Phillies must smartly out-spend Braves to keep up with Atlanta’s young talent

Acuna (20) will be a thorn in the Philliessides for years to come(Photo: By Thomson200 via Wiki Commons)In the end, that the Braves first overcame and then pulled away from the Phillies should not have been much of a shock. Atlanta has played far better baseball all season long.My first MLB Power Ranking back on July … Continue reading Phillies must smartly out-spend Braves to keep up with Atlanta’s young talent

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

Hard to see why Phillies traded for Taylor Featherston

The Philadelphia Phillies added more depth to their infield options in a minor trade with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.Coming to the Phils is 26-year old infielder Taylor Featherston, who filled a utility infielder role with the Halos during his rookie season in Major League Baseball a year ago.During that 2015 campaign, Featherston appeared in … Continue reading Hard to see why Phillies traded for Taylor Featherston

Jesse Biddle Dealt from Phillies to Pirates

The Philadelphia Phillies have traded a former first round draft pick to the Pittsburgh Pirates.Homegrown lefty pitcher Jesse Biddle, recently removed from the 40-man rosterand recovering from Tommy John surgery that will keep him out for the entirety of the 2016 season, was dealt away according to a report by Philly.com’s Matt Gelb.The Phillies had designated the 24-year … Continue reading Jesse Biddle Dealt from Phillies to Pirates

Could Jesse Biddle Become a Phillies September Rotation Option?

With the Phillies rapidly running out of time in the 'Dog Days' of August, a calendar change to the month of September could bring some changes to the starting pitching rotation as the team moves through the final five weeks of the 2015 season.To this point, 13 different pitchers have received at least one starting … Continue reading Could Jesse Biddle Become a Phillies September Rotation Option?