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Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images Let’s review Sean Rodriguez’s 2019 season. It’ll be fun! The numbers .223/.348/.375, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 1 SB, 0.3 fWAR The good His salary was so low it was like he wasn’t even on...
Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images It’s been a problem for some time now. It’s also time for the Phillies to make up their mind about how they want to improve that spot Third base for the...
Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images The Cleveland right hander could solve a number of different problems for the Phillies. General Manager Matt Klentak’s week in Scottsdale, AZ is over, having spent a week talking to other GMs, player agents...
Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images Another relief pitcher, another season-ending injury. The Numbers 3-0, 24.2 IP, 4.01 ERA, 29 K, 12 BB, 0.2 fWAR The Good He avoided needing Tommy John surgery. That’s pretty much the only good thing....
Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images It looks like the end of the line has finally come The numbers .234/.297/.409, 428 PA, 17 HR, 56 RBI, 8.4 BB%, 14.3 K%, -0.5 fWAR The good Where do we even begin? Was...
Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images He was our savior for about a week. And then he got hurt. The Numbers Overall: .216/.261/.523, 26 HR, 59 RBI, 0.6 WAR With the Phillies: .221/.235/.510, 12 HR, 31 RBI, 0.3 WAR The...
Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images Swirvin’ Irvin wasn’t that useful for the Phillies in 2019. The Numbers 2-1, 41.2 IP, 5.83 ERA, 31 K, 13 BB, 1.392 WHIP, 0.1 fWAR The Good Cole Irvin had a couple of good...
Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images The former Phillies manager goes west for his next adventure After two seasons, a 161-163 record, no playoff appearances, and a rocky relationship with fans and media alike, the Phillies fired Gabe Kapler, as...
Blake Parker wasn’t awful, but he also wasn’t cut out for a key role in the bullpen | Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images The mid-season acquisitions of Mike Morin and Blake Parker did not propel the Phillies to the...
Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images Phils’ GM Matt Klentak indicated it could be an obstacle. One of the items that will be most hotly debated during the upcoming negotiations over the next collective bargaining agreement is the draft pick...
Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images One of the more unheralded arms of 2019 went from pretty bad to pretty good all in one season The numbers 59 IP, 67 G, 20.0 K%, 7.1 BB%, 3.36 ERA (4.21 FIP), 0.4...
David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports Another day, another award for the Best Catcher in Baseball The awards for J.T. Realmuto just keep coming in. On the heels of his Gold Glove win earlier this week, the Best Catcher in Baseball...
Could Cole Hamels be headed back to Philadelphia? As the Eagles have shown us, nothing can go wrong by bringing back a great player from the past The Phillies’ top priority this offseason should be bolstering their shaky starting...
Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images A review of the 41.2 combined innings that David Robertson, Tommy Hunter and Adam Morgan pitched. The Numbers Hunter: 5.1 IP, 0 ER, 0.00 ERA, 5 K, 0 BB, 0.375 WHIP, 0.2 fWAR Robertson:...
Photo via Andrew Harnik / Associated Press I participated in SBNation’s annual offseason simulation, and it was something else... Each year, a collective of SBNation writers get together and participate in an offseason simulation for the upcoming MLB Free...
Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images Stephen Strasburg and Gerrit Cole aren’t going to come cheap. Pitching, pitching, pitching. The Phillies need lots of it and, happily for them, there are a couple elite options available to...
Enyel De Los Santos in a rare appearance | Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images It’s not a good sign when a team in desperate need of starting pitching help doesn’t call on you The numbers 5 G, 11 IP,...
Photo by David John Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The team announced a series of moves at the first roster deadline of the offseason The offseason’s first checkpoint has been reached, and the Phillies are already looking a little...
Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images Perhaps the player that most exemplifies the 2019 Phillies The numbers: 93 2⁄3 IP, 30 G (13 GS), 21.1 K%, 9.3 BB%, 5.38 ERA (5.47 FIP), 0.0 fWAR The good: On June 8, Cincinnati...
Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images Aaron Nola and Bryce Harper? Not so much Rawlings has done the fair and sensible thing. J.T. Realmuto has won the Gold Glove as the best defensive catcher in the National League for 2019....
Photo via Tim Warner / Getty Images The Phillies have some obvious holes to fill this winter... It’s finally here folks, the offseason is upon us — and this one is arguably more important than the last. While 2019...
Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images The parallels between the two teams are pretty stark. For most Phillies fans, watching the Washington Nationals celebrate their first ever world championship was tough to take. Is it really possible that this Nationals...
Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images Here are some pitchers now that were here for like 30 seconds The numbers Drew Anderson: 6 IP, 20.0 K%, 20.0 BB%, 7.50 ERA (6.38 FIP), -0.1 fWARVictor Arano: 4 2⁄3 IP, 43.6 K%,...
Photo via Hunter Martin / Getty Images The Phillies reap the rewards of the Padres’ pressing Rule-5 needs... It was announced on Thursday that the Phillies claimed hard-throwing RHP, Robert Stock, from the San Diego Padres. The soon-to-be 30...
Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images An important piece of the pitching staff has fallen into place New manager Joe Girardi is wasting no time in getting down to business in filling out his coaching staff. According to Matt Gelb,...