Girardi Fired: What It Means for the Phillies

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The Philadelphia Phillies have fired Joe Girardi. After an unimpressive 23-29 start, the Phillies have decided to cut ties with Girardi after two seasons with the team. Bench coach Rob Thomson, Girardi’s longtime bench coach, will take over as interim manager for the rest of the season. The Phillies have relieved Joe Girardi of his […] READ MORE


Phillies Bullpen Woes Continue to Unravel

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The Philadelphia Phillies are in trouble. After dropping four of their last five series, the Phils are 13 games back of the division. That skid also includes a sweep by the New York Mets and a losing streak that stretches five games. The pitching has been bad over this stretch, but the Phillies bullpen is […] READ MORE


Bryce Harper Injured with Slight UCL Tear

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The Philadelphia Phillies got some potentially worrisome news on Thursday. It’s been announced that Bryce Harper is injured with a slight tear of his right UCL. Harper has not played the field since mid-April due to aggravation in his throwing arm. However, the injury has not prevented Harper from serving as the Phillies designated hitter. […] READ MORE


Ejection Inspection, Week Four: Joe Girardi Goes Nuts, Aaron Boone Tossed as Well

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Joe Girardi Goes Nuts after Two Phillies Get Plunked but Both Teams Get Warned Welcome to Week Four of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each […] READ MORE


Philadelphia Phillies Season Preview 2020

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After Major League Baseball has finally agreed on a 60-game season Las Vegas has set the Philadelphia Phillies win total at 31.5 games. They are among eight other teams at that win total who all figure to be in the mix for a playoff spot come October. Following the recent Coronavirus outbreak that occurred at Phillies camp […] READ MORE


Philadelphia Phillies Look To Offseason Additions To Help Them Contend

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The Philadelphia Phillies are looking to improve upon their previous two seasons. The team underwent a tough stretch of futility following their five successive NL East titles from 2007-2011. Positive signs emerged in in 2018, but the team collapsed down the stretch  and finished below .500. 2019 was supposed to be another step forward after […] READ MORE


New York Mets Manager Search

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New York Mets Manager Search On October 3rd the New York Mets fired manager, Mickey Callaway. Callaway who never managed at any level before lasted just two years in New York.  After leading the Mets to an 86-76 record this past year Callaway’s record stood at two games over .500 in his brief Mets career. […] READ MORE


Joe Girardi in as Next Philadelphia Phillies Manager

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Joe Girardi in as Next Philadelphia Phillies Manager The wait is over in Philadelphia as the Philadelphia Phillies have found their next manager. Confirmed by Jon Heyman, Joe Girardi will lead the team next season. Since parting ways with the New York Yankees in 2017, Girardi has been utilized as an analyst for MLB Network. […] READ MORE


MLB Manager Rumors 10-21

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MLB Manager Rumors 10-21 The MLB season is entering week four of the off season. Well, the off season for all those teams that did not make the playoffs. We still have seven managerial openings across the MLB. With the candidate list starting to get smaller, four teams have finalized their searches to a precious […] READ MORE


Joe Maddon, Chicago Cubs to Part Ways

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Joe Maddon, Chicago Cubs Mutually Agree To Part Ways The Chicago Cubs have announced that Joe Maddon will not be returning as manager in 2020. It was a mutual decision that was decided last night in a meeting between Maddon and Cubs president Theo Epstein. Maddon managed the team for the last five years, leading […] READ MORE