What were the major headlines in the week of Philly sports? Brock (@LandesBrock) and Deibs (@mrcrockpot) recap all the top stories in Philly sports Discussion topics include... Spencer Howard and Alec Bohm being invited to Spring TrainingThe end of Odubel Herrera with the Philadelphia PhilliesThe Philadelphia Flyers defeating the St. Louis...
Expect the 2020 infield to look much different than 2019. The Phillies ended the year with Rhys Hoskins, Cesar Hernandez, Jean Segura, and Maikel Franco manning the 3, 4, 6, and 5 spots on the diamond. The versatile Scott Kingery also saw time at 2B, SS, and 3B. First base There have been rumblings that Rhys Hoskins could be traded for pitching...
We've come a long way from tracking planes and searching for small bits of news. The 2019-2020 MLB Offseason is moving at a much more brisk pace than its predecessor. Three of the four top free agents have already come off of the board before Christmas. The Winter Meetings have come and have brought news and rumors at a fast...
The Philadelphia Phillies have made their first move of the offseason. As first reported by The Athletic's Marc Craig, the Phillies signed former Met Zack Wheeler to a five year, $118M contract. https://twitter.com/MarcCarig/status/1202306295652659200 https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/1202310980946055173 What The Phillies Are Getting We detailed Wheeler as part of our Stupid...
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...