No one person or organization is without fault. The same can be said about the Phillies. Sometimes players with great future potential slip through the cracks. For example in the previous decade, the Phillies traded a young Gio Gonzalez as part of a trade for Freddy Garcia. Gonzalez became one of the most dynamic pitchers […]Read more "Six players the Phillies whiffed on in the 2010s"
Hi, Phillies blogger/fan Alec Kostival here. I know this may seem a little informal than usual, but it felt like the best route in discussing the big bad luxury tax. Let me throw some background information at you first. So far in the offseason, the Phillies have added about $38 million in taxable payroll. While […]Read more "It’s time for the Phillies to push past the luxury tax barrier"
The Winter Meetings haven’t started yet, but the Phillies have already started their mission. Code name: O.C.T.O.B.E.R. Offseason Calculated Tactical Operation Bringing Evelvated Record Does the mission sound difficult? Possibly. Is it overly complicated? Yes, needlessly so. Will there be casualties? Sadly, yes. There has already been a casualty. Cole Hamels has fallen to the […]Read more "Three free agents the Phillies should be all-in on this offseason"
As the 2019-2020 MLB Free Agent period is underway, it’s time to look back at the two superstars that signed during the last offseason. Bryce Harper and Manny Machado will forever be linked due to the 2018-2019 offseason. Both were expected to and signed mega year deals with new teams. They both were paid and […]Read more "Bryce Harper vs. Manny Machado: Who Had the Better First year?"
In the 2017 offseason, the Phillies decided they need to make a big splash as they were coming out of a rebuild. That divebomb into the pool was signing Jake Arrieta for $75 million over 3 years. Yeeeeaaaaahhhhhh… It hasn’t worked out. What. So. Ever. In fact, the $20 million that Arrieta will make in […]Read more "Could Jake Arrieta’s contract go down as the Phillies’ worst ever?"
With the season now over halfway through, the Eagles are coming off a big win against the Chicago Bears. The outcome of the remainder of the season will have a huge impact on what could be one of the more important offseasons in recent memory. With the grand gesture to cement Carson Wentz the face […]Read more "Eagles’ Early Offseason Outlook: What happens if it all stays the same?"
Unlike the Ted Thompson run Packers, Philadelphia under Howie Roseman is one of the most active teams throughout the offseason and that includes the late summer months. The Eagles’ roster is one that stays fluid up until — and often beyond — Week 1 of every season. Howie and his scouts are always looking to […]Read more "Remaining Free Agents that should still be on the Eagles’ Radar"
The Eagles, like every other team, have needs. Free agency and the draft are ways to fix those needs. With the new league year less than a month away (March 13th), let’s take a look at the best fits for the Eagles and the way they run their offense and defense. *Players listed will be […]Read more "The Eagles have needs, who are the best Free Agent fits for those needs?"
It took until 2019, but the Phillies have finally found their back end of the bullpen help. According to Mark Feinsand, the Phillies signed former Yankee David Robertson to 2-year deal worth at least $23 million. The deal reportedly has a $12 million option for 2021. While Robertson is no spring chicken at 33 (34 […]Read more "Instant analysis: Phillies find their relief help in signing David Robertson"
We are more than a month into the offseason, and the Phillies have plenty of holes to fill throughout their roster. So far, Matt Klentak added a starting shortstop in Jean Segura and bullpen depth in deals with the Mariners and Angels. There is much left to be done, however, to transform an 80-win 2018 […]Read more "What does the Phillies wishlist look like as Winter Meetings approach?"