Well, nobody saw this coming. Major League Baseball’s opening day could very well be in late May, if not June. While we’re all suffering in isolation together, let’s look at the bright side of things. Two months gives the Phillies time to heal up. Just a couple weeks ago, I wrote about how the Phillies […]Read more "Could this extended break be beneficial for the Phillies?"
When the Phillies inked starting pitcher Zack Wheeler to a 5-year, $118M pact, it quickly became apparent that they envisioned him as a front-end starter- a tall order for the young hurler that has never amassed more than 12 wins in a single season. Not only is Wheeler not known for racking up a ton […]Read more "How Zack Wheeler can evolve into a staff ace for the Phillies"
No one person or organization is without fault. The same can be said about the Phillies. Sometimes players with great future potential slip through the cracks. For example in the previous decade, the Phillies traded a young Gio Gonzalez as part of a trade for Freddy Garcia. Gonzalez became one of the most dynamic pitchers […]Read more "Six players the Phillies whiffed on in the 2010s"
Just like Jacob Marley at the beginning of a Christmas Carol, the 2010s are dead. Gone is a decade of Phillies baseball filled with major mediocrity with a few bright spots in the beginning. What isn’t gone are the effects of trades from the past decade. Knowing what we do now, let’s look back at […]Read more "Reevaluating the Phillies’ biggest trades of the 2010s"
Unlike the snail-paced tempo of last winter, this MLB offseason has been an absolute whirlwind. Free-agent class headliners Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon, Stephen Strasburg, Yasmani Grandal, and Madison Bumgarner have all already put pen to paper and found new homes- essentially dashing the Phillies chances of landing an elite talent this winter. Amongst the chaos […]Read more "Phillies running low on options (and funds) to get over the hump"
As the annual, ever-eventful winter meetings draw near, the offseason buzz continues to grow louder by the day. The Phillies, like rival clubs, aren’t immune to the noise either. From Gerrit Cole to Kris Bryant to Madison Bumgarner to Cole Hamels, the Phillies have had their name linked to just about every premier free-agent available. […]Read more "Phillies pursuit of Didi Gregorius should not come at the expense of Segura"
As the old saying goes, “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.” Well, the Phillies seem to be implementing that strategy with their new hire for hitting coach, Joe Dillon. As Salisbury states, Joe Dillon is coming from the World Series Champion Washington Nationals. With the Nats, Dillon was the assistant hitting coach under Kevin […]Read more "Instant analysis: Phillies set to hire a new hitting coach"
Massive spending was the hallmark of the Phillies’ offseason a year ago. En route to acquiring David Robertson, Andrew McCutchen, Jean Segura, J.T Realmuto, and Bryce Harper, the team shelled out a whopping $403M. No strangers to heavy offseason spending, the Phillies front office brass have rival executives under the assumption that a similarly pricey […]Read more "Phillies must be wise with limited financial resources this offseason"
After much anticipation, deliberation, negotiation, and flat-out frustration at times this offseason, the Phillies are once again a force in the National League. This change in hierarchical ranking, of course, is largely due to the acquisition of generational talent Bryce Harper. It only took 117 tumultuous days for the superstar slugger to find a home, […]Read more "Patience, Poise, and Persistence: Analyzing the Masterful Offseason Strategy of Phillies GM Matt Klentak"
Many believe that the key for Phillies success in 2019 will come in the form of A) a big name bat, B) an upgrade in the rotation, and C) a bullpen piece. With all the Bryce Harper/ Manny Machado talk, we don’t need to discuss point A too much. If the Phillies don’t acquire either […]Read more "Let’s pump the brakes on Free Agency, Trades with neighbor state might decide Phillies future"