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Eric Hartline-USA TODAY SportsHe’s just a real nice guy Go back and look at your initial reaction to the Kyle Gibson trade. Without looking, what do you think it was - positive or negative? Here is what I wrote...
Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY SportsIt’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Remember last offseason when there were rumblings of the Rays making a substantial offer to Freddie Freeman? Ludicrous, we all thought (probably) based off of what we...
Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty ImagesThe kid who has the NL Cy Young’s number A member of the 2022 Phillies Day Care, Nick Maton provided plenty of memorable moments on and off the field in 2022. However, his sophomore season...
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsSteaks for everyone! More slow news days, which isn’t helped by the lack of rumors surrounding the team. They have always been pretty airtight when it comes to their choices of pursuit, even with a new...
Kyle Ross-USA TODAY SportsThe 2013 first overall pick finally made his MLB debut One of the feel-good stories of the 2022 season, was the arrival of Mark Appel to the major leagues. The number one overall pick of the...
Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY SportsWe’re back! Welcome back from your long weekend. Of course you’re going to try to start eating healthy now. You’ll try, then you’ll see those leftovers calling your name each time you open the fridge. Well,...
Photo by Steve Boyle/MLB Photos via Getty ImagesPhillies Stat Notes — Thanksgiving edition Most of us are thankful for many things this holiday — family and friends, our health, and sharing a Thanksgiving meal, among others. And for anyone...
Phillies fans had a lot to be thankful for this year | Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty ImagesHappy Thanksgiving from The Good Phight! Gobble gobble - It’s Thanksgiving! Although the holiday is more commonly associated with the sport of football,...
Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty ImagesHappy Thanksgiving! I hadn’t intended on posting today, but you are all so nice, I did. For you readers, I am thankful. You have made this season a memorable one and though the team didn’t...
Thomas Shea-USA TODAY SportsIt was probably inevitable It’s the news we kind of expected, yet are finally relieved to hear. According to a person with knowledge of the situation, Bryce Harper had Tommy John surgery today and it went...
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY SportsThe title is a stretch, I know, but they might be able to peddle some arms for the Phillies In the offseason, you’ll see a lot of pieces written by the national writers about how a...
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsA surprising day in Phillies land Rumors are fun and all, but I’m just about ready for moves to happen in baseball. Last year, we were spoiled with the frenetic pace of transactions that happened right...
Brett Davis-USA TODAY SportsI guess he can stick around... Wouldn’t it be nice to be rewarded for coming in second place? The Phillies have extended the contract of President of Baseball Operations David Dombrowski for three years, taking him...
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY SportsOn Hittin’ Season #619, we open the mailbag to talk some Hot Stove. It seems unreasonable to think Dave Dombrowski and the Phillies front office would be willing to grab one of the four elite shortstops...
D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY SportsThere are always those that we forget, mere whispers in the wind. These are their stories. Each season we do these report cards, we stumble across the names of players we cannot quite recall. Had...
Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY SportsAnd now, deep thoughts.... This isn’t being reported anywhere, but what if the market for Brandon Nimmo drops like a stone? Right now, most suggestions are that he’s going for somewhere in the 5/$80-$100 million range,...
Remember Damon Jones? | Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty ImagesThese guys pitched for the Phillies, but they didn’t pitch well When the video of the Phillies’ 2022 run to the World Series is released, I have a feeling that neither...
Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty ImagesWhat would a 26-Man Roster and lineup look like for the Phightins? Premise Dave Dombrowski has said that after passing the luxury tax threshold, there is no stopping the Phils as an organization this offseason....
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsSlow news week inbound What is the slowest news week of the year for baseball? Some might say it’s now, the week of Thanksgiving, some might say it’s just before Christmas. Either way, it’s no fun...
Photo by Matt Thomas/San Diego Padres/Getty ImagesIce in his veins and heart rate under 60, in the most important moments of the season, Ranger was the pitcher we could count on. Before the World Series was even over, I...
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports2022 was a season of Firsts to remember for Bryson Stott Perhaps no one benefitted more from the Phillies’ mid-season change at manager than Bryson Stott. It’s no secret that the first few months of his...
Eric Hartline-USA TODAY SportsNontenders have moved on and there were some interesting choices Sam Coonrod might be a surprising player to not only get a contract for 2023, but to also get a 40-man roster spot. However, it isn’t...
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsHello, Rhys’s payday The deadline to extend a contract for 2023 on arbitration eligible players arrived today. It’s kind of fun that all of the option stuff we’ve had to wait over a month for in...
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsSent to the minors in May, Alvarado still found a way to become a hero. In the movies, there’s always that one background character who’s got such an interesting storyline you can’t help but focus on...
Kyle Ross-USA TODAY SportsHere’s your down ballot vote for being just a real good reader here J.T. Realmuto and Kyle Schwarber each got some MVP votes last night. Realmuto ended up finishing seventh on the ballot while Schwarber got...