Breaking down the Phillies subtle front office extensions

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 […]

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Are “Curveball Machines” and Lineup Changes enough to save the Phillies season?

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 […]

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Phillies Notebook: Solidifying the ‘Pen, Business Trip to Sin City, and Not So Stupid Spending

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 […]

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Phillies Running Out of Time (and options) to Acquire Desperately-Needed No.2 SP

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 […]

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Series recap: Phillies suffer a rough start to the season in Atlanta

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 […]

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