As the MLB trade deadline came down to the wire on July 31st, it seemed as if the Philadelphia Phillies were watching more than dealing. A few teams, specifically teams that the Phillies have to be competitive with, did a lot more with next to no real casualties from the farm system. The additions to […]Read more "Do Phillies really have enough firepower to compete in the NL East?"
The San Francisco Giants came into Philadelphia as one of the hottest teams in all of baseball. Their July record of 19-6 was the second-best in the history of the Giants, only behind the 1913 NY Giants who had a 25-6 July. The Giants also faced the dilemma of whether or not to sell during […]Read more "Series Wrap: Phillies Shrink Giants Playoff Hopes"
This was what I expected out of Klentak. The Phillies added depth players throughout the season and the trade deadline was not different. In the end, Corey Dickerson was traded for cash and a player to be named later. The 30-year-old outfielder is a rental player, meaning his contract expires at the end of this […]Read more "Klentak finalizes Phillies’ roster at the trade deadline, but is it enough?"
Phillies found some outfield help on deadline day as they reportedly add veteran Corey Dickerson. Dickerson is a 30-year-old rental from the Pirates. In 43 games, Dickerson has slashed .317/.376/.556. He is a former All-Star in 2017 and a former Gold Glove winner in 2018. Dickerson will most likely see the bulk of his time […]Read more "Report: Phillies Acquire Corey Dickerson from Pirates"
The Phillies found their rotation help on Monday, acquiring Jason Vargas from the NY Mets for AA catcher Austin Bossart, according to reports. Jason Vargas is a crafty lefty with a 4.01 ERA. He’s been better of late, pitching to the tune of a 3.34 ERA in his last 12 starts. Bossart is a 26-year-old […]Read more "Report: Phillies Acquire Jason Vargas from Mets"
Lost in the shuffle of offseason trades and signings was the elimination of the August 31st waiver trade deadline. That means July 31st is last opportunity for teams to make trades. We are less than a week away from the deadline and the Phillies are still in a weird place. They’re 5.5 games back in […]Read more "Upcoming weekend will decide how Phillies approach trade deadline"
Just a few short months ago, things were going absolutely swimmingly for the fightin’ Phils. Under GM Matt Klentak, they executed one of the most masterful offseasons in recent baseball history, not only nabbing all-star batters Jean Segura and J.T Realmuto, but landing the crown jewel of free agency in superstar slugger Bryce Harper as […]Read more "Why the Phillies should punt at the trade deadline"
Just a few short months ago, things were going absolutely swimmingly for the fightin’ Phils. Under GM Matt Klentak, they executed one of the most masterful offseasons in recent baseball history, not only nabbing all-star batters Jean Segura and J.T Realmuto, but landing the crown jewel of free agency in superstar slugger Bryce Harper as […]Read more "Why the Phillies Should Punt at the Trade Deadline"
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"
The Phillies decided to bite the bullet and part ways with top prospect Sixto Sanchez, catcher Jorge Alfaro, and Will Stewart with international pool money to bring in J.T. Realmuto from the Miami Marlins. MLB analyst Jim Bowden was the first to break the trade. Realmuto might be the best catcher in baseball as we […]Read more "Instant analysis: Phillies send Alfaro/Sixto to Marlins for Realmuto"