Kevin Cooney

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Kevin Cooney has been reporting on Philadelphia sports for the past 24 years, including 21 at the Bucks County Courier Times where he covered the Phillies, Eagles and Flyers. He has won two APSE awards and four Keystone Press Awards for his stories. A regular on WIP, Kevin loves to interact with readers on Twitter. Follow him there at @KevinCooney.

September 27, 2020

Phillies

Kevin Cooney: Who will take blame for Phillies' September disaster?

There was a lot to digest from a 58-minute press conference almost 12 months ago. But the one answer that stood out on October 11, 2019 – back when the world seemed awfully similar — from John Middleton’s decision to fire Gabe Kapler at that time was one simple one that the Phillies owner harped on.

September 18, 2020

Opinion

Kevin Cooney: Matt Klentak, Andy MacPhail need to go if Phillies hope to turn organization around

The visiting baseball clubhouse in RFK Stadium was a claustrophobic nightmare on that first Sunday in October, 2005. And yet, they had all gathered – 45 men in uniform, squeezed into a room that could hold about 30 max- watching a baseball game from 1,500 miles away on a 25 inch tube television mounted on the wall.

August 12, 2020

Opinion

Kevin Cooney: Phillies organizational mistakes clouding any hope for success this season

In the bleakest of times over the past decade of endlessly awful to mediocre Phillies baseball, there was always that glimmer of hope you could snuggle up against and believe would be the fulcrum of brighter days ahead.

July 24, 2020

Phillies

Kevin Cooney: How the Phillies can succeed in this odd 2020 baseball season

It won’t be a crisp April afternoon that greets them, walking in from the recesses of Ashburn Alley to the soaring red-and-powder blue clad masses bundled against the early spring chill, excited for the normal marathon grind.

July 13, 2020

Phillies

Kevin Cooney: Phillies finally have an adult in the room with Joe Girardi

In this most abnormal of years with no guarantee that the Major League Baseball season can even finish the 60-game “fun run” of a schedule, the one thing that Phillies fans should hold onto is the fact that their manager has as good a grasp on a situation that will easily get away from most skippers.

March 10, 2020

Phillies

Kevin Cooney: MLB has a chance to get it right with coronavirus, but probably won't

It is a bright day at the ballpark formerly known as Bright House Field. Indeed, Spectrum Field basks under the glow of an 85 degree Wednesday afternoon for a Grapefruit League tilt between the Phillies and Pirates.

February 24, 2020

Phillies

Kevin Cooney: Phillies' history shows low arbitration offer means nothing, Realmuto will sign here

Players get mad after these processes. That’s a simple fact. But you are only as good as your next contract. And the one the Phillies will likely give J.T. Realmuto makes this all seem like just a minor tiff.

January 22, 2020

Phillies

Kevin Cooney: Curt Schilling trending into Baseball Hall of Fame next year

With an incoming 2021 class that would fit the term “underwhelming”, Schilling is likely 18 months away with his date on a Cooperstown dais. Schilling’s vote total jumped nine points this year. With an empty incoming ballot, that number’s not going down and it is likely that a Schilling only ceremony will cause the sport’s powers-that-be some serious sleepless nights.

January 10, 2020

Phillies

Kevin Cooney: Phillies need to do more to grab, keep attention of fans

The E-A-G-L-E-S eclipse has ended. And as winters doldrums move forward and the length of time until Florida’s warm and inviting sun draws shorter, the natural attention starts to turn to where the Phillies are with just about a month to spring training.

December 13, 2019

Phillies

Kevin Cooney: Phillies have 'no other choice' but to 'outspend mistakes'

The Phillies did get a little better. But they are still not good enough. And while you can’t say they are “going cheap”, it is fair to wonder if their financial planning has any kind of plan at all.

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