Japanese lefty pitcher Yusei Kikuchi may be on Phillies radar

Yusei Kikuchi with Seibu Lions in Japan(Photo: えすぱにぃ  via Wiki Commons)This will be a big off-season for the Philadelphia Phillies as the club tries to take the next step forward in their return to contending status.While controlling owner John Middleton and GM Matt Klentak will certainly be trying to woo familiar big names such as Bryce … Continue reading Japanese lefty pitcher Yusei Kikuchi may be on Phillies radar

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Phillies must smartly out-spend Braves to keep up with Atlanta’s young talent

Acuna (20) will be a thorn in the Philliessides for years to come(Photo: By Thomson200 via Wiki Commons)In the end, that the Braves first overcame and then pulled away from the Phillies should not have been much of a shock. Atlanta has played far better baseball all season long.My first MLB Power Ranking back on July … Continue reading Phillies must smartly out-spend Braves to keep up with Atlanta’s young talent

Phillies should not shut Aaron Nola down with just two starts remaining

Nola has become an ace for Phillies(Photo: By Arturo Pardavila III via Wiki Commons)This 2018 season has been a true breakout campaign for Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola. In his fourth year at the MLB level, Nola has shown that he can be that rarest of commodities – a true ace.The 25-year-old right-hander was chosen by … Continue reading Phillies should not shut Aaron Nola down with just two starts remaining

Fangraphs ranks Citizens Bank Park poorly for "walkability"

Citizens Bank Park isn't an easy place to walk to for fans(Photo: Matthew Veasey)If you’ve ever been to Citizens Bank Park you know that it is a gorgeous ballpark. Tremendous sight lines, a 360-degree open main concourse that allows you to have a view of the action as you walk around nearly the entirety, and some of … Continue reading Fangraphs ranks Citizens Bank Park poorly for "walkability"

Phillies can only hurt themselves by finishing the 2018 season strong

Phillies need roster changes to become true contenders(Photo: Keith Allison via Wiki Commons)As recently as one month ago it was a foregone conclusion that the Philadelphia Phillies would finish with a winning record in the 2018 season.On August 18 the Phillies were 68-55 and just one game behind the Atlanta Braves in the loss column … Continue reading Phillies can only hurt themselves by finishing the 2018 season strong