The Winter Meetings haven’t started yet, but the Phillies have already started their mission. Code name: O.C.T.O.B.E.R. Offseason Calculated Tactical Operation Bringing Evelvated Record Does the mission sound difficult? Possibly. Is it overly complicated? Yes, needlessly so. Will there be casualties? Sadly, yes. There has already been a casualty. Cole Hamels has fallen to the […]Read more "Three free agents the Phillies should be all-in on this offseason"
On Wednesday, the St. Louis Cardinals scored 10 runs in the first inning of game 5 of the NLDS. Never before had any team put up 10 runs in any 1 inning of the playoffs. For Phillies fans, there was no taste sweeter than seeing that it was the Braves getting their teeth kicked in. […]Read more "An Ode to Phillies-Killer Brian McCann"
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 Phillies suffered a two-game sweep at the hands of the Boston Red Sox this weekend. Losing Saturday’s game 2-1 and Sunday’s game 6-3. In doing so they are now 4.5 games out of the second wild-card spot. Their remaining schedule doesn’t help as the teams they play still have something to play for. The […]Read more "Phillies’ have a Mountain to climb after being swept by Red Sox"
What do Jason Bay, John Mayberry Jr., Cliff Lee, and Justin Turner all have in common? They were all featured in the last game where the Phillies clinched a winning season. On August 22, 2011, The Phillies destroyed the Mets 10-0 to win the 82nd game. The game featured a great 7 innings by Cliff […]Read more "How the Phillies can still finish with a winning record"
As the Phillies look to make a push towards the playoffs, now is the time to get moving. The Phillies finally took a series from a team with a winning record. This is the first time since May that the Phillies accomplished this task. Now, with the wildcard in their grasp, the Phillies dropped the […]Read more "The time is now for the Phillies to heat up and save their season"
As the MLB trade deadline came down to the wire on July 31st, it seemed as if the Philadelphia Phillies were watching more than dealing. A few teams, specifically teams that the Phillies have to be competitive with, did a lot more with next to no real casualties from the farm system. The additions to […]Read more "Do Phillies really have enough firepower to compete in the NL East?"
The Phillies host the Atlanta Braves in the most important series of the season. The results of this weekend are likely going to determine if the front office packs it in or becomes a buyer at the trading deadline. Basically, this is the series that decides the Phillies season. The Phillies are entering the weekend […]Read more "Phillies moving in the right direction ahead of crucial Braves series"
Lost in the shuffle of offseason trades and signings was the elimination of the August 31st waiver trade deadline. That means July 31st is last opportunity for teams to make trades. We are less than a week away from the deadline and the Phillies are still in a weird place. They’re 5.5 games back in […]Read more "Upcoming weekend will decide how Phillies approach trade deadline"
The Phillies came off a series win against the Pirates to face the worst team in all of baseball by win total, the Detroit Tigers. From all angles, it looked like the perfect opportunity to get hot before facing the Braves in Philly. The Phillies seemed determined to lose at least one of these two […]Read more "Series Wrap: The Phillies are allowed to win games?!"