On Christmas Eve, the Washington Nationals decided to make things a bit more interesting in the National League East. The Nats shipped out pitching prospects Wil Crowe and Eddy Yean to Pittsburgh in return for first baseman Josh Bell. Was this a strong sign that Rhys Hoskins will remain with the Phillies? A number 3 […]Read more "Nats’ Christmas Eve trade means the Phillies must keep Hoskins"
Christmas time is finally here and the Phillies are in desperate need of a few gifts. Having yet to award a single major-league contract, the team largely carries the same weaknesses that they did last year and run the risk of getting even worse heading into next season. With such an abundance of roster holes, […]Read more "A J.T Realmuto extension? 2020 Phillies Christmas Wishlist"
When the Phillies put their 60-man player pool together, there seemed to be one major name missing. Francisco Morales, their current number 4 ranked prospect was nowhere to be found. He could’ve made his mark in 2020 with how bad the Phillies’ bullpen was. With a 7.06 bullpen ERA, a Morales debut couldn’t have hurt. […]Read more "Francisco Morales will be the Phillies most exciting rookie in 2021"
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! While many are making last-minute preparations for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or whichever holiday they hold close to their heart, today is the day to celebrate a very special holiday: (Phillies) Festivus. “Festivus for the rest of us” is a holiday made popular by the classic sitcom Seinfeld […]Read more "Phillies Phestivus: An airing of grievances after another year of stress"
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"
When the Phillies and Andrew Knapp avoided arbitration earlier this month with a one-year $1.1 million deal, it solidified that Knapp stay in Philadelphia for the 2021 season. What remains to be seen is the role the 29-year-old catcher will take. Andrew Knapp is a two-fold back-up for J.T. Realmuto. 1. He’ll back up Realmuto […]Read more "What is the plan for Andrew Knapp in 2021?"
In his introductory press conference, new Phillies pitching coach Caleb Cotham stated that the Phillies have “three guys that can go out and be Cy Youngs.” Aaron Nola and Zack Wheeler are clearly the first two, but fans have speculated as to who the third could be that Cotham eluded to. While there is an […]Read more "Is Zach Eflin a Future Cy Young Award Winner?"
Yesterday afternoon, it was announced that Theo Epstein will step down as President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs. While news regarding Epstein’s decision automatically brought hope into the hearts of Phillies fans everywhere, that hope was short-lived. In a letter to his colleagues addressing the decision to step down, Epstein indicates that he […]Read more "Why the Phillies Cannot Wait a Year for Theo Epstein"
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"
“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"