The writing on the wall has fulfilled itself. The Phillies have designated outfielder Odubel Herrera for assignment. This decision mostly stems from the allegations that Herrera assaulted his girlfriend in Atlantic City. While charges were dropped on the legal side, Major League Baseball brought the hammer down on Herrera, suspending him 85 games. MLB must […]Read more "Instant analysis: Phillies DFA Problematic Herrera"
J.T. Realmuto had one of the best defensive seasons for a Phillies catcher. On Monday he was rewarded for his efforts. Major League Baseball named Realmuto as the National League Gold Glove winner for the position of catcher. It is the first time in his career that Realmuto won the Gold Glove. Realmuto is the […]Read more "Realmuto wins first career Gold Glove as Phillies offseason continues"
The work ethic that an athlete puts into his craft, the time sacrificed in life, and the choices made are all things that aren’t largely talked about because they aren’t displayed on the field of play. We don’t see every time an athlete has failed so that they could learn to perfect a pitch or […]Read more "Why the Phillies must move on from Odubel Herrera"
The Phillies we knew at the beginning of the season seemed to have come back to CBP. Talk of bamboo and curveball machines flooded social media as they crushed the lowly Mets. Let’s be honest, it was the Mets who are in turmoil and whose manager might not make it back to New York. However, […]Read more "Which Phillies prospects can instantly help the team out of their slump?"
The Philadelphia Phillies are in first place thanks in large part to what Matt Klentak has built in the offseason. However, injuries to the bullpen and the outfield have depleted the Phillies roster. It’s time to go out and make moves if the team believe a Championship run is possible. The loss of Andrew McCutchen […]Read more "The fate of the Phillies’ season lies with Matt Klentak"
The Atlantic City, NJ Police Department arrested and charged Odubel Herrera with Simple Assault. The incident stemmed from a domestic violence incident at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino on Monday night. Major League Baseball has placed Herrera on administrative leave. Herrera allegedly assaulted his 20-year-old girlfriend. Here is the press release by Atlantic City […]Read more "Why we must not jump to conclusions regarding Odubel Herrera’s arrest"
It’s never pretty to see a player get caught up in the law. We usually see it, speak down on it, and then give the said player another chance. This is not the usual. Odoubel Herrera was arrested and charged with simple assault after a report of domestic violence. There is no place for domestic […]Read more "Phillies must separate from Odubel Herrera"
I must admit, time caught up on me a little bit this past week. Had it not, this piece would have already been made available to you. Unfortunately, the facts are what they are. But I digress, and we soldier on, continuing the grades of the Phillies first half (and early part of the second […]Read more "Phillies’ First Half Grades: Outfield Edition"
For the first time since 2013, the Phillies could, and should, have multiple players represent them in the All Star Game. When the 89th rendition of the Mid-Summer Classic comes to our nation’s capitol this July, the home of an NL East rival could see more red pinstripes than in year’s past. That’s because the […]Read more "Ranking the likelihood of Phillies’ All Star appearances"
The Phillies have been sputtering as of late, dropping each of their past four series. Despite their recent run of deficiency, Philly rested at 18-15, good for second place in the division. On Monday, the team was set to take on the San Francisco Giants- winners of 7 of their last ten. It would take a […]Read more "Zach Eflin & Odubel Herrera impress in Phillies dominating victory over Giants"