No one person or organization is without fault. The same can be said about the Phillies. Sometimes players with great future potential slip through the cracks. For example in the previous decade, the Phillies traded a young Gio Gonzalez as part of a trade for Freddy Garcia. Gonzalez became one of the most dynamic pitchers […]Read more "Six players the Phillies whiffed on in the 2010s"
Just like Jacob Marley at the beginning of a Christmas Carol, the 2010s are dead. Gone is a decade of Phillies baseball filled with major mediocrity with a few bright spots in the beginning. What isn’t gone are the effects of trades from the past decade. Knowing what we do now, let’s look back at […]Read more "Reevaluating the Phillies’ biggest trades of the 2010s"
Massive spending was the hallmark of the Phillies’ offseason a year ago. En-route to acquiring David Robertson, Andrew McCutchen, Jean Segura, J.T Realmuto, and Bryce Harper, the team shelled out a whopping $403M. Typical of the affluent Phillies, the team continued to spend the big bucks this winter, conferring $132M to land Didi Gregorius and […]Read more "Follow the Money: Phillies Payroll Suggests One More Season in the Wings"
Entering the offseason with roughly $50M to spend without threatening the luxury tax, the typically-affluent Phillies weren’t flexing their financial prowess like they were last year. Although they reportedly had interest in the elite tier of free agents this winter- Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon, and Madison Bumgarner, namely- nothing ever actually materialized. Unlike last winter […]Read more "Lackluster farm system continues to plague the Phillies"
Sure, the Phillies show interest in Madison Bumgarner. Despite the rumblings over the two-time Silver Slugger pitcher though, the Phillies are going “all-in” on a handful of players to fill positions they already have. In fact, it almost seems like they’re pursuing any free agent possible. Could this mean the DH is making its way […]Read more "How the Phillies’ Offseason Moves Signal the DH is on It’s Way to the National League"
Four letters have described the type of season JT Realmuto had in 2020. B.C.I.B. Best Catcher In Baseball Phillies fans have known that as a fact for a while. Today, MLB confirmed it. In the first ever All-MLB Team voting, JT Realmuto was named Fist Team All-MLB as the catcher. In 2019, JT Realmuto set […]Read more "Phillies’ JT Realmuto Confirmed as ‘BCIB’"
During Monday afternoon, the news was released via Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM that the Phillies and Cubs have previously been engaged in trade talks. Both ball clubs have shown mutual interest regarding the stellar third baseman, Kris Bryant, but nothing as of late has come about. However, it is notable that Bryant and the Cubs […]Read more "RUMOR: Phillies and Cubs spark mutual trade interest over Kris Bryant"
“‘CLIFFMAS’ GIFT FILLS CITY WITH PRIDE, CREATES HIGH HOPES FOR TEAM” was the headline that ran on December 15, 2010 in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The article reflected how all Philadelphians were feeling at the time. Most were overjoyed to see the winner of 2 2009 World Series games back in red pinstripes. Even famous Philadelphian’s […]Read more "Could Phillies fans see another “Cliffmas” this year?"
The Winter Meetings haven’t started yet, but the Phillies have already started their mission. Code name: O.C.T.O.B.E.R. Offseason Calculated Tactical Operation Bringing Evelvated Record Does the mission sound difficult? Possibly. Is it overly complicated? Yes, needlessly so. Will there be casualties? Sadly, yes. There has already been a casualty. Cole Hamels has fallen to the […]Read more "Three free agents the Phillies should be all-in on this offseason"
Shortly after being labeled as ‘in the race’ to land the services of 29-year old pitcher Zach Wheeler, it appears as though the Phillies are set to complete the signing. Wheeler struggled in the early stags of 2019, missing time due to a right shoulder injury, but he bounced back in an exceptional way. Going […]Read more "Instant analysis: Phillies sign Zach Wheeler to 5-year deal"