The cold, harsh winter is nearly over, and with its departure comes the return of baseball season. Just as quickly as it left us in October, the national pastime is back yet again. For the Phillies, it’s time for redemption. Eager to put a lackluster third-place finish and up-and-down 2020 season behind them, the Phils […]Read more "Ten Phillies storylines to follow as training camp kicks off"
The Phillies still could use some help in their pitching staff, despite a couple of signings already. Could they give Taijuan Walker a look ahead of Spring training? Eager to stay under the luxury tax, the Phillies have taken a somewhat unorthodox approach to improve their starting rotation. Antonymous to their usually affluent, big-market nature, […]Read more "Phillies Rumors: Should Philly Give Taijuan Walker a Look?"
According to Jesse Rodgers of ESPN, the Phillies have signed veteran pitcher Brandon Kintzler to a minor-league deal. The contract is set to be worth $3M if he makes the Phils’ roster with $1M in incentives. Just for some added spice, Mark Feinsand noted that Kintzler opted to sign with the Phillies over his former […]Read more "Instant analysis: Phillies sign veteran pitcher Brandon Kintzler"
The Phillies aren’t done looking for starting pitching, and James Paxton, Jake Odorizzi, and Taijuan Walker are reportedly their top targets. On Thursday morning, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com tweeted about the Phillies’ ongoing search for starting pitching. It’s incredible to hear that the Phillies are still looking to add starting pitchers. There was a time […]Read more "Phillies Rumors- Paxton, Odorizzi, or Walker: Which one is the best fit?"
The Phillies have made another addition to their starting rotation, having signed Chase Anderson to a one-year $4 million deal. On the same day the Phillies officially announced the Matt Moore signing, the Phillies are reportedly bringing in another starting pitcher on a major league deal. Chase Anderson, the 33-year old pitcher, is reportedly signing […]Read more "How the Phillies’ Signing Chase Anderson Impacts their Rotation"
While most of the Phillies’ pitching needs are in the bullpen, there are glaring needs in the starting rotation if the Phillies want to succeed in 2021. The Phillies have already begun to make moves to improve the bullpen, so it is time to shift some attention to the rotation. Phillies’ Recent Moves The Phillies […]Read more "Phillies Sign Matt Moore, But Still Need More Starting Pitching Depth"
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! While many are making last-minute preparations for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or whichever holiday they hold close to their heart, today is the day to celebrate a very special holiday: (Phillies) Festivus. “Festivus for the rest of us” is a holiday made popular by the classic sitcom Seinfeld […]Read more "Phillies Phestivus: An airing of grievances after another year of stress"
In the final installment of our series, today we look at who should return to the Phillies’ bullpen in 2021. It is no secret that the 2020 bullpen was among the worst in MLB history. With a 7.06 ERA, the bullpen cost the Phillies not only their first winning record but also their first playoff […]Read more "Who Should Return to the Phillies’ Bullpen in 2021?"
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?"
The last time the Phillies played the Marlins, they went 1-2 against them before being forced to stop competition for over a week due to COVID-19. Now, it’s time for payback. Since then, the Phillies have fought their way to a 21-18 record and sole possession of second place in the National League East. The […]Read more "Three Keys for Phillies’ Seven-Game Series in Miami"