When the Phillies and Andrew Knapp avoided arbitration earlier this month with a one-year $1.1 million deal, it solidified that Knapp stay in Philadelphia for the 2021 season. What remains to be seen is the role the 29-year-old catcher will take. Andrew Knapp is a two-fold back-up for J.T. Realmuto. 1. He’ll back up Realmuto […]Read more "What is the plan for Andrew Knapp in 2021?"
In the recent week, we saw a glimpse of the Philadelphia Phillies’ front as they hired Dave Dombrowski to be their new president of baseball operations. Dombrowski, who has a clear history of helping teams become “win now” teams, has drawn some mixed feelings from the fanbase because of this. Despite typically trading away prospects, […]Read more "Everything You Need to Know about Dave Dombrowski’s Drafts"
Holding the 13th overall pick in this year’s Rule 5 Draft, the Philadelphia Phillies decided to select another infield utility player, Kyle Holder. The Phillies poached Holder from the Yankees’ organization. After signing former Yankees manager Joe Girardi and scouting director Brian Barber last year, this move could be more significant than some realize. Since […]Read more "Everything you need to know about 5th rule draft pick Kyle Holder"
The Philadelphia Phillies are a frustrating franchise. J.T. Realmuto is more likely than not hitting free agency and not returning to Philadelphia. Jean Segura is on the trading block now. And do you want to know the best part? They’re making all of these decisions without a general manager, as they still haven’t hired someone […]Read more "Phillies lock up some depth ahead of the non-tender deadline"
Yesterday afternoon, it was announced that Theo Epstein will step down as President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs. While news regarding Epstein’s decision automatically brought hope into the hearts of Phillies fans everywhere, that hope was short-lived. In a letter to his colleagues addressing the decision to step down, Epstein indicates that he […]Read more "Why the Phillies Cannot Wait a Year for Theo Epstein"
From 2007-2011, Phillies baseball was the hot ticket in Philadelphia. It hadn’t been since 1993 that the Philly Phaithful had something to be excited for in red pinstripes. During that time span, one of the most exciting and fun to watch players in baseball was coming into their own. Most fans in Philly knew him […]Read more "The Flyin’ Hawaiian Soars onto the Hall of Fame Ballot"
The Phillies front office seems to be a problem this offseason, with the President of Baseball Operations openly admitting that he essentially does not want the position anymore. Andy MacPhail, who has served as the Phillies President of Baseball Operations since 2015, said during his end of season presser that he is not interested in […]Read more "Phillies need Andy MacPhail to step down sooner rather than later"
For the most part, the Phillies didn’t have much of an injury problem in the 2020 season. A Jay Bruce here, an Adam Morgan there. Nothing was too bad. During a huge series against the Marlins, the Phillies had both JT Realmuto and Rhys Hoskins go down with injuries. JT Realmuto should be fine in […]Read more "How Rhys Hoskins’ elbow injury impacts the Phillies"
The last time the Phillies played the Marlins, they went 1-2 against them before being forced to stop competition for over a week due to COVID-19. Now, it’s time for payback. Since then, the Phillies have fought their way to a 21-18 record and sole possession of second place in the National League East. The […]Read more "Three Keys for Phillies’ Seven-Game Series in Miami"
Few Phillies players have received as much criticism this season as Hector Neris. The 31-year RHP began the season as the team’s closer, following up on his 28-save 2019 season. Since then, he has left much to be desired. But has he lost his stuff or just had a few bad outings? Today, we take […]Read more "Has Phillies’ RP Hector Neris Lost His magic?"