Phillies have 10 remaining arbitration-eligible players

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'wCJds0PISxx1Vy4suTk5uw',sig:'DYV5V0Z9Uo5C0VmWr96uv6u-Y_exK7zYsTDCZ4VzN28=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'1010796436',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.jsFranco is one arbitration-eligible who should return in 2019With the announcement this weekend that Pedro Florimon was outrighted from the 40-man roster, cleared waivers, and opted to become a free agent the Philadelphia Phillies have 10 arbitration-eligible players remaining.Five of the seven are pitchers: right-handers Aaron Nola, Vince Velasquez, Jerad Eickhoff, and Hector Neris and … Continue reading Phillies have 10 remaining arbitration-eligible players

Shortstop Luis Garcia named top prospect in Gulf Coast League

Luis Garcia, an 18-year-old shortstop signed by the Philadelphia Phillies in July 2017 out of the Dominican Republic, was named by Baseball America as the top prospect in the Gulf Coast League. In their latest issue, displaying Shohei Ohtani on the cover, the respected baseball bi-weekly publication ranked the top 10 prospects in each of the six short-season and … Continue reading Shortstop Luis Garcia named top prospect in Gulf Coast League

Phillies bullpen bolstered by rookie Austin Davis

Davis proving a reliable bullpen option (Photo: Zimbio)The Philadelphia Phillies bullpen was much maligned during the first few months of the 2018 MLB season, and for good reason.Through June, closer Hector Neris had blown three Save opportunities. He also had fashioned a horrendous 6.90 ERA and had allowed three earned runs or more on four separate occasions.Veteran … Continue reading Phillies bullpen bolstered by rookie Austin Davis

Phillies manager Gabe Kapler is wrong on use of Seranthony Dominguez

Seranthony Dominguez should be the Phillies closerThe Philadelphia Phillies have six relief pitchers who have recorded a Save at this point in the 2018 season.But right now the Phillies don't have a closer, and their manager seems to believe that they don't need one.None of those six relievers with a Save has more than nine, … Continue reading Phillies manager Gabe Kapler is wrong on use of Seranthony Dominguez

Phillies 2016 Closer options

With the trade of Ken Giles to Houston, the Philadelphia Phillies have a few options for the 2016 closer role.Giles was always considered the heir apparent to Jonathan Papelbon, took over that role when the veteran was dealt to the Washington Nationals at the trade deadline this past season, and succeeded as most evaluators believed he would.In fact, … Continue reading Phillies 2016 Closer options