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Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images Will the Phils make a qualifying offer to their starting shortstop? Didi Gregorius’ Phillies career may end up being just 60 games long. If so, it was a very good cameo. Signed by...
Robert Stephenson | Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer Yes, it is possible. Putting it bluntly, the Phillies’ historically-bad bullpen needs to undergo a major rebuild if the team expects to contend in 2021. There are a plethora of established free agent...
Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images Newsflash: Adam Haseley > Roman Quinn The numbers: 92 PA, .278 BA, 0 HR, 13 RBI, .348 OBP, .342 SLG, .690 OPS The good: I do not believe the above numbers truly reflect how...
Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Where MLB is really, really mad at Justin Turner So, about that whole Justin Turner thing... On to the links Phillies news: Now that the offseason has officially begun, the rumors about J.T. Realmuto...
Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images Where we officially start the offseason Congratulations are in order for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who won the World Series last night. It’s a culmination that began when Andrew Freidman was hired away from...
Clayton Kershaw might have re-written his narrative | Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports The Dodgers are on the brink of a long-awaited championship Game six of the World Series is scheduled for Tuesday night, and the Dodgers have a chance...
Up until this point, Alvarez was having a good season | Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports One strike, one ball The numbers 0-0 W-L, 1.20 ERA, 8.53 K/9, 4.26 BB/9, 0.1 fWAR The good Unlike just about every other...
Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images Where the World Series is almost over Man, that was some weekend of baseball. Game 4 saw one of the craziest endings in a game ever, let alone a playoff game. Watching the...
Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images Where the World Series starts over You know, I think it’s high time we stopped worrying about television ratings for the World Series. Who cares anymore what the numbers...
Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images Not really though. The numbers Kyle Garlick - .136/.174/.182, 23 PA, 0 R, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 7:0 K:BBMickey Moniak - .214/.389/.214, 18 PA, 3 R, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 6:4 K:BBRonald Torreyes -...
Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Where the Rays evened things up Last night, the Rays took Game 2 from the Dodgers, 6-4. They were led by two home runs by Brandon Lowe. It’s another example of the gap (chasm?)...
40 years ago this week, the Phillies ended a 96-year curse and won it all. You didn’t ever want Dallas Green mad at you. The combative former Phillies skipper was never shy about making his displeasure known when players...
That’s not the most nimble defensive stance but I like the confidence. | Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images The Phillies defense was bad this season. Which defenders were most responsible? This season, as in so many others this past...
Photo by Chicago Sun-Times/Chicago Daily News collection/Chicago History Museum/Getty Images Where still nothing is happening Game one is in the books for the 2020 edition of the World Series. You know, I’m already tired of the David vs. Goliath...
Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Two teams that aren’t the Phillies will try to win a title that may or may not be legitimate The field of sixteen non-Phillies teams that made it to MLB’s postseason has been whittled to...
Photo by Chicago Sun-Times/Chicago Daily News collection/Chicago History Museum/Getty Images Don’t ask me who that is, I just like the picture It’s a slow news time for the Phillies. Until the World Series is over, there will only be...
Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images Like ships in the night... The numbers: Cole Irvin - 3 G, 3 2⁄3 IP, 11 H, 7 R, 1 HR, 1 BB, 4 K, 17.18 ERA, 5.37 FIPReggie McClain - 5 G, 5...
Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images Where the Phillies need to fill yet another coaching position The Phillies got some unexpected news yesterday when pitching coach Bryan Price announced his retirement from coaching. It’s not something that the team planned...
Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images Do the Phillies have a potential top-of-the-rotation starter, or an oft-injured youngster who won’t put it all together? There are no shortage of uncertainties for the Philadelphia Phillies as they enter the 2020-21 off-season....
Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images Where Clayton Kershaw still stinks in the postseason Imagine being arguably the greatest pitcher of your generation and your team really has to consider if they want you to pitch in a big playoff...
Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images A number of really good players are in the primes of their careers, but they could be wasted. Bryce Harper had a pretty doggone good 2020 season, folks. Sure, there were some down...
It was a rough night all around for the Braves | Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Braves gonna Brave For those who don’t want to see the Atlanta Braves in the World Series, last night was a good night. The...
Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images Where the Astros are on the brink Have you ever thought about who you’d like the Phillies to pattern their organizational structure after? Consider: They could be like the Yankees, spending their money on...
Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The former top prospect finally made his debut. Did he do enough to make the organization think about including him in 2021? The numbers: 1 G (1 GS), 4 IP, 3...
Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images Where we lost a good one Man, 2020 just will not stop will it? Yesterday, the baseball world lost a good one in Joe Morgan. Let’s put aside what you thought of him...