Phillies Christmas 2015: Naughty or nice?

While the 2015 Philadelphia Phillies team saw a bunch of players make Santa’s “Naughty” list, some actually made his “Nice” list for Christmas.When a team finishes with the worst overall record in Major League Baseball, it’s easy to see why so many will be receiving a lump of coal in their Christmas stockings from the right … Continue reading Phillies Christmas 2015: Naughty or nice?

Should Phillies Odubel Herrera have won a Gold Glove Award?

Winners of the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced tonight, and no Philadelphia Phillies players were honored. That might be expected for a team that finished with the worst overall record in baseball – but were any of the Phils’ players overlooked in the selection process?Voting by Major League Baseball managers and coaches makes up … Continue reading Should Phillies Odubel Herrera have won a Gold Glove Award?

Phillies 2015 report cards: Bullpen

Having previously given out the 2015 report cards to the Philadelphia Philliesinfielders, outfielders, and catchers, it’s now the turn of the team’s relief pitchers to be evaluated. What most thought would be one of the few strengths this season turned out to be largely disappointing.As the club headed to Clearwater to open spring training back in February, the … Continue reading Phillies 2015 report cards: Bullpen

Phillies 2015 report card: Starting pitchers

To fashion the worst Philadelphia Phillies season since 1972, a deficiency in talent and results from the 2015 starting pitching rotation was a key element. However, mixed in with those deficiencies were a few notable bright spots.Fifteen different pitchers took the mound at the start of a game for the Phillies this past season. Thirteen of those made … Continue reading Phillies 2015 report card: Starting pitchers

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