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?"
The biggest question of the offseason for the Phillies has been answered. With Jim Salisbury breaking the news and Todd Zolecki confirming it, Gabe Kapler is finished as Phillies’ manager after 2 years with the Phillies. Kapler had a 161-163 record as the Phillies skipper. The manager was constantly a hot button topic in the […]Read more "Instant analysis: Phillies dismiss Gabe Kapler"
It has been ten days since the Phillies have ended their season. Fans have been patiently waiting to hear the fate of Andy MacPhail, Matt Klentak and Gabe Kapler while John Middleton mulls his options. Recent reports coming out of South Philadelphia suggests that the Phillies Owner is traveling around the country and interviewing players. […]Read more "Why are the Phillies ownership taking so long to make a decision on Kapler?"
Todd Zolecki was first to report the news. Chris Young will not be the Phillies pitching coach in 2020. Young started in 2018 as the Phillies Assistant Pitching Coach alongside Rick Kranitz. This offseason Kranitz was let go in favor of Chris Young. Kranitz moved on to be the pitching coach of the Atlanta Braves. […]Read more "Report: Phillies part ways with pitching coach Chris Young"
The Phillies season was a bust. Underachieving play doomed the Phillies after a wonderful start. Lack of foresight from the front office failed to improve a subpar pitching staff. Now the question that has to be asked, who is losing their jobs? If the Phillies make a change, we were expecting a decision to be […]Read more "Time is running out for the Phillies to make decision on Kapler"
Let the finger-pointing begin. The Phillies started their season on a high note. Matt Klentak’s “objectionably excellent” offseason brought with it hopes of a world series run. Those dreams have been unrealistic for some time now. On Tuesday, the Phillies dropped a 4-1 decision to the Washington Nationals and were officially eliminated. Ironically Bryce Harper’s […]Read more "Where do the Phillies go from here?"
To quote arguably the greatest boy band in history, “Quit Playing Games with my Heart.” The Red Sox just swept the Phillies in a two-game series. The Phillies sat 5 games out of the final wild-card spot with 14 games. 11 of those games were on the road, starting with the division leaders, Atlanta Braves. […]Read more "Just when you thought it was all over, the Phillies pull you back in for one last rodeo"
The Phillies suffered a two-game sweep at the hands of the Boston Red Sox this weekend. Losing Saturday’s game 2-1 and Sunday’s game 6-3. In doing so they are now 4.5 games out of the second wild-card spot. Their remaining schedule doesn’t help as the teams they play still have something to play for. The […]Read more "Phillies’ have a Mountain to climb after being swept by Red Sox"
Not a day after posting an article praising Gabe Kapler for good managing, I must flip flop. Like a politician come election time, I must retract a previous statement on Kapler. Kapler screwed this game up. Play-by-play announcer Tom McCarthy was openly critical of his moves during the game. Apparently so were the radio announcers: […]Read more "Bad managerial decisions are starting to haunt the Phillies"