Have you ever heard the old cliche “When it rains, it pours?” No truer words could have been said for the Phillies’ season restart against the Yankees last night. The Phillies dropped their season reopener 6-3 to the New York Yankees. The Phillies’ offense was in a full drought against ace Gerrit Cole last night. […]Read more "Rainy Day Recaps: What we learned in the Phillies’ loss to Yankees"
The long days without baseball are finally coming to an end as the MLB is set to begin in just a week. With so much drama surrounding the negotiations between the MLB and MLBPA throughout the whole process, there has not been enough buzz about the Phillies fo this upcoming year. The youthful team has […]Read more "Andrew McCutchen might be the coolest guy in Baseball"
When the Phillies reported to Summer Camp last week, they came with a 53-man roster. The roster, consisting of 31 pitchers, three catchers, 10 infielders, and nine outfielders, has enjoyed their fun in the sun as they prepare for the season. But, just like any other summer camp, each would bring some new faces into […]Read more "Seven players who might fill out the Phillies’ summer camp roster"
Joe Girardi dropped a minor bombshell on Friday, revealing that Andrew McCutchen will not be ready for opening day. As Dean Martin once said, “Ain’t that a kick in the head?”. Everyone was expecting the 2013 NL MVP to be back in time for opening day. McCutchen won’t be reading until further into April. That […]Read more "The Phillies suddenly have a left field competition"
The Phillies have not yet had a full week of spring training games, however, it is never too early to discuss the hot topic that is the Phillies infield. The only thing we know for certain is that catcher, first base and shortstop are set. What remains to be seen is who is at second […]Read more "Will Alec Bohm’s Spring Training Start raise more questions?"
To quote arguably the greatest boy band in history, “Quit Playing Games with my Heart.” The Red Sox just swept the Phillies in a two-game series. The Phillies sat 5 games out of the final wild-card spot with 14 games. 11 of those games were on the road, starting with the division leaders, Atlanta Braves. […]Read more "Just when you thought it was all over, the Phillies pull you back in for one last rodeo"
The debate has been going on for about 2 weeks now. Should the Phillies try and re-sign Corey Dickerson? Several issues come up in this discussion. Firstly, the Phillies already have several outfielders under control. Andrew McCutchen, Jay Bruce, Bryce Harper, Adam Haseley, and partly Scott Kingery are all under control in 2020. There would […]Read more "Why Adam Haseley must be the Phillies’ starting CF next season"
Not a day after posting an article praising Gabe Kapler for good managing, I must flip flop. Like a politician come election time, I must retract a previous statement on Kapler. Kapler screwed this game up. Play-by-play announcer Tom McCarthy was openly critical of his moves during the game. Apparently so were the radio announcers: […]Read more "Bad managerial decisions are starting to haunt the Phillies"
Johnny Almaraz has been the head of the Phillies’ amateur scouting department for the past five years. He oversaw that last 5 MLB Entry drafts for the Phillies. Almaraz had stepped down as Amateur Scouting Director and will assume a new role with the club. He will take the role of a special assistant to […]Read more "Phillies Scouting Director calls it quits"
Two weeks ago I wrote about the Phillies sending Adam Haseley down to Lehigh Valley and how I thought it was the wrong move. Haseley never got on the plane from San Francisco to Allentown before he was back in the line-up, being re-called just two days later. Prior to sending him down, Manager Gabe […]Read more "Is Adam Haseley becoming the Phillies’ odd man out?"