Springtime. The world melts from its icy slumber to bring forth new life. So too, is new life introduced to the academies. Talent evaluators line the facilities, mercilessly and meticulously jotting down whatever information they can. A process that would last a month’s time. Talent would be pulled from the vast pool and be assigned […]Read more "JT Realmuto: Captain of the Cosmos Chapter 2"
Let’s talk about life goals. Some people want to travel abroad and live in different cultures. Others find nirvana traveling all over to various music festivals, whatever the genre may be. For the sports fan, a life goal could be to witness their favorite team win a championship series or game live. For “The Baseball […]Read more "The Baseball Pilgrim: A Phillies Fan’s Voyage"
With NBC Sports Philadelphia not broadcasting many Phillies games this Spring, what better way to keep up with the Phillies than a good old-fashioned column? The Phillies started out on Friday and I’ll catch you up with what happened through the following Saturday. This will be the longest report. Let’s look at some players and […]Read more "Phillies Spring Training Recap: Week 1"
Last season, Philadelphia Phillies’ fans witnessed a complete circus of a pitching staff. From starters to the bullpen, the Phillies used a total of 34 total pitchers, which topped the entire MLB. This is also six higher than the league average. This same carousel of pitchers was fourth-worst in the league with 4.90 runs allowed […]Read more "Call to the Pen: Checking in on the Philadelphia Phillies’ Bullpen"
With the annual, lively winter meetings less than a month away, free agency and trade news abounds as teams get a bit more loose-lipped around the event. Most of the buzz is fairly light at the moment, as general managers are also wary of revealing too much of their plans too early in the winter. […]Read more "Why the Phillies should be all-in on Robbie Ray Sweepstakes"
If you’ve read the title of and clicked on this piece, I know what you’re probably thinking by now. “There’s no way the Phillies shouldn’t pursue Cole. He’s the top starter on the market and our pitching stunk last year!” Truthfully, the Phillies pitching staff was severely underwhelming last season. The unit recorded an abysmal […]Read more "Making the Case Against the Phillies Pursuing SP Gerrit Cole"
Massive spending was the hallmark of the Phillies’ offseason a year ago. En route to acquiring David Robertson, Andrew McCutchen, Jean Segura, J.T Realmuto, and Bryce Harper, the team shelled out a whopping $403M. No strangers to heavy offseason spending, the Phillies front office brass have rival executives under the assumption that a similarly pricey […]Read more "Phillies must be wise with limited financial resources this offseason"
The Phillies already made one splash move on their big-league staff this offseason, hiring former Manager of the Year and World Series champion Joe Girardi as their new skipper. With Girardi now in the fold and their biggest staff vacancy filled, it’s now time for the Phils to turn their attention toward finding a new […]Read more "Phillies need to prioritize finding new hitting & pitching coaches"
Much like last year’s eventful, fruitful offseason, the Phillies are off to a tremendous start to begin this winter. Rumored to be the favorite for the job for weeks, former Marlins and Yankees skipper Joe Girardi has officially been announced as the 55th manager of the Phillies. The deal is worth three-years with a club […]Read more "Phillies Leadoff Offseason with a Home Run Hire in Manager Joe Girardi"
After dismissing ex-manager Gabe Kapler following a brief two-year stint in Philly, the fightin’ Phils are reportedly set to hire their new skipper sometime this week. Approaching two weeks since the job has been vacated, the Phillies’ managerial search is presumably down to three finalists- Buck Showalter, Joe Girardi, and Dusty Baker. Though all three […]Read more "Why Joe Girardi is the perfect candidate to replace Kapler as Phillies Manager"