Three months in and the Phillies have yet to make any significant improvements this offseason. But why has this offseason been so slow? When the Phillies’ offseason began in October, fans knew that the outlook was grim. Between the many holes to fill on the team and the rise of literally every other team in […]Read more "Explaining the Phillies Take-It-Slow Approach This Offseason"
Given all of the gaps the Phillies need to fill this offseason, they should sign one of these cheap starting pitchers to fill the 2021 rotation. The Phillies have a lot of holes to fill for the 2021 season. Between fixing the bullpen, center field, re-signing J.T. Realmuto, and figuring out the middle infield, a […]Read more "Could the Phillies Sign One of These Cheap, Veteran Pitchers?"
As the trade market for starting pitchers heats up, the Phillies should look to add one of these five pitchers to their rotation. Following the subsequent trades of Blake Snell and Yu Darvish to the Padres this week, the starting pitchers market has seemingly caught fire. Even the Phillies have entered the trade market as […]Read more "Phillies Should Trade For One of These Five Starting Pitchers"
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"
This was what I expected out of Klentak. The Phillies added depth players throughout the season and the trade deadline was not different. In the end, Corey Dickerson was traded for cash and a player to be named later. The 30-year-old outfielder is a rental player, meaning his contract expires at the end of this […]Read more "Klentak finalizes Phillies’ roster at the trade deadline, but is it enough?"
Upon being selected eighth overall by the Phillies in the 2017 draft, outfielder Adam Haseley received some high praise from the brain trust in Philly: “He’s got outstanding ability, outstanding tools,” Phillies amateur scouting director Johnny Almaraz said. “He can run, he can throw, he can hit and he can hit with power. He’s got […]Read more "What the development of Adam Haseley may mean for Mickey Moniak"
The Phillies have lost another player to injury. On Tuesday night, Jay Bruce came out of the game mid-at bat against the Dodger’s Walker Buehler. After a checked swing, Bruce reached for his side. After a quick test swing, he reached for his side again and realized he had to come out of the game. […]Read more "Who will the Phillies turn to with Jay Bruce injured?"
Despite being involved in trade rumors majority of the offseason, Odubel Herrera and Maikel Franco managed to somehow survive the roster overhaul the team has undergone so far this offseason. Oddly enough, the two may actually wind up being two of the biggest beneficiaries from the lineup additions-namely the additions of Jean Segura, J.T Realmuto, […]Read more "Who were the Phillies’ biggest beneficiaries of the Bryce Harper trade?"
Oh, how things change. After seven straight seasons of not playing into October, the Phillies have put together a very special roster that could help them get to October- and then some. Having a competent roster makes all of the memories from the rebuild special; just like during the 76ers “Process”, there were plenty of […]Read more "Remembering the best on-field moments during the Phillies rebuild"
One down, one to go. Yesterday, star infielder and 4x All-Star Manny Machado inked a monstrous 10-year, $300M pact with the San Diego Padres- the largest contract in American professional sports history to date. Although the team of choice is somewhat surprising, the hefty price tag is not, as Machado’s camp has been adamant about […]Read more "Phillies GM Matt Klentak Must Mitigate Desperation As Harper Negotiations Take Precedence"