A Summary of the Phillies’ Active Waiver Claim Offseason

The winds of change swept through the Phillies organization last October, as Matt Klentak was named the organization’s new General Manager. Perhaps as would be expected for the worst projected team in baseball, the Phillies were tied with Klentak’s former employer (the Angels) for the most waiver wire claims of the offseason (seven). These claims consisted of two outfielders and five relievers, the former of which figure to feature prominently in…

February 29, 2016

Ryan Madson and the Arm That Was

Former Phillies reliever Ryan Madson is a free agent, a nearly forgotten man who has missed the entirety of the past two seasons, owing to some obviously serious elbow issues. That kind of time away from the game can dull memories of what once was and, in Madson’s case, that’s a special shame. Madson was never a high-profile reliever. He became somewhat well-known as his production continued to improve after…

February 11, 2014