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That Balls Outta Here 7 hours ago

Phillies: 4 candidates for backup catcher role in 2020

With just two weeks until Phillies pitchers and catchers report to Clearwater, there are several candidates who could back up J.T. Realmuto in 2020. The 2020 Phillies season is fast approaching, less than two months away in fact, meaning spring training is even closer. J.T. Realmuto will look to build off of his stellar first […] Phillies: 4 candidates for backup catcher role in 2020 - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
www.thegoodphight.com 10 hours ago
Where do the Phillies fit in a parity-filled National League?

Where do the Phillies fit in a parity-filled National League?

Photo by Justin K. Aller/ The National League should be a lot more competitive from top to bottom in 2020. In 2019, the Los Angeles Dodgers were the best team in the National League. Over the long, grueling 162-game schedule, L.A. won 106 games and their division by 21 games and had a run differential of a whopping +273. They were almost impossible beat all season long and virtually everyone assumed they would win their first World Series since 1988. Of course, that didn’t happen. The second-best team in the National League, the wild card winning, 93-win Washington Nationals with the...
That Balls Outta Here 10 hours ago

3 Things to Learn from Kobe Bryant, Roy Halladay’s Passing

Over the past nearly 800 days, Philadelphia sports fans lost two great athletes they endeared due to unforeseen tragedy: Kobe Bryant and Roy Halladay. From 2002 to 2011, the late Kobe Bryant and Roy Halladay were simultaneously considered among the best players in their respective games. Bryant, across the 2001-02 and 2010-11 seasons, notched 10 […] 3 Things to Learn from Kobe Bryant, Roy Halladay’s Passing - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen 12 hours ago

2011’s Phillies: Pinnacle or curse?

The final pitch of the Phillies 2011 campaign ended towering aspirations and simultaneously began a new chapter leading to rebuilding, a new administration, calculated spending, and unrealistic expectations.   One, the other or both:    When the Philadelphia Phillies went from champion to also-ran, the magic evaporated gradually over the months, but in baseball seasons […] 2011’s Phillies: Pinnacle or curse? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
That Balls Outta Here 13 hours ago

Phillies: Adding the DH would solve a lot of problems

The Phillies could get a lot done if the designated hitter is expanded Pure baseball fans will rue the day they see the Phillies, Dodgers, Giants, and every other National League team add the designated hitter, but that day is coming, and sooner than you might think. Former Reds and Nationals general manager Jim Bowden […] Phillies: Adding the DH would solve a lot of problems - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
www.thegoodphight.com 13 hours ago
Phightin’ Words: 1/28/20

Phightin’ Words: 1/28/20

Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Where no one wants to do anything good anymore Spring is just around the corner, folks. Pretty soon, we’ll see video from the stadium of the truck leaving, plus probably a tweet or two of John Clark at the airport trying to frantically run down the Phanatic as he boards a plane to Clearwater. It’s a tradition unlike any other. Phillies news When you look at the headline of this Fangraphs article, you get a kind of negative feeling, but acquiring decent depth in the even injury strikes is something the team didn’t do last year and it cost...
That Balls Outta Here Jan 27, 2020

Phillies winners & losers as D-Backs acquire Starling Marte

While the Phillies didn’t land Starling Marte, they aren’t the biggest losers If I had a dollar for every time I wrote about how much Starling Marte would help the Phillies, I might be buying season tickets. Unfortunately, the Phillies were not able to land the former All-Star and Gold Glove winner from the Pittsburgh […] Phillies winners & losers as D-Backs acquire Starling Marte - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
That Balls Outta Here Jan 27, 2020

Phillies: Why Nick Pivetta will finally breakout this season

Almost the entire baseball world crowned Nick Pivetta as the breakout candidate of the year prior to the 2019 season. Now, with the organization running out of second chances, Pivetta makes his final stand for the right to be in the Phillies’ rotation. NBC Sports Philadelphia. Yahoo Sports. MLB.com. Everywhere you looked it seemed Phillies starter […] Phillies: Why Nick Pivetta will finally breakout this season - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
That Balls Outta Here Jan 27, 2020

3 Phillies who would benefit from National League adding DH

Despite rumors that the NL could institute the DH as early as the 2021 season, the Phillies are already well-equipped with several players who would thrive. The game of baseball is in a constant state of change. Several new rules will be introduced in the upcoming season, which is less than two months away. Among them, […] 3 Phillies who would benefit from National League adding DH - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
www.thegoodphight.com Jan 27, 2020
Spencer Howard and Sixto Sanchez will forever be linked

Spencer Howard and Sixto Sanchez will forever be linked

Photo by Buck Davidson/MLB Photos via The trade for J.T. Realmuto and the team’s willingness to give up Sanchez suggests how highly they think of Howard Last year, the Phillies pushed several of their trade chips to the middle of the table in an effort to acquire a top tier talent. Using Sixto Sanchez and Will Stewart to help acquire J.T. Realmuto showed that the team was willing to make a big move in an effort to help them reach the postseason. It was a move criticized at the time it happened. Many people thought that getting Realmuto alone wasn’t enough of a return for a pitcher...
www.thegoodphight.com Jan 27, 2020
Phightin’ Words: 1/27/20

Phightin’ Words: 1/27/20

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ Brought to you by the number 24 Sometimes, sports can be just cruel. Yet nothing is as cruel as real life. Yesterday was obviously a very sad one in the sports world, as NBA legend Kobe Bryant and four others, including his 13 year-old daughter, lost their lives in a helicopter crash. Bryant obviously had local ties to the city, but his death is a reminder that everyone has their time and we don’t know when it will come. Just make sure you are always surrounding yourself with loved ones. Phillies news Over the weekend, MLB Network continued their...
www.thegoodphight.com Jan 26, 2020
Rest in Peace, Kobe Bryant

Rest in Peace, Kobe Bryant

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Philly product and LA Laker Legend was killed today in a helicopter crash outside Los Angeles. Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and three others were killed today in a tragic helicopter crash outside LA. Plenty of more detailed reporting on this tragedy can be found elsewhere, such as the Los Angeles Times or SBNation’s Silver Screen and Roll. Several Phillies and other Philly folks posted their thoughts on Twitter as well. Heartbroken. The world needs people like Kobe... devastating. Wow. #MambaMentality— Rhys Hoskins (@rhyshoskins) January 26,...
That Balls Outta Here Jan 26, 2020

Phillies honor late Philadelphia native Kobe Bryant

The passing of Kobe Bryant has shocked the sports world, including members of the Phillies Kobe Bryant, one of the greatest players in the history of the NBA, died Sunday morning in a helicopter crash in California, first reported by TMZ and confirmed by multiple outlets. Bryant grew up in the Philadelphia region, playing a historic […] Phillies honor late Philadelphia native Kobe Bryant - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
That Balls Outta Here Jan 26, 2020

Phillies going to spend big on pitching for 2021?

Will the Phillies spend big next offseason once again? Phillies fans were greatly disappointed when the Phillies called off their big spending early in the offseason. While they invested $132 million into Didi Gregorius and (mostly) Zack Wheeler, the fans wanted to see more stupid money be spent to add a second starter and another […] Phillies going to spend big on pitching for 2021? - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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