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Phightin’ Words: 2/19/20

Phightin’ Words: 2/19/20

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Games are coming and that right soon Phillies news It’s safe to say Jake Arrieta wasn’t a fan of the old regime, judging by his comments here, but I’m really raising eyebrows at his comments on Zach Eflin. Robert Stock might be my new favorite reliever. Andrew McCutchen is going to be an all-star this year. Mark it down. MLB news So....Justin Turner huh? Honestly, you kinda gotta hear it to believe it. "At this point the only thing devaluing that trophy is that it says 'commissioner' on it."Justin Turner in response to Rob Manfred...
Feb 18, 2020
Where to watch (and hear) the Phillies this spring

Where to watch (and hear) the Phillies this spring

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports NBC Sports Philadelphia will carry 10 Spring Training games, with others on the radio and MLB.tv Congratulations! You survived another baseball offseason, and have arrived at the outset of Spring Training 2020. It wasn’t easy, but you made the trek. You are fully cleared to be excited about the first time you’ll be able to watch the Phils in action during camp. But when will that be, exactly? And how many games will you be able to watch or hear? If you live in the greater Philly area, you’ll be able to turn to NBC Sports Philadelphia (and NBCSP+) on...
Feb 18, 2020
Would Scott Kingery be more valuable in center field?

Would Scott Kingery be more valuable in center field?

Heather Barry Images Scott Kingery is slated to play second or third, but should he be the team’s starting center fielder? Everyone who has been following Scott Kingery since he started making noise as a highly touted prospect has been clamoring for him to become the everyday second baseman. It is a position he excelled at in the minors, where he showed great range and athleticism, and it seemed like only a matter of time before he would land the everyday job in Philadelphia. However, in his rookie season, he didn’t play much second, just four games. Cesar Hernandez was the incumbent...
Feb 17, 2020
What happens if the Phillies don’t extend Realmuto?

What happens if the Phillies don’t extend Realmuto?

Photo by Rich Schultz/ No one wants to talk about it, because no one expects things to go this way. I don’t, either. But it’s always better to be prepared! With any luck, this post will be headed to a time capsule in a couple weeks, a discarded relic of a graciously brief time when it felt dirty to even acknowledge the darker timeline of a 2021 Phillies team without baseball’s top catcher. And honestly? I wouldn’t blame you if you’d prefer to plug your ears, shut your eyes, and la-la-la your way out of sight and earshot (even if that’s not quite an invitation to warp down to...
Feb 17, 2020
Will Alec Bohm end the decade long search for a franchise third baseman?

Will Alec Bohm end the decade long search for a franchise third baseman?

The Phillies have been looking for a long-term option at the hot corner since the Scott Rolen trade, have they finally found their man? For all the struggles the Phillies have had throughout their history, finding top notch third basemen hasn’t really been one since the 1960’s. Dick Allen was a stud for the Phils in that era, boasting 177 home runs from 1963-69, and a 35.2 WAR. Although he was dealt to the Cardinals in 1970, it wouldn’t take the Phils long to find another gem at the hot corner. Mike Schmidt made his big league debut in 1972, and became the full-time third baseman the...
Feb 17, 2020
Phightin’ Words: 2/17/20

Phightin’ Words: 2/17/20

Happy President’s Day! Phillies news The plan all spring was the limit Spencer Howard’s innings/pitches. His injury makes this things a little easier. Bryce Harper arrive at camp and he spoke with reporters. The whole interview is well worth the read, but one takeaway I had was about his comments on the Phillies going to get Kris Bryant and what they have in Alec Bohm. Oh yeah - he did watch the World Series. Aaron Nola seems happy with the new pitching coach. Coming soon to a pre-game show near you: former Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. I like this move a lot. Hector...
Feb 15, 2020
The Phillies have acquired a big bat in Kyle Garlick

The Phillies have acquired a big bat in Kyle Garlick

Photo via Richard Jackson / USA TODAY Sports The right-handed slugger has the chance to be more than just a bench bat in 2020... The Phillies went out of their way to acquire Dodgers’ odd-man out, OF Kyle Garlick, in a trade on Saturday that sent LHP Tyler Gilbert to Los Angeles. As a corresponding move, Nick Martini, who was earlier claimed from the Cincinnati Reds, was DFA’d. Garlick was sent packing as a response to the Dodgers’ acquisition of Mookie Betts and David Price. He’s a supremely talented bat who just wouldn’t fit on a chock-full LAD roster — thus, the Phillies...
Feb 15, 2020
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Feb 15, 2020
TGPTV Replay: February 15, 2020

TGPTV Replay: February 15, 2020

Watch as Paul and Alex kick off The Good Phight’s new streaming video series It’s time for a new project here at TGP! Paul and Alex are going to bring you a live streaming show that will air on YouTube. The shows will last anywhere from 30-60 minutes, once a week or so. You can view the show on YouTube itself or in the embedded player below. Subscribe to our channel to stay in the know about upcoming episodes. We value your feedback (really!), so if you have ideas, suggestions, or comments, let us know below or shoot a note to thegoodphighttv[at]gmail. Thanks for tuning in!
Feb 15, 2020
Mariano Duncan: Was he actually good?

Mariano Duncan: Was he actually good?

Mariano Duncan was not as good as you probably thought he was Mother’s Day heroics aside, just how valuable was the second baseman? Last time, I evaluated the career of Ricky Jordan to see if he was better (or worse) than most fans remember. This time, I’ll take a look at one of Jordan’s teammates from the 1993 team: Mariano Duncan. I think most Phillies fans have positive memories of Mariano Duncan. He provided one of the defining moments from the 1993 pennant season when he delivered a go-ahead grand slam on Mothers’ Day. Duncan is also remembered for being heavily featured on...
Feb 14, 2020
My 40 Valentines

My 40 Valentines

To the 40-man roster: Why you’re loved. Valentine’s Day is all about showing those you love the most how much they mean to you. In that spirit, here is the thing I like the most about every player on the Phillies’ 40-man roster. Jose Alvarez I like how reliable Alvarez became last season. In a bullpen that was riddled with injuries and inconsistencies, he settled into one of the few arms that could be trusted. Victor Arano I like that there is a very high probability that Victor Arano will pitch more innings in 2020 than he did in 2019. Jake Arrieta My favorite thing about Jake...
Feb 14, 2020
What can we expect from the Nationals in 2020?

What can we expect from the Nationals in 2020?

Photo via Michael Reaves / An in-depth dive into the Phillies NL East counterparts... our final entry — the defending World Champions. Spring has sprung… or, at least, baseball’s back — and, as such, it’s time to get down to brass tax. For months now, folks have been arguing about where the Phillies might stand in comparison to the rest of the National League East, so, I thought it might be fun to delve deep into the Phillies’ primary competitors to discover just that. Today, we take a peek into the defending World Series Champions — the Washington Nationals. (Man, that...
Feb 14, 2020
Phightin’ Words: 2/14/20

Phightin’ Words: 2/14/20

Love is in the air... Happy Valentine’s Day! Did you know: the player with the highest career WAR total with the last name of “Valentine” is Ellis Valentine? He was worth 17.1 bWAR over the course of his tumultuous career with Montreal, New York and California. Phillies news Matt Klentak spoke about a variety of subject during his season opening interview. You can get the main parts here. If you are getting ready for your fantasy baseball draft, here is a team preview of the Phillies for 2020. Reggie McClain is an arm the team brought into camp this year from Seattle. He had...
Feb 13, 2020
Why Jake Arrieta is the key to the Phillies’ playoff chances in 2020

Why Jake Arrieta is the key to the Phillies’ playoff chances in 2020

Photo by Rich Schultz/ Arrieta’s performance this year may be the difference between a playoff berth and not. It’s completely and totally unfair to lay an entire big league baseball team’s postseason chances at the feet of one person. That being said... ...Jake Arrieta is the key to the Phillies making the playoffs in 2020. I know, I know, I did the unfair thing, and Arrieta’s teammates are obviously going to have a say in this, too. Rhys Hoskins has to bounce back, Aaron Nola has to be an ace, Zack Wheeler has to be productive, the bullpen has to come together, and a million...
Feb 13, 2020
What can we expect from the Mets in 2020?

What can we expect from the Mets in 2020?

Photo via Wendell Cruz / USA Today Sports An in-depth dive into the Phillies’ NL East counterparts... next up, the Amazin’s. Spring has sprung… or, at least, baseball’s back — and, as such, it’s time to get down to brass tax. For months now, folks have been arguing about where the Phillies might stand in comparison to the rest of the National League East, so, I thought it might be fun to delve deep into the Phillies’ primary competitors to discover just that. Today, we take a peek into the, surprisingly underrated, Amazin’ Mets. Let’s get started: Key pieces added: RHP...