Space. Where Matt Stairs’ 2008 NLCS home run ended up. This is the story of the brave Captain of the M.P.V. Philadelphia and his origins. Arrival For so long, we’d been rivals, Reamluto thought to himself. Recruited out of high school, the Miami fleet was all JT Realmuto knew. A once-prosperous fleet, Miami had found […]Read more "J.T. Realmuto: Captain of the Cosmos"
March 26th would’ve been the day that the Phillies opened up the season in Miami. In all fairness, that’s what did happen, just not in the traditional sense. Rhys Hoskins took on Marlins player Miguel Rojas in a game of MLB the Show 2020. The game fit in with MLB’s #OpeningDayatHome campaign. Rhys would ultimately […]Read more "Phillies shut out the Marlins on Opening Day…online"
Well, nobody saw this coming. Major League Baseball’s opening day could very well be in late May, if not June. While we’re all suffering in isolation together, let’s look at the bright side of things. Two months gives the Phillies time to heal up. Just a couple weeks ago, I wrote about how the Phillies […]Read more "Could this extended break be beneficial for the Phillies?"
In just over one month, the Phillies have their first Spring Training game against the Detriot Tigers. One month until baseball is back. The Phillies filled some needs in the offseason, but there are still some concerns. In fact, I would even ask the question – ‘what is the front office thinking?’ Why is there […]Read more "Klentak & Phillies can’t afford to lose Realmuto over ‘pennies’"
Just like Jacob Marley at the beginning of a Christmas Carol, the 2010s are dead. Gone is a decade of Phillies baseball filled with major mediocrity with a few bright spots in the beginning. What isn’t gone are the effects of trades from the past decade. Knowing what we do now, let’s look back at […]Read more "Reevaluating the Phillies’ biggest trades of the 2010s"
Towards the end of the Phillies season, I explained why JT Realmuto should garner NL MVP votes. After Realmuto has been named the NL Gold Glove winner and NL Silver Slugger, it is clear that Realmuto will have some MVP votes. The first line of my previous piece still holds true. JT Realmuto will not […]Read more "Where will Phillies’ JT Realmuto fall in MVP voting?"
J.T Realmuto must be starting the holiday season by singing his version of Yukon Cornelius’ or Burt Ives Christmas Classic “Silver and Gold.” Realmuto won his second career Silver Slugger Award just days after winning his first career Gold Glove Award. Realmuto had some of his best offensive numbers this season with the Phillies. He […]Read more "Phillies’ J.T. Realmuto wins his second career Silver Slugger award"
The Phillies defense was one of the biggest team improvements of 2019. In 2018, the team was 29th in fielding percentage and errors committed. In 2019, the Phillies improved to 15th in errors committed and 12th in fielding percentage. That improvement has yielded 3 Rawlings Gold Glove finalists for the Phillies. We all knew that […]Read more "Multiple Phillies named as Golden Glove finalists"
To quote arguably the greatest boy band in history, “Quit Playing Games with my Heart.” The Red Sox just swept the Phillies in a two-game series. The Phillies sat 5 games out of the final wild-card spot with 14 games. 11 of those games were on the road, starting with the division leaders, Atlanta Braves. […]Read more "Just when you thought it was all over, the Phillies pull you back in for one last rodeo"
The Phillies suffered a two-game sweep at the hands of the Boston Red Sox this weekend. Losing Saturday’s game 2-1 and Sunday’s game 6-3. In doing so they are now 4.5 games out of the second wild-card spot. Their remaining schedule doesn’t help as the teams they play still have something to play for. The […]Read more "Phillies’ have a Mountain to climb after being swept by Red Sox"