The constant debate between Phillies fans recently has been whether the Phillies would be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline. On one side, the Phillies have been hovering around .500 and don’t really have a shot at a wildcard. On the other, the New York Mets look vulnerable at the top of the division. […]Read more "The Phillies Could Be Big Buyers Before the Trade Deadline"
When Travis Jankowski first came up to the Phillies’ club at the end of May, expectations were set extremely low for the local guy. Prior to returning to the Philadelphia area, Jankowski spent six years in the Majors with the Padres and Reds. Possessing a .238/.315.313 slash line over that stretch, the outfielder was strictly […]Read more "A strong surge at the plate bodes well for Travis Jankowski"
It hasn’t been a secret. The Phillies’ center field duo of Roman Quinn and Adam Haseley has not been working. Quinn has just 1 hit in 17 at bats and Haseley has hit just .190. Their performance has forced the Phillies’ hand into calling up their first number 1 overall pick since Pat Burrell, Mickey […]Read more "Instant analysis: Phillies call up top draft pick Mickey Moniak"
During Spring Training, Mickey Moniak was outperforming every Phillies’ center field candidate by a longshot. But the farther the Phillies got into Spring Training, the fewer at-bats Moniak got per game. It quickly became apparent that Moniak never got a fair look and eventually got sent down. The Current CF Setup Just Isn’t Working It […]Read more "It’s Time for the Phillies to Recall Center Fielder Mickey Moniak"
Phillies’ center fielder Odubel Herrera has been sent to the Phillies’ alternate site to begin the 2021 season, per Jim Salisbury on Monday night. Adam Haseley and Roman Quinn will likely split time in center. Given that the Phillies are facing LHP Max Fried, Roman Quinn will likely start on Opening Day. SInce Spring Training […]Read more "Odubel Herrera Sent Down to Phillies’ Alternate Site"
Following the release of Ivan Nova and Hector Rondon, the Phillies have their work cut out for them. Forming the rest of their 40-man roster will be a challenge in the coming days. Nova and Rondon both had the option to request their release from the Phillies by March 24th if they believed they were […]Read more "Phillies’ Updates: What Will Their Roster Look Like on Opening Day?"
Let me start by answering the question first on behalf of the Phillies: No. However, this is an intriguing thought- and could be a possibility. The Phillies are likely a team that is always looking at the free agency market. One of the somewhat more notable names remaining is their former third baseman, Maikel Franco. […]Read more "Should the Philadelphia Phillies Reunite With Maikel Franco?"
Roman Quinn. Fast outfielder. Defensive liability. Mediocre batter. Starting centerfielder? Yup, you heard that right. In just under three weeks, the Phillies will take the field against the Atlanta Braves in front of 8,800 fans, and the season will begin anew. On that day, it will be Roman Quinn starting in centerfield for the Phillies. […]Read more "Why Roman Quinn Will Win the Phillies’ Starting Centerfield Job"
Mickey Moniak has been on a slower path than most. After being drafted first overall in the 2016 MLB draft, Moniak has been held to high expectations. The Phillies took a bit of a chance taking him directly out of high school. However, this partially explains the delay in his development. After a few years […]Read more "Did Mickey Moniak Solidify a Consistent Role in the Phillies’ Outfield?"
It didn’t take long into competition for Adam Haseley to begin to make his case for the starting center fielder job. Only two pitches into the Phillies’ opener on Sunday in Lakeland, he smacked an opposite field home run. Now, it is Spring Training and the results do not matter as much as the process. […]Read more "Adam Haseley Leads Off Battle for Center Field in a Big Way"