On August 13th, 2019, the Philadelphia Phillies welcomed back Charlie Manuel with open arms as the Phillies hitting coach, relieving John Mallee of his duties. On, August 14th, 2019, Philadelphia took to the diamond and batter’s box for the first time with Manuel as the hitting coach. What followed was an eruption of hits and […]Read more "Charlie Manuel has become the Bat Whisperer since re-joining the Phillies"
As the MLB trade deadline came down to the wire on July 31st, it seemed as if the Philadelphia Phillies were watching more than dealing. A few teams, specifically teams that the Phillies have to be competitive with, did a lot more with next to no real casualties from the farm system. The additions to […]Read more "Do Phillies really have enough firepower to compete in the NL East?"
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 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?"
The sky is blue. The grass is green. The Phillies have not been good this season. All obvious facts that don’t really need to be stated this late in June anymore. But, of course, we’re going to, because, well, we’re from Philly, and that seems to be what we do when one of the teams […]Read more "Is there a silver lining behind the harrowing first half of the Phillies season"
Yesterday, the Phillies and Todd Zolecki announced the passing of Phillies’ great and Hall of Famer Jim Bunning. Bunning’s career spanned 17 seasons, six of which he played in Philadelphia. The other 11 were spent primarily in Detroit, with stops in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles as well. Bunning compiled an impressive list of accomplishments on […]Read more "RIP Jim Bunning: A tribute to the former Phillies great"
The Phillies made a surprise trade this morning, acquiring right-handed pitcher Clay Buchholz from the Red Sox in exchange for minor league prospect Josh Tobias. The deal is far from blockbuster level and doesn’t have much of an impact on the baseball world as a whole, but is a very sneaky low-risk high reward move […]Read more "Phillies acquire potential trading Chip in Clay Buchholz"
The ever eventful MLB Winter Meetings are less than two weeks away. General managers, owners, and scouts from all 30 major league ball clubs will be in attendance to discuss ways to improve their rosters. Some clubs will be in fire sale mode and try to trade their valuable players for prospects that can improve […]Read more "Four Bats the Phillies should avoid this Offseason"