The Phillies parted ways with two of the longest-tenured Phillies, Maikel Franco, and Cesar Hernandez Monday evening. The Phillies choose to not tender contracts to both infielders, freeing up $17.5 Million this year. Had the Phillies tendered contracts, Hernandez was projected to make $11 million and Franco $6.5, this according to Jim Salisbury. It comes […]Read more "Instant Analysis: Phillies Part Ways with Two infielders"
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"
As I wrote yesterday, I was hoping that the Phillies fired John Malle and replaced him with a Charlie Manuel type hitting coach. Well, the Phillies did just that, only it was Uncle Charlie himself who will be the hitting coach. what great news. Lost in this is this news that Matt Klentak went out […]Read more "What does the Phillies’ signing of veteran catcher mean for Andrew Knapp?"
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 early summer swoon has hit full force. After dropping 2 of 3 to the Braves and losing both halves of a doubleheader to the Washington Nationals, the Phillies offense, once thought of as a possible juggernaut, has never looked worse. Their offense has scored just 3 runs in the past 3 games combined. The […]Read more "Can Anyone Help the Phillies Ailing Offense? Paging Dr. Grullon"
The first half of the season has unofficially, and quite swiftly, ended, and the Phillies find themselves in a spot that few expected them to be in: first place in the National League East. The Phillies hold a half game lead over the equally-surprising Atlanta Braves. With a 53-42 record, the team entered the All […]Read more "Grading the Phillies’ season so far: Infield Edition"
Recently, MLB.com released its midseason Top 100 prospects list. They do so around this time every year, adjusting the list the site compiled prior to the first pitch of the season. The updated, mid-year report takes into consider the play of each player through the first half and makes changes in each prospects rankings. Some […]Read more "Six Phillies prospects named in Top 100, but when will we see them?"
The Phillies have been in a rebuild mode now for the better part of five seasons, dating back to 2013, which was the first year since 2002 that the team finished with a sub-.500 record. The team has since rid themselves of big names and bigger contracts and replaced those talents with younger, cheaper players. […]Read more "Should they stay or should they go: Which Phillies remain on the roster in 2019? Part 1"
In honor of “Game of Thrones” returning for its 7th season in less than a month, this Phillies recap shall be in the style of some Medieval fantasy novelization. Two thought provoking nights since the valiant short stop Freddy Galvis took leadership of the Phillies Kingdom with a courageous call to arms and one day […]Read more "A Legacy Opposes a King: A Game of Thrones inspired recap of Phillies win over Seattle"
Have you noticed that through the first month of the season, the Phillies have seemed more enjoyable to watch then they were this time last year? Well, you’re not alone, as many have echoed a similar sentiment through the first full month of Baseball. Despite the fact that the team actually has a worse record […]Read more "What’s the secret behind the Phillies dramatically improved offense?"