As the clock turns to December 2nd, teams enter the final day to offer 2020 contracts to players who are eligible for salary arbitration by 8 p.m. There are nine players eligible for arbitration on the Phillies, two of which are not expected to receive offers in their final year of eligibility. One is Maikel […]Read more "A look at the Phillies’ Cesar Hernandez saga and its inevitable end"
When it comes to the Rule 5 Draft, the Phillies have had solid levels of success. In December 2004, the Phillies selected Shane Victorino from the Dodgers organization in the Rule 5 Draft. Victorino would go on to become the most accomplished position player to ever come from Hawaii. He went to 2 All-Star Games, […]Read more "The ultimate Phillies Guide to the Rule 5 Draft"
The Phillies need help! Specifically, pitching help. There are some prominent free agents on the market, but who makes the most sense? Fans will be the first to say that they need to sign Gerrit Cole. Cole is the premier free agent of the offseason. Cole is the obvious choice to bolster any rotation, but […]Read more "This Offseason is Crucial for Matt Klentak & Phillies"
The Phillies added a two-time All-Star, Josh Harrison, to a minor league deal, with an invitation to Spring Training. Harrison was an all-star with the Pirates before signing a one-year deal with the Detriot Tigers to be their everyday second baseman. The 2019 season was a bust for Harrison. A shoulder and hamstring injury limited […]Read more "Instant analysis: Phillies sign two-time All-Star Josh Harrison to a Minor Leauge Deal"
A couple of weeks ago, MLB.com ran separate pieces discussing who each team’s “Cult Hero” was. MLB.com’s Phillies writer Todd Zolecki put forth Chris Coste as the team’s all-time cult hero. Zolecki’s choice is completely warranted. It’s not every day that you see a 33-year-old rookie catcher in baseball. Coste would go on to hit […]Read more "Phillies’ ‘Bamboo’ Brad Miller deserves cult hero status"
With the annual, lively winter meetings less than a month away, free agency and trade news abounds as teams get a bit more loose-lipped around the event. Most of the buzz is fairly light at the moment, as general managers are also wary of revealing too much of their plans too early in the winter. […]Read more "Why the Phillies should be all-in on Robbie Ray Sweepstakes"
As the annual, ever-eventful winter meetings draw near, the offseason buzz continues to grow louder by the day. The Phillies, like rival clubs, aren’t immune to the noise either. From Gerrit Cole to Kris Bryant to Madison Bumgarner to Cole Hamels, the Phillies have had their name linked to just about every premier free-agent available. […]Read more "Phillies pursuit of Didi Gregorius should not come at the expense of Segura"
Three seasons ago, Rhys Hoskins took the league by storm after making his debut for the Phillies in the second half of the season. Ranking in the top ten at No.6 on the Phillies prospect list at the time of his promotion to the big leagues, expectations were high for the talented first baseman when […]Read more "Will Phillies’ new hitting coach oversee a Rhys Hoskins resurgence?"
After becoming blasé with and releasing ex-manager Gabe Kapler, amongst others in the team staff, earlier this offseason, the Phillies front office has been diligent in filling out their personnel vacancies. Candidly, they’ve been a little more than just diligent. I’d dare say GM Matt Klentak and Co. have done an exceptional job of assembling […]Read more "Phillies front office is staying ‘on brand’ with the hiring of Joe Dillon"
The Phillies, along with every other MLB team had until Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. to finalize their 40 man roster. For some of those left off of the roster, they will be eligible for the Rule 5 Draft, set to take place on December 12. So what is Rule 5 Draft Eligibility? From the […]Read more "Phillies Add Four Pitchers to 40-Man Roster"