He almost went completely unnoticed. Every beat reporter was too occupied with wondering if that was Tommy Hunter on the practice field or just a random fan. Only one hawk-eyed Philly radio personality noticed the new player in camp. It seems Howard Eskin did some research of his own. He must have contacted the Phillies’ […]Read more "Who is the Phillies’ new mystery left fielder?"
Two careers, two very similar players. Mike Moustakas will be a Brewer in 2019 while Maikel Franco will be a Phillie. There had been talk all winter about how if Manny Machado didn’t come to Philly, the Phightin’s should go after Moose to supplant Franco at 3rd base. Moose has better defense and could easily […]Read more "There’s a changing of the guard for the Phillies and it’s Franco’s time to Shine"
That time of year is finally upon us. We can all regularly start talking about Phillies baseball again while the nights slowly get longer and the days slowly get warmer. It’s been a long offseason with several acquisitions and departures. And even though pitchers and catchers have already reported, the Phillies are most likely not […]Read more "Top Phillies Storylines Heading into Spring Training"
The 2015 Cy Young winner started his Phillies tenure with 3 straight strikes leading to the Tiger’s JaCoby Jones striking out looking. A similar scene unfolded the next batter. Jamier Candelario went up 2 balls no strikes, but found himself striking out on a foul tip. This is the pitcher the Phillies paid 3 years […]Read more "Jake Arrieta makes in-game debut for Phillies"
For weeks, everyone in the baseball world had one question: WHAT IS GOING ON WITH JAKE ARRIETA?!? After a long winter with spring on the horizon, we have our answer. The Phillies have got their man. Jake Arrieta has signed a 3-year deal worth $75 million with the Philadelphia Phillies. According to MLB insider Jon […]Read more "Rebuilding ends as Jake Arrieta signs with Phillies"
The Phillies are now six games, five played against professional opponents, into Spring Training, and as such, it’s time to take a look back at the first week of the prequel to the 2018 campaign. Aaron Nola Named Opening Day Starter For the first time in his professional career, 24-year-old Aaron Nola will take […]Read more "Phillies Spring Training week one news and notes"
It appears that 2017 wasn’t the farewell tour for one former All-Star reliever after all. Attempting one final comeback, Francisco Rodriguez has latched on with the Phillies on a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training for one final shot at the big leagues. The man that affectionately took on the persona “K-Rod” […]Read more "Phillies Sign Six-Time All Star Reliever To Minor League Deal"
The Phillies returned to Spectrum Field, as they hosted the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 4 of their Spring Training. Dependable SP Jerad Eickhoff would get first crack at the Rays and would be supported by the following lineup. Back at it today against the Rays in Clearwater. 1:05pm first pitch from @Eickough19. #GoPhils ? @TCNPhilly […]Read more "Phillies Spring Training: Game 4 Recap and Notes"
Skipper Pete Mackanin sent out likely Opening Day starter Jeremy Hellickson to face the Toronto Blue Jays on a sunny day in Florida. Hellickson would be supported by the following lineup. We take the short ride up to Dunedin today to face the Blue Jays at 1:07pm. Here's our lineup. #GoPhils ? @SportsRadioWIP pic.twitter.com/quq6sftDHQ — […]Read more "Phillies Spring Training: Game 3 recap and notes"
Coming off of their first Grapefruit League victory, the Phillies tried to keep the momentum going but ultimately come up short against the Astros. Cliff Lee, pitched for the first time since his elbow injury in late July and it’s like he never left. Lee threw 22 pitches, 16 of which were strikes as he faced seven batters. […]Read more "Cliff Lee looks strong as Phillies fall 6-3 to Astros"