Phillies DFA Gomez, Saunders as placeholder purge begins

Jeanmar Gomez was DFA'd today by the PhilliesA quick scan of the current 2017 standings reveals that the Philadelphia Phillies are the worst team in Major League Baseball.The 22-46 record that the club has produced is no fluke. The Phillies are 29th in runs scored, 28th in OPS, 24th in steals. The lineup produces little consistent power or speed, and … Continue reading Phillies DFA Gomez, Saunders as placeholder purge begins

Phillies 2017: Club missing a bullpen opportunity

On the first day of workouts for Philadelphia Phillies pitchers and catchers, manager Pete Mackanin took the opportunity to make a public announcement regarding his bullpen.The substance of that announcement is, for me, a sign that this may not be the man to lead this team into contending status.“When you look at Jeanmar Gomez’s year last year, although … Continue reading Phillies 2017: Club missing a bullpen opportunity

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 should switch closer from Gomez to Neris

I'm not going to say that I told you so because, frankly, I didn't ever say it. But I can tell you that there were many times during this season that I thought it.I never really bought in to Jeanmar Gomez as the Phillies closer. Was he enjoying success in the role? Yes. Did I like him … Continue reading Phillies should switch closer from Gomez to Neris