After Bryce Harper, the Phillies outfield is full of question marks. Bryce Harper is an absolute stud, but unfortunately for the Phillies, an MLB team needs more than one outfielder. Andrew McCutchen is the left fielder, but his knee health is still a big unknown. Roman Quinn and Adam Haseley are set to platoon in […]Read more "Which outfielders should the Phillies add to their bench?"
With so many other holes to fill on the roster, you might have forgotten that the Phillies’ bench is a disaster. If the season started today, the Phillies’ bench would look something like this: Suffice to say, Dave Dombrowski has his work cut out for him. Joe Girardi has already made it clear that he […]Read more "The Phillies should be proactive in bolstering the bench this offseason"
It’s no secret that the Phillies have some holes on their roster. With their depleted bullpen, outfield depth, and uncertainty among their infield and rotation, they have some decisions to make. By hiring Dave Dombrowski to be their new president of baseball operations, history shows that prospects are likely not safe at all. However, if […]Read more "Prospects Check In: Which outfielders could crack the Phillies’ Roster?"
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?"
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?"
When the Phillies reported to Summer Camp last week, they came with a 53-man roster. The roster, consisting of 31 pitchers, three catchers, 10 infielders, and nine outfielders, has enjoyed their fun in the sun as they prepare for the season. But, just like any other summer camp, each would bring some new faces into […]Read more "Seven players who might fill out the Phillies’ summer camp roster"
The deadline for Major League Baseball teams to release their 60-man player pools was supposed to be Sunday at 4 PM. Apparently, the Phillies didn’t get that message as they were about 6 hours late with their roster. There, naturally, were a few surprises. The first and foremost being that the Phillies elected to only […]Read more "Everything you need to know about the Phillies’60-man player pool"
The Reading Fightin Phillies season came to an end Friday night. The Trenton Thunder completed the three-game sweep of the Fightins. Playoff baseball came back to FirstEnergy Stadium for the first time in three years. Game 1 The Fightins got 7 strong innings out of their ace, Spencer Howard. The Phillies top Pitching prospected ended […]Read more "On the Pharm: Reading Fightins swept out of the playoffs"
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"
The Reading Phillies are going to the playoffs having clinched the second-half Eastern League Division title on Wednesday and in the process, setting another record. Reading pitchers combined to set the Eastern League strikeout record, having struck out 1,268 batters. As good as this news is, it has since impacted the September call-ups. We were […]Read more "Down of the Pharm: Phillies Minor League Report"