May 21, 2019
Five burning questions now that the season has passed the quarter pole:
May 13, 2019
Of all the qualities that made David Montgomery exceptional, for me the most striking is how he went the extra mile. Both figuratively and literally.
May 6, 2019
This is only an issue because he’s in the process of making $330 million. It puts a target on his back. I get it. Harper gets it. But that doesn’t mean we have to fire off an arrow every time he strikes out.
April 29, 2019
Look, we all love to spend John Middleton’s money. Let’s remind ourselves, though, that the famous quote was that might be willing to be “a little bit stupid” when it came to increasing the 2019 payroll. He didn’t say he was going to be an idiot about it.
April 23, 2019
Just for fun, let’s allow our mind to wander into a baseball Twilight Zone. Let’s imagine that the first week of this baseball season, when the Phillies won five of their first six, mostly by big margins, never actually happened.
April 16, 2019
When word got out Monday afternoon that Phillies reliever David Robertson had been placed on the injured list with a sore right elbow, it stirred the embers of an already-tired debate about whether the team should – no, must! – sign free agent closer Craig Kimbrel.
April 9, 2019
Vince Velasquez made his first start of the season Monday night against the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park, a tell-tale indication of where he fits on the depth chart as the Phillies skipped his turn once as they worked around early season open dates in the schedule.
April 3, 2019
And with a home run and three RBI in his team's 8-2 win, the Phillies outfielder got the last laugh.
March 28, 2019
In a convincing 10-4 win over the defending National League East champion Braves, though, much of the heavy lifting was done by third baseman Maikel Franco and centerfielder Odubel Herrera — two guys who have been around for awhile. And you know what they say about how familiarity can breed contempt.
March 9, 2019
In professional sports, there’s little worse than being ignored. With Bryce Harper around, that’s probably not going to happen for a long, long time.