Rejuvenated Phillies keep Dodgers stumbling towards NL West crown

Hoskins four RBI pace Phils past Dodgers (Photo: LA Times)I had the pleasure of taking in the Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park.Let me tell you, this was not the same Phillies team that sputtered through the 2017 season's first four months. It also was … Continue reading Rejuvenated Phillies keep Dodgers stumbling towards NL West crown

Philadelphia Phillies are no longer a pushover

Williams (L), Hoskins (R) keys in Phillies new lineupFor a fifth consecutive season, the Philadelphia Phillies will finish at or near the bottom of the overall Major League Baseball standings.But over the past month, something is obviously different. What had become a doormat team is once again beginning to live up to the “Fightin’ Phils” … Continue reading Philadelphia Phillies are no longer a pushover

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

Jerad Eickhoff not as bad as the 2017 record looks

Most of the talk surrounding the Philadelphia Phillies these days rightly involves two main topics. First is just how bad the current group of placeholder players is performing.The other major topic revolves around when the Phillies will begin to promote some of its better minor league prospects. And which of those prospects will get the … Continue reading Jerad Eickhoff not as bad as the 2017 record looks

Jerad Eickhoff should be a long term workhorse in Phillies rotation

The surprising Eickhoff looks like a long term mid-rotation starterAt the 2015 MLB trade deadline, the Philadelphia Phillies shipped their ace starting pitcher Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers.It was a crucial deal for the Phillies rebuilding program, coming as the team was dismantling the 2008 world champions and moving on from a core that had captured … Continue reading Jerad Eickhoff should be a long term workhorse in Phillies rotation