Unlike the snail-paced tempo of last winter, this MLB offseason has been an absolute whirlwind. Free-agent class headliners Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon, Stephen Strasburg, Yasmani Grandal, and Madison Bumgarner have all already put pen to paper and found new homes- essentially dashing the Phillies chances of landing an elite talent this winter. Amongst the chaos […]Read more "Phillies running low on options (and funds) to get over the hump"
Last season, Philadelphia Phillies’ fans witnessed a complete circus of a pitching staff. From starters to the bullpen, the Phillies used a total of 34 total pitchers, which topped the entire MLB. This is also six higher than the league average. This same carousel of pitchers was fourth-worst in the league with 4.90 runs allowed […]Read more "Call to the Pen: Checking in on the Philadelphia Phillies’ Bullpen"
Hi, Phillies blogger/fan Alec Kostival here. I know this may seem a little informal than usual, but it felt like the best route in discussing the big bad luxury tax. Let me throw some background information at you first. So far in the offseason, the Phillies have added about $38 million in taxable payroll. While […]Read more "It’s time for the Phillies to push past the luxury tax barrier"
Sure, the Phillies show interest in Madison Bumgarner. Despite the rumblings over the two-time Silver Slugger pitcher though, the Phillies are going “all-in” on a handful of players to fill positions they already have. In fact, it almost seems like they’re pursuing any free agent possible. Could this mean the DH is making its way […]Read more "How the Phillies’ Offseason Moves Signal the DH is on It’s Way to the National League"
The Phillies have a reunion on there hands as Joel Sherman reports that the Phillies are in agreement with free agent shortstop Didi Gregorius. The report states that Gregorius is headed to Philadelphia on a 1-year deal. This will bring Didi Gregorius back under the guidance of manager Joe Girardi. The duo were together in […]Read more "Instant Analysis: Phillies Sign Didi Gregorius"
Four letters have described the type of season JT Realmuto had in 2020. B.C.I.B. Best Catcher In Baseball Phillies fans have known that as a fact for a while. Today, MLB confirmed it. In the first ever All-MLB Team voting, JT Realmuto was named Fist Team All-MLB as the catcher. In 2019, JT Realmuto set […]Read more "Phillies’ JT Realmuto Confirmed as ‘BCIB’"
Last week, we watched the Phillies sign Zack Wheeler to a five-year, $118 million contract. A name that has come up for the team since the trade deadline last year is the former San Francisco Giant, Madison Bumgarner. According to Bob Nightengale, Bumgarner is seeking a very similar deal to Wheeler. The southpaw wishes for […]Read more "Madison Bumgarner Should be the Phillies’ #1 Back up Plan"
During Monday afternoon, the news was released via Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM that the Phillies and Cubs have previously been engaged in trade talks. Both ball clubs have shown mutual interest regarding the stellar third baseman, Kris Bryant, but nothing as of late has come about. However, it is notable that Bryant and the Cubs […]Read more "RUMOR: Phillies and Cubs spark mutual trade interest over Kris Bryant"
After signing starter Zack Wheeler to a five-year, $208 million contract on Wednesday, the Phillies are still not close to done this offseason. According to Bob Nightengale, the Philadelphia Phillies are going “all-in” on third baseman Anthony Rendon. If unable to land the (ex?) National, then the Phillies are using Josh Donaldson as a “back-up” […]Read more "Should Anthony Rendon be the Phillies’ next big-money target?"
“‘CLIFFMAS’ GIFT FILLS CITY WITH PRIDE, CREATES HIGH HOPES FOR TEAM” was the headline that ran on December 15, 2010 in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The article reflected how all Philadelphians were feeling at the time. Most were overjoyed to see the winner of 2 2009 World Series games back in red pinstripes. Even famous Philadelphian’s […]Read more "Could Phillies fans see another “Cliffmas” this year?"