Patience is a virtue. It’s likely that your parents, grandparents and teachers drilled this proverb into your head from a very young age. Equally, you’ve likely grown very tired of hearing it preached hundreds of times, as the shear utterance of those four words sends you into flashback mode of a a more juvenile time. […]Read more "Phillies rank among league’s best in patience"
Entering the contest riding a three game winning streak, the Phillies were set to take on the Rays down in Tampa for their first interleague play of the season. The hard-throwing righty Vince Velasquez was set to take the mound and would be backed by the following lineup: Vince Velasquez gets the start in game one […]Read more "Phillies game recap: Vince Velasquez continued to dazzle in win over Rays"
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?"
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"
Today, the Phillies called up starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez and relief pitcher Victor Arano before their 10 game home stand. Alvarez, 27, will be in the majors for the first time since May of 2015. On May 22nd of 2015, Alvarez injured his throwing shoulder, and underwent arthroscopic right-shoulder surgery. He signed a 1 year, […]Read more "Phillies add Henderson Alvarez, Victor Arano to Roster"
Over the past several years, the Phillies have used high draft picks and significant trades to help bolster their once weak farm system. While it is undeniable that the front office has been successful in gearing up for a youth movement for the team, it certainly has not been perfect. Drafting and evaluating talent is […]Read more "Phillies Farm System Wrap-up Part 1: The Bad"