action from Atlanta: Bullpen Woes The Phillies were huge players in free agency for relievers this […]Read more "Series recap: Phillies suffer a rough start to the season in Atlanta"
After wrapping up their Spring Training up in Clearwater, the Phillies made their 2018 Opening Day debut in a road game against the Braves. It was an eventful outing, as Aaron Nola made his first Opening Day start and the Phils played their first meaningful game of 2018. Let’s recap the action from SunTrust Park: […]Read more "Five takeaways: Phillies suffer nail biting loss on opening day"
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"
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"
The day was May 30, 1986. 25,320 people scattered in the seats of Three-River Stadium in Pittsburg, as the Pirates took on the Dodgers. A young Orel Hershiser had the ball for the boys in blue. A 21-year-old thin 6’2″ centerfielder stepped in the box to start the hitting for in the bottom of the 1st for the Pirates. Achieving the […]Read more "Phillies wonderkid Rhys Hoskins is making history…Again"
For the second time in just three days, the Phillies have made a waiver claim for a relief pitcher. This time, the team picked up left hander Kevin Siegrist, formerly of the St. Louis Cardinals. The team, again, will be responsible for the rest of Siegrist’s salary, which comes out to be about $270,000. Siegrist […]Read more "All you need to know: Phillies Claim RP Kevin Siegrist From Cardinals"
After the Phillies shipped Pat Neshek to the Colorado Rockies and Howie Kendrick to the Washington Nationals earlier this week, it was expected that the team would make moves in order to get the roster back to full strength. The team elected to keep the positional players it had in check and promoted two bullpen […]Read more "Everything you need to know about the Phillies’ newest relievers"
After the Phillies dropped Saturday’s game 3-2 to the Milwaukee Brewers and became the first team to lose 60 games this season, Odubel Herrera was asked about his recent offensive surge. Herrera had homered in three straight games and came ever so close to a third in Sunday’s matinee win over the Brew Crew. So […]Read more "Are you okay With Odubel Herrera’s recent comments on his spot in Phillies lineup?"
The unofficial first half of the season has come to an end, and the American League has claimed supremacy over the National League for the 17th time in 21 games (comparable to just three National League wins and a tie in 2002). With the end of All Star Week, we can now move past the […]Read more "Four things to look forward to in the second half of Phillies season"
As most readers already know, the Phillies are sitting in the basement of the league with a record of 28-58. It has been a difficult rebuild for the players, coaches, and fans involved since it officially started in 2014 (although the team has not made the playoffs since 2011), and many fans are questioning whether […]Read more "On the right track? How does the Phillies rebuild compare to those of Astros and Cubs?"