In a shocking turn of events, ex-Phillies general manager Matt Klentak has decided to resign from his position. The franchise took to social media to formally announce the puzzling decision: Although Klentak’s overdue departure is worthy of excitement, both for the sake of the Phillies’ future and my overall mental health and well-being, I feel […]Read more "How will a change in leadership impact a crucial Phillies offseason?"
As another failed season ends, it is time to look ahead and ask the question: who should stay on this Phillies roster for 2021? While this may depend greatly on whether Matt Klentak remains as the Phillies’ general manager, we can begin to speculate on which players have earned a spot for 2021. The Phillies’ […]Read more "Who stays and who goes in the Phillies outfield this offseason?"
If I told you in January of 2020 that Rhys Hoskins would have a higher OPS than Mike Trout, you would’ve never believed me. To be fair, there’s a lot of things that you wouldn’t have believed in January of 2020. Rhys Hoskins has a higher On-base percentage plus slugging percentage than Mike Trout, Anthony […]Read more "A closer look at the recent rise of Phillies’ Rhys Hoskins"
In the two weeks since our Phillies’ quarter-season review, we’ve seen some of the best and some of the worst baseball from the Fightins’. Now, as we enter in September, the Phillies have officially hit the halfway point of their season. Today, we take a look back as the Phillies enter into what will be […]Read more "The good, bad, and ugly from the opening half of the Phillies’ season"
Friday’s 6-5 victory against the New York Mets marked the one-quarter mark of the 60-game regular season sprint for the Philadelphia Phillies. Following their sweep of the Mets (and given one of the few off days remaining on the Phillies’ calendar, we believe now is a good time to look back and see just how […]Read more "What have we learned in the opening quarter of Phillies’ 2020 season?"
Following a mediocre restart to their season on Tuesday, the Phillies appeared to find their footing during Wednesday’s seven-inning doubleheader against the Yankees. Zack Wheeler faced off against J.A. Happ in game one while Aaron Nola faced Jonathan Loaisiga in game two. Game One The Phillies fell behind early as the “home team” Yankees took […]Read more "Yankees are highlighting the best and worst of Phillies’ bullpen brigade"
MLB finally returned this past week, but excitement rapidly turned to concern for Phillies fans. The Phils opened their campaign against the Miami Marlins, who brought the team crashing back down to earth after a turbulent opening series. Here’s all you need to know in our first series recap of the 2020 season. Game 1: […]Read more "Series recap: Familiar problems continue to haunt the Phillies"
With Opening Day upon us, it is time for the final iteration of our 2020 shortened season simulation. Using OutOfThePark Baseball 21, we’ve watched the Phillies go from a team struggling at the start of the season to winning the NL East. Last time, we witnessed the Phillies defeat the Cinncinatti Reds to claim the […]Read more "Phillies simulation ends in heartbreak, but hope remains for 2020"
Pitching Matchups In the first game of this abbreviated season, Aaron Nola will oppose Sandy Alcantara. Last season, Alcantara was the Marlins’ All-Star pick. In 3 starts against the Phillies, he had a 3.86 ERA with a 1.821 WHIP. He averaged over 10 baserunners allowed per start against the Phillies. Aaron Nola flashed great stuff […]Read more "Series Preview: Phillies Back in Action Against Marlins"
Following the Phillies’ strong 39-21 season, the Phils find themselves in the playoffs for the first time since 2011 in our Out Of The Park Baseball 21 simulation. Nine seasons later, the Phillies also have the chance to seek retribution against the team that delivered the finishing blow to their playoff hopes that year: the […]Read more "How the Phillies reached the World Series in simulated season"