6:21 PM EST, Tue November 19, 2019
That Balls Outta Here 1 hour ago

Phillies 2020 Opening Day roster early predictions

There are a lot of ways the Phillies offseason can turn, but we’re taking an early shot at the opening day roster. Pitchers and catchers don’t report for three more months, and a lot is going to change on the Phillies roster between free agency, trades, and other roster moves. There are two everyday jobs, […] Phillies 2020 Opening Day roster early predictions - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
That Balls Outta Here 6 hours ago

Phillies: 3 Options to Play at Shortstop Next Season

The Phillies have had a rotating set of gloves at shortstop for too long. The Philadelphia Phillies ended their 2019 season surrounded by a cloud of disappointment and failed expectations. Throw in the fact that their fanbase had to watch a NL East rival hoist the World Series trophy this October, pressure is at an […] Phillies: 3 Options to Play at Shortstop Next Season - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Book Review: May 17, 1979 -- When the Phillies, the Cubs, and the Wind All Blew

Embed from By Mitch Nathanson, Historical Columnist Kevin Cook watched a four-decade-old baseball game on the internet and decided to write 253 pages about it. Or at least that’s how it feels. Although his book is officially titled “Ten Innings at Wrigley,” the first two-thirds of it screams,...
That Balls Outta Here 10 hours ago

Phillies sim trade: Boosting the outfield with Starling Marte

The Phillies first mock trade of the season is a big one that will solidify the outfield. We are representing the Phillies in the 2019 FanSided Offseason Sim, during which the experts for each site act as the general managers, wheeling and dealing on the trade and free agent markets. To kick off the sim, […] Phillies sim trade: Boosting the outfield with Starling Marte - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bobby Abreu one of six Phillies on 2020 Hall of Fame ballot

Bobby Abreu one of six Phillies on 2020 Hall of Fame ballot

Bobby Abreu never was viewed as an elite superstar, yet his contributions over an outstanding 18-year career put him in the company of Hall of Famers such as Dave Winfield, Andrew Dawson, and Vladimir Guerrero.On Monday, Abreu made his debut on the Hall of Fame ballot. He's one of six players on the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot with connections to Philadelphia. Curt Schilling, Raul Ibanez, Scott Rolen, Billy Wagner, and Raul Ibanez all spent portions of their career playing for the Phillies. Abreu spent nine seasons with the Phillies and was inducted into the Phillies' Wall of Fame this past...
Call to the Pen Nov 18, 2019

Philadelphia Phillies: A case for Bobby Abreu to the Hall of Fame

This year, when the Philadelphia Phillies great Bobby Abreu appears on the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, he should immediately be voted in. Here’s why. Bobby Abreu played in 18 MLB seasons between 1996 and 2014. In that time, he played on six different big league teams. Mostly, however, he played with the Philadelphia […] Philadelphia Phillies: A case for Bobby Abreu to the Hall of Fame - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

For the Phillies, the Timing a J.T. Realmuto Extension Matters

The Phillies do wish to sign J.T. Realmuto long-term, but waiting can make all the difference for the club's construction.
www.thegoodphight.com Nov 18, 2019
What to do about third base in 2020

What to do about third base in 2020

Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via It’s been a problem for some time now. It’s also time for the Phillies to make up their mind about how they want to improve that spot Third base for the Phillies has been an issue for the team for some time. Using Baseball Reference’s Play Index shows us that futility with the bat at the hot corner has been a big issue since the beginning of the century. Now, there have been some decent players there, with Pedro Feliz and Placido Polanco providing excellent gloves there during the most recent set of glory years, negating their...
That Balls Outta Here Nov 18, 2019

Philadelphia Phillies 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are here! Make sure you’ve got all the Philadelphia Phillies fans in your life covered. We’re here to help with this item showcase. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Philadelphia Phillies fans! But before you start chugging egg nog and filling up on cookies, you need to take care of your […] Philadelphia Phillies 2019 Holiday Gift Guide - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Nov 17, 2019

Turning back time in picking the Phillies All-Decade Team

Let us take a look back at the past decade and check out the Philadelphia Phillies all-decade team. Picking an all-decade team for the Philadelphia Phillies for the teens is a weird exercise because the decade saw at least one ultimate team peak (most wins in a season) and a lot of valleys, some very […] Turning back time in picking the Phillies All-Decade Team - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
That Balls Outta Here Nov 17, 2019

Phillies, Cole Hamels Have Mutual Interest for 2020 Reunion

Cole Hamels’ last start with the Phillies may not be his no-hitter after all, as the two sides reportedly have mutual interest for a reunion. More than 1,500 days have passed since the Philadelphia Phillies dealt 2008 World Series Most Valuable Player Cole Hamels (along with southpaw reliever Jake Diekman) to the Texas Rangers in […] Phillies, Cole Hamels Have Mutual Interest for 2020 Reunion - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
That Balls Outta Here Nov 17, 2019

3 Reasons Why Mike Moustakas Would Be Good Fit for Phillies

There are many reasons why the Phillies signing third baseman Mike Moustakas this offseason, over Anthony Rendon or Josh Donaldson, would make sense. The Philadelphia Phillies moving on from third baseman Maikel Franco, after six seasons with the team in which he slugged 102 home runs, 343 RBI and a .249/.302/.431 slash over 656 games, […] 3 Reasons Why Mike Moustakas Would Be Good Fit for Phillies - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Nov 16, 2019

Phillies bullpen in 2020 can be helped by former ace

While Phillies coverage is on the acquisition of a rotation piece or two, general manager Matt Klentak must also consider having back-of-the-pen hurlers to protect slight edges in the final three frames.   Right price:    Occasionally, something unexpected lands on the Philadelphia Phillies GM’s desk and is an opportunity to accomplish his goals and […] Phillies bullpen in 2020 can be helped by former ace - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
That Balls Outta Here Nov 15, 2019

Phillies: Who’s going to play third base in 2020?

The Phillies have a hole to fill at third base that’s been open for too long. At the closing of the 2019 season, third base remained a mystery in terms of who’s going to hold down the fort at the hot corner next season for the Phillies. Could it be the once-heralded Maikel Franco, who […] Phillies: Who’s going to play third base in 2020? - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
www.thegoodphight.com Nov 15, 2019
HS 335: Why Corey Kluber could be a rotation solution for the Phillies

HS 335: Why Corey Kluber could be a rotation solution for the Phillies

Photo by Mark Brown/ The Cleveland right hander could solve a number of different problems for the Phillies. General Manager Matt Klentak’s week in Scottsdale, AZ is over, having spent a week talking to other GMs, player agents and other big league executives regarding a number of off-season topics at the GM Meetings. One would assume the groundwork was laid for future free agent signings and trades that will take place over the next few months. Make no mistake, the off-season is probably going to be long once again, and the Phillies will be in the middle of it. There are going to be...

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