STEP RIGHT UP! STEP RIGHT UP! You, YES YOU, can sign any undrafted free agent for just $20,000. THAT’S RIGHT! For just 20k big ones, your team could sign a genuine prospect. Since the abbreviated 5-round draft ended, MLB teams can now sign any undrafted player for no more than $20,000. The Phillies have been […]Read more "Phillies looking for a very specific type of pitcher in undrafted free agency"
After being relatively quiet for the better part of the offseason, the Phillies front office has been busy over the last few days, signing a slew of veteran relievers to minor league contracts. Following the deals, longtime hurlers Drew Storen, Bud Norris, and Francisco Liriano will all report to the Phils’ Spring Training camp, where […]Read more "Phillies Hoping to Extract Value With Low-Risk Signings"
Quick, if I asked you what Victor Arano’s career ERA was, what would you guess? 4.2? 3.5? 3.9? 3.2? Have your answers ready? 2.65. That’s right. Since being called up in 2017, Victor Arano has a 2.65 ERA with the Phillies. Success in the majors is nothing new for a pitcher who has often been […]Read more "Could Victor Arano be the Phillies’ bullpen savior?"
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"
The Phillies added a two-time All-Star, Josh Harrison, to a minor league deal, with an invitation to Spring Training. Harrison was an all-star with the Pirates before signing a one-year deal with the Detriot Tigers to be their everyday second baseman. The 2019 season was a bust for Harrison. A shoulder and hamstring injury limited […]Read more "Instant analysis: Phillies sign two-time All-Star Josh Harrison to a Minor Leauge Deal"
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"
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"
One down, one to go. Yesterday, star infielder and 4x All-Star Manny Machado inked a monstrous 10-year, $300M pact with the San Diego Padres- the largest contract in American professional sports history to date. Although the team of choice is somewhat surprising, the hefty price tag is not, as Machado’s camp has been adamant about […]Read more "Phillies GM Matt Klentak Must Mitigate Desperation As Harper Negotiations Take Precedence"
As the New Year rings fresh in our minds, baseball fans from many franchises await the final decision of free agent All-Star Manny Machado. Reports stated that all formal offers had to be in by Jan. 1 and that the young 3rd baseman/shortstop would decide his permanent residence after the New Year. With his visitation […]Read more "If all else fails, could the Phillies compete with the pieces they have?"
It took until 2019, but the Phillies have finally found their back end of the bullpen help. According to Mark Feinsand, the Phillies signed former Yankee David Robertson to 2-year deal worth at least $23 million. The deal reportedly has a $12 million option for 2021. While Robertson is no spring chicken at 33 (34 […]Read more "Instant analysis: Phillies find their relief help in signing David Robertson"