The Winter Meetings haven’t started yet, but the Phillies have already started their mission. Code name: O.C.T.O.B.E.R. Offseason Calculated Tactical Operation Bringing Evelvated Record Does the mission sound difficult? Possibly. Is it overly complicated? Yes, needlessly so. Will there be casualties? Sadly, yes. There has already been a casualty. Cole Hamels has fallen to the […]Read more "Three free agents the Phillies should be all-in on this offseason"
As the clock turns to December 2nd, teams enter the final day to offer 2020 contracts to players who are eligible for salary arbitration by 8 p.m. There are nine players eligible for arbitration on the Phillies, two of which are not expected to receive offers in their final year of eligibility. One is Maikel […]Read more "A look at the Phillies’ Cesar Hernandez saga and its inevitable end"
Let the finger-pointing begin. The Phillies started their season on a high note. Matt Klentak’s “objectionably excellent” offseason brought with it hopes of a world series run. Those dreams have been unrealistic for some time now. On Tuesday, the Phillies dropped a 4-1 decision to the Washington Nationals and were officially eliminated. Ironically Bryce Harper’s […]Read more "Where do the Phillies go from here?"
Johnny Almaraz has been the head of the Phillies’ amateur scouting department for the past five years. He oversaw that last 5 MLB Entry drafts for the Phillies. Almaraz had stepped down as Amateur Scouting Director and will assume a new role with the club. He will take the role of a special assistant to […]Read more "Phillies Scouting Director calls it quits"
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"
As the MLB trade deadline came down to the wire on July 31st, it seemed as if the Philadelphia Phillies were watching more than dealing. A few teams, specifically teams that the Phillies have to be competitive with, did a lot more with next to no real casualties from the farm system. The additions to […]Read more "Do Phillies really have enough firepower to compete in the NL East?"
It was supposed to be the series to get us Phillies fans excited again. Coming in on a bit of a hot streak, while the Braves were struggling. Well, the Phillies pitching was the prescription the Braves’ bats needed, but the Phils’ did rebound in power hitting fashion to take game three, 9-4. The first […]Read more "Regardless of what happens next, Phillies aren’t built for a deep playoff run"
Upon being selected eighth overall by the Phillies in the 2017 draft, outfielder Adam Haseley received some high praise from the brain trust in Philly: “He’s got outstanding ability, outstanding tools,” Phillies amateur scouting director Johnny Almaraz said. “He can run, he can throw, he can hit and he can hit with power. He’s got […]Read more "What the development of Adam Haseley may mean for Mickey Moniak"
The Phillies are not in the Dodgers class. Yet they took two of four from the NL’s best team. The splitting of the series showed me two things. One, the Phillies just can’t possibly match up with a team the Dodgers caliber. They have too many holes. Two, newly extended Matt Klentak needs to get […]Read more "Four takeaways from a resurgent week for the Phillies"