Health will play major role in 2020 MLB season

Even if Major League Baseball is able to get a shortened 2020 season underway, COVID-19 will continue to impact the game all year long.

Phillies take a flyer on lefty starting pitcher Drew Smyly

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'BLWXXSyzQXJYOjfqx7-tOw',sig:'X8h8K-65MZxDmcac7M1cSOHJO3XyG5-bDPZPcekOPCQ=',w:'594px',h:'389px',items:'1147318100',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.jsDrew Smyly still has not returned to form after TJ surgeryThe Philadelphia Phillies have reached a contract agreement with 30-year-old free agent starting pitcher Drew Smyly, according to numerous reliable sources.Smyly is expected to step into the club’s starting rotation quickly. That could mean as soon as this weekend … Continue reading Phillies take a flyer on lefty starting pitcher Drew Smyly

Mickey Moniak beginning to look like a worthy top draft pick

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'sBLzZuuITItXNrqPVkxXCg',sig:'kN0IIKSnV__Oib8iBYE6Gs1VXXjYMVUHAQgA-ycOIeo=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'1126506613',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })});Moniak was the top overall pick in the 2016 MLB DraftDuring their recent half-decade plummet to the bottom of the National League standings, the Philadelphia Phillies found themselves picking at a high position in the annual MLB Amateur Draft on a regular basis.The Phillies had such a horrendous … Continue reading Mickey Moniak beginning to look like a worthy top draft pick

Phillies could use another strong starting pitcher, and lefty Patrick Corbin fits the bill perfectly

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'97EOBojDTzdp0xVp4qHY4A',sig:'imxRjjnvXMPCN5WT7-9sN3IvtIEsh9SyQTNMDmYi6Hw=',w:'594px',h:'425px',items:'950065268',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.js (Corbin has spent his first seven big-league seasons with Arizona)There has been a great deal of warranted commentary regarding the upcoming Major League Baseball “Hot Stove” season here in Philadelphia.Most of that talk has been understandably centered around the two biggest free agent bats, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado.However, there … Continue reading Phillies could use another strong starting pitcher, and lefty Patrick Corbin fits the bill perfectly

Red Sox vanquished in ALDS, but they’ll be back

The Boston Red Sox should contend once again in 2018The Houston Astros came from behind, scoring twice in the 8th and once in the 9th inning, then held off a last-ditch rally to down the Boston Red Sox by a 5-4 score on Monday afternoon.The victory advances Houston into the American League Championship Series for … Continue reading Red Sox vanquished in ALDS, but they’ll be back