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 the first time since 2013, the Phillies could, and should, have multiple players represent them in the All Star Game. When the 89th rendition of the Mid-Summer Classic comes to our nation’s capitol this July, the home of an NL East rival could see more red pinstripes than in year’s past. That’s because the […]Read more "Ranking the likelihood of Phillies’ All Star appearances"
It seems the Phillies’ front office executives will not have to spend any time in court this offseason, allowing them to focus on taking the next step in this rebuild. The Phillies had the first and sole chance to sign a handful of their young players to extensions before the arbitration deadline yesterday, which the […]Read more "Phillies avoid arbitration with all eligible players"
The Phillies have been in a rebuild mode now for the better part of five seasons, dating back to 2013, which was the first year since 2002 that the team finished with a sub-.500 record. The team has since rid themselves of big names and bigger contracts and replaced those talents with younger, cheaper players. […]Read more "Should they stay or should they go: Which Phillies remain on the roster in 2019? Part 1"
News broke yesterday afternoon that second baseman and leadoff hitter Cesar Hernandez will miss the next six weeks with what is being called a strained oblique muscle.With Hernadez hitting the disabled list for an extended period of time, the Phillies are going to have to make a roster move to give them another infielder. Now, […]Read more "Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez Sidelined: It’s Scott Kingery Time"
Before we begin today, I want to throw a disclaimer out that I understand that it’s only June 9. With that being said, let’s talk the All Star Game. This year’s All Star festivities will be in Miami from July 9-11, culminating with the 88th All MLB All Star Game on Tuesday. While we don’t […]Read more "Comparing this year’s potential Phillies All-Stars to those of years prior"
Have you noticed that through the first month of the season, the Phillies have seemed more enjoyable to watch then they were this time last year? Well, you’re not alone, as many have echoed a similar sentiment through the first full month of Baseball. Despite the fact that the team actually has a worse record […]Read more "What’s the secret behind the Phillies dramatically improved offense?"