Examining Phillies’ Bizarre Interest in Mike Moustakas & What It Means for Maikel Franco

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 […]

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Phillies 3B Maikel Franco is quietly turning things around, but what does his future hold?

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 […]

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Should they stay or should they go: Which Phillies remain on the roster in 2019? Part 1

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. […]

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What’s Wrong With Maikel Franco? A closer look at demons haunting Phillies third baseman

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 […]

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