Phillies 2015 Report Cards: Outfielders

After previously handing out grades to the 2015 Philadelphia Phillies infielders and catchers, it's now the outfielders turn. The starting outfielders based on playing time this season were Ben Revere, Odubel Herrera, and Jeff Francoeur, and there were 2-3 others who received substantive time.Others receiving significant time included Cody Asche, who started 61 games in left field. Domonic Brown, who the club released just yesterday, … Continue reading Phillies 2015 Report Cards: Outfielders

Phils Fans Follow Former Heroes in Postseason

If my Twitter timeline is to be trusted, and with hundreds of Phillies fans, it usually can be, then there remains a great deal of baseball interest among that fan base despite a 4th consecutive season out of the playoffs for the Fightins.A number of ex-Phillies players are participating in this year's MLB postseason, and … Continue reading Phils Fans Follow Former Heroes in Postseason

Ben Revere Goes to the Blue Jays at Deadline

As the MLB non-waiver trade deadline arrived yesterday afternoon, the Phillies had one more deal completed, sending outfielder Ben Revere to the Toronto Blue Jays for a pair of pitching prospects.The Revere trade was the final in a series of moves this week that saw the team say goodbye to Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman, and Jonathan Papelbon earlier. The three deals ultimately … Continue reading Ben Revere Goes to the Blue Jays at Deadline

MLB Trade Deadline: Who Needs Ben Revere?

Could Cole Hamels possibly have done any more to maximize his value to the Phillies as the MLB non-waiver trade deadline approaches this coming week? Hardly. Already the subject of an earlier chapter in this "Who needs?" series, Hamels no-hitter may be the perfect punctuation mark to his career in Philly, and provide the impetus for another team to get … Continue reading MLB Trade Deadline: Who Needs Ben Revere?