Will the Tigers Go All-In?

With no baseball for two whole days (terrible, I know), there hasn’t been much to talk about other than trade rumors. Rather than listing off a bunch of far-fetched trade ideas that will never happen, I’m going to look at a team that’s floating in “sink or swim” mode, and try to figure out a way…

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…

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…

Better Days Ahead in Philly

In a recent article of mine, I discussed a few of the 2015 breakout teams. The introduction to the piece featured a bit of anecdotal complaining on my part, because my favorite team, the Philadelphia Phillies, was nowhere near the playoffs this year. In fact, they were the worst team in the league, with a…