The Black History Month Spotlight series serves to highlight some of the most iconic, influential black athletes to make their mark in Philadelphia. For the second installment, we’ll cover the career and legacy of longtime shortstop and Phillies legend Jimmy Rollins. As the saying goes, big things sometimes come in small packages. There is perhaps […]Read more "Black History Month Spotlight: Jimmy Rollins"
In honor of Black History Month, I decided to introduce a series that highlights some of the most historic and influential African-American Philly athletes. I will begin this series with the Doctor himself- Julius Erving. Long before Erving was the notorious Pro Basketball Hall of Famer and icon we now know him to be, he […]Read more "Black History Month Spotlight: Julius Erving"
When the Phillies inked starting pitcher Zack Wheeler to a 5-year, $118M pact, it quickly became apparent that they envisioned him as a front-end starter- a tall order for the young hurler that has never amassed more than 12 wins in a single season. Not only is Wheeler not known for racking up a ton […]Read more "How Zack Wheeler can evolve into a staff ace for the Phillies"
In regards to roster additions and construction, this offseason has been uncharacteristically uneventful for the Phillies so far- save for the impact signings of infielder Didi Gregorius and starting pitcher Zack Wheeler. In fact, Gregorius and Wheeler are the only players the Phils have brought in on major-league contracts this winter. A far cry from […]Read more "Should the Phillies explore a Starling Marte trade?"
After being relatively quiet for the better part of the offseason, the Phillies front office has been busy over the last few days, signing a slew of veteran relievers to minor league contracts. Following the deals, longtime hurlers Drew Storen, Bud Norris, and Francisco Liriano will all report to the Phils’ Spring Training camp, where […]Read more "Phillies Hoping to Extract Value With Low-Risk Signings"
Massive spending was the hallmark of the Phillies’ offseason a year ago. En-route to acquiring David Robertson, Andrew McCutchen, Jean Segura, J.T Realmuto, and Bryce Harper, the team shelled out a whopping $403M. Typical of the affluent Phillies, the team continued to spend the big bucks this winter, conferring $132M to land Didi Gregorius and […]Read more "Follow the Money: Phillies Payroll Suggests One More Season in the Wings"
Apart of sixteen roster transactions since initially signing with Philly as an UDFA in 2017- being waived by the team accounting for the bulk of them- quarterback-turned-receiver Greg Ward was hardly a blip on the radar in the NFL arena coming into the season. A former collegiate star at the University of Houston, Ward began […]Read more "Practice has made perfect for Eagles WR Greg Ward"
NFC East Champions for the second time in the past three seasons, the Eagles are set to host a divisional-round playoff matchup against the Seahawks this Sunday. Just as they were the last time the Eagles secured the division and hosted a playoff game at the Linc, the defense has been a huge catalyst for […]Read more "Can Jim Schwartz overcome his biggest flaw against seattle?"
Things have not gone smoothly for the Eagles this season. Former Pro Bowlers Malik Jackson, Jordan Howard, Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson have all spent extensive time on the injured list, the cornerback position continues to be a revolving door, the defense hasn’t traveled well on the road, Pederson and his offensive staff have turned […]Read more "Veterans are stabilizing the Eagles youth infusion"
On Sunday night, the Eagles squared off against the rival Cowboys with the fate of the division hanging in the balance. While this is far from the first time the two storied franchises did battle over the NFC East crown, Sunday’s bout seemed extra special considering everything the Eagles endured so far this season. Having […]Read more "Eagles’ latest improbable run is par for the course in the Pederson era"