Phillies add veteran infielder Asdrubal Cabrera in trade with rival Mets

Cabrera likely to help Phillies at multiple positionsThe initial impression when evaluating the Philadelphia Phillies acquisition of Asdrubal Cabrera in trade from the New York Mets might be that he is a “rental” player.However, Cabrera’s versatility and experience could instead lead the team to bring him back beyond this season. It’s all going to depend on how … Continue reading Phillies add veteran infielder Asdrubal Cabrera in trade with rival Mets

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Roman Quinn should add a dynamic speed element to Phillies attack

The dynamic Quinn adds major speed to Phillies attackAfter struggling to score runs for most of the first three months of the season, the Phillies offense is finally heating up with the warmer summer weather.Through June 16 the Phillies had scored five or more runs just 26 times, a little more than 38%, over their … Continue reading Roman Quinn should add a dynamic speed element to Phillies attack

Finally emerging as an everyday starter, Nick Williams catches fire with Phillies

Williams finally breaking out as an everyday playerFormer Phillies 2008 World Series hero Cole Hamels was traded last night for the second time in three years. The now 34-year-old lefty went from the Texas Rangers to the Chicago Cubs for a couple of lightly regarded prospects in what was more of a salary dump by Texas than anything … Continue reading Finally emerging as an everyday starter, Nick Williams catches fire with Phillies

Gabe Kapler has the Phillies believing they can win

Always upbeat Kapler gives out a pre-game fist-bumpFans of the Philadelphia Phillies are ecstatic that their ball club has surprisingly reached the final week of July in first place. After all, at this time a year ago the club was 30 games below the .500 mark and buried in the basement of the 2017 National League … Continue reading Gabe Kapler has the Phillies believing they can win

Defense a major problem as Phillies fight to hold on to NL East lead

Defense not a Phillies strong suit at presentFans who have followed the Philadelphia Phillies closely this season continue to shake their heads in amazement that the club remains tied for first place in the National League East Division in late July.Those fans who do more than simply watch news highlights and follow the results and … Continue reading Defense a major problem as Phillies fight to hold on to NL East lead