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?"
If I told you in January of 2020 that Rhys Hoskins would have a higher OPS than Mike Trout, you would’ve never believed me. To be fair, there’s a lot of things that you wouldn’t have believed in January of 2020. Rhys Hoskins has a higher On-base percentage plus slugging percentage than Mike Trout, Anthony […]Read more "A closer look at the recent rise of Phillies’ Rhys Hoskins"
In the two weeks since our Phillies’ quarter-season review, we’ve seen some of the best and some of the worst baseball from the Fightins’. Now, as we enter in September, the Phillies have officially hit the halfway point of their season. Today, we take a look back as the Phillies enter into what will be […]Read more "The good, bad, and ugly from the opening half of the Phillies’ season"
The Phillies are currently riding a 3-game win series and will need to carry that momentum into the upcoming series against the Braves. After taking the last 2 games from the Nationals, the Phillies have no climbed to 3rd in the NL East. The Braves lead the pack in the NL East with a record […]Read more "Phillies Prepare for important series against Braves"
The Phillies finally looked like a team that could make the expanded MLB playoffs this past weekend with a three-game sweep of the rival New York Mets. Next on the docket? A two-game, very sweep-able series against the Boston Red Sox who are off to one of their worst starts in franchise history. The Red […]Read more "Series Preview: Phillies travel to Boston for two-game stretch"
After splitting a series with the Braves, the Phillies are on to the Orioles. The O’s come into the series with a 7-7 record on the season, but have looked better than most have expected. The Orioles are coming into Philly on the heels of a near sweep of the Nationals as the final game […]Read more "Three things to watch in in Phillies’ matchup against Orioles"
“You can expect a young right-hander to start tomorrow…Whose initials are S.H.” Phillies’ manager Joe Girardi could not make any official announcement during a Zoom press conference on Saturday, but he did make one thing clear: Spencer Howard will make his Major League Baseball debut on Sunday. Following Saturday night’s 5-0 victory, the Phillies continue […]Read more "Howard set to make MLB Debut"
Over a week ago, I began to write this article detailing the Phillies’ next series as they were set to host the New York Yankees. Then, everything changed when the Marlins attacked. A week later, following seven days of non-action and zero players testing positive, the Phillies can finally return to the diamond. But of […]Read more "Series Preview: Phillies Restart Season in New York"
With NBC Sports Philadelphia not broadcasting many Phillies games this Spring, what better way to keep up with the Phillies than a good old-fashioned column? The Phillies started out on Friday and I’ll catch you up with what happened through the following Saturday. This will be the longest report. Let’s look at some players and […]Read more "Phillies Spring Training Recap: Week 1"
Just like Jacob Marley at the beginning of a Christmas Carol, the 2010s are dead. Gone is a decade of Phillies baseball filled with major mediocrity with a few bright spots in the beginning. What isn’t gone are the effects of trades from the past decade. Knowing what we do now, let’s look back at […]Read more "Reevaluating the Phillies’ biggest trades of the 2010s"