The way it happened was almost poetic justice. The Phillies started a 5-game series against the Washington Nationals on Monday with their backs against the walls. They unceremoniously lost the first game by a score of 7-2. A bullpen game started by Blake Parker would be the final nail in the coffin. The Phillies have […]Read more "Phillies mercifully eliminated from playoff contention"
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"
Two careers, two very similar players. Mike Moustakas will be a Brewer in 2019 while Maikel Franco will be a Phillie. There had been talk all winter about how if Manny Machado didn’t come to Philly, the Phightin’s should go after Moose to supplant Franco at 3rd base. Moose has better defense and could easily […]Read more "There’s a changing of the guard for the Phillies and it’s Franco’s time to Shine"
That time of year is finally upon us. We can all regularly start talking about Phillies baseball again while the nights slowly get longer and the days slowly get warmer. It’s been a long offseason with several acquisitions and departures. And even though pitchers and catchers have already reported, the Phillies are most likely not […]Read more "Top Phillies Storylines Heading into Spring Training"
While the MLB offseason has been slow thus far, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding the Phillies and their pursuit of players around the league, specifically stars Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. Here are some of my thoughts on Harper and Machado and some other things regarding the team’s offseason and what is […]Read more "Thoughts on the Phillies: Harper, Machado, Realmuto, and the rotation"
As the New Year rings fresh in our minds, baseball fans from many franchises await the final decision of free agent All-Star Manny Machado. Reports stated that all formal offers had to be in by Jan. 1 and that the young 3rd baseman/shortstop would decide his permanent residence after the New Year. With his visitation […]Read more "If all else fails, could the Phillies compete with the pieces they have?"
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"
On Monday, the Phillies officially acquired Jean Segura, Juan Nicasio, and James Pavos for J.P. Crawford and Carlos Santana with no money or prospects exchanged. For once, the sun shined brightly in Southeastern Pennsylvania as Phillies GM Matt Klentak pulled 3 rabbits out of his hat from Seattle. All were happy, but I’m ready to […]Read more "‘Tis the season for a Phillies Christmas wishlist"
According to OddsShark.com, The Phillies have been given the 11th best odds to win the World Series next season at +2000. They are directly behind the Nationals and Cardinals at +1800 and have better odds than the Rockies (+3500), A’s (+3500), Rays (+5000), Diamondbacks (+6000), and the Mariners (+6000) all of which had better records […]Read more "Harper and/or Machado, Why the Phillies need one, regardless of antics"
All it took was one Tweet. One Tweet! Now most of Philadelphia is in a panic because Howard Eskin suggested that Gabe Kapler is going to drive free agents away from signing with the Phillies. No Harper. No Machado. Not even Patrick Corbin. This lit a fire on the pants of many Phillies fans. From Twitter […]Read more "Why firing Kapler would bring more harm than good to the Phillies"