Phillies improved but still missing a strong lefty arm in bullpen

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'Zl7kcrf4Q-dttb2JTJpzDA',sig:'8lvnvkmkJHtahHvfdbh-rdoK8ALzAKPV1k28ug0U_NU=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'821968150',caption: true ,tld:'ie',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.jsParedes signed as a free agent and has pitched well this springThe best Phillies teams of the last half-century, a period of time in which bullpen usage has become more and more critical in Major League Baseball, have featured strong left-handers helping the team get through the late … Continue reading Phillies improved but still missing a strong lefty arm in bullpen

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Can the 2018 Eagles do what the 2009 Phillies could not?

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'Isx9kvU9T8dSRTEHZI6WAg',sig:'g8ZRce4DcUHjBxnAgN790Xv1srGe8-cR1ynGaY5LCV8=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'92601985',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.jsDespite Utley's heroics the Phillies fell just short in repeat world title attemptTonight is the 2018 NFL season opener between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Atlanta Falcons. That would be the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, by the way. Those words still look and sound so glorious, do … Continue reading Can the 2018 Eagles do what the 2009 Phillies could not?

Phillies 2016 Closer Options

With the trade of Ken Giles to Houston, the Philadelphia Phillies have a few options for the 2016 closer role.Giles was always considered the heir apparent to Jonathan Papelbon, took over that role when the veteran was dealt to the Washington Nationals at the trade deadline this past season, and succeeded as most evaluators believed he would.In fact, … Continue reading Phillies 2016 Closer Options

Antonio Bastardo Traded to Pirates

Antonio Bastardo was dealt to the Pittsburgh PiratesThe Philadelphia Phillies have traded relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Bucs minor league left-hander Joely Rodriguez.As GM Ruben Amaro continues to dismantle what we here at TBOH have come to call the “Glory Era” roster, the players who helped win the 5-straight NL East … Continue reading Antonio Bastardo Traded to Pirates

Phillies 2014 Winter Meetings Preview

Baseball's annual Winter Meetings take place this weekAs baseball’s Winter Meetings get underway this week in San Diego, the conferences, trade shows, and banquets will be a sideshow for the main event. That main event will be taking place in meetings behind closed doors, and in numerous phone conversations.Player movement is what the average fan … Continue reading Phillies 2014 Winter Meetings Preview