For the first time since 2015, the San Francisco Giants have won a series in Philadelphia. They won the first 2 games and the Phillies salvaged game 3. It was a series that could’ve easily been swept by the Phillies had they not been hit by the IL bug. Many things happened during this series. […]Read more "Four things we learned about the Phillies in recent series against the Giants"
The fact that Scott Kingery was struggling this spring is an understatement. Because “baseball”, Kingery hit .159 this spring, the exact batting average he had in the COVID shortened 2020 season. Similarly still, his .229 OBP this spring is just 1 point better than his .228 2020 OBP. The putrid numbers led to the Phillies […]Read more "Phillies’ News: Why Optioning Scott Kingery Was the Right Move"
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! While many are making last-minute preparations for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or whichever holiday they hold close to their heart, today is the day to celebrate a very special holiday: (Phillies) Festivus. “Festivus for the rest of us” is a holiday made popular by the classic sitcom Seinfeld […]Read more "Phillies Phestivus: An airing of grievances after another year of stress"
When the Phillies and Andrew Knapp avoided arbitration earlier this month with a one-year $1.1 million deal, it solidified that Knapp stay in Philadelphia for the 2021 season. What remains to be seen is the role the 29-year-old catcher will take. Andrew Knapp is a two-fold back-up for J.T. Realmuto. 1. He’ll back up Realmuto […]Read more "What is the plan for Andrew Knapp in 2021?"
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"
The long-awaited day of the MLB’s return occurred yesterday as a pair of games were played. While the Yankees and Nationals game was forced to stop in the 6th inning due to weather (which seems so fitting for 2020), the Giants and Dodgers were able to play out the completion of their game. The Broadcast […]Read more "Phillies fans watch on as Gabe Kapler’s coaching woes follow him to San Francisco"
Today the Phillies introduce to the public to their 55th manager in team history. Joe Girardi will succeed Gabe Kapler as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. Girardi has been one of a few former Yankees to join the Phillies in the past couple of seasons. In offseason of 2017, the Phillies hired Rob Thomson as […]Read more "Poaching Rothschild from Yankees Could be power-play for the Phillies"
After dismissing ex-manager Gabe Kapler following a brief two-year stint in Philly, the fightin’ Phils are reportedly set to hire their new skipper sometime this week. Approaching two weeks since the job has been vacated, the Phillies’ managerial search is presumably down to three finalists- Buck Showalter, Joe Girardi, and Dusty Baker. Though all three […]Read more "Why Joe Girardi is the perfect candidate to replace Kapler as Phillies Manager"
For the second time in as many years, the Phillies are on the prowl for a new manager. Unlike when first-time skipper Gabe Kapler took over a Phillies team at the tail end of its rebuild in 2017, the next manager will inherit a Phillies team primed for playoff contention. Be that as it may, […]Read more "Three Mistakes the Phillies must avoid in managerial search"
On Friday at 1 pm, the Phillies held what many of us thought was going to be a disaster of a press conference. It was to announce the firing of Gabe Kapler. We were not disappointed. They decided to have a joint press conference with Matt Klentak, John Middleton and Andy MacPhail. It was unwatchable! […]Read more "What did we actually learn in the Phillies’ press conference?"