Manager Pete Mackanin did a great job last season and the young team was actually extremely competitive for the first-half of the season. Things kind of hit the skids after that, but that happens a lot with young teams. Can they put together a full season without the young arms hitting a wall?
Will Clay Buchholz resurrect his career in Philly?
Here is the 2017 MLB season preview for the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Philadelphia Phillies have had a few rough years in a row as they wait for Ryan Howard’s huge contract to expire and rebuild the team from top to bottom.
Manager Pete Mackanin will serve his first year without the “interim” label. He took over last June when Ryne Sandberg stepped down. Mackanin was the bench coach for the Phillies from 2009-2012 and was then re-hired to be their third base coach in 2014. He knows the franchise inside and out, but hiring him as the manager doesn’t seem like a smart long-term move…but perfect for a team rebuilding.
How will this young Phillies team fare this season?
Here is the 2016 MLB season preview for the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Phillies got old in a hurry. In a span of four years, they went from a World Series contender to possibly being one of the worst teams in the league. They signed all their stars to lucrative long-term contracts during that time. The worst-case scenario played out and they are all nearly immovable in a trade.
Manager Ryne Sandberg took over after Charlie Manuel was fired mid-season in 2013. He’s great with younger talent, but he might not be able to keep his job during the transition. They need to move the big contracts for a few decent prospects, but dumping money is more important.
Can the Phillies find a trade partner for Ryan Howard?
Here is the 2015 MLB season preview for the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Phillies championship window has officially closed. Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins may be playing their last season together. They should be busy at the trade deadline this season, because they need to get younger.
Manager Ryne Sandberg took over after Charlie Manuel mid-season. He’s great with younger talent, which leads me to believe they are about to blow up this team. I doubt Ryan Howard is going anywhere with his bloated contract on the books through 2016.
Can Rollins and Sandberg squash their beef and get along this season?
Here is the 2014 MLB season preview for the Philadelphia Phillies.
In the past, the major league portion of the MLB Rule 5 Draft has been significant in the past. Josh Hamilton, Jose Bautista, Johan Santana, R.A. Dickey and even hall of famer Roberto Clemente have been selected in the past. Here are today’s results and what the rules are after drafting a player.
The Philadelphia Phillies have been perennial World Series contenders since Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley were in their first years in the Majors. The Phillies have spent a king’s ransom on pitching, yet the rest of the lineup have aged poorly. Could Philadelphia become sellers at the trade deadline this season?
Will Philly regret signing Cole Hamels to a superstar contract when he is the team’s third best starter?
The season is officially over and I have been sitting on something for a few weeks. I have read numerous amounts of tweets on Twitter about how Jayson Werth looks like Edge from the WWE. It got me wondering, has it always looked like that or could this soul-patch, long hair look be something that he has been sporting his entire career. After going a google search, what I found was very, very disturbing. This is a must-see.
Let’s start off with some fairly recent pictures of Mr. Werth. Please note the obvious soul-patch or flavor-saver (I’ve been told that people actually call it that) and shaggy hair. Here are a few to look over.
Now that you see what Jayson Werth looks like now, let’s take a gander to just a few years ago when he was an up & coming young prospect in the Baltimore Orioles organization.
Wow, is it me or does it look like a guy who would be rather be at a Comic-con than in a baseball diamond?
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