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Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images In 2020, a new rule governing reliever usage will change the way pitchers are deployed. How ready are the Phils for that change? Gone are the days of the LOOGY, the Lefty One-Out GuY...
Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images The Phils slugger had a difficult season last year. Will he bounce back? When the 2019 season began, hopes were high for Rhys Hoskins. No longer would he have to play left field, a...
Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images He’s injured and will miss 2020, but this could be an interesting get for the Phillies Another entry in our off-the-wall trade ideas series Let’s get the obvious out of the way: trading for...
Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The Phillies reportedly are intent on staying under the tax, which is a questionable decision. The signing of Zack Wheeler to a five-year, $118 million contract is no doubt a controversial...
Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images The Phillies struck a five-year deal with a former division rival, and arguably the best available pitcher not named Cole or Strasburg Did you find yourself thinking early in November, “boy, would I like...
Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images The first major splash is a doozy The Phillies needed starting pitching, you say? It has to be something better than average, you opine? Don’t want to eat up too much money before scraping...
Hope you like losing in the playoffs, Cole The Phillies’ former ace has betrayed the fans by signing with the Braves It turns out, FanSince09 was right all along: Cole Hamels is a bum. Coal Hammels sucks #showyahate— Wudder...
There were some good times for both Franco and Hernandez along the way | Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Farewell to a couple of guys who played a lot of innings for some bad teams Next year at this time,...
Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images The team has passed the offseason’s latest checkpoint. Here’s where things stand now. The winter’s annual moment of reckoning has come and gone, and the Phillies have made some decisions about what they want...
It was a lackluster decade for position players over the last 10 years. The Phillies had a lot of players play for them in the last decade. Lots. In all, 126 different players suited up and played a position...
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports We’ll keep you updated throughout the day as news breaks, Phillies or otherwise Today is the non-tender day deadline. Teams across the league have to decide whether or not they will offer contracts to their...
Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images A really useful player may rank as Matt Klentak’s second best trade The numbers (w/ Phillies) .293/.307/.573. 137 PA, 8 HR, 34 RBI, 24.1 K%, 2.2 BB%, 0.4 fWAR The good Dickerson was a...
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Predictions on who might or might not still be here after the deadline on Monday One of the bigger deadlines in the offseason calendar arrives this Tuesday when teams need to decide whether or not...
Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images There has to be something, right? Ethan Witte I, for one, am thankful for two things. First and foremost, I am thankful for J.T. Realmuto. When the trade happened, I was quite critical of...
Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images My favorite moment from every year, 2010-19 There’s just more month left in the 2010s, a decade that started off with the Philadelphia Phillies as perennial postseason participant and ended with them trying to...
Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports A fairly divisive player in the system, is it time for the Phillies to improve at his position? The numbers .213/.318/.324, 160 PA, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 31.9 K%, 11.3 BB%, 0.2 fWAR The good...
Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images The former All-Star gets a spring invite The Phillies announced a signing today, getting veteran utility man Josh Harrison on a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. The Phillies have signed...
Nick Vincent and high-leverage situations didn’t mix well in 2019 | Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Remember when the Phillies used Nick Vincent in key spots down the stretch? That was fun. The numbers (with Phillies) 14.0 IP, 1-2 W-L,...
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports In the words of the famous Jojo... It’s just too little too late. The numbers Overall: 7-9, 4.51 ERA, 149.2 IP, 124 K, 63 BB, 1.363 WHIP, 1.2 WAR With the Phillies: 1-4, 5.37 ERA,...
Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images Hey, he actually turned out pretty good! The numbers 48 2⁄3 IP, 37 G, 20.5 K%, 5.9 BB%, 3.14 ERA (3.89 FIP), 0.4 fWAR The good Well this was kind of unexpected. If your...
Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images When in doubt, hire a world champion. In the hopes of increasing the production of what was a disappointing offense this season, the Philadelphia Phillies have poached a top coach from the world champion...
Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images No, I didn’t spell his name correctly the first time and had to Google it, why do you ask? This is the first in a semi-weekly look at some trade targets that you might...
Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images Here are five players the Phils should have interest in this off-season who won’t break the bank. As general manager Matt Klentak creates his free agent shopping list, he undoubtedly will...
Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images Just who are these guys? Late Wednesday night, presumably before the 8:00 p.m. deadline to do so, the Phillies added some names to their 40 man roster ahead of the freeze before the...
A guest piece from one of our local writers about one of the Phillies’ minor league affiliates One of the local writers, Mitch Rupert, gave The Good Phight his season in review. Hope you enjoy. It would like take...