Tag Archives: Philadelphia Phillies

Posted on August 10, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Philadelphia Phillies were aggressive before the non-waiver trade deadline and they have remained aggressive after it. On Friday, the Phillies acquired power-hitting first baseman Justin Bour from the Miami Marlins. In exchange for Bour, the Marlins have received left-handed pitching prospect McKenzie Mills. Bour has been discussed […]

Posted on July 14, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The time has come for Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley to walk away from the game. Utley announced Friday night that he plans to retire at the end of the season. The 39-year old has played 16 major league seasons. He signed a two-year deal […]

Posted on June 18, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine A month after Hector Neris lost his job as the team’s closer, the Philadelphia Phillies have dropped him from the roster completely. On Monday, the Phillies optioned the 29-year old Neris to triple-A. On the season, Neris is 1-3 with a 6.00 ERA. The move comes one […]

Posted on June 4, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Philadelphia Phillies have surpassed most outside expectations to this point in the season. But the team is still falling short of new ace Jake Arrieta’s expectations. After the Phillies were swept in a three-game series over the weekend by the San Francisco Giants, Arrieta went on a […]

Posted on March 26, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine It’s been six years since the Philadelphia Phillies last made the playoffs. But after years of rebuilding, they finally look ready to start working their way back up the pecking order in the NL East. The club even signed a couple big free agents this winter to […]

Posted on March 11, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine After an offseason plagued by inactivity, free agents are finally flying off the shelves. The latest is pitcher Jake Arrieta, who many considered one of the top two pitchers available this winter. Arrieta has agreed to a three-year deal worth $75 million. Arrieta is a major signing […]

Posted on February 11, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine With Yu Darvish signing with the Cubs, the free agent market finally has some movement at the top. The next domino to fall figures to be former Cubs starter Jake Arrieta. Earlier this offseason, the Twins and Brewers were the perceived favorites to sign him. That may […]

Posted on December 15, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine One of the top free agent hitters in baseball this offseason has come off the board, and it’s Carlos Santana. The Philadelphia Phillies have reportedly landed Santana on a three-year deal worth $60 million. Santana’s contract also comes with a $17.5 million team option for the 2021 […]

Posted on December 15, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The San Diego Padres have been busier than usual during the early part of the offseason. What’s more surprising is that unlike past years, the Padres are adding players for the present and not selling for the future. On Friday, San Diego swung a trade to acquire […]

Posted on December 12, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Giancarlo Stanton trade saga just reached its conclusion, and now another superstar may be on the move as well. There are rumblings that Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado could be on the move this winter as well. Teams are understandably asking about Machado, and it […]

Posted on December 11, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Pat Neshek enjoyed his time in Philadelphia so much last season that he just couldn’t stay away. Neshek and the Phillies have agreed to a two-year worth at least $16 million for the reliever to be able to return to the City of Brotherly Love. An official announcement […]

Posted on November 19, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Much of the baseball offseason thus far has revolved around the Marlins possibly trading Giancarlo Stanton. There has also been a good amount of focus on J.D. Martinez. However, one of the other free agents who figures to land a lucrative contract is Cleveland Indians first baseman […]

Posted on November 7, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The baseball world is in mourning following the passing Tuesday of two-time Cy Young Award winning pitcher Roy Halladay. Halladay died when his plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico roughly 10 miles off the coast of St. Petersburg, Florida. He was 40 years old. Pasco County […]

Posted on October 30, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Philadelphia Phillies are poised to announce Gabe Kapler as their new manager. Several sources have confirmed a report from Jon Heyman on Sunday that Kapler was “likely” to become the Phillies next manager. The club has yet to confirm the news. But a formal announcement should […]

Posted on September 29, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Sunday will be Pete Mackanin’s last game as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. The club announced on Friday that Mackanin will not manage the Phillies next season despite being under contract for next season. Instead, he will be moved into the front office where he will serve […]

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