Hey, you. Yes, you. Are you annoyed about the new changes to the Philly Phanatic? Does the slightest sight of the “New Phanatic” send you into a blind rage? I have one more question for you. Why? Look at it. What change is so offensive? I see hardly see the difference. He’s got stars in […]Read more "Why have Phillies’ changes to the Phanatic caused such a stir?"
Baseball season is finally back. The Philadelphia Phillies kicked off their unofficial season, traveling to Lakeland, Florida to take on the Tigers. Jordan Zimmerman tossed the first pitch, and thus baseball returned. The Phillies trailed for the majority of the game, as Nick Pivetta allowed three runs early. After a fairly noneventful game, scoring burst […]Read more "Five things we learned during the Phillies’ opening Spring Training game"
J.T, Realmuto will know the outcome of his 2020 salary tomorrow. His arbitration hearing is set for Wednesday in Phoenix Arizona. Realmuto will workout with the team on Tuesday and will then board a plane and fly to Arizona for the hearing. Realmuto is in his third and final season of arbitration. He becomes a […]Read more "J.T. Realmuto’s Arbitration Hearing set For Wednesday"
Prior to signing with Philadelphia this offseason, Zack Wheeler spent the first five years of his career in the Big Apple. He was stellar there when healthy. Wheeler, 29, has been plagued by injuries and inconsistency in his career. Despite this, he possesses elite stuff — his 97-mph average velocity was fourth-best in the majors […]Read more "Can Zack Wheeler rekindle the Phillies-Mets rivalry?"
He almost went completely unnoticed. Every beat reporter was too occupied with wondering if that was Tommy Hunter on the practice field or just a random fan. Only one hawk-eyed Philly radio personality noticed the new player in camp. It seems Howard Eskin did some research of his own. He must have contacted the Phillies’ […]Read more "Who is the Phillies’ new mystery left fielder?"
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"
The Phillies announced that they will be retiring the late great Roy Halladay’s number #34. he Phillies announced in a statement issued today on the Phillies.com website: “On Friday, May 29, 2020, fans are invited to join the Phillies as they officially retire No. 34 on Roy Halladay Number Retirement Night at Citizens Bank Park […]Read more "Instant analysis: Phillies to Retire Roy Halladay’s #34"
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?"
Earlier in the week, Baseball America released its preseason top 100 prospect list. The Phillies found themselves with 2 players listed within the top 100. More importantly, both were listed among the top 30 prospects in all of baseball. Alec Bohm came in at the 28th top prospect in baseball and Spencer Howard came in […]Read more "MLB.com ranks 3 Phillies among the Top 100 Prospects"