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NAtionals make playoffs even with horrendous start
(9/30) The Washington Nationals has made the playoffs after a horrendous start in the first month of the season. They sneak into the first wild card spot in the National League. This is a surprise to many after losing their star right fielder, Bryce Harper, to the Phillies. The Nats pitching, which features Scherzer, Corbin and Strasburg, has led them through the regular season. Ironically, the Nationals swept the Phillies in five games to knock them out of playoff contention. Washington’s front office must feel great after seeing Harper and the Phils have a worse record than they did without him.
Tampa Bay CLinches Wild Card for the first time sice 13'
(9/30) The Tampa Bay Rays clinched an AL Wild Card berth with a victory last night against the Blue Jays, however this is not your average playoff berth. There is a different feeling in the air, not one like the annual trot to the postseason like their division-rival Yankees. This is the first time that the Rays have made the playoffs since 2013, and the fifth time they have ever clinched a berth in franchise history. The Rays have the smallest payroll in baseball in a division with the Yankees and Red Sox, and the Orioles didn’t used to be so bad. Little-known players such as Travis d’Arnaud were acquired and made key contributions. A strong Indians team was on their heels in the wild card chase, and they held them off.In the end, it is appropriate that the Rays will face the original moneyball team in the Oakland A’s in the Wild Card round.
Rendon, not Bellinger, should be NL MVP favorite
(9/23) Since Christian Yelich had an end to his season with a broken knee cap, the NL MVP race has heated up. Cody Bellinger still could be the favorite, but Anthony Rendon has proven he should win it. Rendon’s numbers are all better than Bellinger’s besides home runs and defensive runs saved. Rendon has been an underrated player his whole life but is finally showing the world what he is capable of. I think the Dodgers, without Bellinger, would still be in the playoffs. The Nationals without Rendon is a different story. I’m rooting for Rendon to take the trophy home because he really deserves it.
Yankees get two stars back for playoff run
(9/23) This week the MLB leader in wins, the New York Yankees, got back two all star players. Giancarlo Stanton and Luis Severino returned to the field and bolstered an already stellar Yankees roster. With Severino back on the mound, and Stanton back at the plate, will the Yankees have enough fire power to take down the other team with 101 wins, the Houston Astros. With the last full week of the regular season about to start, these two teams are the ones in the American League to watch.
The phillies underwhelming season is coming to an End
(9/17) The 2019 Phillies season been extremely disappointing. Going into the season the Phillies landed the biggest free agent on the market in Bryce Harper. Along with making other good acquisitions, this season was filled with a lot of hope and high expectations. What started off as a fun start to the summer with the Phillies starting off on a good run to the season is beginning to end with a big disappointment. The Phillies have a current record of 76-72 and sit 5 games back for the second wild card spot. Now starting tonight will begin an 11 game road trip. The chances of making the playoffs are all but gone, and the end to a bad season is almost here.
NL and AL playoff raise heating up
(9/16) As the MLB season is coming to an end, the playoff race is very tight. Oakland, Tampa Bay and Cleveland are all fighting for a spot in the wild card game in the AL. Mets, Phillies, Nationals, Brewers, Cubs and Diamondbacks are all fighting in the NL Wild Card. I have not seen a playoff race with this many teams involved in a long time. Some teams are battling for the first seed and best record. The Yankees currently have the best record in the league, but the Astros and Dodgers are right behind them. October will be filled with great action no matter what teams make it, but it will be very interesting to see who has home field advantage throughout.
Villar sets MLB Homerun record in mlb season
(9/16) This week Jonathan Villar of the Baltimore Orioles hit a 443-foot homerun against the Dodgers to break the MLB single season total home run record. Villar’s blast was the 6,106th homerun hit during the 2019 MLB season, a new record. With more than two weeks left in the season, this record solidifies the 2019 MLB season as the year of the homerun. Are the balls juiced? Are the minor league systems teaching power over contact? Is pitching just plain worse than it ever has been? While we may never know for sure, it sure does make for some of the most exhilarating baseball we have seen in a long time.
Bryce Harper gets tossed in Phillies lost to MEts
(4/23) The Philadelphia Phillies were facing the New York Mets Monday night at Citi Field. During the 4th inning, Bryce Harper became the first Phillie to become ejected from a baseball game since 2015. He was arguing with a questionable strike call with the umpire right before striking out on the next pitch. The umpire behind the plate had some very questionable strike zone pitches and Harper was not happy about it. Cesar Hernandez batted after Bryce Harper and on a 1-1 count, a pitch was thrown way up high to Cesar and was called a strike. It was nowhere near the strike zone, and after Harper made one comment from the dugout he was tossed from the game in the 4th inning. He had every reason to be mad about that call but getting tossed from a baseball game is never the right answer. Gabe Kapler was also just as heated as Harper in front of the home plate umpire but the Phillies still lost the game 1-5.
Phillies clutch win over marlins
(4/14) The Phillies defeated the Miami Marlins (3-1) to take the series two games to one after a clutch Homerun by SS Jean Segura in the top of the 14th. Segura’s homerun was his first homer as a philly which was helped set up by an Andrew McCutchen triple. Vince Velazquez had a good outing taking a no hitter to the 6th inning. The Phillies are now 9-5 on the season and will return home Monday to face the co-division leaders New York Mets. Aaron Nola, the Phillies ace will take the mound after a slow start to season to face Mets Noah Syndergaard.
(4/13) Ozzie Albies had a breakout season for the Braves last year, hitting 24 home runs and driving in 72 runs, while making the All-Star team. Thursday night the Braves showed that they trust Albies to make many more All-Star teams by giving him a seven-year, $35 million contract extension that includes options for the 2026 and ’27 seasons. Along with Ronald Acuna and Dansby Swanson, Albies adds to what looks like a great young core for the Braves, who made the playoffs last year and are looking to repeat as NL East Champs.
Article Link: https://www.mlb.com/news/braves-ozzie-albies-extension
phillies stay hot
(4/8) The Phillies continued to show off their high powered offense this weekend in a series with the Twins. They won two out of three games in this series. Rhys Hoskins continued to show his strength and hitting ability this weekend with a couple of home runs and the go ahead home run in Sunday’s game. The Phillies are now 6-2 and sit in first place in the N.L. East. They will now host the Washington Nationals in a three game series to start off this week.
machado worth the money
(4/8) A month and a half ago, the Padres gave Manny Machado a 10-year $330 Million Dollar Contract. Saturday was a prime example that he may be worth the money for the foreseeable future. He hit a clutch home run against Andrew Miller of the Cardinals to give the Padres the lead and would eventually end up winning the game. Machado’s homerun on Saturday was his second in three games.
(3/31) The Harper show came to full effect this past Saturday as Phillies superstar Bryce Harper hits a monster 465 ft home run in the 7th inning to help propel the Phillies to their second win of the season. Harper, who signed a record breaking 13 year deal in February, has lit the Phillies fan base up with excitement and it hit its peak after launching a rocket to the second deck. Maikel Franco and J.T. Realmuto also homered to help lead the Phillies to a combined 6 home runs on the short season. The Phillies offense has the chance to be the top of the league in runs and home runs with a lot of pop from 1 to 8. Philly will wrap up their series finale with Atlanta Sunday night on ESPN and they will hit the road Tuesday in Washington for Bryce Harpers return.
huge opening day for phils
(3/31) For the first time in years, Citizens Bank Park had a sellout crowd for opening day. With 44,000 people in attendance, the 2019 season for the Phillies was underway and started off with a leadoff home run to center field from Andrew McCutchen. Acquired in the offseason McCutchen is already showing why we signed him at 32 years old. Bryce Harper also made his debut as a Phillie but it was Rhys Hoskins who stole the spotlight late in the 7th inning. With two men on base, the Atlanta Braves decided to intentionally walk Bryce Harper, but Rhys Hoskins made them pay for that by hitting his first major league career grand slam. The Phillies went on to win the game against the Braves 10-4, and continue to show how good this baseball team is. It should be a fun year to watch the Phillies with the rebuild for the team finally over.
(3/28) After Jacob Degrom had an unbelievable season on the mound last year for the Mets, they have agreed on a 5-year, 137.5 million dollar pact. The deal actually replaces Degrom’s current contract. It has a $32.5 million club option for 2024 that could bring the entire worth to $170 million. Degrom won the Cy Young Award last year with a 10-9 record and an incredible 1.70 ERA.
opening day closing in
(3/25) The Phillies off-season will go down as one of the most productive and exciting five months in franchise history. Phillies GM Matt Klentak and the front office started off the off season with a trade for an all star Short stop Jean Segura. Segura will most likely bat 2nd in the new lineup and look for a lot of contact from Segura’s bat this year. Later, the Phils shipped off their young catcher in Alfaro and their top prospect in RHP Sixto Sanchez to acquire All Star catcher JT Realmuto. Realmuto is looked at by most baseball analyst to be the best catcher in the big leagues and he will add some pop to this lineup. Finally, capping off this major overhaul of the Phillies roster is the addition of superstar outfielder and former MVP Bryce Harper. He signed (at the time) a record breaking deal worth $330 million over 13 years with no opt outs. Harper adds a lot of new excitement and energy from the Phillies fan base and front office with ticket sales skyrocketing. This coming Thursday, Harper and the 2019 Phillies will take the field against their division and NL East Champions Atlanta Braves. All Star Aaron Nola will take the mound after coming off a terrific year finishing 3rd in NL Cy young race and he will do battle against Braves RHP Julio Teheran. Atlanta won the season series last year 12-7 as the Phillies look to have a bounce back year and win the NL East for the first time since 2011.
the harper saga ends
(3/3) On Thursday 2/28 the Bryce Harper saga finally came to a close. It was announced that Harper had officially signed with the Philadelphia Philles for a 13-year $330 million contract, with a no-trade clause. This is good for the Phillies because Harper's AAV is only $25 million per year, which leaves some room for another big signing in 2 years. Harper is set to make his Spring training debut for the Phillies on Saturday 3/9 against the Blue Jays. Harper will be a designated hitter, per Gabe Kapler.
not harper news!
(2/26) Yankees Outfielder Aaron Hicks got PAID earlier this week. Hicks’ manager, Aaron Boone, was quoted early this spring training saying he thinks he is the most underrated player in the game. The Yankees front office obviously seems to think so, signing Hicks to a 7 year, $70 million contract extension. Hicks is in the midst of his prime at the age of 29 years old and certainly has been a spark for the Bronx Bombers.
even more harper news
(2/25) Ah yes this Bryce Harper rumor filled offseason could all finally be over by the end of this week. Phillies owner John Middleton flew out to Vegas to meet with Bryce Harper and his agent Scott Boras this weekend. According to many different sources in baseball the Phillies offer to Harper was from 8-10 years and roughly 330 million dollars. This would be the new largest contract in baseball, surpassing Giancarlo Stanton’s current contract. This is what Harper and Boras have been pushing for and wanting this whole offseason. With this being the latest offer and best offer he has received could this finally be all over.
more harper rumors
(2/18) It seems like forever ago that the MLB winter meetings took place in December and the Harper/Machado saga started to heat up. Well, its February with spring training underway and neither of the two superstar free agents have sign a contract. Yet, another rumor has hit the internet from The Athletic baseball analyst Jim Bowden saying Bryce Harper and the Phillies “could be rounding third base and heading home shortly” with a new deal. Harper, who is 26, won the NL MVP in 2015 and is one of the best power hitters in the game. If the Phillies do indeed sign the star outfielder Citizens Bank Park would once again be the place to be in the summer and the Phillies will be back in World Series contention.
Free agent Bryce Harper is line to become part of the Philadelphia Phillies but the organization are in tight position. Another MLB player in free agency by the name of Manny Machado is another prospect that the team plans to target in this offseason but they can only choose one of the two. Harper has played for the Washington Nationals for seven years of his professional career but he is now looking to move on to a potential championship contender. He is projected to make more than 300 million dollars in his next contract which would be more than the what he was given in his time in Washington. Philadelphia had a meeting with Harper in the beginning of the month of January but no deal was signed. There are also other teams who are targeting Harper such as the Padres and the Giants but the Phillies seem to be the favorite so far. If the Phillies choose Harper over Machado than he is more likely to sign with the White Sox or the Padres. Philadelphia fans are itching for another World Championship and Harper may one of the keys to all of the answers.
kluber to stay
(2/10) On Sunday, various sources claimed that there is absolutely no chance Indians Ace, Corey Kluber, will be traded by the start of Spring Training. During the offseason, sources have claimed that the Dodgers, Padres, Brewers, Yankees, and Reds were looking at the chance of trading for Kluber. Those talks haved died down now, and it looks like he’ll be a member of the Tribe this year.
JT realmuto is worth it
(2/10) The Phillies completed a blockbuster trade with the Florida Marlins to acquire veteran catcher JT Realmuto. Realmuto has a career batting average of .270 and looks to be a nice upgrade to the role of catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. Adding a strong player to the roster can help potentially land Bryce Harper or Manny Machado this offseason. If they want to play in a city that can win the addition of adding the best catcher in baseball only helps Philadelphia's chances. The Phillies are looking like a strong contender in the NL East and should be exciting to watch this coming season.
Why Phillies are better off holding on to odubel Herrera
(2/3) Since joining the phillies Odubel Herrera has had a lot of criticism. He is a player of great potential and could really be a great asset for the Phillies. However he’s a streaky player that is either red hot or ice cold. The 2018 season was the worst season of his career statistically with a batting of .255 in 148 games. These numbers only fell further with a batting average of .222 from June through the remainder of the season. Herrera is still in the Phillies roster but Roman Quinn could fit as a replacement to Herrera as he did take some of Herreras at bats last season. The Phillies will hang onto Herrera in the outfield instead of Quinn because of Quinns injury prone reputation. We will have to wait and see how Herrera can turn this season around and keep his starting job with the Philadelphia Phillies.
will harper ever sign?
(2/3) The baseball world has been waiting for what seems like years for one of its top players to sign with a team. For much of the offseason the teams in the mix to land Bryce Harper have been the Phillies, Nationals, Cubs, and just recently the Padres. With spring training just 2 weeks away it is important for baseball’s top player to sign somewhere soon.
Article Link: https://www.mlb.com/news/bryce-harper-rumors/c-297610378
where will harper sign?
(12/10) The rumors swirling around big free agent Bryce Harper have been nonstop this offseason. Teams like the Phillies, Cubs, Cardinals, White Sox, and the Yankees have been in talks with Bryce Harper and signing him. He hasn’t made a decision yet on where he will sign. Which leaves the question, “Who is the favorite?”. As of now many experts put the Phillies as the favorites to sign him. With the annual Winter Meetings this week for MLB, there will be a lot questions for these teams about Harper. Maybe this is the week something is leaked about where he’ll end up.
a look into the past
(12/9) In the midst of MLB’s yearly Winter meetings, and some huge names out there on the market, let’s take a look at some of the past huge trades at some past Winter meetings. In 2007, Miguel Cabrera was traded from the Marlins to the Detroit Tigers where he would eventually win a triple crown. In 2015, Arizona sent three players to the Braves, including Dansby Swanson and Ender Inciarte, who have been part of the Braves recent surge. Lastly, in 2016, the White Sox shipped Chris Sale, who is arguably the best pitcher in baseball, to the Boston Red Sox, for prospects.
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9 darkhorse free agents
(11/25) Here is a list of 9 free agents that could make a bigger impact than expected on whichever team they sign for.
halladay for hall of fame
(11/19) The Hall of Fame ballots were announced on Monday and among the 20 listed, the most notable name is Roy Halladay. Hallday, who passed away in a plane crash on November 7, 2017, is appearing on the ballots for the first time. Halladay won 2 Cy Young awards, one in the AL and one in the NL. He was runner-up twice, and placed in the top-five 3 other times. Halladay was one of the best pitchers in baseball and the stats in this article can back that up. Halladay 100% deserves to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
top 25 Free agents
(11/1) With the MLB playoffs ending, the attention now turns to the free agents. This list of free agents is as star-studded as ever, ranking the top 25 players that could be leaving their current teams for potentially huge deals. This free agency looks to be extremely exciting, and will likely put superstars in new uniforms.
world series showdown
(10/22) The battle for the 2018 World Series will begin tuesday night on 10/23/18. We have the Los Angeles representing the national league and the Boston Red Sox representing the american league. This is the Red Sox fourth trip to the world series in the last 15 years and they are the favorites to win it all. On the other side this is the Dodgers second consecutive World Series, but can they finally take home the championship? The starting time is 8:08 eastern standard time tomorrow night in Boston and you're not gonna want to miss this seven game series. With aces Clayton Kershaw and Chris Sale battling it out this is gonna be pitching duel that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The first to four games wins it all and I have a feeling it’s gonna take all seven games.
(10/18) An exciting game wouldn't be complete without a wild finish. Game 4 of the ALCS definitely did not disappoint in either of those two things. With two outs and the bases loaded, Astros Alex Bregman stepped up to the plate and hit a liner to left field that would've definitely ended up in the game being tied if it had not been caught by Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi. The catch resulted in the Game 4 win and puts the Red Sox just one win away from being in the World Series.
final four fight
(10/15) With four teams left in the postseason the race to the World Series is heating up in October. In the national league the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers are tied one game a piece in a seven game series for the national league championship. With former cy young winner Clayton Kershaw and MVP candidate Christian Yelich this should be a fun and close battle to watch to the very end. In the American league the two ranked best teams in baseball are also tied at one game a piece between the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros. With Red Sox player Mookie Betts insane regular season batting average of 3.46 and with former World Series MVP George Springer of the Houston Astros the bats are gonna be flying in this series. You’re not gonna want to miss these two matchups as they are the best teams in baseball. Who will win the National and American league series? Get your popcorn ready because postseason baseball is finally at its finest.
holt hits cycle
(10/13) Believe it or not, no one has ever hit for the cycle in the Major League Baseball Postseason…before Brock Holt earlier this week. Holt went 4 for 6 with three runs and five RBI’s in the midst of a 16-1 route of the New York Yankees. The Red Sox would go on to win Game 4 in Yankee stadium and advance to the ALCS, where they will play the Houston Astros.
Phillies season comes to a close
(9/30) After an up and down season, the Philadelphia Phillies season has finally come to a close. Finishing with an 80-82 record, and third in the NL East, this is the sixth straight losing season for the Phillies. After leading the NL East by 1.5 games on August 7th, the Phillies fell apart, going 16-33 since then. The Phillies look to build off of what worked this season and come back stronger next year.
sabathia misses out on $500k
(9/27) Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia was ejected from Wednesday's (9/26) game against the Rays for hiitting the batter with his pitch. Sabathia was only two innings shy of meeting his minimum of 155 innings, which would have given him a $500,000 bonus check. After a pitch nearly grazed his teammate, Sabathia retaliated with an inside pitch of his own, but ended up hitting Rays catcher Jesus Sucre.