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...
Washington Nationals (defeated STL in 4) vs. Houston Astros (defeated NYY in 6) Game 1- Tuesday, October 22nd, 8:08 PM ET, in Houston, FOX Game 2- Wednesday, October 23rd, 8:07 PM ET, in Houston, FOX Game 3- Friday, October 25th, 8:07 PM ET, in Washington, FOX Game 4- Saturday, October 26th, 8:07 PM ET, in Washington, FOX Game 5 (if necessary)- Sunday,...

2019 ALCS Primer

New York Yankees (defeated Twins in 3) vs. Houston Astros (defeated Rays in 5) Game 1- Saturday, October 12th @ 8:08 ET in Houston, FOX Game 2- Sunday, October 13th @ 8:08 ET in Houston, FS1 Game 3- Tuesday, October 15th, TBD, in New York, FOX/FS1 Game 4- Wednesday, October 16th, TBD, in New York, FOX/FS1 Game 5 (if necessary)- Thursday, October...

2019 NLCS Primer

Washington Nationals (defeated Dodgers in 5) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (defeated Braves in 5) Game 1- Friday, October 11th @ 8:08 in St. Louis, TBS Game 2- Saturday, October 12th @ 4:08 in St. Louis, TBS Game 3- Monday, October 14th, TBD, in Washington, TBS Game 4- Tuesday, October 15th, TBD, in Washington, TBS Game 5 (if necessary)- Wednesday, October 16th, TBD,...
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...
Minnesota Twins (101-61, won AL Central) vs. New York Yankees (103-59, won AL East) Game 1- Friday, October 4th @ 7:07 PM ET in New York, MLB Network Game 2- Saturday, October 5th @ 5:07 PM ET in New York, FS1 Game 3- Monday, October 7th, Time TBD, in Minnesota, MLB Network Game 4 (if necessary)- Tuesday, October 8th, Time TBD,...
Tampa Bay Rays (96-66, won AL Wild Card Game) vs. Houston Astros (107-55, won AL West) Game 1- Friday, October 4th @ 2:05 PM ET in Houston, FS1 Game 2- Saturday, October 5th @ 9:07 PM ET in Houston, FS1 Game 3- Monday, October 7th, Time TBD, in Tampa Bay, MLB Network Game 4 (if necessary)- Tuesday, October 8th, Time TBD,...