It came as a shock when Phillies pitching coach Bryan Price called it a career after just 1 season into his 3-year contract. Price looked to be a revelation for the Phillies. In his eventful career, he started as the pitching coach of the 2001 Seattle Mariners – only the winningest team in baseball history. […]Read more "Phillies officially ink new pitching coach Caleb Cotham"
From 2007-2011, Phillies baseball was the hot ticket in Philadelphia. It hadn’t been since 1993 that the Philly Phaithful had something to be excited for in red pinstripes. During that time span, one of the most exciting and fun to watch players in baseball was coming into their own. Most fans in Philly knew him […]Read more "The Flyin’ Hawaiian Soars onto the Hall of Fame Ballot"
The Phillies don’t have much of a hallowed past when it comes to recruiting MLB level players from overseas. They have never had an Ichiro, Yu Darvish, Hideki Matsui, or Hideo Nomo. The last player the Phillies had on their roster from the Far East was the Korean Baseball Organization standout Hyun Soo Kim. After […]Read more "Could the Phillies spring a surprise in replacing Didi Gregorius?"
Sorry, Bryce Harper, JT Realmuto isn’t going to stay with the Phillies. If reports are true, Realmuto’s eyes are set on around $200 million for his next contract. Joe Mauer holds the record for annual average value for a catcher with $23 million per year in his 8-year/ $184 million contract. That contract extension kicked […]Read more "Should the Phillies set their sights on James McCann?"
Since the inception of the Major League Rookie of the Year award in 1947, the Philadelphia Phillies have had 4 players receive said honor. Jack Sanford was the first in 1957 thanks to a 19-8 record and a 3.08 ERA. The second just had his number retired by the Phillies. In 1964, Dick Allen had […]Read more "Phillies: Has Alec Bohm hit his way to a Rookie of the Year award?"
For the most part, the Phillies didn’t have much of an injury problem in the 2020 season. A Jay Bruce here, an Adam Morgan there. Nothing was too bad. During a huge series against the Marlins, the Phillies had both JT Realmuto and Rhys Hoskins go down with injuries. JT Realmuto should be fine in […]Read more "How Rhys Hoskins’ elbow injury impacts the Phillies"
John Middleton described it as correcting an injustice. For years, it was the Phillies’ policy not to retire a player’s number unless they were inducted into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. That all changed today. Dick Allen (known in other cities as Richie) had his iconic number 15 retired in front of a select, […]Read more "Phillies Immortalize Number 15 in Honor of Dick Allen"
If I told you in January of 2020 that Rhys Hoskins would have a higher OPS than Mike Trout, you would’ve never believed me. To be fair, there’s a lot of things that you wouldn’t have believed in January of 2020. Rhys Hoskins has a higher On-base percentage plus slugging percentage than Mike Trout, Anthony […]Read more "A closer look at the recent rise of Phillies’ Rhys Hoskins"
At the end of 2017, there seemed to be an abundance of hope for the Philadelphia Phillies. The absolute breakout of rookie first baseman Rhys Hoskins pushed the Phillies to be buyers in the offseason. No longer would the rebuild be front and center! Finally, the Phillies would spend some money and try to compete. […]Read more "Jake Arrieta has become the Worst signing in Phillies’ History"
The Phillies still have the highest bullpen ERA in the majors with a 7.02 ERA. To pad their bullpen, the Phillies add David Phelps. The 8-year veteran is in the midst of a great season with the Brewers. In 13 IP, Phelps has posted a 2.77 ERA. He’s also been striking out hitters at a […]Read more "Instant analysis: Phillies Acquire David Phelps in trade with Brewers"