New owner Steve Cohen wasted no time overhauling the front office of the New York Mets. Just hours after officially completing the purchase, but what does his arrival mean for the Phillies? Cohen fired GM Brodie Van Wagenen and the entire Mets front office. The 64-year-old who spent a record $2.4 billion to purchase the […]Read more "What a new Mets owner means for the future of the Phillies"
Following our in-depth look at who should return to the Phillies’ roster in 2021, we now look outward and ask the question who should the Phillies pursue in free agency this offseason? First, here’s a quick summary regarding who we believe should return to Philly next year: Infield: J.T. Realmuto*, Rhys Hoskins, Scott Kingery, Alec […]Read more "What Positions Should the Phillies Pursue in Free Agency?"
The writing had been on the wall for quite some time that former Phillies general manager Matt Klentak would not carry the same designation in 2021. After watching the team he crafted crumble while their division counterparts surged towards the postseason, it became abundantly clear that a change in leadership was needed in Philly. Admittedly, […]Read more "Five Intriguing Options to Replace Klentak as Phillies GM"
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?"
The Phillies announced on Saturday afternoon that, almost a week following the finale of their 2020 campaign, Matt Klentak has stepped down as General Manager. Matt Klentak was hired as GM following the 2015 season. He was brought in with the hopes of bringing modern-day analytics into the Phillies and to bring the Phillies back […]Read more "BREAKING: Matt Klentak Steps Down as Phillies General Manager"
Hi, Phillies blogger/fan Alec Kostival here. I know this may seem a little informal than usual, but it felt like the best route in discussing the big bad luxury tax. Let me throw some background information at you first. So far in the offseason, the Phillies have added about $38 million in taxable payroll. While […]Read more "It’s time for the Phillies to push past the luxury tax barrier"
The Phillies need help! Specifically, pitching help. There are some prominent free agents on the market, but who makes the most sense? Fans will be the first to say that they need to sign Gerrit Cole. Cole is the premier free agent of the offseason. Cole is the obvious choice to bolster any rotation, but […]Read more "This Offseason is Crucial for Matt Klentak & Phillies"
The Phillies front office continues to take heat from the horrible press conference, and Fans continue to wait to see just who the next manager will be John Middleton and company have to get this right. Twitter is flooded with “reports” coming out of South Philadelphia. Are the Phillies are going to make Joe Girardi […]Read more "The storm is beginning to settle as Phillies hone in on new manager"
For the second time in as many years, the Phillies are on the prowl for a new manager. Unlike when first-time skipper Gabe Kapler took over a Phillies team at the tail end of its rebuild in 2017, the next manager will inherit a Phillies team primed for playoff contention. Be that as it may, […]Read more "Three Mistakes the Phillies must avoid in managerial search"
On Friday at 1 pm, the Phillies held what many of us thought was going to be a disaster of a press conference. It was to announce the firing of Gabe Kapler. We were not disappointed. They decided to have a joint press conference with Matt Klentak, John Middleton and Andy MacPhail. It was unwatchable! […]Read more "What did we actually learn in the Phillies’ press conference?"