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?"
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"