As I wrote yesterday, I was hoping that the Phillies fired John Malle and replaced him with a Charlie Manuel type hitting coach. Well, the Phillies did just that, only it was Uncle Charlie himself who will be the hitting coach. what great news. Lost in this is this news that Matt Klentak went out […]Read more "What does the Phillies’ signing of veteran catcher mean for Andrew Knapp?"
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"
The 2010 season held some truly amazing moments for the Phillies. In December of 2009, the Phillies made a trade for one of the top pitchers in all of baseball. Roy Halladay was a Philadelphia Phillie. Five of Halladay’s first eleven starts would be complete games. It would be his 11th start that set the […]Read more "The 2010 Phillies almost featured a rotation with 2 Hall of Famers"
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 host the Atlanta Braves in the most important series of the season. The results of this weekend are likely going to determine if the front office packs it in or becomes a buyer at the trading deadline. Basically, this is the series that decides the Phillies season. The Phillies are entering the weekend […]Read more "Phillies moving in the right direction ahead of crucial Braves series"
Nothing has been pleasant in Philadelphia since the Phillies fell out of first place in the NL East. No more are the times when “Gotta Fly Now” would ring out in the streets. Businesses couldn’t keep Phillies merchandise on the shelves. Now there is just a strong feeling of ‘meh’. The overwhelming dullness has even […]Read more "Phillies have to win their next two games if they are to make a playoff push"
Just a few short months ago, things were going absolutely swimmingly for the fightin’ Phils. Under GM Matt Klentak, they executed one of the most masterful offseasons in recent baseball history, not only nabbing all-star batters Jean Segura and J.T Realmuto, but landing the crown jewel of free agency in superstar slugger Bryce Harper as […]Read more "Why the Phillies Should Punt at the Trade Deadline"
As recently as January, it was unclear whether or not Jerad Eickhoff would ever toss a pitch in the major leagues again. The promising pitcher was experiencing severe nerve damage in his right hand due to carpal tunnel and could hardly grip a baseball without feeling a discomforting tingle in his fingers. Now, four months […]Read more "The Resurgence of Phillies SP Jerad Eickhoff and a bullpen domino effect"
The Philadelphia Phillies (65-52) enter this week after a frustrating (2-4) road trip out west and tied with the Braves for first place in the NL East. The team has to take advantage of this upcoming week where they could really make some headway. Starting on Tuesday, they face the MLB-best Red Sox (85-35) for […]Read more "Previewing the Phillies Week Ahead: Showdowns with Red Sox and Mets lie ahead"
The unofficial first half of the season has come to an end, and the American League has claimed supremacy over the National League for the 17th time in 21 games (comparable to just three National League wins and a tie in 2002). With the end of All Star Week, we can now move past the […]Read more "Four things to look forward to in the second half of Phillies season"