At the end of 2017, there seemed to be an abundance of hope for the Philadelphia Phillies. The absolute breakout of rookie first baseman Rhys Hoskins pushed the Phillies to be buyers in the offseason. No longer would the rebuild be front and center! Finally, the Phillies would spend some money and try to compete. […]Read more "Jake Arrieta has become the Worst signing in Phillies’ History"
Experts all agreed that the Nationals could be the biggest threat to the Dodgers if they made the playoffs. The experts were right. The Nationals pitching rotation powered them to their first World Series. Max Scherzer headlines that group of starters. Without Scherzer, the Nationals would most likely not be in this position. No matter […]Read more "Gerrit Cole could be the Phillies’ Max Scherzer if they are willing to spend"
Going into the Arizona Fall League season, the largest Phillies talking points were Alec Bohm and Spencer Howard. To their credit, they are both finding a lot of success with the Scottsdale Scorpions. Alec Bohm is currently 2nd in batting average on the team behind Giants’ top prospect Joey Bart (who is hitting .400). He […]Read more "Could Connor Seabold be the Phillies’ next breakout prospect?"
If your kid has to receive a report card at the end of their year, then why shouldn’t the Phillies? I’m going to break down grades by overall starting pitching, relief pitching, and batters. I’ll also present grades to individual players and coaches. The report card will be broken into 3 separate pieces, for your […]Read more "Phillies end of season report card: Starting Pitching"
Zach Eflin’s season has not been an easy one. From June 24th to July 27th, Eflin fell apart at the seams. His ERA inflated from 2.83 to 4.63 where it would peak for the season. During that 6-game time span, Eflin had an ERA of 10.46. Opposing batters had a .382 batting average and an […]Read more "Has Zach Eflin cemented himself into the Phillies’ 2020 rotation?"
June 22, 2019. Jose Barrios took the mound for the Minnesota Twins against the Kansas City Royals. The young ace went 7 innings and was brought out for the 8th. He didn’t record an out and the Royals would tie the game 3-3. In the 10th inning, the Twins would score 2 runs to take […]Read more "How Twins castoffs have stabilized the Phillies bullpen"
Before the start of the 2019 season, the Phillies had a handful of young question marks in their rotation. Everyone hoped Nick Pivetta or Zach Eflin would fulfill their potential and become a number 2 or 3 starter. People gushed as both Pivetta and Eflin threw complete games. It wasn’t rare to see #breakoutPivetta around […]Read more "Phillies’ Vince Velasquez is pushing to nail down 2020 rotation spot"
Nothing has been pleasant in Philadelphia since the Phillies fell out of first place in the NL East. No more are the times when “Gotta Fly Now” would ring out in the streets. Businesses couldn’t keep Phillies merchandise on the shelves. Now there is just a strong feeling of ‘meh’. The overwhelming dullness has even […]Read more "Phillies have to win their next two games if they are to make a playoff push"
The Phillies bullpen has been depleted by injuries and is down to 1 quality reliever after Seranthony Dominguez left Wednesday’s game with an possible elbow injury. Back on May 15, the Phillies’ bullpen was 7th in the league in ERA. That was with a resurgent Adam Morgan, an average Pat Neshek, and the aforementioned Dominguez. […]Read more "The time is now for Phillies to raid San Francisco’s bullpen"