If you’ve read the title of and clicked on this piece, I know what you’re probably thinking by now. “There’s no way the Phillies shouldn’t pursue Cole. He’s the top starter on the market and our pitching stunk last year!” Truthfully, the Phillies pitching staff was severely underwhelming last season. The unit recorded an abysmal […]Read more "Making the Case Against the Phillies Pursuing SP Gerrit Cole"
This past MLB draft, the Phillies loaded up pitching. After picking stud short stops Bryson Stott and Jamari Baylor in the first and third round, the ballclub selected pitcher Erik Miller in the fourth round (120 overall). Miller’s availability at this stage in the draft was a surprise. He was ranked 61 on by the […]Read more "Phillies prospect Erik Miller opens up on his whirlwind 2019 season"
Towards the end of the Phillies season, I explained why JT Realmuto should garner NL MVP votes. After Realmuto has been named the NL Gold Glove winner and NL Silver Slugger, it is clear that Realmuto will have some MVP votes. The first line of my previous piece still holds true. JT Realmuto will not […]Read more "Where will Phillies’ JT Realmuto fall in MVP voting?"
In the 2017 offseason, the Phillies decided they need to make a big splash as they were coming out of a rebuild. That divebomb into the pool was signing Jake Arrieta for $75 million over 3 years. Yeeeeaaaaahhhhhh… It hasn’t worked out. What. So. Ever. In fact, the $20 million that Arrieta will make in […]Read more "Could Jake Arrieta’s contract go down as the Phillies’ worst ever?"
J.T Realmuto must be starting the holiday season by singing his version of Yukon Cornelius’ or Burt Ives Christmas Classic “Silver and Gold.” Realmuto won his second career Silver Slugger Award just days after winning his first career Gold Glove Award. Realmuto had some of his best offensive numbers this season with the Phillies. He […]Read more "Phillies’ J.T. Realmuto wins his second career Silver Slugger award"
J.T. Realmuto had one of the best defensive seasons for a Phillies catcher. On Monday he was rewarded for his efforts. Major League Baseball named Realmuto as the National League Gold Glove winner for the position of catcher. It is the first time in his career that Realmuto won the Gold Glove. Realmuto is the […]Read more "Realmuto wins first career Gold Glove as Phillies offseason continues"
According to Matt Gelb of The Athletic, the Phillies have hired Bryan Price as their next pitching coach. Gelb reported that Price had turned down offers from San Diego and Arizona. Price formerly managed the Reds and has a long track record of success as a pitching coach. Just 24 hours ago, Jim Salisbury stated […]Read more "Phillies Hire Bryan Price as Pitching Coach, Claim Robert Stock off waivers"
The Phillies already made one splash move on their big-league staff this offseason, hiring former Manager of the Year and World Series champion Joe Girardi as their new skipper. With Girardi now in the fold and their biggest staff vacancy filled, it’s now time for the Phils to turn their attention toward finding a new […]Read more "Phillies need to prioritize finding new hitting & pitching coaches"
Much like last year’s eventful, fruitful offseason, the Phillies are off to a tremendous start to begin this winter. Rumored to be the favorite for the job for weeks, former Marlins and Yankees skipper Joe Girardi has officially been announced as the 55th manager of the Phillies. The deal is worth three-years with a club […]Read more "Phillies Leadoff Offseason with a Home Run Hire in Manager Joe Girardi"
The Phillies defense was one of the biggest team improvements of 2019. In 2018, the team was 29th in fielding percentage and errors committed. In 2019, the Phillies improved to 15th in errors committed and 12th in fielding percentage. That improvement has yielded 3 Rawlings Gold Glove finalists for the Phillies. We all knew that […]Read more "Multiple Phillies named as Golden Glove finalists"