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"
Phillies announce that they activated Jay Bruce from the 10-day injured list. To make room on the roster, Matt Klentak sent Adam Haseley down to Lehigh Valley. This move is a headscratcher for me as Haseley is one of the bright spots for the Phillies this season. At the trade deadline, Klentak bolstered the Phillies […]Read more "Did the Phillies send down the wrong guy when activating Jay Bruce?"
This was what I expected out of Klentak. The Phillies added depth players throughout the season and the trade deadline was not different. In the end, Corey Dickerson was traded for cash and a player to be named later. The 30-year-old outfielder is a rental player, meaning his contract expires at the end of this […]Read more "Klentak finalizes Phillies’ roster at the trade deadline, but is it enough?"
The Phillies have lost another player to injury. On Tuesday night, Jay Bruce came out of the game mid-at bat against the Dodger’s Walker Buehler. After a checked swing, Bruce reached for his side. After a quick test swing, he reached for his side again and realized he had to come out of the game. […]Read more "Who will the Phillies turn to with Jay Bruce injured?"
Heading into the All-Star break, the Phillies are not where they would like to be. They’re behind the Braves by a considerable amount and battling the Nationals for second place and a wild card, for now. Criticisms have shifted from Gabe Kapler to General Manager Matt Klentak for not improving the starting rotation. Starters outside […]Read more "How the Phillies quietly improved the bench ahead of the All-Star Break"
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"
The Philadelphia Phillies are in first place thanks in large part to what Matt Klentak has built in the offseason. However, injuries to the bullpen and the outfield have depleted the Phillies roster. It’s time to go out and make moves if the team believe a Championship run is possible. The loss of Andrew McCutchen […]Read more "The fate of the Phillies’ season lies with Matt Klentak"
Jay Bruce has been on the Phillies for all of 2 days. In his first start, he loudly announced his presence in the National League with 3 extra base hits; a double, a two-run homer, and a grand slam. According to Paul Casella (@paul_casella), Bruce is the first player since Ryan Howard in 2011 to […]Read more "Phillies end 5-Game losing streak with help from ‘Bruce almighty’"