Breaking down the Phillies subtle front office extensions

Before the beginning of this Major League Baseball season, the Philadelphia Phillies silently extended contracts for General Manager Matt Klentak and Team President Andy MacPhail. MacPhail signed an extension back in 2017 that runs through 2021, which went unannounced. In March, Klentak signed his extension that runs through 2022, which was kept quiet. The Phillies […]

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Are “Curveball Machines” and Lineup Changes enough to save the Phillies season?

The Philadelphia Phillies have been grossly underachieving from the point of view of their fans this season. I agree with that sentiment. There was no one thinking to themselves that the Phillies were going to be a team just two games over .500 this season after acquiring Bryce Harper, Andrew McCutchen, Jean Segura, and JT […]

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Patience, Poise, and Persistence: Analyzing the Masterful Offseason Strategy of Phillies GM Matt Klentak

After much anticipation, deliberation, negotiation, and flat-out frustration at times this offseason, the Phillies are once again a force in the National League. This change in hierarchical ranking, of course, is largely due to the acquisition of generational talent Bryce Harper. It only took 117 tumultuous days for the superstar slugger to find a home, […]

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