2018 Philadelphia Phillies preview and predictions

Phillies should take a step forward in 2018 seasonThe Philadelphia Phillies are set to open the 136th season in franchise history this afternoon. Down in Atlanta, Georgia, the Fightin' Phils will take on the NL East Division rival Atlanta Braves in the first of a scheduled 162 games.There are a great many changes in the … Continue reading 2018 Philadelphia Phillies preview and predictions

Jake Arrieta is the perfect player at the perfect time for Phillies

Phillies sign free agent pitcher Jake ArrietaIn a move that was rumored for weeks, the Philadelphia Phillies won the race to sign the top free agent on the market this off-season.That signing not only bolsters the starting pitching rotation immediately. It also signals that the club is clearly ready to move towards a return to … Continue reading Jake Arrieta is the perfect player at the perfect time for Phillies

Carlos Santana: bad signing by the Philadelphia Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies agreed to terms with veteran free agent first baseman Carlos Santana this past week. Per a report from Phillies insider Jim Salisbury on December 15, the formal signing will take place pending the results of a physical exam. This was a wholly unnecessary signing, and I believe that in the end it … Continue reading Carlos Santana: bad signing by the Philadelphia Phillies

Phillies winning spurts tempered by lessons of history

The Phillies have won eight of their last 12 gamesThe Philadelphia Phillies walked off the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night. The 4-3 victory in eleven innings gave the Fightin’ Phils their eighth win in the last dozen games.Despite the hot stretch of winning baseball over these last two weeks, the Phillies remain in last place in the NL East Division … Continue reading Phillies winning spurts tempered by lessons of history

Jeremy Hellickson can help a number of contenders

For second straight year Hellickson is on the marketA year ago at this time, the Philadelphia Phillies were approaching the MLB trade deadline with starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson available on the market. For whatever reason, general manager Matt Klentak was unable to find a match that he felt was acceptable.So Hellickson stayed with the Phillies into the … Continue reading Jeremy Hellickson can help a number of contenders