2:12 PM EST, Sun February 28, 2021
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The trophy for best home uniform in MLB goes to...

The trophy for best home uniform in MLB goes to...

Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via An official ranking of MLB’s best and worst home uniforms Uniforms are one of the greatest identifiers for sports teams. They’re a crucial aspect of an organization’s identity. But who has the best uniforms in Major League Baseball? Here is The Good Phight’s official ranking of the best and worst home uniforms in Major League Baseball. (Keep an eye out later for our official ranking of the best and worst away and alternate uniforms!) 30. Cleveland Indians Photo by Ron Schwane/ Highest Rank:...
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Gamethread 2/28: Phillies at Tigers

Gamethread 2/28: Phillies at Tigers

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh Isn’t it wonderful? First lineup of the spring. #RingTheBell pic.twitter.com/wVoHX1lC5V— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) February 28, 2021 It’s not being televised, but that’s ok. It looks like you’ll be able to listen to it on the Tigers’ website if you want to. Yep. @tigers website. https://t.co/fn3mBljLkn— Tom McCarthy (@TMacPhils) February 28, 2021 That Jeff Mathis as a cleanup hitter tho....
Feb 27, 2021
What does it look like if Bryson Stott turns into an amalgam of really solid players?

What does it look like if Bryson Stott turns into an amalgam of really solid players?

Yong Kim/Philadelphia Inquirer Other than a weird Frankenstein thing? In his address to the media on Thursday, Bryce Harper made a comparison that got people a little excited. Bryce thinks Bryson Stott is a mix of J.J Hardy and Brandon Crawford in the field and a Garrett Anderson type at the plate, which would be amazing.— Jack Fritz (@JackFritzWIP) February 25, 2021 Boy howdy do those names bring back some memories. Of course Crawford is still playing, but Hardy and Anderson are names from a bygone era, relics of the past when baseball players rubbed dirt on...
Feb 26, 2021
Shameless plug time: Buy the shirts that Bryce Harper wore!

Shameless plug time: Buy the shirts that Bryce Harper wore!

Phillies/Miles Kennedy It’s better than that one Admit it: you wanted the shirt that Bryce Harper was wearing the other day, the one that shows off the local dialect of the town he plays in. There were jokes, of course, but the fact remains that you would probably like to get your hands on a shirt that is similar to that one. Well now you can! Our friends at BreakingT have come up with some designs that will rival that of Harper’s shirt while giving it a little flair that makes it more personal to Bryce. Personally,...
Feb 26, 2021
High ceiling/low floor: Sam Coonrod, Kyle Dohy, and Seranthony Dominguez

High ceiling/low floor: Sam Coonrod, Kyle Dohy, and Seranthony Dominguez

Searnthony Dominguez, pre-surgery | Photo by Hunter Martin/ The Phillies aren’t counting on Sam Coonrod, Kyle Dohy, or Seranthony Dominguez, but they can’t be ruled out either In order to fix the well-publicized disaster that was their 2020 bullpen, the Phillies will have a lot of pitchers in camp vying for relief roles. However, aside from Archie Bradley and Hector Neris, the competition won’t include a lot of “sure things.” Instead, they have a lot of candidates who are far from proven commodities, but who also possess high ceilings. Three of the more...
Feb 26, 2021
The Offseason: 2/26/2021

The Offseason: 2/26/2021

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports Games are this weekend, games you can watch Bryce Harper spoke yesterday to the media. It’s pretty cool how well he has taken to Philadelphia. While you could make a point to say it is all practiced, rehearsed even, I’m not sure that it is. It seems like this is genuinely who Harper is, someone who likes to speak his mind on any given topic (signing J.T. Realmuto, how John Middleton should spend money, the effect of Dave Dombrowski, etc.) and here, he can do so. On to the links. Phillies news: The team has renamed their spring...
Feb 25, 2021
You know what’s fun? Positive player development! Connor Brogdon can be that!

You know what’s fun? Positive player development! Connor Brogdon can be that!

Photo by Mark Brown/ Finally. A young reliever with promise developed by the Phillies. Will it last? Well that’s not how you want to make your debut, is it? Oof, the first pitch Connor Brogdon ever threw in the majors was hit into the stands. Luckily for him his debut got bett— Then again, maybe not. Brogdon’s first three games in the majors left him with an ERA at 16.88. He struck out three, walked three and allowed five runs, all earned, in 2 1⁄3 innings. It’s not the best ways to begin your major league career. He was sent down to the alternate site to...
Feb 25, 2021
The Offseason: 2/25/2021

The Offseason: 2/25/2021

Phillies/Miles Kennedy Interestingly enough, it seems that the team is not done looking to add to their team. According to some reports, they have been looking in on Jake Odorizzi and seeing what his price might be. This report interests me because there is a lot to unpack with it. The first thing to realize is that Odorizzi’s price tag is surely in the range that would mean the Phillies went over the luxury tax threshold. While it would put them over just a teensy bit, it would mean that they’d have to pay the tax regardless. This signals that the team is perhaps...
Feb 24, 2021
Could J.T. Realmuto become the greatest catcher in Phillies history?

Could J.T. Realmuto become the greatest catcher in Phillies history?

Photo by Mark Brown/ J.T. Realmuto is the best catcher in baseball right now. What would it take for him to become the best catcher the Phillies have ever had? Okay, maybe I’m getting a little ahead of myself here. J.T. has only been in Philadelphia for two years, and he has a long way to go before he can be considered a franchise great. But it’s spring training, the time of year when everyone gets prematurely excited about all things baseball. Besides, given the recent news about his broken thumb, we need to project some positive thoughts about J.T. into the...
Feb 24, 2021
2021 player preview: Archie Bradley

2021 player preview: Archie Bradley

Photo by Denis Poroy/ He’s taken to Philly like a fish to water. But can he pitch? Sometimes, a guy just fits. Archie Bradley’s signing with the Phillies kind of came out of the blue. There weren’t many rumors floating the team was interested until less than 24 hours before he actually came here. Once here though, he has become a fan favorite already by tweeting up a storm. Mood. pic.twitter.com/reeoZvf2AL— Archie Bradley (@ArchieBradley7) January 14, 2021 BOOM! New Week! New Profile! LEGGGOO @Phillies !!! https://t.co/ibL9wFzoLy— Archie Bradley...
Feb 24, 2021
The Offseason: 2/24/2021

The Offseason: 2/24/2021

Phillies/Miles Kennedy We’re starting to go to a crawl with the news The offseason is coming to a close. Spring training games are drawing nearer, which means that the news is starting to slow down. There might be some things trickle here and there, but for the most part, rosters are set. Moves have been made, rumors are nil. With the Phillies, the focus has begun to shift to how players look in camp, how they’re performing thus far against pitching, etc. It’s time to feel alive! On to the links. Phillies news: Listening to Bryce Harper about this offseason ($)...
Feb 23, 2021
2021 player preview: Chase Anderson

2021 player preview: Chase Anderson

Chase Anderson has been adequate for most of his career | Photo by Jim McIsaac/ The Phillies are hoping Anderson provides adequacy at the back of their rotation 2020 statistics 10 games, 7 starts, 1-2 W-L, 7.22 ERA, 2.7 BB/9, 10.2 K/9 The backstory For the first six years of his career, Chase Anderson was an competent back-of-the-rotation starter. He could be counted on for at least 25 starts a season, with an ERA that ranged from a low of 2.74 in 2017 to a high 4.39 in 2016. He averaged 1.6 bWAR per season, which is something you can certainly live with from a fourth...
Feb 23, 2021
The Offseason: 2/23/2021

The Offseason: 2/23/2021

Photo by Otto Greule Jr/ We’re getting closer It’s already feeling like spring here in Philadelphia. The snow is melting, global warming is beginning, etc. I kid, of course. We’re one day closer to games being played. While we don’t know the television schedule for spring training games, we do know that pretty soon, we’ll be able to hear the sounds of spring yet again, along with reminders to always lock your car when you leave. On to the links. Phillies news: Joe Girardi is happy with what he sees so far from the players arriving in camp. Scott Kingery is...
Feb 22, 2021
Jose Alvarado is going to play a big role in this bullpen’s success

Jose Alvarado is going to play a big role in this bullpen’s success

Photo by Harry How/ The young lefty has the big arm the team has lacked in recent seasons When the Phillies suffered through one of the worst seasons on record for a bullpen, they knew that they could not do the same in the following the season. Even with the pending free agencies of J.T. Realmuto and Didi Gregorius hanging over the heads of the decisionmakers, there was no way that they could avoid remaking the bullpen as a unit. Once they made a decision on who would actually be rebuilding the team by hiring Dave Dombrowski, they then set about the arduous task by...
Feb 22, 2021
The Offseason: 2/22/2021

The Offseason: 2/22/2021

Phillies’ Beyond the Bell blog Times, they are a’changin. Is it possible for the season to begin with a little more urgency? If you’re living in the greater Philadelphia area, you know what story has been dominating the local sports scene. It has been attacked from numerous angles. Fans have seemingly gone through the stages of grief over it. The hot takes have been coming in fast and furious, making one turn the station in the car with a little more fervor. So can baseball please get here? I’d imagine right now that J.T. Realmuto’s injury would have been...