Hector Neris receives a lot of criticism from the Phillies fanbase, but he’s a key member of this team and the Phillies were smart to tender him a contract. Fun fact: Hector Neris is the longest-tenured player on the Phillies roster. His major league debut was on August 5, 2014. A 25-year-old Hector Neris entered […]Read more "The Ballad of an Interim Closer: Hector Neris Deserves a Little More Respect"
Just like Jacob Marley at the beginning of a Christmas Carol, the 2010s are dead. Gone is a decade of Phillies baseball filled with major mediocrity with a few bright spots in the beginning. What isn’t gone are the effects of trades from the past decade. Knowing what we do now, let’s look back at […]Read more "Reevaluating the Phillies’ biggest trades of the 2010s"
The National League Championship Series of 2018 set records and never failed for an interesting moment. The Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers battled through seven games of intense playoff baseball. Bullpens were used like never before. Big plays and homers stole the show. Manny Machado replaced Chase Utley as the most recent “postseason villain”. […]Read more "The last holdouts of Phillies 2008 Roster have a chance at another ring, but can they win it together?"
This might get opinionated as Chase Utley was, and still is, my favorite player of all time. Please bare with me. Chase Utley, You WERE The Man! -Harry Kalas (2018) from the big broadcast booth in the sky The Phillies heart and soul for more than a decade has decided to hang it up. During a press […]Read more "After an emotional press conference, Chase Utley starts slow ride into the sunset"
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 season may have come to an end, but that doesn’t mean baseball season is over yet. In fact, the most wonderful time of the year has arrived for sports fanatics. The NFL is four weeks in, college football has been turbulent to say the least, the NHL is just days away from starting, […]Read more "A Phillies Fan’s Guide To The MLB Playoffs: National League"
On April 4, 2003, a 24-year-old kid from Pasadena, California stepped into the box for the first time as a Philadelphia Phillie. He was subsequently punched out by Pirates’ pitcher Jeff Suppan. 20 days later, in his first Big League start, things went a little differently, as the lefty second baseman got a hold of […]Read more "Dear Phillies fans: It’s time to stop the standing ovations for Chase Utley"
The unofficial first half of the season has come to an end, and the American League has claimed supremacy over the National League for the 17th time in 21 games (comparable to just three National League wins and a tie in 2002). With the end of All Star Week, we can now move past the […]Read more "Four things to look forward to in the second half of Phillies season"
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"
It’s official. After a solid month or two of speculation and various rumours, the Phillies have agreed to trade Chase Utley plus allocation funds of $2 million to the Dodgers in return for two minor league prospects. Whilst not yet official, both sides are said to be in agreement. The deal is expected to be for mid […]Read more "BREAKING: Chase Utley traded to Dodgers"