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It’s lone, long overdue Getting into Hall of Fame discussions can be treacherous. People have already formed stone cold opinions about players and their worthiness, and getting them to budge one way or another can prove frustrating and difficult....
We are on the side of the players If you’ve been a regular reader of the site, you can pretty much sum up where we stand in the owners vs. players battle that is going to be waged in...
Corey Knebel is a solid addition to a bullpen that needs several solid additions | Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times via Getty ImagesThe Phillies still have a lot of key relief innings to replace Despite several glaring roster...
Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY SportsA relief pitcher developed from within. Never thought I’d live to see the day... When you think of Connor Brogdon in 2021, what comes to mind? If you are struggling to come up with something -...
Brett Davis-USA TODAY SportsRight before the lockout began, the team added a little bit of help to their infield mix If you’re like me, you were waiting, holding your breath and hoping that a deal would happen between MLB...
Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty ImagesAnd now, we wait Now what? MLB and the player’s union couldn’t agree to a new CBA, even into the wee hours of the night, so now the players have been locked out by...
Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty ImagesWhat if the luxury tax didn’t exist? Anyone who has tried to put together a 2022 Phillies roster that is at least somewhat grounded in reality has done so with the knowledge owner John Middleton...
Photo by Cody Glenn/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesJanky was a fun story...for a bit Looking for outfield depth prior to the 2020 season, the Phillies signed veteran Travis Jankowski to a minor league deal. A six-year veteran, the 29-year-old...
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsThis is the end We know that the deadline for MLB and the player’s union to settle a new CBA is tonight at 11:59 p.m. and yesterday, the two sides spoke face to face for most...
Joe Puetz-USA TODAY SportsThere are some decisions that need to be made today Today marks the day where the Phillies need to make some decisions about their roster. By 8 o’clock this evening, they will have to decide whether...
Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY SportsAs the roster churns... The team made a move yesterday, designating Roman Quinn for assignment and claiming Yoan Lopez off of waivers from the Braves. The Phillies have claimed RHP Yoan López off waivers from the...
Mary Holt-USA TODAY SportsTomorrow is December already. Tomorrow is going to be December and with that date comes D-Day for baseball. The end of the collective bargaining agreement is nigh and the two sides are working hard to try...
Brett Davis-USA TODAY SportsMight they finally join the free agency fun?!? What’s this, a rumor that the Phillies are close to handing out real, actual money? Phillies expressing serious interest in free-agent reliever Corey Knebel, sources tell me and...
Kareem Elgazzar / USA TODAY NETWORKLet’s make lots of money Even with the Phillies missing out on several of the big ticket free agents that were in the market, there are still lots of fish in the sea that...
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsIt’s tough, but we have to try There was a bum rush of free agents signing this past weekend. While we should have seen it coming, it’s still a surprise that a lot of bigger names,...
Eric Hartline-USA TODAY SportsThe Phillies aren’t making moves, but other people are Ahead of the deadline for baseball and the player’s union to agree to a new collective bargaining agreement, some teams are scrambling to make sure that they...
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsIn a surprising turn of events, longtime Phillies reliever Héctor Neris has reportedly signed with the Houston Astros. Héctor Neris, the longest-tenured Phillies player, won’t be returning in 2022. It’s a major blow to the Phillies...
Photo by GraphicaArtis/Getty ImagesTalking baseball (and football) on Turkey Day For many of us, Thanksgiving is a day filled with food, family, football, and hopefully fun. But at some point, your tummy will be full, your tolerance for talking...
Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty ImagesWherein I discover that Doordash will bring a Philly cheesesteak from Jims on South St to Fairbanks, AK. As many of you know, I live here: While we have some great local food options, we...
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsI have a feeling you’re going to see his name pop up soon As a front office tries to create an offseason plan to help improve a franchise, there can come a time when the budget...
Kam Nedd-USA TODAY SportsThe hard throwing lefty gave us plenty of heartburn this year The Phillies traded for Jose Alvarado last season in the hopes they could find a left-handed reliever on a reasonable salary that could give them...
Eric Hartline-USA TODAY SportsAll-MLB, huh? Doesn’t that mean they’re the best? Bryce Harper was named to the first team All-MLB team yesterday, with his teammate and partner on the major awards circuit Zack Wheeler making it to the second...
Photo by Rich Pilling/MLB via Getty ImagesHow do the two former teammates stack up as Hall of Fame candidates? In retrospect, it’s incredible the early 2000s Phillies did not reach the postseason. The 2022 MLB Hall of Fame ballot...
Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY SportsThis is a story of a how a team failed a player Starter. Reliever. Starter. Bulk guy. Traded. A few years ago, the team chose Spencer Howard over Sixto Sanchez to keep in a deal to...
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsThe Marlins made a....splash Always a good time when the market starts to heat up. As you’ll see below, there were several notable signings last night in baseball, mostly all pitchers. We saw the best player...