Phillies’ new president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski has been one busy boy. The Phillies traded for Jose Alvarado in a 3-team deal. Now, they are acquiring a reliever from the San Francisco Giants. Sam Coonrod was a steady reliever for the Giants in 2019. That year he posted an ERA of 3.58 in 27.2 […]Read more "Phillies Make Another Move; Swap Relievers with Giants"
The worst Phillies’ bullpen since 1930 is getting some much-needed help. In a 3-team deal, the Phillies are sending Garrett Cleavinger to the Dodgers, the Rays are sending Jose Alvarado to the Phillies, and the Dodgers are sending Dillon Paulson and a PTBNL to the Rays. Alvarado is a 25-year-old lefty who’s dealt with shoulder […]Read more "All you need to know: Phillies Acquire reliever in 3-team trade"
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! While many are making last-minute preparations for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or whichever holiday they hold close to their heart, today is the day to celebrate a very special holiday: (Phillies) Festivus. “Festivus for the rest of us” is a holiday made popular by the classic sitcom Seinfeld […]Read more "Phillies Phestivus: An airing of grievances after another year of stress"
For the most part, the Phillies didn’t have much of an injury problem in the 2020 season. A Jay Bruce here, an Adam Morgan there. Nothing was too bad. During a huge series against the Marlins, the Phillies had both JT Realmuto and Rhys Hoskins go down with injuries. JT Realmuto should be fine in […]Read more "How Rhys Hoskins’ elbow injury impacts the Phillies"
The last time the Phillies played the Marlins, they went 1-2 against them before being forced to stop competition for over a week due to COVID-19. Now, it’s time for payback. Since then, the Phillies have fought their way to a 21-18 record and sole possession of second place in the National League East. The […]Read more "Three Keys for Phillies’ Seven-Game Series in Miami"
Few Phillies players have received as much criticism this season as Hector Neris. The 31-year RHP began the season as the team’s closer, following up on his 28-save 2019 season. Since then, he has left much to be desired. But has he lost his stuff or just had a few bad outings? Today, we take […]Read more "Has Phillies’ RP Hector Neris Lost His magic?"
If I told you in January of 2020 that Rhys Hoskins would have a higher OPS than Mike Trout, you would’ve never believed me. To be fair, there’s a lot of things that you wouldn’t have believed in January of 2020. Rhys Hoskins has a higher On-base percentage plus slugging percentage than Mike Trout, Anthony […]Read more "A closer look at the recent rise of Phillies’ Rhys Hoskins"
In the two weeks since our Phillies’ quarter-season review, we’ve seen some of the best and some of the worst baseball from the Fightins’. Now, as we enter in September, the Phillies have officially hit the halfway point of their season. Today, we take a look back as the Phillies enter into what will be […]Read more "The good, bad, and ugly from the opening half of the Phillies’ season"
The Phillies still have the highest bullpen ERA in the majors with a 7.02 ERA. To pad their bullpen, the Phillies add David Phelps. The 8-year veteran is in the midst of a great season with the Brewers. In 13 IP, Phelps has posted a 2.77 ERA. He’s also been striking out hitters at a […]Read more "Instant analysis: Phillies Acquire David Phelps in trade with Brewers"
While it may be surprising to hear, Hector Neris is the longest-tenured player on the Phillies roster. With much of the bullpen’s roles uncertain this year, Neris was confidently penciled in as the closer going into this season. Along with the rest of the bullpen, Neris has been a major failure in this role. The […]Read more "Is Brandon Workman the answer to Phillies’ closing pitcher woes?"