Last week, we looked at Part 1 of the Phillies' offseason plans. Here we are with Part 2 of the Phillies’ StupidMoneySZN projections. Here, we have Plan C and Plan D. These will stray further off the beaten path than A and B and will illustrate possible outcomes where the Phillies miss out on the top pitchers.  Unlike...
26 man rosters With rosters expanding to 26 men, a new spot is up for grabs. Teams have been moving to an eight man bullpen and shorter four position player bench in recent seasons. The LOOGY is likely gone from the game due to new reliever rules. This will open up another traditional reliever spot. While a handful...
The Philadelphia Phillies find themselves tasked with yet another critical offseason. After spending over $400M in free agency and trades in the 2018-2019 offseason, the Phillies will yet again look to spend more of John Middleton’s stupid money to close the talent gap between themselves and the Nationals and Braves. At a bare minimum, the Phillies need two...
Here are my rankings and stock levels of the top 24 players 24 years old and younger across the gambit of Philly sports. For volume one of my top 24 rankings, click here! Which players are trending up or down? Who made the top 24 rankings and who is on the bubble? Check it all out below!...
John Middleton first stepped out of the shadows and established himself as the face of Phillies ownership in 2015. Until then, most fans probably couldn't have said who he was or what he looked like. Middleton was the driving force behind the Phillies' organizational overhaul in moving towards a focus in analytics. He was who hired Andy...
The Phillies, and more specifically John Middleton, concluded their week-plus inquisition on Thursday and relieved Gabe Kapler of his duties as manager.  https://twitter.com/Phillies/status/1182306511994966016 It's clear now that Gabe Kapler was never going to be fully embraced by Philadelphia. Dating back to his first game where he pulled Aaron Nola too early, he was frequently the punching bag for talk...
Standings 1st- Atlanta Braves- 97-55 2nd- Washington Nationals- 93-69 3rd- New York Mets- 86-76 4th- Philadelphia Phillies- 81-81 5th- Miami Marlins- 57-105 Recap PHILLIES The Phillies' less than 5% chance of making the Wild Card needed a five game sweep of the Nationals. That sweep came to fruition, but the Phillies were on the receiving end of it. They were officially eliminated after the first...
The Philadelphia Phillies have been eliminated from the postseason. A season with high expectations has a strong chance to finish with the exact same 80-82 record as the season before. After a huge offseason, fans and the team officials alike thought they had finally re-opened the championship window that had slammed shut on Ryan Howard's Achilles that...
Standings 1st-Atlanta Braves- 96-61- Won NL East 2nd- Washington Nationals- 85-69- tied for Wild Card with Brewers 3rd- New York Mets- 81-74- 4.5 games back of Wild Card with 7 to play 4th- Philadelphia Phillies- 79-75- 6 games back of Wild Card with 8 to play 5th- Miami Marlins- 54-101- currently own number 3 overall draft pick Recap PHILLIES The Phillies finished up their season...
TPL's Phillies Analyst Ty Daubert (@TyDaubert) joins The Blue Route pod with Chris (@mrcrockpot) to review the top prospects in the Phillies farm system. How did the top prospects perform in 2019? How close are they to joining the Phillies? Check it out! For everything player development, make sure to follow @BlueRouteTPL on Twitter....
Standings 1st- Atlanta Braves- 93-58, clinched playoff birth 2nd- Washington Nationals- 82-66, 9.5 games back, 1.5 games up in first Wild Card 3rd- New York Mets- 77-72, eliminated from division, 4 games back of second Wild Card 4th- Philadelphia Phillies- 76-72, eliminated from division, 4.5 games back of second Wild Card 5th- Miami Marlins- 52-97, completely eliminated Recap PHILLIES The Phillies split a four game...
After shutting down the Phillies on Wednesday night, Braves starter Dallas Keuchel had some words for the Phillies front office about their interest, or lack there of, in him this past winter. https://twitter.com/MrUram/status/1171985409347391488 And he is correct. Matt Klentak and the Phillies front office made a major mistake in not pursuing Keuchel. Keuchel is 8-5 with a 3.35 ERA in...