Zach Eflin has Changed His Profile

The Phillies best starting pitcher over the past month has been Zach Eflin. This is not the first time Eflin has gone on a dominant run, but he is doing something much different this time, actually striking batters out. Now Eflin has always had pedigree, he was a former 1st round pick traded in aContinue reading… Zach Eflin has Changed His Profile Author: Matt Winkelman From Feed: http://crashburnalley.com/feed/ Powered by…

July 9, 2018
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Phillies Using 40 Man Roster As Bullpen

The Phillies’ 40 man roster is full of pitchers, a fact that becomes very clear they have any hitting injuries. Some of the pitchers on the 40 man roster (Drew Anderson, Franklyn Kilome, Jose Taveras, and Ranger Suarez) are prospects in development, and others like Ben Lively are rotation depth. The rest of the rosterContinue reading… Phillies Using 40 Man Roster As Bullpen Author: Matt Winkelman From Feed: http://crashburnalley.com/feed/ Powered…

June 22, 2018
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Phillies Sign Alec Bohm and Many Others

With the current era of draft slots, the odds of a team taking a player in the top 10 rounds of the draft without signing them is extremely low. So it is not surprising that at just about a week after the draft the Phillies were able to lock up #3 overall pick Alec BohmContinue reading… Phillies Sign Alec Bohm and Many Others Author: Matt Winkelman From Feed: http://crashburnalley.com/feed/ Powered…

June 12, 2018
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The Kingery Shortstop Dilemma

Last week Matt Gelb wrote about the difficulty the Phillies are facing with trying to compete and trying to develop their young players. There is no player at the center of this more than Scott Kingery. Coming into the year, Kingery didn’t look entirely major league ready. He was coming off a strong spring, butContinue reading… The Kingery Shortstop Dilemma Author: Matt Winkelman From Feed: http://crashburnalley.com/feed/ Powered by WPeMatico

June 11, 2018
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This One Is Going to Hurt, Hoskins’ Jaw Injury Force Cozens to the Majors

It didn’t take long for the buzz of an exciting call up for Mitch Walding to wear off. It appears that Rhys Hoskins was misdiagnosed when it looked like he had dodged major injury from a foul ball to the face, because instead of being day to day he has a fractured jaw and willContinue reading… This One Is Going to Hurt, Hoskins’ Jaw Injury Force Cozens to the Majors…

May 31, 2018
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Pedro Florimon to the DL, Reportedly Mitch Walding to the Majors

The Phillies entered the 2018 season with a 40 man roster full of pitchers. On the surface it made a lot of sense. The team was going to run a 4 man bench, it was going to run a fairly stable lineup, and the major league team had enough positional flexibility to withstand minor injuries.Continue reading… Pedro Florimon to the DL, Reportedly Mitch Walding to the Majors Author: Matt Winkelman…

May 30, 2018
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Phils embark on one of the longest road trips of the year

Embed from Getty Images This Dodgers team for 2018 was picked by many to do really well, that hasn’t worked out too well yet for them  A West Coast road trip is usually a long one, and this road trip that the Phillies are on even has a stop in Chicago to visit the Cubs after going to LA and San Francisco. It’s a 10-game road trip, and hopefully the…

May 28, 2018
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Nick Williams is Thriving as a Pinch Hitter and Showing Meaningful Growth at the Plate

With the signing of Carlos Santana the Phillies opened themselves up to a playing time crunch in right field. A big question entering the year was how the Phillies would split the playing time for Aaron Altherr and Nick Williams. Through 47 games, Williams has 19 starts and Altherr has 30. So far that splitContinue reading… Nick Williams is Thriving as a Pinch Hitter and Showing Meaningful Growth at the…

May 25, 2018
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Crash Bag #7: What Are The Questions We Should Be Asking?

@JimClemmens: Why has everyone seemed to forget or ignore jesmuel valentin’s domestic violence history? I appreciate you asking this question, it is an important question to ask. I think on a basic level not many people know about it. For those without context, in April 2015 Jesmuel Valentin was arrested for domestic battery in an incidentContinue reading… Crash Bag #7: What Are The Questions We Should Be Asking? Author: Matt Winkelman…

May 20, 2018
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Differences in Sustainability: The 2018 and 2016 Phillies

The 2018 Phillies are currently 24-16, they have the second best record in both the NL East and the NL in general. This isn’t the first time the Phillies have gotten off to a hot start in the rebuild era. Leaving the day on May 18, 2016 the Phillies were 24-17, with the second bestContinue reading… Differences in Sustainability: The 2018 and 2016 Phillies Author: Matt Winkelman From Feed: http://crashburnalley.com/feed/…

May 17, 2018
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