The 2020 Phillies trotted out one of the worst bullpens in MLB history. Described as disastrous, or horrific, Phillies’ relievers combined for a 7.06 ERA which ranked last in MLB and second-last in MLB history. Unfortunately, the Phillies hold that record too. The 1930 Phillies had an ERA of 8.01. Needless to say the newly […]Read more "How can the Phillies fix the MLB’s worst bullpen this offseason?"
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! While many are making last-minute preparations for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or whichever holiday they hold close to their heart, today is the day to celebrate a very special holiday: (Phillies) Festivus. “Festivus for the rest of us” is a holiday made popular by the classic sitcom Seinfeld […]Read more "Phillies Phestivus: An airing of grievances after another year of stress"
Few Phillies players have received as much criticism this season as Hector Neris. The 31-year RHP began the season as the team’s closer, following up on his 28-save 2019 season. Since then, he has left much to be desired. But has he lost his stuff or just had a few bad outings? Today, we take […]Read more "Has Phillies’ RP Hector Neris Lost His magic?"
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"
While it may be surprising to hear, Hector Neris is the longest-tenured player on the Phillies roster. With much of the bullpen’s roles uncertain this year, Neris was confidently penciled in as the closer going into this season. Along with the rest of the bullpen, Neris has been a major failure in this role. The […]Read more "Is Brandon Workman the answer to Phillies’ closing pitcher woes?"
The Phillies are now riding a 3-game win streak after gaining the upper hand on the Nationals in the first 2 games of the series. The Phillies led the charge in choosing to postpone the final game of the series in solidarity with the protests of police brutality, which are ongoing across the country and […]Read more "What we learned in a pair of promising Phillies wins over Nationals"
While they lost the first 2 games of the series, the Phillies ended on an extremely positive note. For the first time in what feels like an eternity, the Phillies bullpen held onto a lead. It took a great relay from Didi Gregorius and a perfect tag from Andrew Knapp to protect the 5-4 lead […]Read more "What we learned in first glimpse of a revamped Phillies bullpen"
The outcries and prayers for help in the bullpen may finally be receiving answers. After the addition of David Hale earlier yesterday afternoon, the Phillies have also picked up two new right-handed arms from the Red Sox. Brandon Workman and Heath Hembree are both fairly established veterans who will be welcomed by Phillies fans. The […]Read more "How the Workman trade impacts the Phillies bullpen"