Phillies 2015 report cards: Catchers

Just three men donned the old 'Tools of Ignorance', as the equipment required to field the catcher position has become known, for the Philadelphia Phillies during the 2015 season.Those three include longtime fan favorite Carlos Ruiz. The man known as 'Chooch' is now, along with first baseman Ryan Howard, one of just two remaining players from the 2008 … Continue reading Phillies 2015 report cards: Catchers

Phillies 2015 report cards: Infielders

Based on plate appearances, the regular starting infield for the 2015 Philadelphia Phillies was made up of first baseman Ryan Howard, second baseman Cesar Hernandez, shortstop Freddy Galvis, and third baseman Maikel Franco.Others receiving significant playing time in the Phillies infield this past season were Chase Utley, Andres Blanco, Cody Asche, and Darin Ruf. Those eight players received the overwhelming majority of the playing time … Continue reading Phillies 2015 report cards: Infielders

Phillies 2015 TBOH Award winners

As the 2015 regular season came to and end this past weekend, the staffers at TBOH were polled for their opinions on the Philadelphia Phillies top performers in the categories of Starting Pitcher, Relief Pitcher, Offensive Player, Surprise Player, and Rookie of the Year.Our staffers were also asked for their favorite moment from this past 2015 … Continue reading Phillies 2015 TBOH Award winners

Odubel Herrera nominated for the Hank Aaron Award

In an announcement released today by the team, the Phillies have nominated rookie center fielder Odubel Herrera for Major League Baseball's 2015 Hank Aaron Award.Begun in 1999 as part of MLB's celebration of the 25th anniversary of Aaron breaking Babe Ruth's long-standing career home run record, the Aaron Award nominees are voted on each year by fans and media members, and goes … Continue reading Odubel Herrera nominated for the Hank Aaron Award

Pete Mackanin has “Interim” removed from his job title

The announcement came down this afternoon with a bolt-out-of-the-blue suddenness: the Phillies have decided to remove the "interim" tag from Pete Mackanin. The club announced that he will return with a contract for the 2016 season, one that includes a club option for 2017 as well.Ironically, it was exactly two years ago today that the Phillies removed … Continue reading Pete Mackanin has “Interim” removed from his job title