Just under two weeks and 15 games have passed since our midway review of the 2020 Phillies season. The Phillies have gone 8-7 in that stretch with a record of 23-22. Following Sunday’s doubleheader sweep by Miami, the Marlins have claimed second place with a half-game lead over the Phillies at 23-21. Rather than looking […]Read more "Storylines to Watch in Final Stretch of Phillies Season"
Pressure continues to rise on the Phillies’ front office following another blown game on Thursday by the Phillies’ bullpen. The Phillies owned a 7-2 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth in game two of their double header yesterday against the Buffalo (Toronto) Blue Jays. Starter Vince Velasquez got into some trouble and ended […]Read more "What the David Hale trade means for the Phillies moving forward"
If you don’t get the headline, it is the saying of the U.S. Army’s elite fighting unit, the Army Rangers. Being an Army Ranger, I had to incorporate it into this article. Here we look at the fifth spot in the Phillies rotation and the fact that Ranger Suarez is making a case to earn […]Read more "Ranger (Suarez) Leads The Way? Looking at the Phillies Fifth starter Battle"
J.T, Realmuto will know the outcome of his 2020 salary tomorrow. His arbitration hearing is set for Wednesday in Phoenix Arizona. Realmuto will workout with the team on Tuesday and will then board a plane and fly to Arizona for the hearing. Realmuto is in his third and final season of arbitration. He becomes a […]Read more "J.T. Realmuto’s Arbitration Hearing set For Wednesday"
In just over one month, the Phillies have their first Spring Training game against the Detriot Tigers. One month until baseball is back. The Phillies filled some needs in the offseason, but there are still some concerns. In fact, I would even ask the question – ‘what is the front office thinking?’ Why is there […]Read more "Klentak & Phillies can’t afford to lose Realmuto over ‘pennies’"
Hi, Phillies blogger/fan Alec Kostival here. I know this may seem a little informal than usual, but it felt like the best route in discussing the big bad luxury tax. Let me throw some background information at you first. So far in the offseason, the Phillies have added about $38 million in taxable payroll. While […]Read more "It’s time for the Phillies to push past the luxury tax barrier"
The Phillies parted ways with two of the longest-tenured Phillies, Maikel Franco, and Cesar Hernandez Monday evening. The Phillies choose to not tender contracts to both infielders, freeing up $17.5 Million this year. Had the Phillies tendered contracts, Hernandez was projected to make $11 million and Franco $6.5, this according to Jim Salisbury. It comes […]Read more "Instant Analysis: Phillies Part Ways with Two infielders"
The Phillies need help! Specifically, pitching help. There are some prominent free agents on the market, but who makes the most sense? Fans will be the first to say that they need to sign Gerrit Cole. Cole is the premier free agent of the offseason. Cole is the obvious choice to bolster any rotation, but […]Read more "This Offseason is Crucial for Matt Klentak & Phillies"
The Phillies front office continues to take heat from the horrible press conference, and Fans continue to wait to see just who the next manager will be John Middleton and company have to get this right. Twitter is flooded with “reports” coming out of South Philadelphia. Are the Phillies are going to make Joe Girardi […]Read more "The storm is beginning to settle as Phillies hone in on new manager"
For the second time in as many years, the Phillies are on the prowl for a new manager. Unlike when first-time skipper Gabe Kapler took over a Phillies team at the tail end of its rebuild in 2017, the next manager will inherit a Phillies team primed for playoff contention. Be that as it may, […]Read more "Three Mistakes the Phillies must avoid in managerial search"