After over a week of not having any baseball, the Phillies finally got back into action on Monday against the powerful New York Yankees. The Phillies got off to a slow start with their season reopener, dropping the first game of the series, 6-3. To follow that dreadful game up, the Phillies had dual-aces Zack […]Read more "Phillies bullpen looking to find an even-keel against Braves"
For the first time in what felt like forever, we had REAL Phillies baseball yesterday. Roughly 120 days removed from their scheduled season opener, the Phillies made their season debut against the Miami Marlins. Usually, teams all across the MLB would be knee-deep in trade rumors as teams looked to shore up any weaknesses for […]Read more "Biggest Takeaways from Phillies Opening Day"
When the owners and players’ association agreed on a 60-game season, there were no expanded players. Here, on the first day of the season, the association and MLB have agreed to a whole new playoff format. Instead of 10 teams, there will now be 16. Just for this season, over half of MLB’s 30 teams […]Read more "What MLB playoff expansion means for the Phillies"
This year’s MLB season will be unlike any other year. With the shortened 60 game season, the landscape of baseball has shifted from the marathon that we know to a 100-meter sprint. Each game will carry more weight and teams cannot afford to have a slow start. While for the most part, I do not […]Read more "PSN Picks The MLB Season: Sean’s Picks"
Winning the MVP is nothing new to Bryce Harper. The $330 million man won the NL MVP when he was just 22 years old with the Nationals as he first ascended into MLB stardom. This year, Harper’s MVP odds can be found to be anywhere between 13/1 and 20/1 and he sits at the 6th […]Read more "Will Bryce Harper be an MVP candidate in 2020?"
Following their strong August performance, the Phillies stand poised to make a run at their first NL East title since 2011 in our simulated 2020 season. Using Out of the Park Baseball 21, we take a look to see if the Phillies can remain hot going into the month of September. The September Playoff Race […]Read more "Phillies capture NL East title in simulated season"
For the first time in MLB history, we will see a universal DH. While this has been rumored to happen seemingly every year, we will get a chance to see it in play in this unique 60-game season. This is perhaps the biggest change that we will see to this year’s game-play and is one […]Read more "Who are the Phillies’ top designated hitter options?"
“Have you ever seen a team in contention trade for a player at the two most important positions on the field at the deadline?” That’s a question I was posed by a caller a few nights back, and it really got me thinking in a different way. The short answer to his question is no. […]Read more "The Phillies are in quite the predicament"
When you work in the media often times, when you have a group of friends that is as invested in a team as you are, that group becomes the guinea pig for your work. It isn’t malicious or done to spite your friends in order to prove that you know more than they do. We in […]Read more "Jerad Eickhoff’s return looms large, leaving Phillies with an interesting predicament"
This past week, as it does every week, a national media outlet (omission of the name is intentional, although I’m sure you either know which outlet I’m referring to, or could find it rather easily) handed out its weekly power rankings. Now some may not buy all that much into power rankings, as a co-working […]Read more "Why are the Phillies lacking the national respect they deserve?"