Phillies can only hurt themselves by finishing the 2018 season strong

Phillies need roster changes to become true contenders(Photo: Keith Allison via Wiki Commons)As recently as one month ago it was a foregone conclusion that the Philadelphia Phillies would finish with a winning record in the 2018 season.On August 18 the Phillies were 68-55 and just one game behind the Atlanta Braves in the loss column … Continue reading Phillies can only hurt themselves by finishing the 2018 season strong

Phillies getting solid bullpen work from Tommy Hunter and Pat Neshek

Hunter (L), Neshek (R) have been strong out of Phillies penMuch has been made of the Philadelphia Phillies off-season signings of starting pitcher Jake Arrieta and first baseman Carlos Santana as free agents. The two veterans have each experienced ups and downs this year, reflecting the overall performance of the team.There were two other free agents brought on board … Continue reading Phillies getting solid bullpen work from Tommy Hunter and Pat Neshek

Phillies may still have one final playoff push left in their 2018 season

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'EtLHmzJvTNF6kfauBFvrKA',sig:'Q4DeQjyWerL8CIutftp7QLKeqm4L9HTOwkvSrqPvRhM=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'1011142184',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.jsAsdrubal Cabrera's addition failed to help Phillies stay in contentionFrankly, I’m tired of thinking in terms of what this 2018 Philadelphia Phillies ball club can’t get done. I really don’t think they are a playoff team just yet. But I’ve also always been a glass-half-full guy. So, it’s time … Continue reading Phillies may still have one final playoff push left in their 2018 season

This week could mark a last stand for Phillies 2018 postseason chances

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'I5x4BNTLST5rhxEdtxJpuQ',sig:'XK51DzhJAc42BjX4RHQKEJ7XvSIzjUL_qNNbZ-KVbUA=',w:'594px',h:'412px',items:'1029857576',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.jsKapler's Phillies host the Nationals and Cubs in pivotal homestandThis has easily been the most interesting summer of baseball in Philadelphia in the last five years. Not since a too-little, too-late charge at the second NL Wildcard slot in September of 2012 have the Phillies provided fans with this level of … Continue reading This week could mark a last stand for Phillies 2018 postseason chances

Young Phillies benefiting from experience of bench coach Rob Thomson

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'aJ58I1ExSuNWQKa9UqZbgQ',sig:'No_b0SVAJcLijKtMWTbJupaPthTtTQmfPTopsaJANfA=',w:'594px',h:'404px',items:'944826974',caption: true ,tld:'ca',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.jsThomson (L) lends tremendous experience to rookie skipper Kapler (R)In late October of last year the Philadelphia Phillies announced that they would hire Gabe Kapler as their new manager. Kapler had spent a lifetime in baseball. But that lifetime was just 42 years long, and he had never held the role … Continue reading Young Phillies benefiting from experience of bench coach Rob Thomson