Category Archives: Weekly Discussion

Open Discussion: Week of September 26th

Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics.

The Phillies went 3-3 last week.  They won both games of a two-game series against the White Sox, beating White Sox’ ace Chris Sale in the getaway game.  They traveled to New York to play the Mets and lost 3 of 4.  Their record stands at 70-86 (28-38 since the All Star break).   Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of September 26th

Open Discussion: Week of September 19th

Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics.

The Phillies went 4-3 at home last week.  They took 2 games each from the Pirates and Marlins, hurting both of their wild card chances.  And probably, should have swept the Marlins.  Their record stands at 67-83 (25-35 since the All Star break).   Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of September 19th

Open Discussion: Week of September 12th

Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics.

The Phillies went 3-4 on the road against a couple of division foes last week.  They took 2 of 3 from the fading Marlins, and dropped 3 of four against the division leading Nationals. Their record stands at 63-80 (21-32 since the All Star break).  BTW, in last weeks discussion, I did predict that the Nationals would lose a game to the Phillies, sort of. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of September 12th

Open Discussion: Week of September 5th

Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics.

The Phillies went 0-6 against a couple of division foes last week.  They were swept at home by the first place Nationals and the last place Braves.    Their record stands at 60-76 (18-28 since the All Star break).

Things get better when they go on the road to play 3 games in Miami and 4 games in Washington.  Seriously, the Marlins are fading in the wild card race and the Nationals are due to lose another game to the Phillies this season. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of September 5th

Open Discussion: Week of August 29th

Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics.

The Phillies went 2-3 last week.  They split with the White Sox and dropped 2 of 3 against the Mets.    Their record stands at 60-70 (16-22 since the break).

The Phillies traded catcher Carlos Ruiz to the Dodgers.  That means the Dodgers have more 2008 world champions on their roster than the Phillies.

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Open Discussion: Week of August 22nd

Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics.

The Phillies went 2-4 last week losing both series to the Dodgers and Cardinals.  They completed a 5-4 home stand.  They go on the road this week for a two-game series against the White Sox and 3-game series against the Mets.  They are off on Monday and Thursday.   Their record stands at 58-67 (14-19 since the break).

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Open Discussion: Week of August 15th

Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics.

The Phillies completed another 4-2 week.  After dropping the first two games in Los Angeles, they won the getaway game and returned to CBP where they swept Colorado. They are off Monday, then complete their home stand with series against the Dodgers and Cardinals.  Their record stands at 56-63 (12-15 since the break).

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The 20-80 Scouting Scale or Why the Phillies DON’T Have a #1 and Maybe Not Even a #2

(This article was originally posted as the major portion of an open discussion published during the off-season following the 2015 season.  I have intended to publish it separately so that I could add it to the site’s menu.  I felt it a little presumptive to add it to James’ Primer, but there is really no better spot for it.  Anyway, there have been a few references to it the past week or two, so I felt I should get it published and linked for reference.  It is almost word-for-word with the original discussion which I have placed here.  You may find the comments to the original interesting.  This article will go on the Primer drop down menu.)

I know this could be viewed as a patently absurd statement.   Continue reading The 20-80 Scouting Scale or Why the Phillies DON’T Have a #1 and Maybe Not Even a #2

Open Discussion: Week of August 8th

Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics.

The Phillies completed a 4-2 week.  they took 2 of 3 from the Giants at home then flew to San Diego and took 2 of 3 from the Padres.  Their record stands at 52-61 (8-13 since the break).  The Phillies travel to Los Angeles for three games with the Dodgers (Urias, Maeda, Kazmir) then return home for a 9-game home stand that starts with the Rockies.

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Open Discussion: Week of August 1st

Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics.

The Phillies dropped another game to .500 this week going 3-4 against the Marlins and Braves.  They lost 2 of 3 against Miami and split four games with Atlanta.  Their record stands at 48-59 (6-11 since the break).  The Phillies return home for a three-game series against the Giants (Bumgarner, Cueto, and Samardzija) before flying to the West Coast.

 

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