The Phillies parted ways with two of the longest-tenured Phillies, Maikel Franco, and Cesar Hernandez Monday evening. The Phillies choose to not tender contracts to both infielders, freeing up $17.5 Million this year. Had the Phillies tendered contracts, Hernandez was projected to make $11 million and Franco $6.5, this according to Jim Salisbury. It comes […]Read more "Instant Analysis: Phillies Part Ways with Two infielders"
As the clock turns to December 2nd, teams enter the final day to offer 2020 contracts to players who are eligible for salary arbitration by 8 p.m. There are nine players eligible for arbitration on the Phillies, two of which are not expected to receive offers in their final year of eligibility. One is Maikel […]Read more "A look at the Phillies’ Cesar Hernandez saga and its inevitable end"
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"
A quality haircut always feels great. It leaves you refreshed and invigorated. After, you’re ready to take on the day. It’s a confidence boost that we can rely on every 3-4 months. Apparently, it was that confidence boost that has become the fuel to Rhys Hoskins’ fire. “I was joking with somebody, I think the […]Read more "Could a red-hot Hoskins fuel the Phillies through September?"
This was what I expected out of Klentak. The Phillies added depth players throughout the season and the trade deadline was not different. In the end, Corey Dickerson was traded for cash and a player to be named later. The 30-year-old outfielder is a rental player, meaning his contract expires at the end of this […]Read more "Klentak finalizes Phillies’ roster at the trade deadline, but is it enough?"
The Phillies we knew at the beginning of the season seemed to have come back to CBP. Talk of bamboo and curveball machines flooded social media as they crushed the lowly Mets. Let’s be honest, it was the Mets who are in turmoil and whose manager might not make it back to New York. However, […]Read more "Which Phillies prospects can instantly help the team out of their slump?"
The Marlins coming to town was suppose to be the start of the second half. It was a series that could propel the Phillies to stop the tailspin. After two games, the Phillies look worse than ever. On Friday, Aaron Nola let up two runs. Vince Velasquez pitched a gem for only five innings. He […]Read more "Lifeless play dooms the Phillies as they drop another series"
The Phillies were ready for the series. They went into Atlanta and jumped to a 7-2 lead, as hitters chased Braves starter Max Fried in the 5th. They carried a 4 run lead into the 8th inning, and lost. “A crushing loss, no way around it. We had a two-run lead in the ninth inning […]Read more "Will an inexcusable loss to Braves spark bullpen changes for Phillies?"
Go on Twitter or any Facebook Phillies group and you will see fans on both sides of the fence. Some are already saying the Bryce Harper signing was a mistake. Others are being patient? Wait, that can’t be, patience is not the trait of a Philly Fan. ESPN and the like have told me so…. […]Read more "A slumping Bryce Harper is no reason for Phillies fans to be concerned"
For much of April, the Philly faithful were less than thrilled with Cesar Hernandez’s performance in the field or at the plate. In the field, he has already committed 4 errors. That puts him on pace for about 19 errors this season. Cesar has never had more than 12 errors in a single season (2016 […]Read more "Hail Cesar! Switch Hitter’s turn around helping to fuel Phillies"