Moniak out four to six weeks

Imaging making your first Opening Day roster as a young player only to have it dashed on the eve of the opener when you are told you can’t play for four to six weeks because of a broken bone in your hand. What was initially diagnosed as a bone bruise turned out to be a […]

Another day, another trade

For the second day in a row, the Phillies have made a move to acquire a relief pitcher. On Tuesday, they acquired McKinley Moore from the White Sox and followed that up by dealing minor league infielder Kervin Pichardo to San Diego for reliever James Norwood. Like Moore, Norwood has struggled at times with his […]

Haseley dealt to White Sox for relief prospect

The Phillies have traded outfielder Adam Haseley to the Chicago White Sox and will receive right-hander McKinley Moore in exchange. At one time, Haseley – a first round pick (8th overall) in the 2017 Draft – was projected to be a solid outfield option for the Phillies and having played 107 games with the team […]

Stott joins third base battle

Joe Girardi brought another name into the competition for the starting third base job on Sunday when he started top prospect Bryson Stott at the hot corner. Prior to the game, Girardi told reporters, including NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Jim Salisbury, “it’s something we’re going to look at.” In response to whether Stott is ready to […]

Power surge continues: Castellanos now a Phillie

Nick Castellanos is baseball’s latest $100-million man. The slugging outfielder and the Phillies agreed to a five-year deal right at the $100-million mark to add Castellanos to the lineup, likely pushing also newly signed Kyle Schwarber to the DH role with the club. The Phillies had long been rumored to be interested in Castellanos, but […]

If I were the GM…

We all love to put ourselves into the plush office chair and comfy surroundings of our favorite team’s general manager. My office chair is years old and my desk is in a corner of my living room, but why not head to the world of make believe and give myself a promotion? Signing Kyle Schwarber […]

Good day for former Phils to find work

The unemployment level for former Phillies went down Thursday as no fewer than five former Phillies found gainful employment with other clubs. The group includes outfielders Corey Dickerson and Travis Jankowski, infielder Jonathan Villar and pitcher Archie Bradley. The most notable signing was former utility man “Bamboo” Brad Miller, who got a two-year deal with […]

Schwarber chooses Philly

Looking to make some sort of splash before spring games begin, the Phillies and Kyle Schwarber agreed to a four-year, $79-milllion deal, filling a need in left field. Last year’s left fielder, Andrew McCutchen, entered free agency and signed with Milwaukee creating the opening. Schwarber is best known for his time with the Chicago Cubs […]

Gregorius may be out of Phillies plans for 2022

When the 2022 season begins, Didi Gregorius will be 32-years old. While that’s not old age, in baseball terms, it’s old enough to make people wonder if the end is approaching when you have an off season, which Gregorius did in 2021. With 13 home runs, Gregorius hit the fewest of any full season in […]

Phillies change up coaching staff

The Phillies got to work on their off-season plans even before the regular season was even over. The first casualties were coaches Joe Dillon and Juan Castro. Dillon served as the team’s hitting coach and Castro, who formerly played for the Phillies, was the club’s infield instructor. “I think they worked extremely hard, but we […]