Although the team is still fully focused on bringing superstar slugger Manny Machado to the City of Brotherly Love, the Phillies have a rather surprising contingency plan in place should they fall short. In a recent piece recapping the latest offseason buzz, Jon Morosi of MLB.com reported that the Phillies (and White Sox) have been […]Read more "Examining Phillies’ Bizarre Interest in Mike Moustakas & What It Means for Maikel Franco"
The first half of the season has unofficially, and quite swiftly, ended, and the Phillies find themselves in a spot that few expected them to be in: first place in the National League East. The Phillies hold a half game lead over the equally-surprising Atlanta Braves. With a 53-42 record, the team entered the All […]Read more "Grading the Phillies’ season so far: Infield Edition"
It seems the Phillies’ front office executives will not have to spend any time in court this offseason, allowing them to focus on taking the next step in this rebuild. The Phillies had the first and sole chance to sign a handful of their young players to extensions before the arbitration deadline yesterday, which the […]Read more "Phillies avoid arbitration with all eligible players"
We need to sign Mike Moustakas this offseason! No! Scott Kingery or JP Crawford are the answer! We have money, wait for Manny Machado! He’s the star we truly need! (in a softer voice) Bryce Harper can play third, right? Ladies! Gentlemen! You’re overlooking the obvious. (group “huh?!”) Maikel Franco is our third basemen and he’s […]Read more "Phillies 3B Maikel Franco is quietly turning things around, but what does his future hold?"
The day was May 30, 1986. 25,320 people scattered in the seats of Three-River Stadium in Pittsburg, as the Pirates took on the Dodgers. A young Orel Hershiser had the ball for the boys in blue. A 21-year-old thin 6’2″ centerfielder stepped in the box to start the hitting for in the bottom of the 1st for the Pirates. Achieving the […]Read more "Phillies wonderkid Rhys Hoskins is making history…Again"
The Phillies have been in a rebuild mode now for the better part of five seasons, dating back to 2013, which was the first year since 2002 that the team finished with a sub-.500 record. The team has since rid themselves of big names and bigger contracts and replaced those talents with younger, cheaper players. […]Read more "Should they stay or should they go: Which Phillies remain on the roster in 2019? Part 1"
In 2015, a 22-year-old Maikel Franco lit the Phillies world on fire when he burst onto the major league scene. In 80 games that season, Franco slashed .280/.343/.497 on his way to a very productive second half. In those 80 games, Franco drove in 50 runs while hitting 14 homeruns. It appeared the Phillies would […]Read more "What’s Wrong With Maikel Franco? A closer look at demons haunting Phillies third baseman"
Have you noticed that through the first month of the season, the Phillies have seemed more enjoyable to watch then they were this time last year? Well, you’re not alone, as many have echoed a similar sentiment through the first full month of Baseball. Despite the fact that the team actually has a worse record […]Read more "What’s the secret behind the Phillies dramatically improved offense?"