These are the boring days These are the roughest days as baseball fans. With the Thanksgiving holiday happening, most teams are hunkered down with their families and not taking too many calls. It’s really boring to really see nothing happening, but that’s where the teams should be right now, with family. Of course, there can’t be more than 10 people. On to the links. Phillies … [Read more...] about The Offseason: 11/27/2020
Get some shopping done today You know you want to get started on shopping for your loved ones. Today is that day! And what better way to do so than to visit BreakingT and see their collection of Philadelphia material that would benefit everyone in the family. Here is the link to the Philadelphia specific clothing. Now, of course since it’s Black Friday, you’re probably … [Read more...] about BreakingT is having a sale for Black Friday and it’s a good one
Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images What is his tenure in Philadelphia really going to be known for? The numbers 9 GS, 44 IP, 51 H, 25 R, 6 HR, 16 BB, 32 K, 5.08 ERA (4.66 FIP) The good Arrieta was actually not that bad in 2020. Outside of one bad start at the end of August where he gave up seven runs in 1 1⁄3 innings, he was pretty reliable with what he was going to … [Read more...] about Jake Arrieta, polarizing?
Let’s celebrate the holiday by talking some Phillies! Today is Thanksgiving Day, and like many things in 2020, the holiday will likely be a little different than we’re used to. Instead of uncomfortable discussions around the dinner table, we’ll get uncomfortable discussions over Zoom. (Can you hear me? Oh, sorry, I was on mute!) Unfortunately, given our current national … [Read more...] about Smarty’s Thanksgiving Day post of fun!
Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images The Goose was loose...and then he wasn’t. The numbers: 102 PA, .250 BA, 3 HR, 12 RBI, .324 OBP, .402 SLG, .726 OPS The good: Phil “Goose” Gosselin impressed in Phillies summer camp which eventually earned him a spot on the roster. The Goose started the 2020 season off loose from his season debut on July 25 through August 19. During … [Read more...] about 2020 Player Reviews: Phil Gosselin
Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images You can start your offseason any minute now, Phillies The Braves are doing things. The Mets are doing things. The Marlins are doing things. The Nationals are (kind of) doing things. The Phillies? They are doing this. On to the links. Phillies news: Seems that some news about the Mets’ president search is going to affect the … [Read more...] about The Offseason: 11/25/2020
Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images Short of unthinkable? Hmmm.... Don’t you just love this time of the year? It’s when the silly season for trade rumors begin and players you never thought would be touchable all of a sudden look like they’re on the way out. Of course, we usually can’t tell the difference between actual smoke from someone in the front office and the crop … [Read more...] about What does a Phillies trade for Blake Snell look like?
Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images No, the Phillies aren’t going to trade for Blake Snell Not a whole lot of news going on so let’s just right to the links, shall we? On to the links. Phillies news: If the Phillies want to add some pitching, here are some names they should be considering. Here is CBS Sports sizing up the team’s minor league system and top ten … [Read more...] about The Offseason: 11/24/2020
Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images There are plenty of reasons to suspect he will be back. There is plenty of pessimism surrounding the Phillies and it is, of course, understandable. The franchise opened their contention window prior to the 2018 season and, over the last three years, failed to finish any of those campaigns with a winning record, let alone a playoff … [Read more...] about Why the Phillies WILL re-sign J.T. Realmuto