Last season, Philadelphia Phillies’ fans witnessed a complete circus of a pitching staff. From starters to the bullpen, the Phillies used a total of 34 total pitchers, which topped the entire MLB. This is also six higher than the league average. This same carousel of pitchers was fourth-worst in the league with 4.90 runs allowed […]Read more "Call to the Pen: Checking in on the Philadelphia Phillies’ Bullpen"
We’ve already drug through the dredges of the Phillies starting pitching. That wasn’t pretty and neither will this report card. The bullpen faced numerous injuries and you can bet the family farm I’m going to grade all the players that hit the injured list. Like before, feel free to disagree and give your own opinion […]Read more "Phillies end of season report card: Relief Pitching"
On Monday, the Chicago Cubs released struggling bullpen arm Brad Brach. Brach had an ERA of 6.13 and a WHIP of 1.765. Brach also has a career ERA of a less shocking 3.32. The righty had a similar start to the season with the Orioles a season ago. Brach had an ERA of 4.85 in […]Read more "Should the Phillies sign former Cubs bullpen arm Brad Brach?"
The Phillies are not in the Dodgers class. Yet they took two of four from the NL’s best team. The splitting of the series showed me two things. One, the Phillies just can’t possibly match up with a team the Dodgers caliber. They have too many holes. Two, newly extended Matt Klentak needs to get […]Read more "Four takeaways from a resurgent week for the Phillies"
Before we get into this, I am aware that The Phillies are in first place. I am not calling for Kapler’s firing as many are doing on Twitter. I am simply saying he has to do a better job of managing his team. The Phillies can’t give games away. Last night the Phillies took a […]Read more "Gabe Kapler’s long-term focus is hindering Phillies’ immediate problems"
Just five days after being claimed off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates, Juan Nicasio has been traded from the Phillies to the St. Louis Cardinals, his third team this season. The Phillies claimed Nicasio in hopes of solidifying the bullpen that has struggled all season long, at least for the remainder of the season. In […]Read more "All you need to know: Phillies Trade RHP Juan Nicasio To The Cardinals"
On the last day to make waiver claims for player eligible for the postseason, the far out of the playoff picture Phillies made a move. The team picked up right handed relief pitcher Juan Nicasio after the Pirates placed him on revocable waivers. The Phillies will be on the hook for the remainder of Nicasio’s […]Read more "All you need to know: Phillies Claim RP Juan Nicasio From Pirates"