The Phillies have lost another player to injury. On Tuesday night, Jay Bruce came out of the game mid-at bat against the Dodger’s Walker Buehler. After a checked swing, Bruce reached for his side. After a quick test swing, he reached for his side again and realized he had to come out of the game. […]Read more "Who will the Phillies turn to with Jay Bruce injured?"
Let’s rip this bandaid off quickly. Bryce Harper did not make the All-Star team in 2019 and didn’t deserve to. At the time of the All-Star break, Harper was hitting an OK .253, a good OBP of .370, and a pretty good SLG of .470. That’s good for an OPS+ of 117, good, but not […]Read more "Can Phillies’ Bryce Harper repeat his 2018 post-All-Star success?"
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"
A player with negative WAR is someone who has performed worse than his replacement, a AAAA player. Scott Kingery was a negative WAR player in 2018, fetching a -0.1 WAR from Fangraphs and a -1.3 WAR from Baseball Reference. The young Phillie looked lost at the plate last year, slashing .226/.267/.338. His batting average was […]Read more "New and improved Scott Kingery is Keeping the Phillies afloat"
Jay Bruce has been on the Phillies for all of 2 days. In his first start, he loudly announced his presence in the National League with 3 extra base hits; a double, a two-run homer, and a grand slam. According to Paul Casella (@paul_casella), Bruce is the first player since Ryan Howard in 2011 to […]Read more "Phillies end 5-Game losing streak with help from ‘Bruce almighty’"
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"
With the Flyers done for 2017, lets take a look at how the forwards have faired in the first 38 games to the 2017-2018 season. Philadelphia Flyers GP G A TP Shots Plus / Minus Claude Giroux 38 13 33 46 78 10 Jake Voracek 38 8 38 46 130 3 Sean Couturier 38 18 […]Read more "In-Depth Look At The Flyers Forward Lines Through The First 38 Games"