Philadelphia Phillies 2016 grades: Bullpen

The Phillies bullpen exited spring training with no clearly established closer, had one emerge and received strong early work from the relievers, but have seen that bullpen group collapse as the season draws to a close.After the latest collapse on Tuesday night, when the pen surrendered all of a 6-1 lead following a rain delay … Continue reading Philadelphia Phillies 2016 grades: Bullpen

Phillies 2016 lefty bullpen options

Somewhat surprisingly, the Phillies have announced that starting rotation candidate Brett Oberholtzer is being moved to the bullpen, leaving the 5th starter battle as a head-to-head showdown between Adam Morgan and Vincent Velasquez.Besides the obvious effect on that rotation battle, the move of Oberholtzer to the pen also muddles an already intense battle for relief pitcher spots. Other lefties who have been fighting for a … Continue reading Phillies 2016 lefty bullpen options