The cold, harsh winter is nearly over, and with its departure comes the return of baseball season. Just as quickly as it left us in October, the national pastime is back yet again. For the Phillies, it’s time for redemption. Eager to put a lackluster third-place finish and up-and-down 2020 season behind them, the Phils […]Read more "Ten Phillies storylines to follow as training camp kicks off"
Jared Hughes, the 35-year old reliever has announced that he is retiring from baseball. Hughes appeared in 25 games for the Phillies in 2019. After a long ten year career in the big leagues, Hughes will finish his lengthy time in the MLB with a 2.96 career earned run average. Hughes took to Instagram on […]Read more "Phillies’ Alumni: Former Relief Pitcher Jared Hughes retires"
Recently, the MLB and MLBPA agreed on seven inning double headers once again for the 2021 season. How will the Phillies’ rotation fare during these games? A couple of days ago, news broke that the MLB and MLBPA agreed on a new deal heading into the 2021 MLB season. Many of the rules will remain […]Read more "Phillies’ Doubleheaders: How Will the Rotation Fare in 7 Innings in 2021?"
Ah, February. Typically the coldest month of the year here in the Philadelphia area has not disappointed this year. Combine the cold with the frequent snowstorms over the past week and Phillies fans across Philadelphia are left thinking warmer thoughts. Which always leads us back to Clearwater. Yes, wonderful Clearwater, Fla., home of the Threshers […]Read more "Phillies’ Storylines to Watch Leading Up to Spring Training"
The Phillies have made great strides to fix their bullpen this offseason. From signing Archie Bradley to making trades for the hard-throwing duo of Jose Alvarado and Sam Coonrod, there will be a different look to the group in 2021. Dabble in the influence of new pitching coach Caleb Cotham, and there is a recipe […]Read more "Four relief pitchers the Phillies should target to boost bullpen"
The 2020 Phillies trotted out one of the worst bullpens in MLB history. Described as disastrous, or horrific, Phillies’ relievers combined for a 7.06 ERA which ranked last in MLB and second-last in MLB history. Unfortunately, the Phillies hold that record too. The 1930 Phillies had an ERA of 8.01. Needless to say the newly […]Read more "How can the Phillies fix the MLB’s worst bullpen this offseason?"
In the final installment of our series, today we look at who should return to the Phillies’ bullpen in 2021. It is no secret that the 2020 bullpen was among the worst in MLB history. With a 7.06 ERA, the bullpen cost the Phillies not only their first winning record but also their first playoff […]Read more "Who Should Return to the Phillies’ Bullpen in 2021?"
Pressure continues to rise on the Phillies’ front office following another blown game on Thursday by the Phillies’ bullpen. The Phillies owned a 7-2 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth in game two of their double header yesterday against the Buffalo (Toronto) Blue Jays. Starter Vince Velasquez got into some trouble and ended […]Read more "What the David Hale trade means for the Phillies moving forward"
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"
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"