PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia Phillies announced Monday they hired Bobby Dickerson for a second stint as their infield coach. The 56-year-old Dickerson served as Philadelphia’s infield coach in 2019. He spent the last two seasons with the San Diego Padres, serving as bench coach in 2020 and also third base coach this past season. “Bobby was highly recommended by our … [Read more...] about Phillies Bring Back Bobby Dickerson As Infield Coach
Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports Let’s parse things out in theoretical terms Marvel Entertainment has become its very own cosmic being. Actors that were thought to be of high quality are now signing multi-movie deals to appear as a superhero or supervillain. It’s incredible how much they have branched out to basically take over what feels like the entire entertainment … [Read more...] about The “What if…” Philies multiverse
Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images Part one in our offseason series wondering about the Phillies multiverse The Braves are on the verge of representing the National League in the World Series this year, words that cause actual, physical pain to write. They have been led by a potent offense that has added trade deadline acquisitions that made them even more potent this … [Read more...] about What if…Charlie Morton had never blown out his hamstring?
The Mandela effect is a phenomenon in which a person or a group of people hold the false memory that Hans Crouse had a moustache when he pitched for the Phillies. | Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports The 23-year-old right-handed pitching prospect quickly became a fan favorite because... moustache? Hans Crouse came over to the Phillies on July 30 as part of the Kyle Gibson/Ian … [Read more...] about 2021 report card: Hans Crouse
Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Well, we have our World Series contestants. The Houston Astros will take on the Atlanta Braves in a matchup that exactly nobody saw coming. Both teams are hot and fully deserve to be here. They each picked apart their LCS opponent, getting hot at the right time and riding some solid bullpen performances to get to where they need … [Read more...] about Rise and Phight: 10/25/2021
Giants’ president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi recently appeared on The TK Show, the podcast of The Athletic’s Tim Kawakami, and discussed a wide variety of topics pertaining to the past and the future of the club. Broadly speaking, there’s a wide variety of paths for the Giants to take this winter. They have a lot of contracts coming off the books when free agency … [Read more...] about Farhan Zaidi Discusses Giants’ Upcoming Offseason
The Kyle Schwarber journey has been a rollercoaster over the past couple of years. It was fairly steady from 2017 to 2019, as he was in a groove as the Cubs’ regular left fielder, playing at least 129 games and hitting at least 26 home runs each year. His wRC+ was between 103 and 119 in each of those three campaigns. 2020, however, went in a completely different direction. Over … [Read more...] about Kyle Schwarber Open To Red Sox Reunion
The Fall Classic is set to begin on Tuesday, with the Astros and Braves meeting in Game 1 of the World Series. This is the first time these two clubs have met in the World Series, though they were pretty frequent postseason opponents back when the Astros were in the National League. Between 1997 and 2005, Atlanta and Houston met five times in NLDS play, with the Braves coming … [Read more...] about Poll: Astros/Braves, Who Wins The World Series?
The Cardinals recently shocked the baseball world by firing manager Mike Shildt, shortly after an incredible season in which a 17-game winning streak catapulted them into the postseason for a third consecutive year. Just a few days prior to that, it seemed like the club would take the opposite path and extend him beyond 2022, the last year of his contract. Instead, with the … [Read more...] about Latest On Cardinals’ Managerial Position