Pirates’ Cole Tucker jokingly offers child-naming rights to Phillies’ Rhys Hoskins in MLB The Show bet

MLB The Show Players League, a live-streamed video game tournament featuring player representatives from all 30 teams, is as close as baseball fans will get to seeing competition for the time being. But while the MLB awaits a return to the field following the COVID-19 pandemic, its players are honing Read more

Philadelphia Phillies all-time team: Schmidt, Rollins, Utley and Howard form title-winning infield

In an effort to avoid going stir crazy with MLB and every other major sports league shut down during the coronavirus pandemic, I’ve decided to take a look at the best of the best for each baseball franchise. We’re going to have a 30-day series creating an all-time team for Read more

Phillies star Bryce Harper donates $500,000 to coronavirus relief in Las Vegas and Philadelphia

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper announced a $500,000 donation to coronavirus relief causes in Las Vegas and Philadelphia amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Harper and his wife, Kayla, will be donating to Direct Relief and Three Square in Las Vegas and Philabundance in Philadelphia. Harper was born and raised in Las Read more

Phillies’ Andrew McCutchen still recovering from knee injury and won’t be ready for Opening Day

Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen will be forced to open the 2020 regular season on the Injured List, manager Joe Girardi announced on Friday. The team is hopeful that McCutchen will be able to return at some point during the month of April, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports. McCutchen is still Read more

Phillie Phanatic undergoes makeover with Phillies entrenched in legal dispute with mascot’s creators

There will be a new-look Phillie Phanatic this year. One of the most iconic mascots in sports has undergone some cosmetic changes ahead of the 2020 season, though they’re rather subtle.  The Phillies debuted the evolved look ahead of their Spring Training contest on Sunday afternoon. Have a look for Read more

MLB rumors: Phillies win J.T. Realmuto’s arbitration case; Padres, Red Sox still discussing Wil Myers

On Friday, real live baseball returns. Four exhibition games open the 2020 Spring Training schedule tomorrow, then there’s a full slate of games on Saturday as the Cactus League and Grapefruit League seasons begin in earnest. Hooray for that.  Still, there are rumors out there about possible signings and/or trades. Read more

Astros scandal: Phillies’ Joe Girardi says sign-stealing punishment not enough of a deterrent for players

Three years ago, the Astros engaged in an elaborate sign-stealing scheme during their 2017 World Series championship season. They carried the scheme over into 2018 as well. MLB punished the Astros last month and opposing players have since taken turns ripping Houston. When the usually mild-mannered Mike Trout says he’s lost respect Read more

Bryce Harper is not pushing hard for the Phillies to trade for Cubs star Kris Bryant

Trade talks surrounding Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant have been among the most notable baseball rumors this offseason. That speculation didn’t die down before spring training, and the Philadelphia Phillies are one of the clubs reportedly interested in exploring a trade for Bryant. Bryant landing in Philadelphia would reunite him Read more

2020 MLB win totals, odds, predictions: Advanced computer model picks under 85.5 for Philadelphia Phillies

The 2020 MLB season begins on March 26 with all 30 teams in action. Judging by Vegas forecasts, the race for the World Series crown could come down to the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros. Bookmakers peg the Yankees and Dodgers at a whopping 101.5 wins Read more