Let’s talk about life goals. Some people want to travel abroad and live in different cultures. Others find nirvana traveling all over to various music festivals, whatever the genre may be. For the sports fan, a life goal could be to witness their favorite team win a championship series or game live. For “The Baseball […]Read more "The Baseball Pilgrim: A Phillies Fan’s Voyage"
Last season was a mixed bag for the Phillies. After an eventful offseason in which they acquired an unprecedented three all-stars in one offseason- including superstar slugger and MLB cornerstone Bryce Harper- the Phillies began the season with incredibly high hopes. The Phillies, benefitting from the fruits of $403M worth of offseason investments, were surging […]Read more "Examining How the Phillies Can Stabilize Troublesome Bullpen"
It’s time to celebrate Phillies’ fans! MLB.com just released their updated top-30 prospect rankings for the NL East and with it a whole new list of Phillies’ prospects. Who’s at the top? Who are the biggest risers and fallers? Who’s new to the list and who’s gone? Let’s check it out. (for reference, I’ll be […]Read more "How do future Phillies fair in MLB Prospect rankings?"
Joe Girardi dropped a minor bombshell on Friday, revealing that Andrew McCutchen will not be ready for opening day. As Dean Martin once said, “Ain’t that a kick in the head?”. Everyone was expecting the 2013 NL MVP to be back in time for opening day. McCutchen won’t be reading until further into April. That […]Read more "The Phillies suddenly have a left field competition"
The Black History Month Spotlight series serves to highlight some of the most iconic, influential black athletes to make their mark in Philadelphia. For the second installment, we’ll cover the career and legacy of longtime shortstop and Phillies legend Jimmy Rollins. As the saying goes, big things sometimes come in small packages. There is perhaps […]Read more "Black History Month Spotlight: Jimmy Rollins"
The Phillies announced that they will be retiring the late great Roy Halladay’s number #34. he Phillies announced in a statement issued today on the Phillies.com website: “On Friday, May 29, 2020, fans are invited to join the Phillies as they officially retire No. 34 on Roy Halladay Number Retirement Night at Citizens Bank Park […]Read more "Instant analysis: Phillies to Retire Roy Halladay’s #34"
When the Phillies inked starting pitcher Zack Wheeler to a 5-year, $118M pact, it quickly became apparent that they envisioned him as a front-end starter- a tall order for the young hurler that has never amassed more than 12 wins in a single season. Not only is Wheeler not known for racking up a ton […]Read more "How Zack Wheeler can evolve into a staff ace for the Phillies"
In regards to roster additions and construction, this offseason has been uncharacteristically uneventful for the Phillies so far- save for the impact signings of infielder Didi Gregorius and starting pitcher Zack Wheeler. In fact, Gregorius and Wheeler are the only players the Phils have brought in on major-league contracts this winter. A far cry from […]Read more "Should the Phillies explore a Starling Marte trade?"
Earlier in the week, Baseball America released its preseason top 100 prospect list. The Phillies found themselves with 2 players listed within the top 100. More importantly, both were listed among the top 30 prospects in all of baseball. Alec Bohm came in at the 28th top prospect in baseball and Spencer Howard came in […]Read more "MLB.com ranks 3 Phillies among the Top 100 Prospects"
After being relatively quiet for the better part of the offseason, the Phillies front office has been busy over the last few days, signing a slew of veteran relievers to minor league contracts. Following the deals, longtime hurlers Drew Storen, Bud Norris, and Francisco Liriano will all report to the Phils’ Spring Training camp, where […]Read more "Phillies Hoping to Extract Value With Low-Risk Signings"