Even though the Phillies won the Bryce Harper sweepstakes, Matt Klentak had significantly improved the team prior to the Harper signing. We look at the recnt history of those lost in the Bryce HypeRead more "Lost In The Bryce Hype: A Look at the Phillies summer of signings"
As the New Year rings fresh in our minds, baseball fans from many franchises await the final decision of free agent All-Star Manny Machado. Reports stated that all formal offers had to be in by Jan. 1 and that the young 3rd baseman/shortstop would decide his permanent residence after the New Year. With his visitation […]Read more "If all else fails, could the Phillies compete with the pieces they have?"
Late Sunday night, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that the Phillies and Mariners had agreed, in principal, to a trade that would send shortstop JP Crawford and Carlos Santana to Seattle in exchange for infielder Jean Segura. More updates today include that the Mariners may send another veteran to the Phillies, and that the […]Read more "Trading for Jean Segura shows Phillies commitment to winning now"
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"
For weeks, everyone in the baseball world had one question: WHAT IS GOING ON WITH JAKE ARRIETA?!? After a long winter with spring on the horizon, we have our answer. The Phillies have got their man. Jake Arrieta has signed a 3-year deal worth $75 million with the Philadelphia Phillies. According to MLB insider Jon […]Read more "Rebuilding ends as Jake Arrieta signs with Phillies"
If you’ve followed my chronicles over the past 10 months with Philly Sports Network, you’ll undoubtedly know that I am a fiend when it comes to certain statistical categories in baseball. I pound on base percentage and walks into your heads on a weekly basis, likely to the point of absurdity and annoyance, but they’re […]Read more "One Phillies’ statistic that needs to be raised in 2018"
December 15th, 2017 was when it was first reported that the Phillies had signed Carlos Santana to a 3 year $60 million deal. I was at Temple University’s movie theater watching one of the first viewings of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. I went into the theater around 12 o’clock. The weather featured flurries and possibly more […]Read more "It’s February 2018, why does it feel like nothing “Phillies” has happened since 2017?"
The Phillies have not been good over the last few years. It’s not an earth-shattering statement echoed by one Philly Sports Network Phillies’ contributor. It’s not a sentiment that’s never been said before in fear of betraying one’s loyalties to this particular club. We all know what the last few seasons have brought to this […]Read more "Who could be The X-Factor for a successful Phillies’ season?"
“The worst place to be in sports is purgatory.” No, that’s not from the endless quotes of Vince Lombardi or Marshawn Lynch. Those words were uttered by yours truly, and it’s a mentality that I’ve held firm on since I began my journey as a sports media member in 2012. There are three places to […]Read more "Instant analysis: Former Indians first baseman Carlos Santana signs with the Phillies"