Two weeks ago I wrote about the Phillies sending Adam Haseley down to Lehigh Valley and how I thought it was the wrong move. Haseley never got on the plane from San Francisco to Allentown before he was back in the line-up, being re-called just two days later. Prior to sending him down, Manager Gabe […]Read more "Is Adam Haseley becoming the Phillies’ odd man out?"
Before the start of the 2019 season, the Phillies had a handful of young question marks in their rotation. Everyone hoped Nick Pivetta or Zach Eflin would fulfill their potential and become a number 2 or 3 starter. People gushed as both Pivetta and Eflin threw complete games. It wasn’t rare to see #breakoutPivetta around […]Read more "Phillies’ Vince Velasquez is pushing to nail down 2020 rotation spot"
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"
Who knew Tuesdays could be eventful? According to Todd Zolecki, John Mallee has been replaced with Charlie Manuel as the Phillies hitting coach. Charlie Manuel, of course, captained the ship in 2008 when the Phillies won their second-ever World Series. He managed the Phillies from 2004-2013 when Ryne Sandberg took the reigns. Manuel has exactly […]Read more "Instant analysis: Charlie Manuel returns to the Phillies as hitting coach"
The Phillies dropped another series, this time at the hands of the San Francisco Giants. Only, this loss was a four-game series whooping that not only dropped the Phillies out of the last wild card spot but allowed the surging Mets to take over 3rd place in the division. The start of the season that […]Read more "With Phillies’ playoff charge fading, whose jobs are in jeopardy?"
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"
Phillies announce that they activated Jay Bruce from the 10-day injured list. To make room on the roster, Matt Klentak sent Adam Haseley down to Lehigh Valley. This move is a headscratcher for me as Haseley is one of the bright spots for the Phillies this season. At the trade deadline, Klentak bolstered the Phillies […]Read more "Did the Phillies send down the wrong guy when activating Jay Bruce?"
The Phillies continue to muddle through this season with spotty hitting and subpar pitching. When the Phillies’ bats are on, they are dynamic. One of the best lineups in the league, you could argue, but they struggle all too often, striking out on average 8.79 times per game. The Phillies’ success is tied directly to […]Read more "The Phillies ‘big three’ need to be better with runners in scoring position"
On Monday, the Chicago Cubs released struggling bullpen arm Brad Brach. Brach had an ERA of 6.13 and a WHIP of 1.765. Brach also has a career ERA of a less shocking 3.32. The righty had a similar start to the season with the Orioles a season ago. Brach had an ERA of 4.85 in […]Read more "Should the Phillies sign former Cubs bullpen arm Brad Brach?"