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.

July 16, 2021

Phillies

Kevin Cooney: What moves can the Phillies actually afford to make at the trade deadline?

You almost expect the first commercial after the Phillies broadcast last Sunday afternoon from Fenway Park to sound like one of those Fanatics ads, trying to sell merchandise for a team that just won a championship.

July 12, 2021

Phillies

Kevin Cooney: Phillies head into All-Star break with reason to believe they can snap playoff drought

If this Phillies season has felt like a great big roller coaster ride, then perhaps it is somewhat fitting that it pulled back into the station for the All-Star Break and the pull bar lifted with things at the same place they began when they loaded into the car in the first place.

June 30, 2021

Phillies

Kevin Cooney: What we have (and haven't) learned about Phillies as season nears halfway point

If the weather holds out, the Phillies season will be halfway over around the time the steak on the old gas grill churns out some majestic sear marks on Saturday night with the conclusion of Game 81.

June 25, 2021

Phillies

Kevin Cooney: Phillies know what they are — they just have to figure out how to fix it

The comments on Bryce Harper’s Zoom call on Wednesday were striking in their nature and telling about the state of the franchise.

June 14, 2021

Phillies

Kevin Cooney: Phillies about to face their biggest test of the season, and it's not their opponents

By the time the 38,000 plus spilled out to the surrounding streets of South Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon and the Phillies team charter- complete with players adorned in NBA gear- filled up for the flight to the West Coast.

June 7, 2021

Phillies

Kevin Cooney: Crowd limits disappeared at CBP — and so did Phillies fans

None of the crowds at Phillies-Nationals challenged standing-room-only standards — or even 50 percent standards. Two games in the 15,000 range with Saturday barely cracking 16,000. To be honest, there were times in April and May — when the seating caps were supposedly in the 8,000 to 10,000 range — where the ballpark was more alive and felt more filled.

May 28, 2021

Phillies

Kevin Cooney: Gauging the market as trade season nears for Phillies

Any baseball season that arrives at Memorial Day means two things: the heat of summer is coming and the time to re-evaluate your roster has arrived.

May 21, 2021

Opinion

Kevin Cooney: Red Sox series, road trips ahead will be key influences on Phillies front office

Dave Dombrowski’s past will meet up with Dave Dombrowski’s present and immediate future for three days this weekend.

May 14, 2021

Phillies

Kevin Cooney: In defense of Joe Girardi, he's not dealing with a full hand right now

You don’t have to dive too far deep into the talk radio phones to hear the disappointment. After all, Phillies fans can be a passionate bunch and they can also be a bit unforgiving.

May 7, 2021

Opinion

Kevin Cooney: Phillies pitching staff helps to mitigate other weaknesses

When Zack Wheeler geared back one final time on Thursday afternoon and forced Daniel Vogelbach to harmlessly pop up foul to Rhys Hoskins at first base, you could have been forgiven if you thought you had just watched the 2011 Phillies instead of the 2021 variety.

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