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This Week in Phillies History: Randy Ready was ready

This Week in Phillies History: Randy Ready was ready

In 1991, Randy Ready made history at Veterans Stadium. After a week last week in which there wasn’t a whole lot to get excited about, This Week in Phillies History provided us with a number of great events to look back on with awe and wonder. Lefty recorded his 3,000th strikeout back in 1981 against the Montreal Expos, as noted by the Phillies on Twitter Thursday. Mr. 3,000 pic.twitter.com/38iZzlEytx— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) April 29, 2020 Tim Wallach was his 3,000th victim, and Wallach was prominent in another great moment in Phils history as well. If you know what it...
Proposed three-division realignment does no favors for Phillies

Proposed three-division realignment does no favors for Phillies

Major League Baseball continues to explore possibilities to get the 2020 season underway, and the newest proposal could prove to be challenging for the Phillies.This newest idea involves clubs playing in their home ballpark, but without fans. The season would consist of at least 100 games and begin no later than July 2. Rather than the two league system, MLB will realign with three 10-team divisions based on geography.Bob Nightengale of USA Today first reported on this newest proposal.The plan remains under consideration and hinges on the guaranteed availability of COVID testing.Here's a look...
www.thegoodphight.com Apr 30, 2020
Who were the best pitchers in the 1970’s? More quizzes!

Who were the best pitchers in the 1970’s? More quizzes!

Photo by Focus on Sport/ You know you love these things Since you all loved the quiz last time so much about the hitters of the 1970’s, I thought we should try to the other side of the ball - pitching! Who were the best pitchers by Baseball Reference’s version of WAR from 1970 to 1979 in Phillies history? Take the quiz to find out. You should all at least be able to get the first one pretty easily, but the rest are quite difficult. Putting the quiz together, I could only recall 5 or 6 of the names that are on the list. So, I made the timing a little longer. Oh - I also added more...
www.thegoodphight.com Apr 30, 2020
From the horse’s mouth: The dream is over

From the horse’s mouth: The dream is over

Curt Schilling couldn’t get the job done | Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports Damn you, Jim Edmonds! In this week’s ramblings, I provide an update on the Dream Bracket competition, and present a theory as to why the Phanatic had a changed look this Spring. Random thought about the Phillies After taking care of the 25-and-under stars in their first round matchup, the Phillies were unable to advance any further in the MLB Dream Bracket tournament. They fell to the Cardinals in the second round, four games to two. The Phillies’ pitching staff let them down, as they allowed an average of...
www.thegoodphight.com Apr 29, 2020
OOTP 4/29: A double dip split

OOTP 4/29: A double dip split

Photo by Jason O. Watson/ A doubleheader brings more good news than not Tuesday night, the simPhillies were rained out in San Francisco. So, today, they played a doubleheader. If you are counting the transactional news that hit the wire today, you could say the team won more than it lost today. Game 1 - Phillies 12, Giants 3 In game 1, the offense woke up in a big way. Rhys Hoskins, in his first game since his demotion to the right-handed part of a first place platoon with Jay Bruce, mashed two home runs in leading the Phillies to a 12-3 win. The offense as whole went...
That Balls Outta Here Apr 29, 2020

Phillies Prospects: Three breakout candidates in 2020

Who’re some of the Phillies top prospects could could make an impact soon? Nowadays, Phillies fans have every right to be leery of highly regarded prospects coming up through the organization. Once upon a time, Dominic Brown entered the limelight in the late 2000s with high hopes of Phillie’s nation that he would extend the […] Phillies Prospects: Three breakout candidates in 2020 - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Apr 29, 2020

Philadelphia Phillies: Is J.T. Realmuto Really Worth $100M?

When he got drafted in the 3rd round of the 2010 Draft, Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto wasn’t thinking about signing a $100M contract with an MLB team. When he got drafted in the third round of the 2010 June Draft, Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto was probably thinking about how he is now officially affiliated […] Philadelphia Phillies: Is J.T. Realmuto Really Worth $100M? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
That Balls Outta Here Apr 29, 2020

Phillies: 5 shortstop candidates for 2021

The Phillies have a big decision to make at shortstop next offseason The Phillies addressed two major holes in their roster this past offseason: starting pitching and shortstop. Despite being less than a year removed from trading for Jean Segura, Joe Girardi and the Phillies front office felt there were upgrades to be had. With […] Phillies: 5 shortstop candidates for 2021 - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
That Balls Outta Here Apr 28, 2020

Phillies rumor: 2020 season could begin at home park by July

According to USA Today, one of the latest scenarios has the Phillies’ 2020 season starting in late June in their home stadium — albeit with no fans. There appears to be growing optimism that a 2020 Major League Baseball season will happen. We have heard several scenarios as to how it could be played out, […] Phillies rumor: 2020 season could begin at home park by July - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
That Balls Outta Here Apr 28, 2020

Phillies news: Alec Bohm becomes newest Scott Boras client

‘Super-agent’ Scott Boras has reportedly added another Phillies player to his client list: third baseman prospect Alec Bohm. Alec Bohm has joined a list of Philadelphia Phillies players that includes fellow infielder prospect Bryson Stott; outfielders Bryce Harper and Nick Williams; pitchers Jake Arrieta, Vince Velasquez, and Cole Irvin; and first baseman Rhys Hoskins. RELATED […] Phillies news: Alec Bohm becomes newest Scott Boras client - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
www.thegoodphight.com Apr 28, 2020
Best team to not win a championship: 1915 Phillies

Best team to not win a championship: 1915 Phillies

Photo by George Rinhart/Corbis via The first World Series appearance in team history should have led to many more This is the first in a series of our looks at the great Phillies teams to never win a championship. There haven’t been many good Phillies teams in their history. It’s littered with more bad teams than good, something you’d expect when you saw that they have exactly 11,000 losses in team history, the most in professional sports. However, there have been a few teams here and there that were actually pretty good. The first real version of this, not counting the teams that...
That Balls Outta Here Apr 28, 2020

Phillies news: Latest MLB Mock Draft goes with a HS outfielder

The latest Phillies news comes from an early MLB Mock Draft There’s not much Phillies news going around with baseball still out of commission, but a new mock draft is breaking down who the Phillies could take in the 2020 MLB Draft. MLB Pipeline’s Jonathan Mayo, one of the best draft and prospect experts in […] Phillies news: Latest MLB Mock Draft goes with a HS outfielder - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rising Apple Apr 28, 2020

Mets have yet to get the best of the Phillies in any significant trade

The division rival New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies have made plenty of trades over the year. Unfortunately for New York, Philadelphia has a lot more wins in these deals. Prior to the Asdrubal Cabrera trade in late July of 2018, the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies had gone exactly 17 years since they […] Mets have yet to get the best of the Phillies in any significant trade - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
www.thegoodphight.com Apr 27, 2020
OOTP 4/27: Giants 3, Phillies 2 (12 innings)

OOTP 4/27: Giants 3, Phillies 2 (12 innings)

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ Pitcher’s duels are fun. In this era of high octane offense, one where even a guy who weighs about 165 pounds can consistently hit 15-20 home runs a year, seeing two moundsmen go at it and put up solid inning after solid inning, it’s refreshing to see. Tonight was one of them, even if it ended on a sour note. It started with the Phillies taking an early 1-0 lead when Jean Segura singled, Didi Gregorius doubled him to third, then, three batters later, Jay Bruce grounded into a fielder’s choice that scored that lonely run....
www.thegoodphight.com Apr 27, 2020
OOTP: Where we stand right now

OOTP: Where we stand right now

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Changes are in the midst Here are your standings right now for the OOTP Phillies: Things are pretty dire right now in the OOTP SimPhillies world. The team just lost Zack Wheeler until next year, the bullpen can’t seem to either hold leads or keep games within striking distance, and the offense...well, the offense is actually pretty good. A lot of the team’s overall numbers are still buoyed by the fact that Jay Bruce is still swinging a hot bat, but having Bryce Harper come alive has also helped things move along. Adam...

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