It wasn’t long ago that the Phillies afforded Gabe Kapler his first shot at being a major league manager. Tabbed as a forward-thinker, Kapler, a former outfielder who batted .268 across 12 MLB seasons, was brought on to lead the young Phillies team to a brighter future. His unique blend of analytics, unorthodox lineups, and […]Read more "Staff overhaul couldn’t come at a better time for the Phillies"
Last season was a mixed bag for Phillies pitcher Nick Pivetta. The Canadian right-hander recorded a 4.77 ERA and compiled 14 losses across 32 starts (164 IP) in 2018. Additionally, among pitchers with at least 150 innings pitched, Pivetta had the third-highest rate of hits allowed, ahead of only Jon Gray and Dylan Bundy. Things […]Read more "Why the Phillies should keep a longer leash on Nick Pivetta"
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"
After a rough outing against the San Francisco Giants in which he allowed seven hits and five earned runs in just three innings of work, Phillies SP Jake Arrieta is mulling undergoing an elbow procedure that would sideline him for the rest of 2019. “I don’t necessarily want to make a decision right now,” Arrieta […]Read more "For his and the Phillies’ sake, Jake Arrieta should opt for Elbow surgery"
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"
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?"
Over the past several years, the Phillies have used high draft picks and significant trades to help bolster their once weak farm system. While it is undeniable that the front office has been successful in gearing up for a youth movement for the team, it certainly has not been perfect. Drafting and evaluating talent is […]Read more "Phillies Farm System Wrap-up Part 1: The Bad"
News broke yesterday afternoon that second baseman and leadoff hitter Cesar Hernandez will miss the next six weeks with what is being called a strained oblique muscle.With Hernadez hitting the disabled list for an extended period of time, the Phillies are going to have to make a roster move to give them another infielder. Now, […]Read more "Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez Sidelined: It’s Scott Kingery Time"