Five things we learned during the Phillies’ opening Spring Training game

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 […]

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Follow the Money: Phillies Payroll Suggests One More Season in the Wings

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 […]

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Lackluster farm system continues to plague the Phillies

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 […]

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