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"
On Friday at 1 pm, the Phillies held what many of us thought was going to be a disaster of a press conference. It was to announce the firing of Gabe Kapler. We were not disappointed. They decided to have a joint press conference with Matt Klentak, John Middleton and Andy MacPhail. It was unwatchable! […]Read more "What did we actually learn in the Phillies’ press conference?"
It has been ten days since the Phillies have ended their season. Fans have been patiently waiting to hear the fate of Andy MacPhail, Matt Klentak and Gabe Kapler while John Middleton mulls his options. Recent reports coming out of South Philadelphia suggests that the Phillies Owner is traveling around the country and interviewing players. […]Read more "Why are the Phillies ownership taking so long to make a decision on Kapler?"
Todd Zolecki was first to report the news. Chris Young will not be the Phillies pitching coach in 2020. Young started in 2018 as the Phillies Assistant Pitching Coach alongside Rick Kranitz. This offseason Kranitz was let go in favor of Chris Young. Kranitz moved on to be the pitching coach of the Atlanta Braves. […]Read more "Report: Phillies part ways with pitching coach Chris Young"
The Phillies season was a bust. Underachieving play doomed the Phillies after a wonderful start. Lack of foresight from the front office failed to improve a subpar pitching staff. Now the question that has to be asked, who is losing their jobs? If the Phillies make a change, we were expecting a decision to be […]Read more "Time is running out for the Phillies to make decision on Kapler"
Let the finger-pointing begin. The Phillies started their season on a high note. Matt Klentak’s “objectionably excellent” offseason brought with it hopes of a world series run. Those dreams have been unrealistic for some time now. On Tuesday, the Phillies dropped a 4-1 decision to the Washington Nationals and were officially eliminated. Ironically Bryce Harper’s […]Read more "Where do the Phillies go from here?"
There is no doubt about it in baseball that Ken Rosenthal is one of the premier baseball reporters out there. He is in the company of those like Hall of Famer Jayson Stark. So naturally, when Rosenthal comes out with a piece on the Phillies, you know he has it together. I encourage you all […]Read more "Should we be concerned with Phillies’ front office decision-making?"
Johnny Almaraz has been the head of the Phillies’ amateur scouting department for the past five years. He oversaw that last 5 MLB Entry drafts for the Phillies. Almaraz had stepped down as Amateur Scouting Director and will assume a new role with the club. He will take the role of a special assistant to […]Read more "Phillies Scouting Director calls it quits"
It still amazes me that the Phillies are only 2.5 games out of the wild card race. The team that hasn’t won five consecutive games continues to win a series and then lose a series. What can we fans expect out of the Phillies as they push towards the playoffs? Gabe Kapler Many fans will […]Read more "What can we expect from the Phillies down the stretch?"
Typical of the 2019 Phillies season, they sweep the defending world champions in Fenway Park only to lose the next game to the lowly Maimi Marlins. However, the way the Phillies lost the game was even more typical of their season. The bats were popping as the Phillies scored 7 runs in the first three […]Read more "Who is to blame for Phillies’ catastrophic collapse against Miami?"