After a six day absence from the lineup, the Best Catcher In Baseball, J.T Realmuto, is headed to the injured list, according to Matt Gelb. The Earliest that Realmuto will be able to return is next Friday. The All-star was previously confident that he could avoid a further 10-day setback after suffering a Bone bruise […]Read more "What J.T Realmuto heading to IL means for the Phillies"
For the first time since 2015, the San Francisco Giants have won a series in Philadelphia. They won the first 2 games and the Phillies salvaged game 3. It was a series that could’ve easily been swept by the Phillies had they not been hit by the IL bug. Many things happened during this series. […]Read more "Four things we learned about the Phillies in recent series against the Giants"
With Spring Training right around the corner, we take a look at how Phillies’ catchers compare with the rest of the NL East. As things currently stand, Phillies’ pitchers and catchers are set to report to Clearwater on February 17th, less than a month away. While rosters have yet to be fully furnished this offseason, […]Read more "How do Phillies Catchers Rank against the NL East?"
The Phillies need a catcher on their bench in 2021. But will it be Andrew Knapp, or someone else? Who will be the Phillies’ back-up catcher in 2021? This is the much less interesting way of asking the question Phillies fans have been wondering all offseason: will the Phillies re-sign J.T. Realmuto? If the Phillies […]Read more "Do the Phillies need to sign a backup catcher this offseason?"
With so many other holes to fill on the roster, you might have forgotten that the Phillies’ bench is a disaster. If the season started today, the Phillies’ bench would look something like this: Suffice to say, Dave Dombrowski has his work cut out for him. Joe Girardi has already made it clear that he […]Read more "The Phillies should be proactive in bolstering the bench this offseason"
When the Phillies and Andrew Knapp avoided arbitration earlier this month with a one-year $1.1 million deal, it solidified that Knapp stay in Philadelphia for the 2021 season. What remains to be seen is the role the 29-year-old catcher will take. Andrew Knapp is a two-fold back-up for J.T. Realmuto. 1. He’ll back up Realmuto […]Read more "What is the plan for Andrew Knapp in 2021?"
Today we continue to ask the question: who should stay in the Phillies’ infield for the 2021 season? After leading off in the outfield, we’re heading around the bases today as we look at the infield. Corner Infield Rhys Hoskins: Stays Prior to his season-ending elbow injury, Rhys Hoskins was having a solid year offensively. […]Read more "Who should stay in the Phillies Infield next season?"
John Middleton described it as correcting an injustice. For years, it was the Phillies’ policy not to retire a player’s number unless they were inducted into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. That all changed today. Dick Allen (known in other cities as Richie) had his iconic number 15 retired in front of a select, […]Read more "Phillies Immortalize Number 15 in Honor of Dick Allen"
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"
The Phillies have been playing with fire by not locking up JT Realmuto to a long-term deal at this point in time. The team made waves when he came over to the organization in a trade with the Marlins for Sixto Sanchez, Will Stewart, Jorge Alfaro, and international bonus slot money prior to last season. […]Read more "It’s time for the Phillies to bite the bullet and pay Realmuto"