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?"
Phillies announce that they activated Jay Bruce from the 10-day injured list. To make room on the roster, Matt Klentak sent Adam Haseley down to Lehigh Valley. This move is a headscratcher for me as Haseley is one of the bright spots for the Phillies this season. At the trade deadline, Klentak bolstered the Phillies […]Read more "Did the Phillies send down the wrong guy when activating Jay Bruce?"
Upon being selected eighth overall by the Phillies in the 2017 draft, outfielder Adam Haseley received some high praise from the brain trust in Philly: “He’s got outstanding ability, outstanding tools,” Phillies amateur scouting director Johnny Almaraz said. “He can run, he can throw, he can hit and he can hit with power. He’s got […]Read more "What the development of Adam Haseley may mean for Mickey Moniak"
The uncertainty of the Phillies season has almost hit its peak. In a push to the playoffs, the next week will be telling. The Phillies have a few options down in the minors that could help the team should Matt Klentak balk at the trading deadline. The fact of the matter is that the Phillies […]Read more "Down on the Pharm: Do the Phillies have any minor leaguers who can help a playoff push?"
The Phillies are not in the Dodgers class. Yet they took two of four from the NL’s best team. The splitting of the series showed me two things. One, the Phillies just can’t possibly match up with a team the Dodgers caliber. They have too many holes. Two, newly extended Matt Klentak needs to get […]Read more "Four takeaways from a resurgent week for the Phillies"
Coming off a split against the best team in the National League, the Dodgers, Phillies fans had high hopes as steaming hot Bryce Harper and the crew rolled into Pittsburgh. Rumors swelled as the Phillies seemed to be adding a new veteran starter to the rotation. Then the excitement stopped when fans realized it was […]Read more "Series Wrap: Phillies Sink the Pirates and keep the dream alive"