Given all of the gaps the Phillies need to fill this offseason, they should sign one of these cheap starting pitchers to fill the 2021 rotation. The Phillies have a lot of holes to fill for the 2021 season. Between fixing the bullpen, center field, re-signing J.T. Realmuto, and figuring out the middle infield, a […]Read more "Could the Phillies Sign One of These Cheap, Veteran Pitchers?"
As the trade market for starting pitchers heats up, the Phillies should look to add one of these five pitchers to their rotation. Following the subsequent trades of Blake Snell and Yu Darvish to the Padres this week, the starting pitchers market has seemingly caught fire. Even the Phillies have entered the trade market as […]Read more "Phillies Should Trade For One of These Five Starting Pitchers"
It wasn’t too long ago that Scott Kingery was a prized prospect in the Phillies’ farm system. Kingery was consistently ranking in the team’s top prospect rankings, as he was flourishing in the minor leagues. The former second-round draft pick batted .304 with 26 home runs, 65 RBIs, and 29 stolen bases last season in […]Read more "What should Phillies fans expect from Scott Kingery in 2021?"
It’s no secret that the Phillies have some holes on their roster. With their depleted bullpen, outfield depth, and uncertainty among their infield and rotation, they have some decisions to make. By hiring Dave Dombrowski to be their new president of baseball operations, history shows that prospects are likely not safe at all. However, if […]Read more "Prospects Check In: Which Infielders Could Crack the Phillies’ Roster?"
Hector Neris receives a lot of criticism from the Phillies fanbase, but he’s a key member of this team and the Phillies were smart to tender him a contract. Fun fact: Hector Neris is the longest-tenured player on the Phillies roster. His major league debut was on August 5, 2014. A 25-year-old Hector Neris entered […]Read more "The Ballad of an Interim Closer: Hector Neris Deserves a Little More Respect"
It’s no secret that the Phillies have some holes on their roster. With their depleted bullpen, outfield depth, and uncertainty among their infield and rotation, they have some decisions to make. By hiring Dave Dombrowski to be their new president of baseball operations, history shows that prospects are likely not safe at all. However, if […]Read more "Prospects Check In: Which Pitchers Could Crack the Phillies’ Roster?"
In his introductory press conference, new Phillies pitching coach Caleb Cotham stated that the Phillies have “three guys that can go out and be Cy Youngs.” Aaron Nola and Zack Wheeler are clearly the first two, but fans have speculated as to who the third could be that Cotham eluded to. While there is an […]Read more "Is Zach Eflin a Future Cy Young Award Winner?"
Jon Heyman reported on Twitter today that the Tampa Bay Rays had declined to pick up the option on Charlie Morton, making him a free agent. Morton turns 37 in two weeks. During this shortened season he went 2-2 with a 4.74 ERA. He started nine games and pitched 38 innings. That’s an average of […]Read more "Would reuniting with Charlie Morton improve the Phillies bullpen?"
Continuing our series looking at the 2020 Phillies’ roster, we look today at the starting rotation to determine who should stay for the 2021 season. Looking overall, the Phillies’ starting rotation held a 4.08 ERA in 2020, 10th best in the league. For the sake of this article, we ignore bullpen pitchers who made spot […]Read more "Who Should Return to the Phillies’ Rotation in 2021?"
Just under two weeks and 15 games have passed since our midway review of the 2020 Phillies season. The Phillies have gone 8-7 in that stretch with a record of 23-22. Following Sunday’s doubleheader sweep by Miami, the Marlins have claimed second place with a half-game lead over the Phillies at 23-21. Rather than looking […]Read more "Storylines to Watch in Final Stretch of Phillies Season"