The Phillies have been playing with fire by not locking up JT Realmuto to a long-term deal at this point in time. The team made waves when he came over to the organization in a trade with the Marlins for Sixto Sanchez, Will Stewart, Jorge Alfaro, and international bonus slot money prior to last season. […]Read more "It’s time for the Phillies to bite the bullet and pay Realmuto"
Springtime. The world melts from its icy slumber to bring forth new life. So too, is new life introduced to the academies. Talent evaluators line the facilities, mercilessly and meticulously jotting down whatever information they can. A process that would last a month’s time. Talent would be pulled from the vast pool and be assigned […]Read more "JT Realmuto: Captain of the Cosmos Chapter 2"
Although the MLB season has been delayed until further notice, the Phillies still have a ton of business to take care of. Chief among them should be extending (best) catcher (in baseball) J.T Realmuto. Last season, his first with the team, Realmuto captured his second-straight Silver Slugger award and first Gold Glove award. In addition […]Read more "Why the Phillies Should Resume Contract Talks with J.T Realmuto ASAP"
I think we can all agree that this Coronavirus Social Distancing thing sucks. The lack of any sports has me bored out of my mind and wife and I may have run out of things to talk about. Luckily I have Instagram and Twitter to keep my attention. On the bright side, my honey-do list […]Read more "A look into what life is like without Phillies baseball & the MLB"
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?"