Phillies 2015 report cards: Outfielders

After previously handing out grades to the 2015 Philadelphia Phillies infielders and catchers, it's now the outfielders turn. The starting outfielders based on playing time this season were Ben Revere, Odubel Herrera, and Jeff Francoeur, and there were 2-3 others who received substantive time.Others receiving significant time included Cody Asche, who started 61 games in left field. Domonic Brown, who the club released just yesterday, … Continue reading Phillies 2015 report cards: Outfielders

Remembering the real Grady Sizemore

This afternoon, the Phillies designated outfielder Grady Sizemore for assignment. What this means is that the Phillies removed him from their roster in order to make room for the return to the team of Cody Asche, who was demoted a few weeks ago in order to become more acclimated to a position switch from 3rd base to left field.Sizemore … Continue reading Remembering the real Grady Sizemore

Phillies 2015: Glass Half-Full View

Over the last couple of weeks, Michael Stern at That Ball's Outta Here examined the worst-case scenarios for individual Phillies players in the coming 2015 season. I'm going to expand that idea out over two parts: an absolute best and worst-case scenario for the 2015 Philadelphia Phillies as a team.In today's look at a best-case scenario, I'm pulling the … Continue reading Phillies 2015: Glass Half-Full View

Phillies countdown to the MLB trade deadline

Marlon Byrd one of several Phils on the trade blockThere are just seven days until the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, and for the Philadelphia Phillies, the number of potential trade partners is diminishing as teams make other deals. Last night, the Detroit Tigers agreed to acquire veteran relief pitcher Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers for … Continue reading Phillies countdown to the MLB trade deadline