About an hour ago, the Philadelphia Phillies kicked off game two of a three-game set against the San Francisco Giants. Former manager Gabe Kapler is making his first appearance in Philadelphia since being fired in 2019. Despite COVID-19 getting to eight people in the Phillies’ organization, their second stringers are currently putting together a solid […]Read more "Phillies’ Mid-Game Updates: Jean Segura Exits With Injury as a Former Phillie Retires"
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"
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"
When it comes to the Rule 5 Draft, the Phillies have had solid levels of success. In December 2004, the Phillies selected Shane Victorino from the Dodgers organization in the Rule 5 Draft. Victorino would go on to become the most accomplished position player to ever come from Hawaii. He went to 2 All-Star Games, […]Read more "The ultimate Phillies Guide to the Rule 5 Draft"
A couple of weeks ago, MLB.com ran separate pieces discussing who each team’s “Cult Hero” was. MLB.com’s Phillies writer Todd Zolecki put forth Chris Coste as the team’s all-time cult hero. Zolecki’s choice is completely warranted. It’s not every day that you see a 33-year-old rookie catcher in baseball. Coste would go on to hit […]Read more "Phillies’ ‘Bamboo’ Brad Miller deserves cult hero status"
As the old saying goes, “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.” Well, the Phillies seem to be implementing that strategy with their new hire for hitting coach, Joe Dillon. As Salisbury states, Joe Dillon is coming from the World Series Champion Washington Nationals. With the Nats, Dillon was the assistant hitting coach under Kevin […]Read more "Instant analysis: Phillies set to hire a new hitting coach"
There has been a logjam of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in recent years. After 20 candidates being elected in the past six years, that crowded list is clearing up. On Monday, the 2020 ballot was released. There are 18 new-comers to the ballot this year, including three former Phillies. Bobby Abreu, Cliff Lee, […]Read more "Odds for Former Phillies on 2020 Ballot"
Once upon a time, Seranthony Dominguez ran rampant on Major League hitters during his rookie season. His season was excellent, but it started out even stronger. In his first 16 IP, Seranthony didn’t allow a single run. He allowed all of 5 baserunners; 3 hits, 1 walk, and 1 hit by pitch. Add 17 strikeouts […]Read more "Seranthony Dominguez is Key to Phillies’ 2020 Bullpen Success"
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?"