By: Chris Larson
Today, Manny Machado and his escapade will hit the City of Brotherly Love, as they meet with the Philadelphia Phillies. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Phillies entire front office brass comprised of: John Middleton, Andy MacPhail, and Matt Klentak, will be in attendance and skipper, Gabe Kapler, is anticipated to be there as well. As they say, three's a crowd and four's a party, so why not make it a party, when you're trying to attract one of the big free agent fish on the market?
By Eric Jacinto
The Phillies on Monday afternoon trade for two time all-star shortstop, Jean Segura from the Seattle Mariners for Carlos Santana and former top Phillies prospect (Shortstop), J.P. Crawford. The Phillies also get two relievers, James Pazos (LHP) and Juan Nicasio (RHP) in the deal.
By Johnny Jones, Contributor
It's September 30th 2018, Phillies Fan Appreciation Day, the very last game of the regular season. The third place Phils, are playing a meaningless rubber match against the Braves, the NL East Champs. I am disgusted to even acknowledge that simply because, like the Phils, the Braves are a young, up-and-coming team who obviously did something right this season that the Phillies did not do.
By Ryan Waterman
This season, for Phillies fans, was about as brutal as they come. A team that was considered to be a third or fourth-place team at best in the NL East greatly overachieved, and found themselves in the driver's seat for their first division championship since 2011. However, a horrendous 21-34 record over the final two months of the season not only lost them the division, but it also knocked them out of the postseason entirely, and locked in yet another losing season for the franchise.
By Chris Larson
The 2018 season has treated the Philadelphia Phillies quite well and, some would say in a sense, the year has been a nice surprise for a team that, was expected to finish in the 3 or 4 spot in the NL East, rather than be in the heart of a postseason race at the end of August. After all, this is a team that finished last season with a 66-96 record and in last place. Quite the difference and the turn around thanks to a new manager, the emergence of a true 1-2 punch in Jake Arrieta and Aaron Nola, and a renewed sense of energy and focus in the clubhouse.