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Phillies trade rumor: Former GM projects Matthew Boyd to Philadelphia

A new Phillies trade rumor connects them to a young, controllable starting pitcher. Phillies trade rumor season is back in full swing with about six weeks until the one, and now only, MLB trade deadline. The Phillies are expected to address their starting pitching this summer, already being linked to veterans Madison Bumgarner and Zack […] Phillies trade rumor: Former GM projects Matthew Boyd to Philadelphia - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 16, 2019

Phillies must address gaping hole in starting rotation

Sunday’s drubbing of the Phillies by the Braves emphasized the gaping hole the team has in the back of the starting rotation. Heading into Sunday’s game against the Braves, the Phillies had a tough decision to face. They moved Jerad Eickhoff to the bullpen after he gave up five home runs in three innings last […] Phillies must address gaping hole in starting rotation - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 16, 2019

Phillies can’t win without Aaron Nola as their ace

After another poor outing from Aaron Nola, the Phillies are in a very tough position with their star player. Throughout this offseason, the Phillies started to go all in on winning, and they emphasized on the offense. Of course, the team expected the holes to still be addressed in the pitching role but that can […] Phillies can’t win without Aaron Nola as their ace - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 15, 2019

Phillies on wrong side of baseball’s home run surge

While MLB is seeing an unprecedented amount of home runs this year, the Phillies find themselves on the wrong side of this trend. When the Phillies and Diamondbacks combined to set a single-game MLB record for home runs with 13 combined, it illustrated a more extensive development in the league. Home runs are being hit […] Phillies on wrong side of baseball’s home run surge - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 14, 2019

Phillies trade rumors: Tigers pitchers worth consideration?

With the Phillies needing pitching help both in the rotation and bullpen, the Tigers could be a trade partner at the deadline. The Phillies pitching staff, both starters and relievers, have struggled as a unit this year. They rank 27th in Fangraphs wins above replacement as a unit. Injuries have decimated the bullpen while the […] Phillies trade rumors: Tigers pitchers worth consideration? - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 14, 2019

Phillies’ character to be tested with month of divisional games

The Phillies have a daunting stretch of 26 games in a row against teams within their division. During this stretch, we will see the team’s real character. The Phillies have fallen into second place in the NL East for the first time since late April. Now, with a month straight of games against opponents from […] Phillies’ character to be tested with month of divisional games - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 14, 2019

Phillies: Time to go all in with an Anthony Rendon trade?

A Phillies megadeal for Anthony Rendon would make them serious World Series contenders, but is a rental worth the price? The Phillies have finally opened their championship window after spending most of the first two months in first place. While still balancing between winning and developing young players, the direction of the franchise has been […] Phillies: Time to go all in with an Anthony Rendon trade? - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 13, 2019

Phillies boost bench by acquiring infielder Brad Miller from Yankees

The Phillies made a move to boost a dreadful bench, sending cash considerations to the Yankees for infielder Brad Miller. Todd Zolecki of MLB.com and other beat writers reported Thursday evening that the Phillies acquired infielder Brad Miller from the Yankees for cash considerations. They stated that Miller will join the team’s bench for the […] Phillies boost bench by acquiring infielder Brad Miller from Yankees - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 12, 2019

Phillies: Hector Neris becoming the closer they need

After an inconsistent 2018 season, Hector Neris is solidifying himself as the closing pitcher the Phillies so desperately need. Even after bouncing back in the second half of the 2018 season, confidence in Phillies reliever Hector Neris was still shaky. He blew save after save early on, and even when he did convert a save, […] Phillies: Hector Neris becoming the closer they need - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 12, 2019

Ranking the Phillies’ biggest trade needs this season

The Phillies have been decimated by injuries, and have needs at multiple positions. What do they need most at the trade deadline? The trade deadline may be almost two months away still, but the Phillies have some pressing needs that should be addressed sooner rather than later. The injury bug has bit the Phils hard […] Ranking the Phillies’ biggest trade needs this season - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 11, 2019

Phillies starting rotation still anything but figured out

Even with the Phillies entering their third month of the 2019 season, the starting rotation still needs a lot of work to be playoff caliber. Coming into the year, I and pretty much everyone else assumed that the Phillies‘ rotation would be a real strength. They were the team’s best unit last year (more or […] Phillies starting rotation still anything but figured out - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 10, 2019

Phillies midseason trade options limited by prospect pool

The Phillies have several needs to fill at the trade deadline this year, but their limited prospect pool will make that harder to do. While the Phillies are among the best teams in the league, their flaws are still evident. Injuries decimated their bullpen, the starting rotation isn’t the stabilizing presence it was supposed to […] Phillies midseason trade options limited by prospect pool - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 9, 2019

Phillies rumor: Possibility for a Ken Giles reunion?

The Phillies rumor mill continues to spin as the trade deadline looms. Fans can expect the Phillies rumor mill to be very active this summer with only one trade deadline and the team’s chances of winning in October as strong as ever. With nearly the entire bullpen currently on the injured list Phillies general manager […] Phillies rumor: Possibility for a Ken Giles reunion? - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 9, 2019

Phillies: Jay Bruce hitting at the perfect time

Phillies GM Matt Klentak hit the nail on the head by adding Jay Bruce. A mainstay in the National League Central for a decade with the Cincinnati Reds as a noted Phillies Killer, Jay Bruce was acquired in exchange for a minor league infielder and cash considerations. In lieu of the Andrew McCutchen injury, Bruce […] Phillies: Jay Bruce hitting at the perfect time - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 9, 2019

Phillies: What is Scott Kingery doing differently this year?

After an abysmal rookie season for the Phillies, Scott Kingery is performing much better this year at the plate. What, if anything, has changed? We all know the story of Scott Kingery‘s rookie season by now. The Phillies gave him the second contract in MLB history to a player yet to make his major-league debut. […] Phillies: What is Scott Kingery doing differently this year? - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More