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"
For the first time in what felt like forever, we had REAL Phillies baseball yesterday. Roughly 120 days removed from their scheduled season opener, the Phillies made their season debut against the Miami Marlins. Usually, teams all across the MLB would be knee-deep in trade rumors as teams looked to shore up any weaknesses for […]Read more "Biggest Takeaways from Phillies Opening Day"
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"
When the owners and players’ association agreed on a 60-game season, there were no expanded players. Here, on the first day of the season, the association and MLB have agreed to a whole new playoff format. Instead of 10 teams, there will now be 16. Just for this season, over half of MLB’s 30 teams […]Read more "What MLB playoff expansion means for the Phillies"
This year’s MLB season will be unlike any other year. With the shortened 60 game season, the landscape of baseball has shifted from the marathon that we know to a 100-meter sprint. Each game will carry more weight and teams cannot afford to have a slow start. While for the most part, I do not […]Read more "PSN Picks The MLB Season: Sean’s Picks"
Winning the MVP is nothing new to Bryce Harper. The $330 million man won the NL MVP when he was just 22 years old with the Nationals as he first ascended into MLB stardom. This year, Harper’s MVP odds can be found to be anywhere between 13/1 and 20/1 and he sits at the 6th […]Read more "Will Bryce Harper be an MVP candidate in 2020?"
Wonderkid – a young player who has elite potential and is already playing at a level way higher than you’d expect of someone their age. Philadelphia sports is filled with bright talents, but just how exciting does the future look? I decided to rank the top-10 wonderkids playing in the City right now, but since […]Read more "Ranking the top 10 wonderkids in Philadelphia sports"
Following their strong August performance, the Phillies stand poised to make a run at their first NL East title since 2011 in our simulated 2020 season. Using Out of the Park Baseball 21, we take a look to see if the Phillies can remain hot going into the month of September. The September Playoff Race […]Read more "Phillies capture NL East title in simulated season"
Today we continue our simulation of the shortened 2020 MLB season using Out of the Park Baseball 21. In July, the Phillies went 4-4 to start the season, including taking three of four from the New York Yankees. While July may have been abysmally average for the Phillies, August was anything but. The Phillies went […]Read more "Season simulation suggests Phillies will be red hot in August"
Phillies fans everywhere are rejoicing as we are two weeks away from Opening Day. The Phillies now know their full 2020 schedule, and fans wonder if the Phillies can win the NL East with such a stacked schedule. That is where OOTP 21 comes in to play. Out of the Park Baseball 21 is largely […]Read more "Phillies get off to a shaky start in simulation of shortened season"