On Tuesday, the Phillies had their biggest move of the offseason… and they didn’t move a muscle. Josh Donaldson left the NL East, signing with the Minnesota Twins. It seems that the Atlanta Braves didn’t want to pay the hefty 4-years $92 million (even though $23 mill was exactly what they paid Donaldson last season). […]Read more "Shakeups in NL East could pave a way for the Phillies"
As the old saying goes, “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.” Well, the Phillies seem to be implementing that strategy with their new hire for hitting coach, Joe Dillon. As Salisbury states, Joe Dillon is coming from the World Series Champion Washington Nationals. With the Nats, Dillon was the assistant hitting coach under Kevin […]Read more "Instant analysis: Phillies set to hire a new hitting coach"
There is no confidential secret. Nationals fans were not happy when Bryce Harper signed with the Phillies for the next 13 years. Irate might be a better word…with a pinch of salt. Bryce Harper got paid and had a solid season with the Phillies. His 35 HR were the 2nd most of his career. He […]Read more "Bryce Harper shouldn’t be part of the Nationals Narrative"
The way it happened was almost poetic justice. The Phillies started a 5-game series against the Washington Nationals on Monday with their backs against the walls. They unceremoniously lost the first game by a score of 7-2. A bullpen game started by Blake Parker would be the final nail in the coffin. The Phillies have […]Read more "Phillies mercifully eliminated from playoff contention"
What do Jason Bay, John Mayberry Jr., Cliff Lee, and Justin Turner all have in common? They were all featured in the last game where the Phillies clinched a winning season. On August 22, 2011, The Phillies destroyed the Mets 10-0 to win the 82nd game. The game featured a great 7 innings by Cliff […]Read more "How the Phillies can still finish with a winning record"
As the MLB trade deadline came down to the wire on July 31st, it seemed as if the Philadelphia Phillies were watching more than dealing. A few teams, specifically teams that the Phillies have to be competitive with, did a lot more with next to no real casualties from the farm system. The additions to […]Read more "Do Phillies really have enough firepower to compete in the NL East?"
Lost in the shuffle of offseason trades and signings was the elimination of the August 31st waiver trade deadline. That means July 31st is last opportunity for teams to make trades. We are less than a week away from the deadline and the Phillies are still in a weird place. They’re 5.5 games back in […]Read more "Upcoming weekend will decide how Phillies approach trade deadline"
In an offseason where multiple big names were signed to the Philadelphia Phillies, the fans had all the reason in the world to be very excited about this season. They still do, as the Phillies currently own a 7-3 record and are on top of the National League East standings. A lot of money was […]Read more "Harper hysteria is great, but the Phillies still have one glaring weakness"
According to OddsShark.com, The Phillies have been given the 11th best odds to win the World Series next season at +2000. They are directly behind the Nationals and Cardinals at +1800 and have better odds than the Rockies (+3500), A’s (+3500), Rays (+5000), Diamondbacks (+6000), and the Mariners (+6000) all of which had better records […]Read more "Harper and/or Machado, Why the Phillies need one, regardless of antics"
It happened again. Our high hopes and the sweet taste of victory over a bitter rival were dashed again. This time it was thanks to salty veteran Ryan Zimmerman. Seranthony got the first 2 outs in the 9th on flyouts by Harper and Rendón and then Zimmerman. Zimmerman did this. Ryan Zimmerman sends 'em home […]Read more "Heartbreak after heartbreak: Why it’s difficult to be a Phillies fan right now"