Marlins should interview Juan Samuel, not Larry Bowa

The first day of baseball’s offseason, at least as far as the Phillies are concerned, is here. The Miami Marlins are getting started with finding a new manager and have been given permission to speak to one of the Phillies assistant coaches; Larry Bowa. Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly reported the news about Bowa in […]

Papelbon vs. Harper

Jonathan Papelbon goes after Bryce Harper

Former Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon has been an absolute mess since being acquired by the Washington Nationals, and it seems the tension hit a boiling point with the Nationals no longer in the postseason hunt. In the eighth inning of today’s game in Nationals Park against the Phillies, Papelbon had some sort of verbal exchange […]


Schilling says Dykstra called his ’93 World Series Game 6 homer

In Game 6 of the 1993 World Series, the Phillies entered the top of the seventh inning trailing the defending World Series champion Toronto Blue Jays 5-1. What looked to be a rough way to go out of the postseason quickly turned around in that seventh inning when the Phillies scored five runs. The fuel […]


Phillies have their next manager. It’s Pete Mackanin

Phillies remove interim tag from manager Pete Mackanin’s job title. The Philadelphia Phillies found their replacement manager for 2016, and possibly 2017. They didn’t have to look beyond their own dugout. Pete Mackanin has been promoted to manager after having the interim tag removed from his job title today by the club. Mackinin will be […]

Charlie Manuel and Pat Burrell

Pat Burrell added to Phillies Wall of Fame, but who else from 2008 joins him?

For the second time in franchise history the Philadelphia Phillies immortalized one of the members of the 2008 World Series champions. Pat Burrell joined manager Charlie Manuel on the wall Friday evening prior to the Phillies 9-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Burrell is the first player from the 2008 team to be added to […]


Phillies trade Cole Hamels to Texas to continue reseeding farm system

Phillies package Hamels with Jake Diekman and also send Ben Revere to Toronto in another farm system improvement effort THE DEAL(S): The Phillies sent left-handed starting pitcher and 2008 World Series MVP Cole Hamels and lefty reliever Jake Diekman to the Texas Rangers. In return, the Rangers send the Phillies a handful of prospects; catcher Jorge […]

Papelbon and Giles

Phillies trade Papelbon to Nats, begin Ken Giles era with win

Phillies trade Papelbon to Washington in exchange for double-A pitcher as Giles takes over closer role THE DEAL: The Phillies send Jonathan Papelbon and $4.5 million to the Washington Nationals. The extra money to the Nationals accounts for the remainder of Papelbon’s salary for 2015. Papelbon reportedly agreed to waive his vesting option for 2016 […]

Phillie Phanatic, Carlos Ruiz have forgettable moments behind the plate

New Philadelphia 76ers draft pick Jahil Okafor was invited by the Philadelphia Phillies to toss out the ceremonial first pitch Tuesday night before taking on the Milwaukee Brewers. For a basketball player, it was not a terrible first pitch, although it ended up getting away from the Phillie Phanatic, who was none too pleased with […]

Boston Red Sox v Philadelphia Phillies

The future begins now for the Phillies

To be successful in the world of sports a team and franchise needs to be capable of making changes and adjustments before it is too late. Few organizations can demonstrate that better than the Philadelphia Phillies. In this case, the hope is that it is better later than never. On Friday manager Ryne Sandberg resigned […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies

Ryne Sandberg resigns as Phillies manager

Ryne Sandberg resigned Friday afternoon, effective immediately. Ruben Amaro now on the clock. I will say this about Ryne Sandberg. The man loves his baseball, and he can probably fill a role on a baseball staff. Manager of a major league baseball team proved to be too much for him to handle, and the roster […]

Off The Hook

The 2015 Phillies are Off the Hook

The bar was set low for the 2015 Phillies and last night they failed to clear it in Baltimore. I honestly cannot remember the last time I watched a Phillies game quite that ugly from start to finish. If there is one single game that can be described as the low point of the franchise since […]

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