Prior to signing with Philadelphia this offseason, Zack Wheeler spent the first five years of his career in the Big Apple. He was stellar there when healthy. Wheeler, 29, has been plagued by injuries and inconsistency in his career. Despite this, he possesses elite stuff — his 97-mph average velocity was fourth-best in the majors […]Read more "Can Zack Wheeler rekindle the Phillies-Mets rivalry?"
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"
During Monday afternoon, the news was released via Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM that the Phillies and Cubs have previously been engaged in trade talks. Both ball clubs have shown mutual interest regarding the stellar third baseman, Kris Bryant, but nothing as of late has come about. However, it is notable that Bryant and the Cubs […]Read more "RUMOR: Phillies and Cubs spark mutual trade interest over Kris Bryant"
Excitement and anticipation swells with each passing day as we inch closer to the annual MLB Winter Meetings. A mere three days before every franchise flies their finest front office brass to Las Vegas to discuss potential deals with their rival big wigs. Every winter agreements are made that completely alter the trajectory of a franchise. […]Read more "Phillies offseason outlook: Quantum Leap"
Late Sunday night, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that the Phillies and Mariners had agreed, in principal, to a trade that would send shortstop JP Crawford and Carlos Santana to Seattle in exchange for infielder Jean Segura. More updates today include that the Mariners may send another veteran to the Phillies, and that the […]Read more "Trading for Jean Segura shows Phillies commitment to winning now"
If Bob Nightengale is right, Bryce Harper will be a member of the Phillies by the time the 2019 season rolls around. In early November, the writer for USA Today reported that “you could bank on” Harper signing a monster contract with a team, then doubled down a week later saying that, “[he] would be […]Read more "Why signing Bryce Harper would do more damage than good to the Phillies"
Here’s the problem when you’re a bad team: everyone knows you’re a bad team. That sounds so rudimentary and almost unnecessary to say, but it has some merit here, just bare with me. The Phillies are currently on pace to lose more than 100 games this season and have very little valuable, and more importantly, […]Read more "The Phillies should cash in on Pat Neshek before it’s too late: A look at potential landing spots"
Game 2 of Spring Training marks the home opener for the Phils. The team would open its doors for the inaugural game at the newly-named Spectrum Field. Stretch reliever Adam Morgan would start the game vs. the New York Yankees on a beautiful day in Tampa. Morgan would be supported with what may be the […]Read more "Phillies Spring Training: Game 2 recap and notes"