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"
On Wednesday, the St. Louis Cardinals scored 10 runs in the first inning of game 5 of the NLDS. Never before had any team put up 10 runs in any 1 inning of the playoffs. For Phillies fans, there was no taste sweeter than seeing that it was the Braves getting their teeth kicked in. […]Read more "An Ode to Phillies-Killer Brian McCann"
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"
If your kid has to receive a report card at the end of their year, then why shouldn’t the Phillies? I’m going to break down grades by overall starting pitching, relief pitching, and batters. I’ll also present grades to individual players and coaches. The report card will be broken into 3 separate pieces, for your […]Read more "Phillies end of season report card: Starting Pitching"
Zach Eflin’s season has not been an easy one. From June 24th to July 27th, Eflin fell apart at the seams. His ERA inflated from 2.83 to 4.63 where it would peak for the season. During that 6-game time span, Eflin had an ERA of 10.46. Opposing batters had a .382 batting average and an […]Read more "Has Zach Eflin cemented himself into the Phillies’ 2020 rotation?"
The way it happened was almost poetic justice. The Phillies started a 5-game series against the Washington Nationals on Monday with their backs against the walls. They unceremoniously lost the first game by a score of 7-2. A bullpen game started by Blake Parker would be the final nail in the coffin. The Phillies have […]Read more "Phillies mercifully eliminated from playoff contention"
After the Phillies seemingly great offseason, Jean Segura looked like one of the Phillies’ exciting additions. He was acquired from the Mariners with 2 relievers for JP Crawford and Carlos Santana. The excitement for the shortstop stemmed from his pure hit tool. From 2016-2018, all Jean Segura could do was hit. He racked up 538 […]Read more "Should the Phillies be concerned about Jean Segura?"