I have been one of Klentak’s critics and wrote back before COVID that the Phillies were playing a dangerous game with Realmuto’s contract. The Phillies should have signed Realmuto this should never have been allowed to go to arbitration. I stated that I lacked confidence in Klentak and his ability to get a deal done. […]Read more "Klentak’s Statement on the Realmuto/Sanchez trade gives fans little confidence"
While they lost the first 2 games of the series, the Phillies ended on an extremely positive note. For the first time in what feels like an eternity, the Phillies bullpen held onto a lead. It took a great relay from Didi Gregorius and a perfect tag from Andrew Knapp to protect the 5-4 lead […]Read more "What we learned in first glimpse of a revamped Phillies bullpen"
The Phillies split their 4 game series with the Braves 2-2 as they dropped both legs of the double-header on Sunday. The bullpen woes continue to show face as Nick Pivetta and Trevor Kelly combined to allow 7 runs in the 9th inning in the latest game. Luckily a personal heart attack and the collective […]Read more "What we learned in the Phillies’ split-series with the Braves"
Over a week ago, I began to write this article detailing the Phillies’ next series as they were set to host the New York Yankees. Then, everything changed when the Marlins attacked. A week later, following seven days of non-action and zero players testing positive, the Phillies can finally return to the diamond. But of […]Read more "Series Preview: Phillies Restart Season in New York"
The 2020 simulated season has been a good one for the Phillies. The simulation, using Out Of The Park Baseball 21, had the Phillies going 39-21 in the regular season. Philadelphia reclaimed its place as the NL East Champions and made the playoffs for the first time since 2011. In the NLDS, the Phillies took […]Read more "Phillies return to World Series in simulated season"
Following their strong August performance, the Phillies stand poised to make a run at their first NL East title since 2011 in our simulated 2020 season. Using Out of the Park Baseball 21, we take a look to see if the Phillies can remain hot going into the month of September. The September Playoff Race […]Read more "Phillies capture NL East title in simulated season"
Today we continue our simulation of the shortened 2020 MLB season using Out of the Park Baseball 21. In July, the Phillies went 4-4 to start the season, including taking three of four from the New York Yankees. While July may have been abysmally average for the Phillies, August was anything but. The Phillies went […]Read more "Season simulation suggests Phillies will be red hot in August"
When the Phillies reported to Summer Camp last week, they came with a 53-man roster. The roster, consisting of 31 pitchers, three catchers, 10 infielders, and nine outfielders, has enjoyed their fun in the sun as they prepare for the season. But, just like any other summer camp, each would bring some new faces into […]Read more "Seven players who might fill out the Phillies’ summer camp roster"
Last time, we took a look around the National League East as the Phillies prepare for the shortened 2020 season. In the 60-game season, the Phillies are reported to play 60 games: 40 against the NL East, and 20 against the American League East. In a season in which the Phillies are already projected to […]Read more "An early look at the 2020 Phillies Schedule: AL East"
In just over one month, the Phillies have their first Spring Training game against the Detriot Tigers. One month until baseball is back. The Phillies filled some needs in the offseason, but there are still some concerns. In fact, I would even ask the question – ‘what is the front office thinking?’ Why is there […]Read more "Klentak & Phillies can’t afford to lose Realmuto over ‘pennies’"