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 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?"
The Philadelphia Phillies are in first place thanks in large part to what Matt Klentak has built in the offseason. However, injuries to the bullpen and the outfield have depleted the Phillies roster. It’s time to go out and make moves if the team believe a Championship run is possible. The loss of Andrew McCutchen […]Read more "The fate of the Phillies’ season lies with Matt Klentak"
Making its first appearance of the new year, the weekly notebook series is back to recap and discuss all things Phillies in 2019. In the midst of the franchise’s most active and highly-anticipated offseason in recent memory, there is plenty of news, rumors, and offseason buzz to sort through, so without any further adieu, let’s […]Read more "Phillies Notebook: Solidifying the ‘Pen, Business Trip to Sin City, and Not So Stupid Spending"
After coming out of the gates running with the acquisitions of all-star SS Jean Segura and former MVP outfielder Andrew McCutchen, things have seemingly gone cold for the Phils. GM Matt Klentak and Owner John Middleton have yet to deliver on their lofty promises regarding offseason spending- instead taking a more conservative approach as open-market […]Read more "Phillies Running Out of Time (and options) to Acquire Desperately-Needed No.2 SP"
After an eventful offseason and productive spring training, the Phillies opened the season on the road against the division rival Braves. It was a less than ideal start for the Phils- particularly for rookie manager Gabe Kapler. Let’s recap the action from Atlanta: Bullpen Woes The Phillies were huge players in free agency for relievers this […]Read more "Series recap: Phillies suffer a rough start to the season in Atlanta"
After wrapping up their Spring Training up in Clearwater, the Phillies made their 2018 Opening Day debut in a road game against the Braves. It was an eventful outing, as Aaron Nola made his first Opening Day start and the Phils played their first meaningful game of 2018. Let’s recap the action from SunTrust Park: […]Read more "Five takeaways: Phillies suffer nail biting loss on opening day"