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?"
He almost went completely unnoticed. Every beat reporter was too occupied with wondering if that was Tommy Hunter on the practice field or just a random fan. Only one hawk-eyed Philly radio personality noticed the new player in camp. It seems Howard Eskin did some research of his own. He must have contacted the Phillies’ […]Read more "Who is the Phillies’ new mystery left fielder?"
No one person or organization is without fault. The same can be said about the Phillies. Sometimes players with great future potential slip through the cracks. For example in the previous decade, the Phillies traded a young Gio Gonzalez as part of a trade for Freddy Garcia. Gonzalez became one of the most dynamic pitchers […]Read more "Six players the Phillies whiffed on in the 2010s"
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"
The Phillies have a reunion on there hands as Joel Sherman reports that the Phillies are in agreement with free agent shortstop Didi Gregorius. The report states that Gregorius is headed to Philadelphia on a 1-year deal. This will bring Didi Gregorius back under the guidance of manager Joe Girardi. The duo were together in […]Read more "Instant Analysis: Phillies Sign Didi Gregorius"
Last week, we watched the Phillies sign Zack Wheeler to a five-year, $118 million contract. A name that has come up for the team since the trade deadline last year is the former San Francisco Giant, Madison Bumgarner. According to Bob Nightengale, Bumgarner is seeking a very similar deal to Wheeler. The southpaw wishes for […]Read more "Madison Bumgarner Should be the Phillies’ #1 Back up Plan"
After signing starter Zack Wheeler to a five-year, $208 million contract on Wednesday, the Phillies are still not close to done this offseason. According to Bob Nightengale, the Philadelphia Phillies are going “all-in” on third baseman Anthony Rendon. If unable to land the (ex?) National, then the Phillies are using Josh Donaldson as a “back-up” […]Read more "Should Anthony Rendon be the Phillies’ next big-money target?"
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?"
Although the team is still fully focused on bringing superstar slugger Manny Machado to the City of Brotherly Love, the Phillies have a rather surprising contingency plan in place should they fall short. In a recent piece recapping the latest offseason buzz, Jon Morosi of MLB.com reported that the Phillies (and White Sox) have been […]Read more "Examining Phillies’ Bizarre Interest in Mike Moustakas & What It Means for Maikel Franco"