Given all of the gaps the Phillies need to fill this offseason, they should sign one of these cheap starting pitchers to fill the 2021 rotation. The Phillies have a lot of holes to fill for the 2021 season. Between fixing the bullpen, center field, re-signing J.T. Realmuto, and figuring out the middle infield, a […]Read more "Could the Phillies Sign One of These Cheap, Veteran Pitchers?"
As the trade market for starting pitchers heats up, the Phillies should look to add one of these five pitchers to their rotation. Following the subsequent trades of Blake Snell and Yu Darvish to the Padres this week, the starting pitchers market has seemingly caught fire. Even the Phillies have entered the trade market as […]Read more "Phillies Should Trade For One of These Five Starting Pitchers"
In his introductory press conference, new Phillies pitching coach Caleb Cotham stated that the Phillies have “three guys that can go out and be Cy Youngs.” Aaron Nola and Zack Wheeler are clearly the first two, but fans have speculated as to who the third could be that Cotham eluded to. While there is an […]Read more "Is Zach Eflin a Future Cy Young Award Winner?"
Jon Heyman reported on Twitter today that the Tampa Bay Rays had declined to pick up the option on Charlie Morton, making him a free agent. Morton turns 37 in two weeks. During this shortened season he went 2-2 with a 4.74 ERA. He started nine games and pitched 38 innings. That’s an average of […]Read more "Would reuniting with Charlie Morton improve the Phillies bullpen?"
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?"
To John Middleton, We haven’t had the chance to meet yet, but when you were set to take over as majority owner of the Phillies, I had hope that you would restore this team to its former glory. When you brought in Matt Klentak and Andy MacPhail, I was excited to see how a modern […]Read more "A Letter to Phillies’ Owner John Middleton"
As the 2020 playoffs continue with the Championship Series’, we are forced to watch the Braves continue to shine in the post season. Along with reports coming out that the Phillies are not optimistic about re-signing J.T. Realmuto, it’s tough to be a Phillies fan right now The silver linings for this disastrous season are […]Read more "Alec Bohm Named Finalist for MLBPA Outstanding Rookie of the Year."
Just under two weeks and 15 games have passed since our midway review of the 2020 Phillies season. The Phillies have gone 8-7 in that stretch with a record of 23-22. Following Sunday’s doubleheader sweep by Miami, the Marlins have claimed second place with a half-game lead over the Phillies at 23-21. Rather than looking […]Read more "Storylines to Watch in Final Stretch of Phillies Season"
Almost two weeks ago, the Phillies lost their fifth straight game. The bullpen was terrible. The offense could not keep up. All seemed lost. Bryce Harper made a comment that they had to “win nine of 10 games” to stay in the hunt. Ten games later, Alec Bohm hit a game-winning sacrifice fly to secure […]Read more "Phillies Win Nine of 10 Following Sweep of Nationals"
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"