Two weeks ago I wrote about the Phillies sending Adam Haseley down to Lehigh Valley and how I thought it was the wrong move. Haseley never got on the plane from San Francisco to Allentown before he was back in the line-up, being re-called just two days later. Prior to sending him down, Manager Gabe […]Read more "Is Adam Haseley becoming the Phillies’ odd man out?"
Phillies announce that they activated Jay Bruce from the 10-day injured list. To make room on the roster, Matt Klentak sent Adam Haseley down to Lehigh Valley. This move is a headscratcher for me as Haseley is one of the bright spots for the Phillies this season. At the trade deadline, Klentak bolstered the Phillies […]Read more "Did the Phillies send down the wrong guy when activating Jay Bruce?"
The Phillies came off a series win against the Pirates to face the worst team in all of baseball by win total, the Detroit Tigers. From all angles, it looked like the perfect opportunity to get hot before facing the Braves in Philly. The Phillies seemed determined to lose at least one of these two […]Read more "Series Wrap: The Phillies are allowed to win games?!"
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"
The Philadelphia Phillies are in first place thanks in large part to what Matt Klentak has built in the offseason. However, injuries to the bullpen and the outfield have depleted the Phillies roster. It’s time to go out and make moves if the team believe a Championship run is possible. The loss of Andrew McCutchen […]Read more "The fate of the Phillies’ season lies with Matt Klentak"
The 2018 season saw some peculiar changes in the game of baseball. Batters were striking out more than ever. Launch angle and exit velocity became the new statistical obsession. The A’s and Brewers made the playoffs. Above all else, position players were used as pitchers more than ever. A record 48 usual batters took the […]Read more "Scott Kingery receives an interesting gift for a stunning….accomplishment?"
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"