Well, nobody saw this coming. Major League Baseball’s opening day could very well be in late May, if not June. While we’re all suffering in isolation together, let’s look at the bright side of things. Two months gives the Phillies time to heal up. Just a couple weeks ago, I wrote about how the Phillies […]Read more "Could this extended break be beneficial for the Phillies?"
If you don’t get the headline, it is the saying of the U.S. Army’s elite fighting unit, the Army Rangers. Being an Army Ranger, I had to incorporate it into this article. Here we look at the fifth spot in the Phillies rotation and the fact that Ranger Suarez is making a case to earn […]Read more "Ranger (Suarez) Leads The Way? Looking at the Phillies Fifth starter Battle"
With NBC Sports Philadelphia not broadcasting many Phillies games this Spring, what better way to keep up with the Phillies than a good old-fashioned column? The Phillies started out on Friday and I’ll catch you up with what happened through the following Saturday. This will be the longest report. Let’s look at some players and […]Read more "Phillies Spring Training Recap: Week 1"
It’s no secret that the Philadelphia Phillies’ inability to not only draft talent, yet develop as well has been poor over the years. Sure, they lucked out with the last names of Hamels, Howard, Utley, Nola, and (maybe) Hoskins and Haseley. However, overall, it’s justified to not over hype any prospects in our pipeline. But, […]Read more "With Phillies low on pitching options, Spencer Howard could be the answer"
The Phillies need help! Specifically, pitching help. There are some prominent free agents on the market, but who makes the most sense? Fans will be the first to say that they need to sign Gerrit Cole. Cole is the premier free agent of the offseason. Cole is the obvious choice to bolster any rotation, but […]Read more "This Offseason is Crucial for Matt Klentak & Phillies"
It has been ten days since the Phillies have ended their season. Fans have been patiently waiting to hear the fate of Andy MacPhail, Matt Klentak and Gabe Kapler while John Middleton mulls his options. Recent reports coming out of South Philadelphia suggests that the Phillies Owner is traveling around the country and interviewing players. […]Read more "Why are the Phillies ownership taking so long to make a decision on Kapler?"
Going into the Arizona Fall League season, the largest Phillies talking points were Alec Bohm and Spencer Howard. To their credit, they are both finding a lot of success with the Scottsdale Scorpions. Alec Bohm is currently 2nd in batting average on the team behind Giants’ top prospect Joey Bart (who is hitting .400). He […]Read more "Could Connor Seabold be the Phillies’ next breakout prospect?"
MLB.com has updated its list of MLB’s top 100 prospects. The list featured 3 Phillies players, including 2 debutants. Falling off the list was Adonis Medina. Despite a decreased home run rate, Medina’s stats all regressed. His ERA increased from 4.12 to 4.94. His strikeouts fell from 9.9K to 7.0K/9. He allowed more baserunners in […]Read more "Three Phillies prospects make updated MLB top 100 list"
The Reading Fightin Phillies season came to an end Friday night. The Trenton Thunder completed the three-game sweep of the Fightins. Playoff baseball came back to FirstEnergy Stadium for the first time in three years. Game 1 The Fightins got 7 strong innings out of their ace, Spencer Howard. The Phillies top Pitching prospected ended […]Read more "On the Pharm: Reading Fightins swept out of the playoffs"
Johnny Almaraz has been the head of the Phillies’ amateur scouting department for the past five years. He oversaw that last 5 MLB Entry drafts for the Phillies. Almaraz had stepped down as Amateur Scouting Director and will assume a new role with the club. He will take the role of a special assistant to […]Read more "Phillies Scouting Director calls it quits"