After Bryce Harper, the Phillies outfield is full of question marks. Bryce Harper is an absolute stud, but unfortunately for the Phillies, an MLB team needs more than one outfielder. Andrew McCutchen is the left fielder, but his knee health is still a big unknown. Roman Quinn and Adam Haseley are set to platoon in […]Read more "Which outfielders should the Phillies add to their bench?"
Jay Bruce came to the Phillies in a small-time trade and did his best Matt Stairs impression. A low batting average slugger with along career coming to Philly, both Bruce and Stairs adding a strong pinch hitter to the Phillies’ bench. Bruce and Stairs had their moments in Philadelphia. Stairs had this iconic moment. Bruce […]Read more "Could Phillies turn to the KBO to find a low-risk replacement for Jay Bruce?"
In a shocking turn of events, ex-Phillies general manager Matt Klentak has decided to resign from his position. The franchise took to social media to formally announce the puzzling decision: Although Klentak’s overdue departure is worthy of excitement, both for the sake of the Phillies’ future and my overall mental health and well-being, I feel […]Read more "How will a change in leadership impact a crucial Phillies offseason?"
As another failed season ends, it is time to look ahead and ask the question: who should stay on this Phillies roster for 2021? While this may depend greatly on whether Matt Klentak remains as the Phillies’ general manager, we can begin to speculate on which players have earned a spot for 2021. The Phillies’ […]Read more "Who stays and who goes in the Phillies outfield this offseason?"
Almost two weeks ago, the Phillies lost their fifth straight game. The bullpen was terrible. The offense could not keep up. All seemed lost. Bryce Harper made a comment that they had to “win nine of 10 games” to stay in the hunt. Ten games later, Alec Bohm hit a game-winning sacrifice fly to secure […]Read more "Phillies Win Nine of 10 Following Sweep of Nationals"
If I told you in January of 2020 that Rhys Hoskins would have a higher OPS than Mike Trout, you would’ve never believed me. To be fair, there’s a lot of things that you wouldn’t have believed in January of 2020. Rhys Hoskins has a higher On-base percentage plus slugging percentage than Mike Trout, Anthony […]Read more "A closer look at the recent rise of Phillies’ Rhys Hoskins"
In the two weeks since our Phillies’ quarter-season review, we’ve seen some of the best and some of the worst baseball from the Fightins’. Now, as we enter in September, the Phillies have officially hit the halfway point of their season. Today, we take a look back as the Phillies enter into what will be […]Read more "The good, bad, and ugly from the opening half of the Phillies’ season"
Following their strong August performance, the Phillies stand poised to make a run at their first NL East title since 2011 in our simulated 2020 season. Using Out of the Park Baseball 21, we take a look to see if the Phillies can remain hot going into the month of September. The September Playoff Race […]Read more "Phillies capture NL East title in simulated season"
Today we continue our simulation of the shortened 2020 MLB season using Out of the Park Baseball 21. In July, the Phillies went 4-4 to start the season, including taking three of four from the New York Yankees. While July may have been abysmally average for the Phillies, August was anything but. The Phillies went […]Read more "Season simulation suggests Phillies will be red hot in August"
Phillies fans everywhere are rejoicing as we are two weeks away from Opening Day. The Phillies now know their full 2020 schedule, and fans wonder if the Phillies can win the NL East with such a stacked schedule. That is where OOTP 21 comes in to play. Out of the Park Baseball 21 is largely […]Read more "Phillies get off to a shaky start in simulation of shortened season"