How Phillies GM Matt Klentak channeled “Hoosiers” at the trade deadline

In the classic 1986 film “Hoosiers”, Gene Hackman stars as basketball coach Norman Dale, who takes the reigns of a rural Indiana high school team in the early-1950’s. Hackman/Dale is an old-school coach, even for those long-ago days. He uses a number of tough-love methods, trying to mold his team into a winner despite a … Continue reading How Phillies GM Matt Klentak channeled “Hoosiers” at the trade deadline

Matt Klentak has improved the Phillies, but club remains two big pieces away from contention

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'leqwtcxeSdFW1BQtiaH1hg',sig:'IEZO1LH4_psN-62spJ5igDUuh9m-7XdTZrBRDVyc5SM=',w:'594px',h:'394px',items:'1022907888',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.jsFormer NL MVP McCutchen becomes new Phillies left fielderThe Philadelphia Phillies have made some nice moves this off-season. But so have their top division rivals. Though the Phillies seem to be improved, enough has not yet been done to make the club a genuine contender in the coming … Continue reading Matt Klentak has improved the Phillies, but club remains two big pieces away from contention

MLB Spotlight Series: Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks

Colorado visits Arizona in big NL West seriesThe weekend series that is about to take place between the host Arizona Diamondbacks and division-rival Colorado Rockies is extremely important.These have been two of the more surprising contenders of the 2017 season. The Dbacks lead the NL Wildcard race. Arizona has a 9.5 game cushion on one of … Continue reading MLB Spotlight Series: Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks