Kevin Cooney


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 30, 2021


Kevin Cooney: After another failed season, the Phillies remain in baseball purgatory

The toughest job in the Philadelphia sports industry this morning doesn’t belong to Nick Sirianni or Daryl Morey. The guy with the biggest challenge is the one who must come up with the marketing plan for 2022 Phillies season tickets.

September 15, 2021


Kevin Cooney: The Phillies are so broken it's hard to figure out who to blame

The story is way too familiar. It has become played out now over the past four Septembers of disappointment that are now recognized as part of the franchise’s DNA over this decade of futility.

August 27, 2021


Kevin Cooney: The Phillies are trapped in a vicious cycle of their own making

The scene on a humidity-choken late August Thursday night has been one repeated for so many times over the past decade.

August 24, 2021


Kevin Cooney: Playoffs are the goal, but hardly the only measuring stick for Phillies

A decade away from the dinner table of October baseball can leave a fan and a franchise starving for the immediate satisfaction that a playoff appearance can produce.

August 6, 2021


Kevin Cooney: As Phillies look ahead to Mets, they can't ignore the Braves behind them

It is easy to look at the team directly in front of you and project them to be the ones that you have to keep an eye on to end a 10-year playoff drought. But the real threat to Philadelphia right now is lurking just behind them in Atlanta.

July 30, 2021


Kevin Cooney: At deadline, Dombrowski did the best he could with the hand Phillies dealt him

Make no mistake: Kyle Gibson and Ian Kennedy are not Max Scherzer and Craig Kimbrel. But both are significant upgrades to what the Phillies have had in the rotation and bullpen in the past four months. Freddy Galvis isn’t Javy Baez, but he’s also an unquestioned defensive upgrade at shortstop. And really, what else was Dave Dombrowski supposed to do?

July 26, 2021


Kevin Cooney: Deadline buyers or not, Phillies should spend second half of season looking inward

In any other division, we wouldn’t be having this discussion.

July 16, 2021


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


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


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.

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