NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Jim Salisbury reported Tuesday afternoon that the Phillies are set to name Sam Fuld as the team’s new general manager. Fuld has been a part of the Phillies’ front office since 2017. Ned Rice had been acting as interim general manager since Matt Klentak stepped down in October. Who is Sam Fuld? […]Read more "Phillies set to name Sam Fuld as General Manager"
All winter, the Phillies have been marred by confusion and overall lack of direction from their so-called leadership. Since firing demoting ex-general manager Matt Klentak to some still largely unknown front office role, the Phillies seem to have more questions than answers. Following a disappointing third-place NL East finish and their ninth consecutive season without a playoff […]Read more "Phillies Front Office Can’t Get Out of Their Own Way"
The writing had been on the wall for quite some time that former Phillies general manager Matt Klentak would not carry the same designation in 2021. After watching the team he crafted crumble while their division counterparts surged towards the postseason, it became abundantly clear that a change in leadership was needed in Philly. Admittedly, […]Read more "Five Intriguing Options to Replace Klentak as Phillies GM"
Matt Klentak is no longer the Phillies GM! It finally happened. The Philadelphia Phillies have officially moved on from Klentak as their team’s general manager. While it came via the form of a resignation as opposed to an outright firing, the result is the same. Klentak is no longer the GM, and his inability to […]Read more "LISTEN: Matt Klentak is gone emergency Phillies podcast"
In a shocking turn of events, ex-Phillies general manager Matt Klentak has decided to resign from his position. The franchise took to social media to formally announce the puzzling decision: Although Klentak’s overdue departure is worthy of excitement, both for the sake of the Phillies’ future and my overall mental health and well-being, I feel […]Read more "How will a change in leadership impact a crucial Phillies offseason?"
The Phillies announced on Saturday afternoon that, almost a week following the finale of their 2020 campaign, Matt Klentak has stepped down as General Manager. Matt Klentak was hired as GM following the 2015 season. He was brought in with the hopes of bringing modern-day analytics into the Phillies and to bring the Phillies back […]Read more "BREAKING: Matt Klentak Steps Down as Phillies General Manager"
As another failed season ends, it is time to look ahead and ask the question: who should stay on this Phillies roster for 2021? While this may depend greatly on whether Matt Klentak remains as the Phillies’ general manager, we can begin to speculate on which players have earned a spot for 2021. The Phillies’ […]Read more "Who stays and who goes in the Phillies outfield this offseason?"
I have been one of Klentak’s critics and wrote back before COVID that the Phillies were playing a dangerous game with Realmuto’s contract. The Phillies should have signed Realmuto this should never have been allowed to go to arbitration. I stated that I lacked confidence in Klentak and his ability to get a deal done. […]Read more "Klentak’s Statement on the Realmuto/Sanchez trade gives fans little confidence"
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"