News broke late Sunday night that the Tampa Bay Rays traded ace pitcher Blake Snell to the San Diego Padres. The trade (which yielded a strong return in prospects) indicates that the Rays are yet again looking to cut costs. The Phillies could well be looking to take advantage of this. The Rays are notorious […]Read more "Should the Phillies Trade for Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier?"
With so many other holes to fill on the roster, you might have forgotten that the Phillies’ bench is a disaster. If the season started today, the Phillies’ bench would look something like this: Suffice to say, Dave Dombrowski has his work cut out for him. Joe Girardi has already made it clear that he […]Read more "The Phillies should be proactive in bolstering the bench this offseason"
When the Phillies drafted Bryson Stott in the 2019 MLB Draft, on-field expectations were high for the shortstop. While Stott hasn’t had the opportunity to make that on-field impact, he has made sure to be impactful to those around him. Stott, 23, is a Las Vegas area native having attended Desert Oasis High School. Starting […]Read more "Phillies Prospect Bryson Stott Makes an Impact in His Community"
The 2020 Phillies trotted out one of the worst bullpens in MLB history. Described as disastrous, or horrific, Phillies’ relievers combined for a 7.06 ERA which ranked last in MLB and second-last in MLB history. Unfortunately, the Phillies hold that record too. The 1930 Phillies had an ERA of 8.01. Needless to say the newly […]Read more "How can the Phillies fix the MLB’s worst bullpen this offseason?"
On Christmas Eve, the Washington Nationals decided to make things a bit more interesting in the National League East. The Nats shipped out pitching prospects Wil Crowe and Eddy Yean to Pittsburgh in return for first baseman Josh Bell. Was this a strong sign that Rhys Hoskins will remain with the Phillies? A number 3 […]Read more "Nats’ Christmas Eve trade means the Phillies must keep Hoskins"
Christmas time is finally here and the Phillies are in desperate need of a few gifts. Having yet to award a single major-league contract, the team largely carries the same weaknesses that they did last year and run the risk of getting even worse heading into next season. With such an abundance of roster holes, […]Read more "A J.T Realmuto extension? 2020 Phillies Christmas Wishlist"
When the Phillies put their 60-man player pool together, there seemed to be one major name missing. Francisco Morales, their current number 4 ranked prospect was nowhere to be found. He could’ve made his mark in 2020 with how bad the Phillies’ bullpen was. With a 7.06 bullpen ERA, a Morales debut couldn’t have hurt. […]Read more "Francisco Morales will be the Phillies most exciting rookie in 2021"
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! While many are making last-minute preparations for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or whichever holiday they hold close to their heart, today is the day to celebrate a very special holiday: (Phillies) Festivus. “Festivus for the rest of us” is a holiday made popular by the classic sitcom Seinfeld […]Read more "Phillies Phestivus: An airing of grievances after another year of stress"
Prior to signing with Philadelphia this offseason, Zack Wheeler spent the first five years of his career in the Big Apple. He was stellar there when healthy. Wheeler, 29, has been plagued by injuries and inconsistency in his career. Despite this, he possesses elite stuff — his 97-mph average velocity was fourth-best in the majors […]Read more "Can Zack Wheeler rekindle the Phillies-Mets rivalry?"
It’s no secret that the Philadelphia Phillies’ inability to not only draft talent, yet develop as well has been poor over the years. Sure, they lucked out with the last names of Hamels, Howard, Utley, Nola, and (maybe) Hoskins and Haseley. However, overall, it’s justified to not over hype any prospects in our pipeline. But, […]Read more "With Phillies low on pitching options, Spencer Howard could be the answer"