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 year was 2008. Starting pitcher Adam Eaton was terrible and on July 17th, the Phillies decided to do something about it. They acquired Joe Blanton from the A’s and good things followed. The year is 2019. Jerad Eickhoff/other 5-starters are terrible for the Phillies. The Phillies need to do something about it. Surprisingly, there […]Read more "Phillies must Find their 2019 Version of Joe Blanton"
At the start of the season, the Phillies were feeling confident in the top of their rotation. Aaron Nola had just completed a Cy Young worthy season. Jake Arrieta was set to bounce back, having had a spring training to work. And Nick Pivetta was poised for a break out year, according to some analysts. […]Read more "A new ace in town? Phillies rotation is finding its rhythm"
For much of April, the Philly faithful were less than thrilled with Cesar Hernandez’s performance in the field or at the plate. In the field, he has already committed 4 errors. That puts him on pace for about 19 errors this season. Cesar has never had more than 12 errors in a single season (2016 […]Read more "Hail Cesar! Switch Hitter’s turn around helping to fuel Phillies"
When you work in the media often times, when you have a group of friends that is as invested in a team as you are, that group becomes the guinea pig for your work. It isn’t malicious or done to spite your friends in order to prove that you know more than they do. We in […]Read more "Jerad Eickhoff’s return looms large, leaving Phillies with an interesting predicament"
Utter euphoria has descended upon the Delaware Valley, as the Philadelphia Eagles have captured the franchise’s first Lombardi Trophy. Philadelphia is abuzz with excitement, as we anxiously await the parade that is set to take place down Broad Street in just a few days. With that being said, as one team’s season comes to a […]Read more "Three Phillies Spring Training storylines to watch"
For the second time in just three days, the Phillies have made a waiver claim for a relief pitcher. This time, the team picked up left hander Kevin Siegrist, formerly of the St. Louis Cardinals. The team, again, will be responsible for the rest of Siegrist’s salary, which comes out to be about $270,000. Siegrist […]Read more "All you need to know: Phillies Claim RP Kevin Siegrist From Cardinals"
Jerad Eickhoff fired a pitch in the third inning, called for the training staff, and quickly exited the game in yesterday afternoon’s matchup against the Braves. As we speak, Eickhoff is being examined by team doctors. According to MLB.com Phillies’ writer Todd Zolecki, Eickhoff told Manager Pete Mackanin that he felt a tingling sensation in […]Read more "Jerad Eickhoff leaves start as his place in Phillies long-term plans begins to dwindle"
Welcome back into this two part piece looking ahead to the 2019 season. I hope you enjoyed Part 1 on the positional players on the Phillies roster. Should they stay or should they go: Which Phillies remain on the roster in 2019? Part 1 Now, it’s time to get to the pitchers. Just like in […]Read more "Should they stay or should they go: Which Phillies remain on the roster in 2019? Part 2"
The youth infusion has grown by one additional member. The Phillies promoted outfielder Nick Williams to the big league club today as the calendar gets ready to flip over into July. The lineup card hasn’t been released yet for the game, but I’d expect Williams to get a start sometime over the next three games […]Read more "The Youth Movement Continues: Phillies outfielder Nick Williams Called Up To MLB"