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"
Hi, Phillies blogger/fan Alec Kostival here. I know this may seem a little informal than usual, but it felt like the best route in discussing the big bad luxury tax. Let me throw some background information at you first. So far in the offseason, the Phillies have added about $38 million in taxable payroll. While […]Read more "It’s time for the Phillies to push past the luxury tax barrier"
The Winter Meetings haven’t started yet, but the Phillies have already started their mission. Code name: O.C.T.O.B.E.R. Offseason Calculated Tactical Operation Bringing Evelvated Record Does the mission sound difficult? Possibly. Is it overly complicated? Yes, needlessly so. Will there be casualties? Sadly, yes. There has already been a casualty. Cole Hamels has fallen to the […]Read more "Three free agents the Phillies should be all-in on this offseason"
Experts all agreed that the Nationals could be the biggest threat to the Dodgers if they made the playoffs. The experts were right. The Nationals pitching rotation powered them to their first World Series. Max Scherzer headlines that group of starters. Without Scherzer, the Nationals would most likely not be in this position. No matter […]Read more "Gerrit Cole could be the Phillies’ Max Scherzer if they are willing to spend"
Former Phillies pitcher Luis Garcia embodied the rebuild of 2013-2018. He had bright spots that looked like a bright future. We asked if he could be part of the next group of Phillies. He also looked like the worst reliever on planet Earth. His ERA fluctuated harder than a wild roller coaster. From 2013-2018, Garcia’s […]Read more "Phillies Bullpen MVP came from an unlikely source"
It’s been years since the Eagles have had a big change to their linebacking corps. Other than showing a disgruntled Mychal Kendricks the door, the core group has remained the same since Nigel Bradham flew in from Buffalo back in 2016. Its led some to believe the position has been seemingly undervalued by the front […]Read more "Taking stock of the Eagles’ linebacking limbo"
The somewhat contained chaos of rookie minicamp always has its fair share of highlights and blunders. Re-watching the Eagles’ stream of their first practices held this spring, despite all the muffed punts and false steps, there was one player that stood out in particular. He’s not a household name, nor a highly touted college recruit, […]Read more "Have the Eagles found a true hidden gem in this CFL recruit?"
Two careers, two very similar players. Mike Moustakas will be a Brewer in 2019 while Maikel Franco will be a Phillie. There had been talk all winter about how if Manny Machado didn’t come to Philly, the Phightin’s should go after Moose to supplant Franco at 3rd base. Moose has better defense and could easily […]Read more "There’s a changing of the guard for the Phillies and it’s Franco’s time to Shine"
That time of year is finally upon us. We can all regularly start talking about Phillies baseball again while the nights slowly get longer and the days slowly get warmer. It’s been a long offseason with several acquisitions and departures. And even though pitchers and catchers have already reported, the Phillies are most likely not […]Read more "Top Phillies Storylines Heading into Spring Training"
The Phillies decided to bite the bullet and part ways with top prospect Sixto Sanchez, catcher Jorge Alfaro, and Will Stewart with international pool money to bring in J.T. Realmuto from the Miami Marlins. MLB analyst Jim Bowden was the first to break the trade. Realmuto might be the best catcher in baseball as we […]Read more "Instant analysis: Phillies send Alfaro/Sixto to Marlins for Realmuto"