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"
Before the beginning of this Major League Baseball season, the Philadelphia Phillies silently extended contracts for General Manager Matt Klentak and Team President Andy MacPhail. MacPhail signed an extension back in 2017 that runs through 2021, which went unannounced. In March, Klentak signed his extension that runs through 2022, which was kept quiet. The Phillies […]Read more "Breaking down the Phillies subtle front office extensions"
You could make a shorter list out of the things that went right when you talk about the Philadelphia Phillies hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, July 15th. The Phillies lost 16-2 to the Dodgers after coming off of a series that was blown against the Washington Nationals a couple of days earlier. It […]Read more "It’s getting ugly for the Phillies At Citizens Bank Park"
The Phillies have lost another player to injury. On Tuesday night, Jay Bruce came out of the game mid-at bat against the Dodger’s Walker Buehler. After a checked swing, Bruce reached for his side. After a quick test swing, he reached for his side again and realized he had to come out of the game. […]Read more "Who will the Phillies turn to with Jay Bruce injured?"
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"
The most fun-loving Phillie outside of the Philly Phanatic has been on the mend since tearing his ACL against the Padres. Andrew McCutchen has been sharing every step of his recovery with his fans on social media. The opening day Phillies center-fielder not only provided a solid presence at the top of the lineup, but […]Read more "Even an ACL tear is unable to bring down Phillies’ Andrew McCutchen"
Some teams can get away with pitching that is just okay and bats that are above average. The Philadelphia Phillies are currently a far cry from being a team with good pitching. Aaron Nola, to his credit, has looked better on the mound lately but hasn’t seemed true to his own form. Another player, who […]Read more "Is Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta on the hot seat?"
Let’s rip this bandaid off quickly. Bryce Harper did not make the All-Star team in 2019 and didn’t deserve to. At the time of the All-Star break, Harper was hitting an OK .253, a good OBP of .370, and a pretty good SLG of .470. That’s good for an OPS+ of 117, good, but not […]Read more "Can Phillies’ Bryce Harper repeat his 2018 post-All-Star success?"
Ever since the Phillies lost David Robertson, there hasn’t been anyone regarded as a ‘set up’ man in the bullpen. Many fans have clamored for the Phillies to go out and hunt for a ‘set up’ man on the trade market. The search may now be over as the Hunter has become the hunted. If […]Read more "Is the Phillies “Hunt” for a new ‘Set Up’ man finally over?"
Heading into the All-Star break, the Phillies are not where they would like to be. They’re behind the Braves by a considerable amount and battling the Nationals for second place and a wild card, for now. Criticisms have shifted from Gabe Kapler to General Manager Matt Klentak for not improving the starting rotation. Starters outside […]Read more "How the Phillies quietly improved the bench ahead of the All-Star Break"