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 […]Read more "Breaking down the Phillies subtle front office extensions"
You could make a shorter list out of the things that went right when you talk about the Philadelphia Phillies hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, July 15th. The Phillies lost 16-2 to the Dodgers after coming off of a series that was blown against the Washington Nationals a couple of days earlier. It […]Read more "It’s getting ugly for the Phillies At Citizens Bank Park"
Some teams can get away with pitching that is just okay and bats that are above average. The Philadelphia Phillies are currently a far cry from being a team with good pitching. Aaron Nola, to his credit, has looked better on the mound lately but hasn’t seemed true to his own form. Another player, who […]Read more "Is Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta on the hot seat?"
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 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 […]Read more "Are “Curveball Machines” and Lineup Changes enough to save the Phillies season?"
In the last couple of weeks, the debate has been constant. ‘Has Bryce Harper lived up to the $330 million dollar contract that he has been given?’ While it is absolutely too early to tell, just months into a 13-year deal, the fans in Philadelphia have seemed to grow a little restless. Harper was even […]Read more "Bryce Harper is firing up the Phillies in more ways than one"
At the start of the season, the Phillies were feeling confident in the top of their rotation. Aaron Nola had just completed a Cy Young worthy season. Jake Arrieta was set to bounce back, having had a spring training to work. And Nick Pivetta was poised for a break out year, according to some analysts. […]Read more "A new ace in town? Phillies rotation is finding its rhythm"
As recently as January, it was unclear whether or not Jerad Eickhoff would ever toss a pitch in the major leagues again. The promising pitcher was experiencing severe nerve damage in his right hand due to carpal tunnel and could hardly grip a baseball without feeling a discomforting tingle in his fingers. Now, four months […]Read more "The Resurgence of Phillies SP Jerad Eickhoff and a bullpen domino effect"
Imagine you have the opportunity to play baseball for a living. You’re a made man. No matter the team you play on in Major League Baseball, you’re the reason why the fans are paying for tickets and you see an entire legion of baseball fans across the country wearing the jersey that proudly displays your […]Read more "Why the Phillies don’t need to be urgent in fishing for Trout"
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, […]Read more "Patience, Poise, and Persistence: Analyzing the Masterful Offseason Strategy of Phillies GM Matt Klentak"