Tanking vs. Rebuilding: What’s the Difference?

There seems to be a lot of talk lately about how teams are tanking. The phrase “tanking” is universally used to describe a team that is losing, basically on purpose, to earn high draft picks. When you ask the team’s leadership what’s going on, they’ll likely tell you that they are rebuilding, not tanking. Maybe…

Phillies Players Have Decided They’re Not Tanking

It’s a young season. In fact, it’s a very young season. Nevertheless, baseball is here. That means it’s time to make assertions about how and why everything is the way it is, and blow the results of small sample-sizes out of proportion. Today’s focus is on the Philadelphia Phillies. The 2016 Phillies are not expected to be…

Can the White Sox Keep This Up?

As I’m watching the White Sox play the Blue Jays, a few things come to mind. My first thought is in regards to the Blue Jays, and how quickly they went from a perennial .500 team to a contender after a couple of blockbuster trades. That made me think about the White Sox, and their…

Wild Card Juggernauts Wear Black and Gold

It’s not common that a team can be so respected, yet so forgotten at the same time. I’m talking about a team that has made the postseason every year since 2013, but never took advantage of the opportunity. They are opportune enough to sneak into the playoffs, but have failed to capitalize each time. They…

Calm Down, Phillies Fans

First, please acknowledge that I’m not picking on you. In fact, I’m a Phillies fan too. I’ve got tons of hats/shirts/jackets and such to prove it, should you not believe me. The Phils started the season 0-4, with much thanks to the bullpen. If you’ve been paying any attention over the last two years, you…