Phillies 2017 Preview: Relief Pitchers

Before we continue with the 2017 preview series, let's take a moment to reflect. In 1903, the very first World Series was played. There were 16 teams in existence at that point. By 1980, 15 of those 16 teams had won a World Series. The exception? The Philadelphia Phillies. The infamous Cubs drought was a … Continue reading Phillies 2017 Preview: Relief Pitchers

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Phillies 2017 Preview: Starting Pitchers (Part 2)

The seemingly eternal spring training ends within a¬†fortnight, and with that, the regular season roster is beginning to take shape. While the bullpen is still up in the air, several position players and potential rotation arms have been re-assigned to the minors. Among those demoted the past week is catcher-of-the-future Jorge Alfaro. This whole paragraph … Continue reading Phillies 2017 Preview: Starting Pitchers (Part 2)

Phillies 2017 Preview: Starting Pitchers (Part 1)

Snow has hit Philadelphia once again. Just when you thought spring was approaching and a faint echo resembling the¬†crack of a bat starting tickling your eardrums, a layer of the white stuff blanketed the city and put a damper on the excitement. Make up your mind, lousy smarch weather. With each word I type (and … Continue reading Phillies 2017 Preview: Starting Pitchers (Part 1)