The Phillies parted ways with two of the longest-tenured Phillies, Maikel Franco, and Cesar Hernandez Monday evening. The Phillies choose to not tender contracts to both infielders, freeing up $17.5 Million this year. Had the Phillies tendered contracts, Hernandez was projected to make $11 million and Franco $6.5, this according to Jim Salisbury. It comes […]Read more "Instant Analysis: Phillies Part Ways with Two infielders"
If your kid has to receive a report card at the end of their year, then why shouldn’t the Phillies? I’m going to break down grades by overall starting pitching, relief pitching, and batters. I’ll also present grades to individual players and coaches. The report card will be broken into 3 separate pieces, for your […]Read more "Phillies end of season report card: Starting Pitching"
To quote arguably the greatest boy band in history, “Quit Playing Games with my Heart.” The Red Sox just swept the Phillies in a two-game series. The Phillies sat 5 games out of the final wild-card spot with 14 games. 11 of those games were on the road, starting with the division leaders, Atlanta Braves. […]Read more "Just when you thought it was all over, the Phillies pull you back in for one last rodeo"
Typical of the 2019 Phillies season, they sweep the defending world champions in Fenway Park only to lose the next game to the lowly Maimi Marlins. However, the way the Phillies lost the game was even more typical of their season. The bats were popping as the Phillies scored 7 runs in the first three […]Read more "Who is to blame for Phillies’ catastrophic collapse against Miami?"
Before the start of the 2019 season, the Phillies had a handful of young question marks in their rotation. Everyone hoped Nick Pivetta or Zach Eflin would fulfill their potential and become a number 2 or 3 starter. People gushed as both Pivetta and Eflin threw complete games. It wasn’t rare to see #breakoutPivetta around […]Read more "Phillies’ Vince Velasquez is pushing to nail down 2020 rotation spot"
The San Francisco Giants came into Philadelphia as one of the hottest teams in all of baseball. Their July record of 19-6 was the second-best in the history of the Giants, only behind the 1913 NY Giants who had a 25-6 July. The Giants also faced the dilemma of whether or not to sell during […]Read more "Series Wrap: Phillies Shrink Giants Playoff Hopes"
The Phillies came off a series win against the Pirates to face the worst team in all of baseball by win total, the Detroit Tigers. From all angles, it looked like the perfect opportunity to get hot before facing the Braves in Philly. The Phillies seemed determined to lose at least one of these two […]Read more "Series Wrap: The Phillies are allowed to win games?!"
The Marlins coming to town was suppose to be the start of the second half. It was a series that could propel the Phillies to stop the tailspin. After two games, the Phillies look worse than ever. On Friday, Aaron Nola let up two runs. Vince Velasquez pitched a gem for only five innings. He […]Read more "Lifeless play dooms the Phillies as they drop another series"
The Phillies were ready for the series. They went into Atlanta and jumped to a 7-2 lead, as hitters chased Braves starter Max Fried in the 5th. They carried a 4 run lead into the 8th inning, and lost. “A crushing loss, no way around it. We had a two-run lead in the ninth inning […]Read more "Will an inexcusable loss to Braves spark bullpen changes for Phillies?"
At the start of the season, the Phillies were feeling confident in the top of their rotation. Aaron Nola had just completed a Cy Young worthy season. Jake Arrieta was set to bounce back, having had a spring training to work. And Nick Pivetta was poised for a break out year, according to some analysts. […]Read more "A new ace in town? Phillies rotation is finding its rhythm"