Phillies’ center fielder Odubel Herrera has been sent to the Phillies’ alternate site to begin the 2021 season, per Jim Salisbury on Monday night. Adam Haseley and Roman Quinn will likely split time in center. Given that the Phillies are facing LHP Max Fried, Roman Quinn will likely start on Opening Day. SInce Spring Training […]Read more "Odubel Herrera Sent Down to Phillies’ Alternate Site"
When the Phillies and Andrew Knapp avoided arbitration earlier this month with a one-year $1.1 million deal, it solidified that Knapp stay in Philadelphia for the 2021 season. What remains to be seen is the role the 29-year-old catcher will take. Andrew Knapp is a two-fold back-up for J.T. Realmuto. 1. He’ll back up Realmuto […]Read more "What is the plan for Andrew Knapp in 2021?"
As the old saying goes, “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.” Well, the Phillies seem to be implementing that strategy with their new hire for hitting coach, Joe Dillon. As Salisbury states, Joe Dillon is coming from the World Series Champion Washington Nationals. With the Nats, Dillon was the assistant hitting coach under Kevin […]Read more "Instant analysis: Phillies set to hire a new hitting coach"
On August 13th, 2019, the Philadelphia Phillies welcomed back Charlie Manuel with open arms as the Phillies hitting coach, relieving John Mallee of his duties. On, August 14th, 2019, Philadelphia took to the diamond and batter’s box for the first time with Manuel as the hitting coach. What followed was an eruption of hits and […]Read more "Charlie Manuel has become the Bat Whisperer since re-joining the Phillies"
As I wrote yesterday, I was hoping that the Phillies fired John Malle and replaced him with a Charlie Manuel type hitting coach. Well, the Phillies did just that, only it was Uncle Charlie himself who will be the hitting coach. what great news. Lost in this is this news that Matt Klentak went out […]Read more "What does the Phillies’ signing of veteran catcher mean for Andrew Knapp?"
Who knew Tuesdays could be eventful? According to Todd Zolecki, John Mallee has been replaced with Charlie Manuel as the Phillies hitting coach. Charlie Manuel, of course, captained the ship in 2008 when the Phillies won their second-ever World Series. He managed the Phillies from 2004-2013 when Ryne Sandberg took the reigns. Manuel has exactly […]Read more "Instant analysis: Charlie Manuel returns to the Phillies as hitting coach"
The Phillies dropped another series, this time at the hands of the San Francisco Giants. Only, this loss was a four-game series whooping that not only dropped the Phillies out of the last wild card spot but allowed the surging Mets to take over 3rd place in the division. The start of the season that […]Read more "With Phillies’ playoff charge fading, whose jobs are in jeopardy?"
After being hired as the 54th manager of the Phillies two weeks ago, Gabe Kapler has made his first executive decision. Kapler has named three to his coaching staff, including two who have been within the organization in the past. The first hiring made by Kapler was likely his direct competition in the Phillies’ managerial […]Read more "All you need to know: Gabe Kapler Adds Three To Phillies Coaching Staff"