How Phillies GM Matt Klentak channeled “Hoosiers” at the trade deadline

In the classic 1986 film “Hoosiers”, Gene Hackman stars as basketball coach Norman Dale, who takes the reigns of a rural Indiana high school team in the early-1950’s. Hackman/Dale is an old-school coach, even for those long-ago days. He uses a number of tough-love methods, trying to mold his team into a winner despite a … Continue reading How Phillies GM Matt Klentak channeled “Hoosiers” at the trade deadline

As 2019 MLB trade deadline arrives the Phillies remain linked to arms

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'AsqSukATQ5dqia9yGalukg',sig:'lxvyWs087D4huj8-TkoWgrBKfl4LyhnBKE6IJujcptU=',w:'594px',h:'395px',items:'90885645',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.jsFolks at the MLB Network will be busy on trade deadline dayThe 2019 trade deadline has finally arrived in Major League Baseball, and the Philadelphia Phillies continue to be linked to a number of players.Two pitchers with the same first name are among the more frequently mentioned when … Continue reading As 2019 MLB trade deadline arrives the Phillies remain linked to arms

Drew Smyly strong again on mound in series opener vs Giants

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'p691JJ5cTUJfsoX2dkyddA',sig:'S4UmcuMimeCqcV9eGmR3scXR-PF9LZCTMq-yp5wmOFk=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'1158664089',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.jsPhillies get second straight strong outing from Drew SmylyThe Philadelphia Phillies left tons of base runners in scoring position, 10 left on base total, on a steaming hot Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park, but still came away with a 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants.With the win, the … Continue reading Drew Smyly strong again on mound in series opener vs Giants

Could Matt Harvey or Derek Holland be next Phillies pitching reclamation projects?

It is not secret that the Philadelphia Phillies are looking to upgrade their starting pitching rotation. As the 2019 MLB trade deadline approaches, the club has been linked to almost every arm rumored to be on the market. General manager Matt Klentak has not limited his attempts at improving the staff to just the trade … Continue reading Could Matt Harvey or Derek Holland be next Phillies pitching reclamation projects?

Hunter Pence, Ian Happ would be perfect fits for Phillies bench at trade deadline

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'BoRv7wMGTux80cS7V-6bCQ',sig:'k1jU1pxz9cppku_mnm8hu1a_LuHHySzHOV4GU5lSmjo=',w:'594px',h:'393px',items:'1140378948',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.jsHunter Pence has refreshed his career at home in TexasThe majority of chatter and rumor involving the Philadelphia Phillies as the 2019 trade deadline approaches has revolved around pitching, and for good reason. The Phillies are probably going to need to find a pair of new starting pitchers … Continue reading Hunter Pence, Ian Happ would be perfect fits for Phillies bench at trade deadline