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?"
In the 2017 offseason, the Phillies decided they need to make a big splash as they were coming out of a rebuild. That divebomb into the pool was signing Jake Arrieta for $75 million over 3 years. Yeeeeaaaaahhhhhh… It hasn’t worked out. What. So. Ever. In fact, the $20 million that Arrieta will make in […]Read more "Could Jake Arrieta’s contract go down as the Phillies’ worst ever?"
Today the Phillies introduce to the public to their 55th manager in team history. Joe Girardi will succeed Gabe Kapler as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. Girardi has been one of a few former Yankees to join the Phillies in the past couple of seasons. In offseason of 2017, the Phillies hired Rob Thomson as […]Read more "Poaching Rothschild from Yankees Could be power-play for the Phillies"
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"