Not a day after posting an article praising Gabe Kapler for good managing, I must flip flop. Like a politician come election time, I must retract a previous statement on Kapler. Kapler screwed this game up. Play-by-play announcer Tom McCarthy was openly critical of his moves during the game. Apparently so were the radio announcers: […]Read more "Bad managerial decisions are starting to haunt the Phillies"
On Monday, the Chicago Cubs released struggling bullpen arm Brad Brach. Brach had an ERA of 6.13 and a WHIP of 1.765. Brach also has a career ERA of a less shocking 3.32. The righty had a similar start to the season with the Orioles a season ago. Brach had an ERA of 4.85 in […]Read more "Should the Phillies sign former Cubs bullpen arm Brad Brach?"
As the MLB trade deadline came down to the wire on July 31st, it seemed as if the Philadelphia Phillies were watching more than dealing. A few teams, specifically teams that the Phillies have to be competitive with, did a lot more with next to no real casualties from the farm system. The additions to […]Read more "Do Phillies really have enough firepower to compete in the NL East?"
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"
Last year, right about this time, I jokingly tweeted about the Phillies’ bullpen, posing the question, “What would the over/under be on the bullpen’s ERA this season”. I said I’d place the line at a “generous 4.80”. As the season came to an end, I revisited that tweet and found that those who took the […]Read more "Three moves that could bolster the Phillies’ Bullpen without hurting the future"
Nobody is going to forget yesterdays events for a very long time but few will forget today’s 11-5 demolition the Phillies handed the Cubs. It was almost like the passing of the torch as Hamels watched exciting prospect Aaron Nola pitch his first ever Phils career win. The win marks the first time the Phils […]Read more "Phillies sweep Cubs as Nola claims his first win"