When I was younger, I learned the value of “giving opportunity the chance to knock." Here’s one of the times it did: So we started with a Phillies-related story for, you know, market appeal or something. But now, I’d like to tell what is likely my personal favorite baseball story/event/experience of my life (so far). How did it...
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...
Welcome to the first post of the offseason here at PFO - Phillies. With the hot stove heating up as teams prepare for Winter Meetings, we want to get on the record. Part 1 of our panel discussion focused on the two big elephants in the room. Panelists: Jack Levy- @jlevy34 Chris Deibler- @mrcrockpot Ty Book- @TyBook3 Steve Starkins - @Fansince09 Adam Schorr - @BusterDucks Moderator:...
Standings 1st- Philadelphia Phillies- 23-16 2nd- Atlanta Braves- 21-20, 3 games back 3rd- New York Mets- 19-20, 4 games back 4th- Washington Nationals, 7.5 games back 5th- Miami Marlins- 10-29, 13 games back Recap PHILLIES The week started with a thud. The Phils were shutout by the Cardinals, and Vince Velasquez gave up three home runs and 5 runs overall in just 4 innings pitched....
The Phillies have not had the first half of the season that fans expected/hoped for, but they are still very much in this race in both the NL East and especially the Wild Card. There are a few different ways this Phillies front office can approach the upcoming trade deadline: they can buy, sell, stand pat, or...
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...
Who are the most overrated and underrated players on the Philadelphia Phillies? Rob (@Philly_Madness) and Deibs (@mrcrockpot) break it all down. Audio and video available below! Discussion topics include… Our most underrated players on the Philadelphia PhilliesOur most overrated players on the PhilsWhat did we get wrong? What did we get...
In an offseason where many fans had the mindset of "Harper/Machado or bust," Matt Klentak and co. have made it nearly impossible to have that thinking. When the offseason started, most people would have assumed Machado and Harper would be on a team right now. Obviously, they were wrong. The Phillies have proven those two mega free agents...
Today we bring you the newest podcast from TPL - Player Piano. Jason Blevins will explore his many passions with experts and icons in the fields of sports, literature, technology, music, economics, and society. Episode 1 is a blend in the form of "One Lucky Fan" by Rich O'Malley. Rich O'Malley has accomplished a lot in his career...
The Phillies entered the Trade Deadline firmly in the National League Wild Card hunt and with an outside shot at catching the Braves in the division. It was widely accepted that the Phillies needed to focus on three specific areas to upgrade in order to close the gap. They needed starting pitching, to provide reinforcements for a beleaguered...
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,...
Standings 1st- Philadelphia Phillies- 9-5 T2nd- New York Mets- 9-6 T2nd- Atlanta Braves- 9-6 4th- Washington Nationals- 7-7 5th- Miami Marlins- 4-12 Recap PHILLIES The first game of the week started off great. The Phillies beat the Nationals 4-3, powered by Rhys Hoskins and his two home runs. The next two games did not go well. On Tuesday, the Phils blew a 6-0 lead thanks...