Phillies need to be bold at the trade deadline

NL All-Star reliever Neshek will be dealt by end of JulyThe Philadelphia Phillies are barreling down streak towards the July 31 MLB trade deadline with numerous rumors beginning to swirl around the team.Most of the speculation revolves around the obvious players. Anyone 30+ years of age who is a pending free agent is likely to move.The … Continue reading Phillies need to be bold at the trade deadline

Day of Reckoning Draws Near for Placeholder Phillies

Time is running out for Rupp, Galvis and the current placeholder PhilliesAs management and ownership of the Philadelphia Phillies moved through their own transition period over the last couple of seasons, the roster has also been turned over.Gone now are the last vestiges of the first decade of play at Citizens Bank Park. Heck, a … Continue reading Day of Reckoning Draws Near for Placeholder Phillies

Phillies 2017: Who leads in the clubhouse?

It’s a question that, for a few years now, has had no legitimate answer: who is the Philadelphia Phillies clubhouse leader? Or which players comprise the leadership group?Past generations would have answered that question with names such as Pete Rose, Larry Bowa, Darren Daulton, and Jimmy Rollins. Players who excelled on the field. Players who were willing to stand up … Continue reading Phillies 2017: Who leads in the clubhouse?

Phillies Appear Committed to Andrew Knapp as Backup Catcher

Coming into the 2016 season, the Philadelphia Phillies appeared to be gearing up for a battle. The particular battle that I’m referring to here was for their catcher of the future.The position was being manned at the big league level at the time by Cameron Rupp, who had never distinguished himself. The backup was going to be veteran Carlos Ruiz, … Continue reading Phillies Appear Committed to Andrew Knapp as Backup Catcher

2016 Winter Meetings: Philadelphia Phillies

As he prepares to attend his second MLB Winter Meetings as the Philadelphia Phillies general manager next week, Matt Klentak may have a few dark horse moves up his sleeve.While the rumor mills surrounding the still rebuilding Fightin’ Phils have been relatively quiet, there have been some whispers of possibility. In the usual game of whisper down the … Continue reading 2016 Winter Meetings: Philadelphia Phillies