2:36 AM EST, Tue March 02, 2021
That Balls Outta Here Feb 28, 2021

Phillies: Jeff Mathis should back up catcher J.T. Realmuto

Although Andrew Knapp showed great signs of improvement this past season, another catcher in Philadelphia Phillies spring training camp should come away with the nod as the backup catcher to J.T. Realmuto for the 2021 season — non-roster invitee Jeff Mathis. Mathis is a well-traveled 37-year-old veteran with eye-popping offensive numbers. No, not eye-popping in a good […] Phillies: Jeff Mathis should back up catcher J.T. Realmuto - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Harper hopes he's not home for Halloween again this year

Harper hopes he's not home for Halloween again this year

Bryce Harper admits he wasn't sure what the plans were for the Phillies entering the offseason, but once the club introduced Dave Dombrowski as president of baseball operations, everything changed. "When he came in, it was kind of like 'Whoa, here we go,'" Harper said on Thursday. "You don't really bring in Dombrowski unless it's a win-now kind of move. I think Dombrowski has done a great job, and the way Dombrowski works, he may not be done yet." Harper noted the re-signings of J.T. Realmuto and Didi Gregorius, a rebuilt bullpen featuring Archie Bradley, and the addition of veteran...
www.thegoodphight.com Feb 26, 2021
The Offseason: 2/26/2021

The Offseason: 2/26/2021

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports Games are this weekend, games you can watch Bryce Harper spoke yesterday to the media. It’s pretty cool how well he has taken to Philadelphia. While you could make a point to say it is all practiced, rehearsed even, I’m not sure that it is. It seems like this is genuinely who Harper is, someone who likes to speak his mind on any given topic (signing J.T. Realmuto, how John Middleton should spend money, the effect of Dave Dombrowski, etc.) and here, he can do so. On to the links. Phillies news: The team has renamed their spring...
www.thegoodphight.com Feb 24, 2021
Could J.T. Realmuto become the greatest catcher in Phillies history?

Could J.T. Realmuto become the greatest catcher in Phillies history?

Photo by Mark Brown/ J.T. Realmuto is the best catcher in baseball right now. What would it take for him to become the best catcher the Phillies have ever had? Okay, maybe I’m getting a little ahead of myself here. J.T. has only been in Philadelphia for two years, and he has a long way to go before he can be considered a franchise great. But it’s spring training, the time of year when everyone gets prematurely excited about all things baseball. Besides, given the recent news about his broken thumb, we need to project some positive thoughts about J.T. into the...
www.thegoodphight.com Feb 22, 2021
Jose Alvarado is going to play a big role in this bullpen’s success

Jose Alvarado is going to play a big role in this bullpen’s success

Photo by Harry How/ The young lefty has the big arm the team has lacked in recent seasons When the Phillies suffered through one of the worst seasons on record for a bullpen, they knew that they could not do the same in the following the season. Even with the pending free agencies of J.T. Realmuto and Didi Gregorius hanging over the heads of the decisionmakers, there was no way that they could avoid remaking the bullpen as a unit. Once they made a decision on who would actually be rebuilding the team by hiring Dave Dombrowski, they then set about the arduous task by...
www.thegoodphight.com Feb 22, 2021
The Offseason: 2/22/2021

The Offseason: 2/22/2021

Phillies’ Beyond the Bell blog Times, they are a’changin. Is it possible for the season to begin with a little more urgency? If you’re living in the greater Philadelphia area, you know what story has been dominating the local sports scene. It has been attacked from numerous angles. Fans have seemingly gone through the stages of grief over it. The hot takes have been coming in fast and furious, making one turn the station in the car with a little more fervor. So can baseball please get here? I’d imagine right now that J.T. Realmuto’s injury would have been...
That Balls Outta Here Feb 21, 2021

J.T. Realmuto helped Phillies sign starter Chase Anderson

Bryce Harper is not the only Philadelphia Phillies player this offseason to recruit a player to wear red pinstripes. Amid the club trying to re-sign J.T. Realmuto this offseason, the star catcher apparently was likewise recruiting players, among them being right-hander Chase Anderson. J.T. Realmuto recruited starting pitcher Chase Anderson to sign with the Phillies. […] J.T. Realmuto helped Phillies sign starter Chase Anderson - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Feb 19, 2021

Philadelphia Phillies catch tough break with J.T. Realmuto

It has not exactly been a great week for Philadelphia sports fans. Carson Wentz was sent to Indianapolis for a disappointing return, the former second overall draft pick and Super Bowl winning quarterback seeing his tenure end ingloriously. On Thursday, the Philadelphia Phillies became a part of the narrative as well. On Thursday, manager Joe […] Philadelphia Phillies catch tough break with J.T. Realmuto - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
www.thegoodphight.com Feb 19, 2021
The Offseason: 2/19/2021

The Offseason: 2/19/2021

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ Please, don’t be one of those seasons Listen, yesterday was clearly dominated in Philadelphia by the Eagles trade of Carson Wentz. That story will lead all of the major outlets today, tomorrow, over the weekend and likely into the following week. However, there was a little bit of news yesterday that brought a bit of a depressing beginning to the Phillies’ spring training. Please: don’t be one of those seasons. That’s all I ask. On to the links. Phillies news: Yes, J.T. Realmuto broke his thumb in a blocking drill. No, that won’t sink...

Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto has fracture in right thumb

Philadelphia Phillies two-time All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto has a small fracture in his right thumb and will be evaluated again in two weeks.
Realmuto sidelined with fractured thumb; status unclear for Opening Day

Realmuto sidelined with fractured thumb; status unclear for Opening Day

J.T. Realmuto is dealing with a fractured thumb on his right hand that will be immobilized for two weeks, leaving his status for Opening Day in jeopardy. The injury occurred six days ago when he attempted to block a breaking ball from Jose Alvarado in the dirt.  "There are some injuries that you just can't avoid," said Phillies manager Joe Girardi. Realmuto said he initially thought it was a bone bruise because he didn't feel pain while hitting, but he had difficulty grasping and throwing. He participated in workouts on Wednesday. "Yesterday was the first time I tried to play catch and it...
www.thegoodphight.com Feb 18, 2021
Evaluating Leadership on the 2021 Philadelphia Phillies

Evaluating Leadership on the 2021 Philadelphia Phillies

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Who is the unofficial captain of the Phillies? With spring training upon us, fresh contracts for J.T. Realmuto and Didi Gregorius, and a collective sigh of relief now that Brandon Workman has signed somewhere else, let’s have a conversation about the 2021 Philadelphia Phillies. A question I have found myself asking is: who is the leader of this team? I’ve pondered this since the signing of Bryce Harper in 2019. While Bryce is certainly a leader, he is not the only one who assumes the role. In baseball, there shouldn’t just be a singular...

Under-The-Radar Phillies Spring Training Storylines to Follow

All eyes will be on the popular Phillies returning such as Bryce Harper and J.T. Realmuto, but there is also a plethora of intriguing low-profile individuals that could be impact players for the Phillies in more ways than one.
That Balls Outta Here Feb 15, 2021

J.T. Realmuto feels the Phillies let fans down in 2019, 2020

If there is anyone on the Philadelphia Phillies excited and ready to go for spring training to get underway this week, it is definitely J.T. Realmuto. “I’m extremely excited. This is usually the time in the offseason where I get pretty antsy to get back and play some baseball,” the star catcher recently told NBC Sports […] J.T. Realmuto feels the Phillies let fans down in 2019, 2020 - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
That Balls Outta Here Feb 4, 2021

What will the Philadelphia Phillies rotation look like in 2021?

With the top of the Philadelphia Phillies starting pitching rotation locked down, they hope to similarly sure up the final spots. Amid the recent free-agent frenzy that saw the Phillies re-sign catcher J.T. Realmuto and shortstop Didi Gregorius, they also made a low-risk, but potentially high-reward move when they signed free-agent pitcher Matt Moore to a one-year deal. On […] What will the Philadelphia Phillies rotation look like in 2021? - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

J.T. Realmuto Photos

Phillies Player News

  • 2

    Aaron Nola

    Phillies outfielder Matt Joyce impresses at plate, in field

  • 1

    Bryce Harper

    Phillies 2021 Season Player Preview: Bryce Harper

  • 1

    Archie Bradley

    Know your enemy: Philadelphia Phillies

  • 1

    Matt Moore

    Know your enemy: Philadelphia Phillies

  • 1

    Zach Eflin

    2021 Player Preview: Zach Eflin

  • 1

    Roman Quinn

    Adam Haseley and Roman Quinn lead Phillies sprint to start in center

  • 1

    Adam Haseley

    Adam Haseley and Roman Quinn lead Phillies sprint to start in center

  • 1

    Zack Wheeler

    2021 Player Preview: Zach Eflin

  • 1

    Brad Miller

    Know your enemy: Philadelphia Phillies

  • J.T. Realmuto

    Phillies: Jeff Mathis should back up catcher J.T. Realmuto