On Tuesday, the Phillies had their biggest move of the offseason… and they didn’t move a muscle. Josh Donaldson left the NL East, signing with the Minnesota Twins. It seems that the Atlanta Braves didn’t want to pay the hefty 4-years $92 million (even though $23 mill was exactly what they paid Donaldson last season). […]Read more "Shakeups in NL East could pave a way for the Phillies"
The writing on the wall has fulfilled itself. The Phillies have designated outfielder Odubel Herrera for assignment. This decision mostly stems from the allegations that Herrera assaulted his girlfriend in Atlantic City. While charges were dropped on the legal side, Major League Baseball brought the hammer down on Herrera, suspending him 85 games. MLB must […]Read more "Instant analysis: Phillies DFA Problematic Herrera"
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"
It’s no secret that the Philadelphia Phillies’ inability to not only draft talent, yet develop as well has been poor over the years. Sure, they lucked out with the last names of Hamels, Howard, Utley, Nola, and (maybe) Hoskins and Haseley. However, overall, it’s justified to not over hype any prospects in our pipeline. But, […]Read more "With Phillies low on pitching options, Spencer Howard could be the answer"
According to Jon Heyman, the Colorado Rockies are willing to listen to trade inquiries on superstar third baseman Nolan Arenado. Yes, this is Jon Heyman, but according to Jon Morosi, this rumor was also confirmed. MLB.com immediately took to this, and listed the Phillies as potential suitors for the 28-year-old right handed bat. Due to […]Read more "Nolan Arenado to the… Philadelphia Phillies? Why it makes sense"
How many lefties would you guess are currently in the Phillies bullpen? One? Two? M a y b e Three? Right now there are four: Cole Irvin, Adam Morgan, Jose Alvarez, and Ranger Suarez. Funny thing is 3 of them began as starters for the Phillies. Ranger Suarez never relieved a minor league game past […]Read more "Phillies’ lefties key to bullpen success"
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"
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"
Last season, Philadelphia Phillies’ fans witnessed a complete circus of a pitching staff. From starters to the bullpen, the Phillies used a total of 34 total pitchers, which topped the entire MLB. This is also six higher than the league average. This same carousel of pitchers was fourth-worst in the league with 4.90 runs allowed […]Read more "Call to the Pen: Checking in on the Philadelphia Phillies’ Bullpen"