Stott continues to make his case

The Phillies made it clear after last season that Didi Gregorius has a loose grip on his job as their starting shortstop. Top prospect Bryson Stott is the heir apparent and isn’t going quietly. On the spring, Stott is now hitting .400 (4-for-10) after putting up impressive minor league numbers last season. It wouldn’t hurt […]

Homers hurt Nola; Hoskins, Moniak hit their first

A lot happened for a game that was shortened to five innings because of rain in Bradenton, Fla. The Phillies and Pirates played to a 3-3 tie, with five of the six runs scoring on home runs. Aaron Nola (0-0, 7.20) gave up two solo home runs and the Phillies got a two-run shot from […]

Schwarber makes his debut

Once his signing was made official, it didn’t take long for Kyle Schwarber to get into the Phillies lineup. In Wednesday’s game against the Blue Jays, manager Joe Girardi didn’t make Phillies fans wait long to see him at the plate as he put him in the leadoff spot in the order. The new Phillies […]

Gibson sharp in spring debut

Kyle Gibson is coming into his first full season with the Phillies and looking to improve on the showing that he had with the team in the second half of last season. Gibson was two different pitchers between his time with Texas and his time with Philadelphia, posting a 6-3, 2.97 mark with the Rangers […]

Nola’s outing marked by strikeouts, homeruns

PITCHING: Aaron Nola made his spring training debut Saturday afternoon in Clearwater, going two innings and striking out five. The down side was that he also allowed two solo home runs, one by Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the other by Orelvis Martinez, one of the Blue Jays top prospects… On the day, the Phillies pitchers […]

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 […]

Phils, Tigers tie in spring opener

R H E PHILLIES 6 12 0 TIGERS 6 8 1 OFFENSE: Outfielder Justin Williams, who is in camp on a minor league contract, finished the day 2-for-2 with two singles… The long balls came from Darrick Hall and Matt Kroon. Both were two-run shots… Two of the most watched players this spring – Bryson […]

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 […]