Towards the end of the Phillies season, I explained why JT Realmuto should garner NL MVP votes. After Realmuto has been named the NL Gold Glove winner and NL Silver Slugger, it is clear that Realmuto will have some MVP votes. The first line of my previous piece still holds true. JT Realmuto will not […]Read more "Where will Phillies’ JT Realmuto fall in MVP voting?"
In the 2017 offseason, the Phillies decided they need to make a big splash as they were coming out of a rebuild. That divebomb into the pool was signing Jake Arrieta for $75 million over 3 years. Yeeeeaaaaahhhhhh… It hasn’t worked out. What. So. Ever. In fact, the $20 million that Arrieta will make in […]Read more "Could Jake Arrieta’s contract go down as the Phillies’ worst ever?"
Today the Phillies introduce to the public to their 55th manager in team history. Joe Girardi will succeed Gabe Kapler as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. Girardi has been one of a few former Yankees to join the Phillies in the past couple of seasons. In offseason of 2017, the Phillies hired Rob Thomson as […]Read more "Poaching Rothschild from Yankees Could be power-play for the Phillies"
The Phillies defense was one of the biggest team improvements of 2019. In 2018, the team was 29th in fielding percentage and errors committed. In 2019, the Phillies improved to 15th in errors committed and 12th in fielding percentage. That improvement has yielded 3 Rawlings Gold Glove finalists for the Phillies. We all knew that […]Read more "Multiple Phillies named as Golden Glove finalists"
Experts all agreed that the Nationals could be the biggest threat to the Dodgers if they made the playoffs. The experts were right. The Nationals pitching rotation powered them to their first World Series. Max Scherzer headlines that group of starters. Without Scherzer, the Nationals would most likely not be in this position. No matter […]Read more "Gerrit Cole could be the Phillies’ Max Scherzer if they are willing to spend"
There is no confidential secret. Nationals fans were not happy when Bryce Harper signed with the Phillies for the next 13 years. Irate might be a better word…with a pinch of salt. Bryce Harper got paid and had a solid season with the Phillies. His 35 HR were the 2nd most of his career. He […]Read more "Bryce Harper shouldn’t be part of the Nationals Narrative"
We’ve gone through and grading all the starting pitchers, we dove headfirst into the barren abyss of the bullpen. But I’ve saved the “best” part of the Phillies for last. The report card for the position players will be slightly different than the other two. All players will get two grades: Defensive (abbreviated DEF) and […]Read more "Phillies end of season report card: The position players"
The biggest question of the offseason for the Phillies has been answered. With Jim Salisbury breaking the news and Todd Zolecki confirming it, Gabe Kapler is finished as Phillies’ manager after 2 years with the Phillies. Kapler had a 161-163 record as the Phillies skipper. The manager was constantly a hot button topic in the […]Read more "Instant analysis: Phillies dismiss Gabe Kapler"
On Wednesday, the St. Louis Cardinals scored 10 runs in the first inning of game 5 of the NLDS. Never before had any team put up 10 runs in any 1 inning of the playoffs. For Phillies fans, there was no taste sweeter than seeing that it was the Braves getting their teeth kicked in. […]Read more "An Ode to Phillies-Killer Brian McCann"
Going into the Arizona Fall League season, the largest Phillies talking points were Alec Bohm and Spencer Howard. To their credit, they are both finding a lot of success with the Scottsdale Scorpions. Alec Bohm is currently 2nd in batting average on the team behind Giants’ top prospect Joey Bart (who is hitting .400). He […]Read more "Could Connor Seabold be the Phillies’ next breakout prospect?"