The Cesar Hernandez Trade Problem

The Phillies have a log jam in the middle infield. They have J.P. Crawford at shortstop, Scott Kingery and Cesar Hernandez at second, and Freddy Galvis still hanging around. In reality the real log jam is just at second base. Cesar Hernandez has turned himself into a really good baseball player, and Scott Kingery has turned himself into a very good prospect. We have evidence that Cesar Hernandez cannot play…

October 19, 2017
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Crash Bag Vol. 18: Trading Cesar

Thank you to Brad for doing this last week, and for being much funnier in the process than I am. It has been a really bad week of results for the major league club, so why not talk about trading their best player so far, and answer some other questions along the way as well. For now the best place to ask questions is on Twitter, either @ me (@Matt_Winkelman…

May 5, 2017
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Trying to Understand Cesar Hernandez

April 17, 2017

This weekend Cesar Hernandez hit two home runs. Two is such a small number in the context of baseball, and most small events like this could be explained as small sample size noise. However, these home runs brought Hernandez to 3 in 12 games. This is Hernandez’s 5th major league season, and in the previous 4 he hit 8 home runs total. The spike is noticeable in the ongoing confusion…

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Decision day for the Phillies when it comes to four players

Hey, it’s deadline day for players eligible for salary arbitration. via GIPHY That means the Phillies have to decide what to do with Freddy Galvis, Cesar Hernandez, Jeanmar Gomez and Cody Asche. So what are the chances each player gets a contract. Freddy GalvisLook, Freddy drives me nuts. I know, I know. He plays great defense and he hit 20 homers. But, by god, remember how fans would go nuts…

December 2, 2016
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Phillies Host Cubs: Series Preview

The Phillies welcome the Chicago Cubs into Citizens Bank Park for a 4-game weekend series, which was set to begin on Thursday night. I know this for two reasons. First, I know this because it’s on the official schedule. But I also have first-hand knowledge as well. You see, my wife and I were sitting […] Phillies Host Cubs: Series Preview Author: Matthew Veasey From Feed: http://thatballsouttahere.com/category/phillies/feed/ Powered by WPeMatico

September 11, 2015
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Phillies Labor Towards 100 Losses

As was highlighted in our series preview here at TBOH, the Phillies are a really bad baseball team. But as we also highlighted, the visiting Atlanta Braves have been almost as bad. If Monday night is any indication, what was shaping up as a titanic struggle for the top pick in the 2016 MLB Amateur […] Phillies Labor Towards 100 Losses Author: Matthew Veasey From Feed: http://thatballsouttahere.com/category/phillies/feed/ Powered by WPeMatico

September 8, 2015
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Phillies Fall at Fenway

The Phillies began their final Interleague series of the season with a 7-5 defeat on Friday night to the host Boston Red Sox at historic Fenway Park. It also marks the next-to-last series against a non-NL East rival. The Phils will host the Cubs for that final non-divisional series next week. The host Bosox broke […] Phillies Fall at Fenway Author: Matthew Veasey From Feed: http://thatballsouttahere.com/category/phillies/feed/ Powered by WPeMatico

September 5, 2015
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Nola Filets Fish

The Miami Marlins lineup is far less formidable these days without Giancarlo Stanton in it, and Phillies rookie Aaron Nola carved up that depleted Fish lineup this afternoon in a 2-0 victory at Marlins Stadium. The win gave the Phils three straight victories, taking 3 of 4 in the long weekend series. It also left […] Nola Filets Fish Author: Matthew Veasey From Feed: http://thatballsouttahere.com/category/phillies/feed/ Powered by WPeMatico

August 23, 2015
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Series Preview: Phillies at Brewers

After a series loss in Arizona in which they took the finale to avoid a sweep, and following an off-day on Thursday, the Phillies (46-69) are now in Milwaukee to tackle the Brewers (48-68), another team among the league’s worst. The series will take place in Miller Park, which has slightly longer dimensions to the foul […] Series Preview: Phillies at Brewers Author: David Mosemann From Feed: http://thatballsouttahere.com/category/phillies/feed/ Powered by WPeMatico

August 14, 2015
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Phillies Snake-Bit in the Desert

The Phillies wandered out to the desert of Arizona, and were bitten hard by the host Diamondbacks in a 13-3 drubbing at Chase Field in the opener of a 3-game set on Monday night. Phils’ starter Aaron Harang was roped around again, yielding a dozen hits and 8 earned runs before being chased with one […] Phillies Snake-Bit in the Desert Author: Matthew Veasey From Feed: http://thatballsouttahere.com/category/phillies/feed/ Powered by WPeMatico

August 11, 2015
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