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"
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"
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?"
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"
Matt Stairs will pack his bags and head across the country, leaving one team he played for behind in favor of another. After just one season as the Phillies hitting coach, Stairs has accepted the same position with the San Diego Padres. After the Phillies announced that manager Pete Mackanin would not return in 2018, […]Read more "Matt Stairs Leaves Phillies For San Diego Padres"
Over the last few days, rumors have been swirling around that Major League Baseball has been considering a multitude of moves in the near future that would shake up the complexity of the league as we know it. Two big words stand out as the rumors start to become more than whispers: Expansion and Realignment. […]Read more "A New Phillies Rivalry? Expansion? Realignment? Things Could Get Interesting In MLB"
The Phillies made somewhat of a surprising move today, announcing that final three games of the season against the Mets will be Pete Mackanin’s last as the team’s skipper. Had you asked me in July if this move was going to be made, I’d have adamantly said yes. The Phillies were 29-58, slinking into the […]Read more "Phillies decision to part ways with Pete Mackanin could come back to haunt them"
When you make a comment on a player, a lot can happen over the next six months. In the early part of the 2017 season, I made mention that Nick Pivetta should move to the bullpen when the year comes to an end. Strictly looking at his stuff, one could easily note that he has […]Read more "What should the Phillies do With Nick Pivetta In 2018?"
On April 4, 2003, a 24-year-old kid from Pasadena, California stepped into the box for the first time as a Philadelphia Phillie. He was subsequently punched out by Pirates’ pitcher Jeff Suppan. 20 days later, in his first Big League start, things went a little differently, as the lefty second baseman got a hold of […]Read more "Dear Phillies fans: It’s time to stop the standing ovations for Chase Utley"