If you don’t get the headline, it is the saying of the U.S. Army’s elite fighting unit, the Army Rangers. Being an Army Ranger, I had to incorporate it into this article. Here we look at the fifth spot in the Phillies rotation and the fact that Ranger Suarez is making a case to earn […]Read more "Ranger (Suarez) Leads The Way? Looking at the Phillies Fifth starter Battle"
With NBC Sports Philadelphia not broadcasting many Phillies games this Spring, what better way to keep up with the Phillies than a good old-fashioned column? The Phillies started out on Friday and I’ll catch you up with what happened through the following Saturday. This will be the longest report. Let’s look at some players and […]Read more "Phillies Spring Training Recap: Week 1"
Joe Girardi dropped a minor bombshell on Friday, revealing that Andrew McCutchen will not be ready for opening day. As Dean Martin once said, “Ain’t that a kick in the head?”. Everyone was expecting the 2013 NL MVP to be back in time for opening day. McCutchen won’t be reading until further into April. That […]Read more "The Phillies suddenly have a left field competition"
The Phillies have not yet had a full week of spring training games, however, it is never too early to discuss the hot topic that is the Phillies infield. The only thing we know for certain is that catcher, first base and shortstop are set. What remains to be seen is who is at second […]Read more "Will Alec Bohm’s Spring Training Start raise more questions?"
Baseball season is finally back. The Philadelphia Phillies kicked off their unofficial season, traveling to Lakeland, Florida to take on the Tigers. Jordan Zimmerman tossed the first pitch, and thus baseball returned. The Phillies trailed for the majority of the game, as Nick Pivetta allowed three runs early. After a fairly noneventful game, scoring burst […]Read more "Five things we learned during the Phillies’ opening Spring Training game"
Following an unprecedented offseason where they added three all-star batters, including the face of MLB Bryce Harper, the Phillies now boast one of the most lethal lineups in the league. The lineup is so loaded, in fact, that it’s actually tough to figure out how to construct it. There are a legit six to seven […]Read more "Mix N’ Match: Taking a Look at Potential Phillies Lineups in 2019"
Oh, how things change. After seven straight seasons of not playing into October, the Phillies have put together a very special roster that could help them get to October- and then some. Having a competent roster makes all of the memories from the rebuild special; just like during the 76ers “Process”, there were plenty of […]Read more "Remembering the best on-field moments during the Phillies rebuild"
With Opening Day less than a week away, the Phillies continue to make roster moves and transactions in order to get the roster down to 25 players. The final Spring Training game is set for later this afternoon, and then the team will travel to Atlanta to take on the Braves Thursday for Opening Day. […]Read more "Phillies’ Spring Training Moves Part Two: Trimming The Roster"
Over the last 24 hours, the Phillies made three separate roster moves as the club inches closer to compiling its final 25-man Opening Day roster. Tuesday afternoon saw a handful of young Phillies’ farmhand sent back to their respective minor league clubs to complete the Spring. Three positional players, including a catcher, infielder and outfielder, […]Read more "Instant analysis: Phillies make big moves as roster cutdown continues"
The Phillies are set to make their 2018 Spring Training debut on Friday against the Toronto Blue Jays. The contest will mark the first time the Phillies take the field in 146 days, and with it comes a wave of excitement. On the heels of that wave, however, are the winds of change. The Phillies […]Read more "Three Phillies that need strong spring training performances"