Not a day after posting an article praising Gabe Kapler for good managing, I must flip flop. Like a politician come election time, I must retract a previous statement on Kapler. Kapler screwed this game up. Play-by-play announcer Tom McCarthy was openly critical of his moves during the game. Apparently so were the radio announcers: […]Read more "Bad managerial decisions are starting to haunt the Phillies"
The Phillies finally got it together and took a series from a team that they are supposed to beat. It had been a few series of losing to sub .500 teams. For more on this, check out Alec Kostival’s recap. In doing so, Gabe Kapler finally found his lineup and hopefully can quit the tinkering. […]Read more "Kapler finds ideal Phillies lineup right before Mets Series"
The Phillies finally won a series against a team with a losing record. Some said it was impossible, but, with a little bit of magic, the Phillies did it. It was the first time since the 1st of August that they were able to play to their level of baseball and not their competitions’. One […]Read more "Phillies were able to sink the Pirates but is there still reason for concern?"
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?"
We’ve all seen Maikel Franco’s struggles and yesterday afternoon, the Phillies announced a couple of rather surprising roster transactions: The headline here, of course, is third baseman Maikel Franco being demoted to Triple-AAA after spending six consecutive seasons in the senior circuit. Franco has been apart of the Phils big league roster since he was […]Read more "The Maikel Franco third base era is over, but what does that mean for the Phillies?"
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"