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"
The 2018 season has been an oddity for the Philadelphia Phillies: A winning record, no less than 7 heartbreak losses, emerging young stars, a struggling bullpen, injuries galore, a young team starting to contend. The obvious course of action would be for the team to seek improvements at or before the July 31st non-waiver trade […]Read more "Could it make sense for the Phillies to both add and subtract at the deadline?"
For the first time since 2013, the Phillies could, and should, have multiple players represent them in the All Star Game. When the 89th rendition of the Mid-Summer Classic comes to our nation’s capitol this July, the home of an NL East rival could see more red pinstripes than in year’s past. That’s because the […]Read more "Ranking the likelihood of Phillies’ All Star appearances"
The 2015 Cy Young winner started his Phillies tenure with 3 straight strikes leading to the Tiger’s JaCoby Jones striking out looking. A similar scene unfolded the next batter. Jamier Candelario went up 2 balls no strikes, but found himself striking out on a foul tip. This is the pitcher the Phillies paid 3 years […]Read more "Jake Arrieta makes in-game debut for Phillies"
On Monday, the Philadelphia Phillies officially signed former Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta. OFFICIAL: #Phillies have signed RHP Jake Arrieta to a multi-year contract. Welcome to Philadelphia, @JArrieta34! #BeBold pic.twitter.com/7txyEsliUo — Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) March 12, 2018 The pact is a three-year, $75 million dollar contract and gives the Phils another ace to pair with Aaron […]Read more "Money Well Spent: What the Signing of Jake Arrieta Means for The Phillies"
For weeks, everyone in the baseball world had one question: WHAT IS GOING ON WITH JAKE ARRIETA?!? After a long winter with spring on the horizon, we have our answer. The Phillies have got their man. Jake Arrieta has signed a 3-year deal worth $75 million with the Philadelphia Phillies. According to MLB insider Jon […]Read more "Rebuilding ends as Jake Arrieta signs with Phillies"
December 15th, 2017 was when it was first reported that the Phillies had signed Carlos Santana to a 3 year $60 million deal. I was at Temple University’s movie theater watching one of the first viewings of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. I went into the theater around 12 o’clock. The weather featured flurries and possibly more […]Read more "It’s February 2018, why does it feel like nothing “Phillies” has happened since 2017?"
This offseason free agency period has been, quite possibly, the strangest in recent memory. The process of free agency is to, get this, sign free agents. It’s an unbelievably simple concept, yet teams have been gun shy this winter to pull the trigger on some of the biggest names available. J.D. Martinez, Yu Darvish, and […]Read more "Three players the Phillies should still target in Free Agency"
Over his last nine starts, Aaron Nola has been downright masterful. He’s 5-2 with a 1.76 ERA, striking out 70 batters in 61 innings pitched. In fact, he’s been so sharp that in order to find the last time he allowed more than two earned runs in a single game, you’d have to go all […]Read more "If Phillies want to help Aaron Nola’s development, they have to bring in another starter"