The day is finally upon us. Pitchers and catchers are reporting to Spectrum Field in Clearwater as Spring Training 2021 officially begins. While we here in Pennsylvania prepare for yet another snow storm, the Phillies are preparing for their return to Citizens Bank Park. Perhaps the most important position to watch during Spring Training this […]Read more "Which Phillies Centerfielder Will Win the Starting Role?"
The Phillies need to add at least two infielders to their bench, but the problem is trickier than just that. The Phillies’ middle infield situation is complicated. The team currently has four middle infielders on the 40-man roster: Jean Segura, Scott Kingery, Nick Maton, and Kyle Holder. Maton is a depth prospect who is highly […]Read more "Which infielders should the Phillies add to their bench?"
Today we continue to ask the question: who should stay in the Phillies’ infield for the 2021 season? After leading off in the outfield, we’re heading around the bases today as we look at the infield. Corner Infield Rhys Hoskins: Stays Prior to his season-ending elbow injury, Rhys Hoskins was having a solid year offensively. […]Read more "Who should stay in the Phillies Infield next season?"
The last time the Phillies played the Marlins, they went 1-2 against them before being forced to stop competition for over a week due to COVID-19. Now, it’s time for payback. Since then, the Phillies have fought their way to a 21-18 record and sole possession of second place in the National League East. The […]Read more "Three Keys for Phillies’ Seven-Game Series in Miami"
The Phillies are now riding a 3-game win streak after gaining the upper hand on the Nationals in the first 2 games of the series. The Phillies led the charge in choosing to postpone the final game of the series in solidarity with the protests of police brutality, which are ongoing across the country and […]Read more "What we learned in a pair of promising Phillies wins over Nationals"
After a disappointing 5-8 start and dropping 4 of their last 5, the Phillies have shaken things up on the roster. Alec Bohm is now on his way to join the Phillies and should provide much-needed help at the infield positions. At the moment it is unclear what player will be sent down, but it […]Read more "Alec Bohm is on his Way to save the Phillies"
Following a mediocre restart to their season on Tuesday, the Phillies appeared to find their footing during Wednesday’s seven-inning doubleheader against the Yankees. Zack Wheeler faced off against J.A. Happ in game one while Aaron Nola faced Jonathan Loaisiga in game two. Game One The Phillies fell behind early as the “home team” Yankees took […]Read more "Yankees are highlighting the best and worst of Phillies’ bullpen brigade"
Have you ever heard the old cliche “When it rains, it pours?” No truer words could have been said for the Phillies’ season restart against the Yankees last night. The Phillies dropped their season reopener 6-3 to the New York Yankees. The Phillies’ offense was in a full drought against ace Gerrit Cole last night. […]Read more "Rainy Day Recaps: What we learned in the Phillies’ loss to Yankees"
With Opening Day upon us, it is time for the final iteration of our 2020 shortened season simulation. Using OutOfThePark Baseball 21, we’ve watched the Phillies go from a team struggling at the start of the season to winning the NL East. Last time, we witnessed the Phillies defeat the Cinncinatti Reds to claim the […]Read more "Phillies simulation ends in heartbreak, but hope remains for 2020"
Following the Phillies’ strong 39-21 season, the Phils find themselves in the playoffs for the first time since 2011 in our Out Of The Park Baseball 21 simulation. Nine seasons later, the Phillies also have the chance to seek retribution against the team that delivered the finishing blow to their playoff hopes that year: the […]Read more "How the Phillies reached the World Series in simulated season"