If you’ve read the title of and clicked on this piece, I know what you’re probably thinking by now. “There’s no way the Phillies shouldn’t pursue Cole. He’s the top starter on the market and our pitching stunk last year!” Truthfully, the Phillies pitching staff was severely underwhelming last season. The unit recorded an abysmal […]Read more "Making the Case Against the Phillies Pursuing SP Gerrit Cole"
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. No strangers to heavy offseason spending, the Phillies front office brass have rival executives under the assumption that a similarly pricey […]Read more "Phillies must be wise with limited financial resources this offseason"
In the 2017 offseason, the Phillies decided they need to make a big splash as they were coming out of a rebuild. That divebomb into the pool was signing Jake Arrieta for $75 million over 3 years. Yeeeeaaaaahhhhhh… It hasn’t worked out. What. So. Ever. In fact, the $20 million that Arrieta will make in […]Read more "Could Jake Arrieta’s contract go down as the Phillies’ worst ever?"
J.T Realmuto must be starting the holiday season by singing his version of Yukon Cornelius’ or Burt Ives Christmas Classic “Silver and Gold.” Realmuto won his second career Silver Slugger Award just days after winning his first career Gold Glove Award. Realmuto had some of his best offensive numbers this season with the Phillies. He […]Read more "Phillies’ J.T. Realmuto wins his second career Silver Slugger award"
Today the Phillies introduce to the public to their 55th manager in team history. Joe Girardi will succeed Gabe Kapler as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. Girardi has been one of a few former Yankees to join the Phillies in the past couple of seasons. In offseason of 2017, the Phillies hired Rob Thomson as […]Read more "Poaching Rothschild from Yankees Could be power-play for the Phillies"
The Phillies already made one splash move on their big-league staff this offseason, hiring former Manager of the Year and World Series champion Joe Girardi as their new skipper. With Girardi now in the fold and their biggest staff vacancy filled, it’s now time for the Phils to turn their attention toward finding a new […]Read more "Phillies need to prioritize finding new hitting & pitching coaches"
Much like last year’s eventful, fruitful offseason, the Phillies are off to a tremendous start to begin this winter. Rumored to be the favorite for the job for weeks, former Marlins and Yankees skipper Joe Girardi has officially been announced as the 55th manager of the Phillies. The deal is worth three-years with a club […]Read more "Phillies Leadoff Offseason with a Home Run Hire in Manager Joe Girardi"
Well, it seems official. Numerous reports are citing that the Phillies are set to hire Joe Girardi as Gabe Kapler’s replacement. This is a move that fans have been pining for ever since his name was first linked with the position. Here’s everything you need to know on Girardi: Joe Girardi Age: 55Teams managed: Marlins […]Read more "Report: Phillies hire Joe Girardi as their new manager"
After dismissing ex-manager Gabe Kapler following a brief two-year stint in Philly, the fightin’ Phils are reportedly set to hire their new skipper sometime this week. Approaching two weeks since the job has been vacated, the Phillies’ managerial search is presumably down to three finalists- Buck Showalter, Joe Girardi, and Dusty Baker. Though all three […]Read more "Why Joe Girardi is the perfect candidate to replace Kapler as Phillies Manager"
We’ve gone through and grading all the starting pitchers, we dove headfirst into the barren abyss of the bullpen. But I’ve saved the “best” part of the Phillies for last. The report card for the position players will be slightly different than the other two. All players will get two grades: Defensive (abbreviated DEF) and […]Read more "Phillies end of season report card: The position players"