Monday Round Table (2/19): Spring Training Is Here

Today is the first day of full squad workouts in Clearwater. That means the winter is over and baseball can begin, or at least something like that. With that in mind I asked the writers for some roster predictions and other questions heading into a week of stretching and drills. Who will be the Phillies #5 starter? Adam: I really hope it’ll be Nick Pivetta because that means someone else has…

February 19, 2018
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Crashburn Roundtable: The Young Kids

I was out of town this weekend chasing the eclipse so we have an abbreviated Roundtable this week as it is just Adam and I weighing in on some kids with the major league team. We are all now living in the age of Rhys Hoskins. What are your first impressions of the young slugger? Adam: He’s ok, I guess. If you like home runs and walks and stuff. Of course,…

September 1, 2017
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Monday Morning Roundtable: Trade Talk

Each week I interrogate the writers here with some questions on some subjects that may relate to the Phillies. This week we all take our stab at the hot stove and try not to look like fools with our opinions. Question 1: Who are your untouchable* players at the deadline? *Well untouchable for non-Mike Trout players Adam: Nola, Kingery, Crawford, Sixto. I know it’s fashionable currently to be anti-Crawford, but to…

July 17, 2017
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Monday Morning Roundtable: Midseason Awards

The first (or really the pre-All Star break) half of the season is in the books and the Phillies are bad. This week I asked the writers to give away some positive awards, because we all really don’t want to dwell on Michael Saunders’ Phillies tenure. First Half MVP: Adam: My MVP is Aaron Altherr. I’m sure I’m not the only one on board that rocket, and for good reason. We…

July 10, 2017
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Monday Morning Roundtable: Sometimes It is the Little Things

Each Monday morning the Crashburn Alley writers weigh in on various questions about the state of the Phillies. The Phillies are starting a 10 game road trip (and by the time this is published will have already played 3), what is one thing you want to see out of this team over that stretch? Michael: It’s hard to put so much stock in any ten-game stretch in this long lost…

June 26, 2017
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Monday Morning Roundtable: Trying to be Optimistic About Young Pitching

We are kicking off a new series here, well really an old series just reborn. It is the return of the roundtable where the writers here weigh in on some topics about the Phillies. The goal is touch on some things that don’t fully warrant a bunch of words or might be too depressing to sit down and write a piece about. This week we attempt to be positive about…

June 19, 2017
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Crashburn Roundtable: Early Season Opinions

April 26, 2017

We are roughly 3 weeks into the major league season, and the Phillies have been fairly average. That is a big improvement over the projections which still see them as one of the worst teams in baseball. Almost every part of the team has had its ups and its downs. It may be too early to make some big sweeping judgments about the season, but the staff here has some…

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