March 26th would’ve been the day that the Phillies opened up the season in Miami. In all fairness, that’s what did happen, just not in the traditional sense. Rhys Hoskins took on Marlins player Miguel Rojas in a game of MLB the Show 2020. The game fit in with MLB’s #OpeningDayatHome campaign. Rhys would ultimately […]Read more "Phillies shut out the Marlins on Opening Day…online"
It’s time to celebrate Phillies’ fans! MLB.com just released their updated top-30 prospect rankings for the NL East and with it a whole new list of Phillies’ prospects. Who’s at the top? Who are the biggest risers and fallers? Who’s new to the list and who’s gone? Let’s check it out. (for reference, I’ll be […]Read more "How do future Phillies fair in MLB Prospect rankings?"
With NBC Sports Philadelphia not broadcasting many Phillies games this Spring, what better way to keep up with the Phillies than a good old-fashioned column? The Phillies started out on Friday and I’ll catch you up with what happened through the following Saturday. This will be the longest report. Let’s look at some players and […]Read more "Phillies Spring Training Recap: Week 1"
The Phillies have not yet had a full week of spring training games, however, it is never too early to discuss the hot topic that is the Phillies infield. The only thing we know for certain is that catcher, first base and shortstop are set. What remains to be seen is who is at second […]Read more "Will Alec Bohm’s Spring Training Start raise more questions?"
Hey, you. Yes, you. Are you annoyed about the new changes to the Philly Phanatic? Does the slightest sight of the “New Phanatic” send you into a blind rage? I have one more question for you. Why? Look at it. What change is so offensive? I see hardly see the difference. He’s got stars in […]Read more "Why have Phillies’ changes to the Phanatic caused such a stir?"
Baseball season is finally back. The Philadelphia Phillies kicked off their unofficial season, traveling to Lakeland, Florida to take on the Tigers. Jordan Zimmerman tossed the first pitch, and thus baseball returned. The Phillies trailed for the majority of the game, as Nick Pivetta allowed three runs early. After a fairly noneventful game, scoring burst […]Read more "Five things we learned during the Phillies’ opening Spring Training game"
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"
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. Typical of the affluent Phillies, the team continued to spend the big bucks this winter, conferring $132M to land Didi Gregorius and […]Read more "Follow the Money: Phillies Payroll Suggests One More Season in the Wings"
Entering the offseason with roughly $50M to spend without threatening the luxury tax, the typically-affluent Phillies weren’t flexing their financial prowess like they were last year. Although they reportedly had interest in the elite tier of free agents this winter- Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon, and Madison Bumgarner, namely- nothing ever actually materialized. Unlike last winter […]Read more "Lackluster farm system continues to plague the Phillies"