Remember Nick Pivetta and Cole Irvin? Of course, you do! They would routinely post ERA’s in the 5s and be generally frustrating. Most of us thought at some point that they could contribute to the Phillies rotation. After being traded for controversial figure Jonathan Papelbon from Washington, Pivetta had especially high hopes. If anything, we […]Read more "Former Phillies Prospects Are Succeeding for Other Teams (Go Figure)"
A few years ago, Zack Wheeler fell behind the shadow of the Met’s pitchers in front of him. Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, and, yes, Matt Harvey all flashed ace potential. All things considered, Wheeler was a number 3 pitcher in a starting rotation that could flash number 2 potential. As a pitcher with a 98 […]Read more "Zack Wheeler is blossoming into an ace right before our eyes"
For the first time in well more than a year, there will be minor league baseball. The fun antics of local mascots and the performance of baseball’s future stars will once again be on display. Because of the changes to Minor League Baseball, the Phillies will field just 4 professional teams this year: The Triple-A […]Read more "Minor Thoughts: The Phillies Most Interesting Minor League Assignments"
Ok, here’s the situation that unfurled Wednesday night. Relieving starter Johan Oviedo, Genesis Cabrera came in to pitch in his 43rd career game. His first pitch was a 97 MPH sinker straight to the face. Cabrera could’ve easily broken Bryce Harper’s jaw. Bryce walked off on his own power but it certainly didn’t look good. […]Read more "Has Genesis Cabrera Awoken the Phillies After Last Night’s Incident?"
The Phillies clearly have a back-end rotation problem. From the start, we knew that. Matt Moore, currently on the IL, has an atrocious 9.82 ERA. Chase Anderson has lost all 3 of his starts and has posted a 6.48 ERA. In his lone start, Vince Velasquez went 5 innings and allowed just 2 ER but […]Read more "It’s Time for the Phillies to Reunite with Cole Hamels"
For the first time since 2015, the San Francisco Giants have won a series in Philadelphia. They won the first 2 games and the Phillies salvaged game 3. It was a series that could’ve easily been swept by the Phillies had they not been hit by the IL bug. Many things happened during this series. […]Read more "Four things we learned about the Phillies in recent series against the Giants"
The Philadelphia Phillies are flying home to face the St. Louis Cardinals after a depressing road trip that saw the team go 1-5. The first road trip of the year for the Phillies ended up being a minor disaster. Between a 3-game set in Atlanta and a rain-shortened 3-game set in New York, the Phillies […]Read more "Series Preview: Phillies Fly Home to Face Cardinals"
Rhys Hoskins started out 2021 with a hot bat, but something noticeable has been missing. Is Hoskins still the same player? As pointed out by Philly Sports Network contributor Jayln Smoot, the Phillies’ first baseman, Rhys Hoskins, has started the season in a solid way. Since that piece has been out, Hoskins has cooled a bit. […]Read more "Is It Now Time To Be Concerned about Rhys Hoskins?"
It hasn’t been a secret. The Phillies’ center field duo of Roman Quinn and Adam Haseley has not been working. Quinn has just 1 hit in 17 at bats and Haseley has hit just .190. Their performance has forced the Phillies’ hand into calling up their first number 1 overall pick since Pat Burrell, Mickey […]Read more "Instant analysis: Phillies call up top draft pick Mickey Moniak"
Remember the dark days of late 2020? Dave Dombrowski has turned them all into a long and distant memory. The Phillies felt countries away in terms of distance from resigning JT Realmuto. Matt Klentak still held power in the Phillies’ front office. The bullpen remained a nauseating reminder of what happened during the 2020 season. […]Read more "All Hail Dave Dombrowski, Savior of the Phillies Bullpen"