6:17 AM EDT, Tue September 17, 2019
8 hours ago

Phillies minor-league system receiving major coaching shakeups

With the minor-league season finished, the Phillies are making several changes to their minor-league coaching staff with more possibly on the way. After a season of disappointment at the major-league level, many are expecting significant changes to the Phillies coaching staff. Hitting coach John Mallee was fired in mid-August, and he may be the first […] Phillies minor-league system receiving major coaching shakeups - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
9 hours ago

Phillies front office went wrong with starting pitching

Where did Phillies GM Matt Klentak go wrong when assembling the 2019 Phillies? It all lies in the most important part of the game: starting pitching. A frustrating 6-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Sunday has officially put the Phillies near the brink. Trailing in the Wild-Card race by 4.5 games, which can […] Phillies front office went wrong with starting pitching - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
10 hours ago

Phillies former pitching coach Rich Dubee gets a new gig

The former Phillies coach is joining a familiar face in the PGCBL. Rich Dubee, who managed the Phillies pitching staff during the franchise’s greatest era, has found a new gig. Dubee will join the coaching staff of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League’s Saugerties Stallions, who are managed by none other than Charlie Manuel’s son, […] Phillies former pitching coach Rich Dubee gets a new gig - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 15, 2019

Phillies playoff odds now near zero after sweep by Red Sox

The Red Sox swept the Phillies in a two-game series at Citizens Bank Park, bringing Philadelphia’s playoff odds to a new low. Last year, the Phillies quickly fell out of the playoff chase, dropping from first place in the middle of August to third by the end of September. This season, it has been a […] Phillies playoff odds now near zero after sweep by Red Sox - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 14, 2019

Should Phillies pursue Josh Donaldson this offseason?

Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson is due for a massive payday this offseason. Should the Phillies be the team giving him one? The Phillies filled several holes in their lineup last offseason, bringing four new everyday starters. One need they didn’t address was third base, instead hoping Maikel Franco would be sufficient thanks to the […] Should Phillies pursue Josh Donaldson this offseason? - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 14, 2019

Phillies: What will it take for Gabe Kapler to save his job?

Will the Phillies make a managerial decision based off of the final two weeks of the season? Gabe Kapler, the Phillies much-maligned manager, is entering the most important two week stretch of his career. Win, and the Phillies have a chance to get into the playoffs. Lose, and he could be out of a job […] Phillies: What will it take for Gabe Kapler to save his job? - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 12, 2019

Phillies: Alec Bohm, Ethan Lindow win Paul Owens Award

The Phillies announced their 2019 Paul Owens Award winners, and one was a big surprise. Phillies prospects Alec Bohm and Ethan Lindow were named the 2019 Paul Owens Award winners, given to the organization’s top minor league player and pitcher. Bohm, universally ranked as the organization’s top prospect and potential 2020 starting third baseman, was in […] Phillies: Alec Bohm, Ethan Lindow win Paul Owens Award - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 12, 2019

Phillies should be at front of potential Nolan Arenado market

If the Rockies do decide to trade Nolan Arenado this offseason, the Phillies should be one of the first teams on the phone with them. The Phillies were hoping Maikel Franco could be a serviceable third baseman this year. The thought was that there would be less pressure on him to produce thanks to the […] Phillies should be at front of potential Nolan Arenado market - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 11, 2019

Phillies prospect Luis Garcia loses footing after poor season

Luis Garcia made waves during his first year in the Phillies system, but a weak full-season debut removed him from Top 100 prospect status. When the Phillies have a highly-touted prospect who succeeds in the Gulf Coast League, they often push them up to Low-A Lakewood the next year, skipping over short-season Williamsport to make […] Phillies prospect Luis Garcia loses footing after poor season - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 11, 2019

Phillies: Should Bryce Harper be a Gold Glove candidate?

Bryce Harper is having a phenomenal defensive season for the Phillies. Will it be enough to notch him his first career MLB Gold Glove award? Alright, okay, hang on a second. Everyone take a deep breath and hit *pause* on whatever angry tweet you were about to send my way. This is not clickbait, this […] Phillies: Should Bryce Harper be a Gold Glove candidate? - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 10, 2019

Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola’s September struggles continuing

Throughout his career, Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola loses a step once September rolls around, and this year is no exception. Back in July, I wrote that if the Phillies were to have any success in the second half, it would be on the back of Aaron Nola. He was starting to turn things around […] Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola’s September struggles continuing - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 10, 2019

Phillies: Is Spencer Howard ready for 2020 rotation?

The Phillies might not bring up their most exciting prospect this year, but 2020 could be his year to break out in the big leagues. With the Phillies middling rotation proving to be a point of weakness amongst an otherwise strong roster, the front office is going to need to look elsewhere to find arms. […] Phillies: Is Spencer Howard ready for 2020 rotation? - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 9, 2019

Are Phillies in the market for executive Dave Dombrowski?

Highly-regarded baseball executive Dave Dombrowski is looking for a new job after being fired by the Red Sox. Should the Phillies look to hire him? As is tradition, feelings towards the Phillies front office has swung wildly this year. Optimism was running high after an offseason jam-packed with acquisitions highlighted by the signing of Bryce […] Are Phillies in the market for executive Dave Dombrowski? - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 8, 2019

Phillies have given no reason to believe in them this season

The Phillies want to play the underdog role, but they have shown no reason to believe they can substantially change this late in the season. The odds of the Phillies finding a way into the playoffs are only going down as the end of the season draws near. Most fans have written off the team, […] Phillies have given no reason to believe in them this season - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 8, 2019

Phillies collapse to be blamed on injuries, or is it something more?

The Phillies haven’t lived up to expectations this year. They’ve been walloped by injuries, but is that really why they’ve struggled? The Phillies haven’t lived up to expectations this year; there’s no debating that. They’ve struggled through plenty of injuries and generally, haven’t played up to their potential. Even if Philadelphia manages to snag a […] Phillies collapse to be blamed on injuries, or is it something more? - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More