If your kid has to receive a report card at the end of their year, then why shouldn’t the Phillies? I’m going to break down grades by overall starting pitching, relief pitching, and batters. I’ll also present grades to individual players and coaches. The report card will be broken into 3 separate pieces, for your […]Read more "Phillies end of season report card: Starting Pitching"
The San Francisco Giants came into Philadelphia as one of the hottest teams in all of baseball. Their July record of 19-6 was the second-best in the history of the Giants, only behind the 1913 NY Giants who had a 25-6 July. The Giants also faced the dilemma of whether or not to sell during […]Read more "Series Wrap: Phillies Shrink Giants Playoff Hopes"
The Phillies are not in the Dodgers class. Yet they took two of four from the NL’s best team. The splitting of the series showed me two things. One, the Phillies just can’t possibly match up with a team the Dodgers caliber. They have too many holes. Two, newly extended Matt Klentak needs to get […]Read more "Four takeaways from a resurgent week for the Phillies"
Some teams can get away with pitching that is just okay and bats that are above average. The Philadelphia Phillies are currently a far cry from being a team with good pitching. Aaron Nola, to his credit, has looked better on the mound lately but hasn’t seemed true to his own form. Another player, who […]Read more "Is Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta on the hot seat?"
A sweep at the hands of the LA Dodgers had left Phillies fans questioning their squad. The Phillies have won two series and have the opportunity to win their third consecutive series on Wednesday. So why are fans flocking to overreaction central? Well, the Braves are surging, having won five in a Row. They have […]Read more "Phillies keep finding ways to win, but now the going gets tough"
It’s Opening day and the Phillies have brought the excitement back to south Philadelphia.Read more "Opening day excitement has returned for Phillies fans"
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"
Last March, the Phillies signed pitcher Jake Arrieta to a 3-year, $90 million contract. This was the biggest free-agent signing, both money and impact wise, that the team had made since they began their rebuild in 2014. It was a sign that they were taking a step forward to contending, which excited the fans for […]Read more "Can Phillies fans bank on a bounce back year from Jake Arrieta?"
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?"
Coming into the season, I was wildly concerned with the pitching staff that Gabe Kapler would have at his disposal. While the Phillies did bring in Jake Arrieta, a former Cy Young winner, to stop what could be hemorrhaging heading into 2018, there was legitimate concern for this team with who would take the mound […]Read more "Phillies’ First Half Grades: Starting pitching edition"