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.

July 18, 2019


Kevin Cooney: Phillies' struggles put owner John Middleton in a tough spot moving forward

When you look across Darien Street from Citizens Bank Park — near where the old welcome center existed to show the ballpark off before it was built to suite holders — there’s a brand new building with the Phillies logo that is going up in front of it.

July 10, 2019


Kevin Cooney: Despite all-in approach to season, Phillies must resist urge to be impulse buyers at deadline

The Phillies have arrived at the impulse-buy portion of the season. In baseball terms, impulse-buy season is when the trade deadline arrives, and you are tantalizingly close to a playoff spot even though you haven’t really been that great for a really long time.

June 24, 2019


Kevin Cooney: Kapler, Klentak must do better — or this Phillies season will be over soon

Gabe Kapler’s jaw clenched tightly late on this Sunday afternoon. His eyes shot lasers in the direction of the people who asked questions about his faltering baseball team. The defense of his players — the ones who are laying the groundwork for his permanent trip back to California — was noble in its tenor.

June 21, 2019


Kevin Cooney: Slumping Phillies' manager Gabe Kapler deserves a break... for now

The storm has rocked the boat that Kapler and the Phillies are riding on, battering it pretty good. But this will be the time you find out if the man in the manager’s office is the right guy for the job — or someone who go down with the ship.

June 13, 2019


Kevin Cooney: The good, the bad and the puzzling as the Phillies fall out of first place

And through 68 games, the 38-30 Phillies are showing the signs of a team that will be maddening to figure out the rest of the summer. Some good, some bad and some really puzzling pieces moving forward are the stories to watch.

June 3, 2019


Kevin Cooney: Phillies must change it up to beat the Dodgers of the world

This weekend was an ugly look for a team wanting to contend. There’s going to be a lot of teams that go into Los Angeles and get swamped, however. The key is learning from it.

May 20, 2019


Kevin Cooney: We're about to learn what the 2019 Phillies are really made of

By the time this stretch of the schedule is finished, you will know if the Phillies are a legitimate contender for something bigger this year than just a division title. And like Bryce Harper’s home run on Sunday, you won’t have to watch it.

May 15, 2019


Kevin Cooney: Bryce Harper's recent slump shouldn't be a surprise — or a cause for concern

It is not a perfect comparison and Matt Klentak was the first one to acknowledge that on a chilled and gray Tuesday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park.

May 6, 2019


Kevin Cooney: Zach Eflin could prove to be the third starter the Phillies are looking for

And on a starting staff that still seems to have a ton of questions about it, Eflin is making his bid to become one of the mainstays of it.

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