In the words of the Phillies’ own Dave Dombrowski, “every offseason is different.” This offseason, a combination of a growing trend of teams wanting to wait players out causing them to settle for a lower contract combined with losses from the pandemic have created a very slow market. Philadelphia has made small splashes while watching […]Read more "The Phillies Just Need to Close on the Realmuto Deal"
With Spring Training right around the corner, we take a look at how Phillies’ catchers compare with the rest of the NL East. As things currently stand, Phillies’ pitchers and catchers are set to report to Clearwater on February 17th, less than a month away. While rosters have yet to be fully furnished this offseason, […]Read more "How do Phillies Catchers Rank against the NL East?"
The Phillies have made great strides to fix their bullpen this offseason. From signing Archie Bradley to making trades for the hard-throwing duo of Jose Alvarado and Sam Coonrod, there will be a different look to the group in 2021. Dabble in the influence of new pitching coach Caleb Cotham, and there is a recipe […]Read more "Four relief pitchers the Phillies should target to boost bullpen"
Following the New York Yankees bringing back D.J. LeMahieu on a six-year, $90 million deal on Friday, it is time for the Phillies to re-sign Didi Gregorius. LeMahieu’s contract with the Yankees averages out to a $15 million AAV. LeMahieu was third in the American League MVP results with a 177 OPS+. His .364 batting […]Read more "It’s time for the Phillies to bring back Didi Gregorius"
The free agent reliever market has been heating up over the last 48 hours, and it appears the Phillies are ready to jump in. On Thursday evening, reports began to come in that former Reds’ reliever Archie Bradley was nearing a deal with an unknown team. Moments later, the Phillies were identified as that team, […]Read more "Instant analysis: Phillies Sign Archie Bradley to One-Year Deal"
The Phillies’ chances of winning the NL East in 2021 have (not surprisingly) decreased over the past week. The Mets continue to show off their new owner’s money as they traded for SS Francisco Lindor and SP Carlos Carrasco. Meanwhile, the Nationals are making smaller, yet still pivotal, additions, having signed on OF Kyle Schwarber. […]Read more "Could the Phillies Bring In All-Star OF George Springer?"
Three months in and the Phillies have yet to make any significant improvements this offseason. But why has this offseason been so slow? When the Phillies’ offseason began in October, fans knew that the outlook was grim. Between the many holes to fill on the team and the rise of literally every other team in […]Read more "Explaining the Phillies Take-It-Slow Approach This Offseason"
Given all of the gaps the Phillies need to fill this offseason, they should sign one of these cheap starting pitchers to fill the 2021 rotation. The Phillies have a lot of holes to fill for the 2021 season. Between fixing the bullpen, center field, re-signing J.T. Realmuto, and figuring out the middle infield, a […]Read more "Could the Phillies Sign One of These Cheap, Veteran Pitchers?"
As the trade market for starting pitchers heats up, the Phillies should look to add one of these five pitchers to their rotation. Following the subsequent trades of Blake Snell and Yu Darvish to the Padres this week, the starting pitchers market has seemingly caught fire. Even the Phillies have entered the trade market as […]Read more "Phillies Should Trade For One of These Five Starting Pitchers"
News broke late Sunday night that the Tampa Bay Rays traded ace pitcher Blake Snell to the San Diego Padres. The trade (which yielded a strong return in prospects) indicates that the Rays are yet again looking to cut costs. The Phillies could well be looking to take advantage of this. The Rays are notorious […]Read more "Should the Phillies Trade for Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier?"