Category Archives: Weekly Discussion

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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Open Discussion: Week of July 25th

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

The Phillies continued to lose after the break.  They dropped a four-game series against the Marlins and three-game series against  and the Pirates, winning only one game in each series.  Their 2-5 record record dropped their season record to 45-55. They are 3-7 in the 10 games since the all star game.

The Phillies play 13 of their next 17 games on the road.

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Open Discussion: Week of July 11th

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

After a 5-2 week, the Phillies will go into the All Star break with a 42-48 record.  This has to be a shock for all but the most optimistic Phillies’ fans.  They swept the Braves at CBP, then split with the Rockies in Colorado.   Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of July 11th

Open Discussion: Week of July 4th

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

The Phillies are 37-46.  They went 5-1 last week.  They book ended the week with wins by Vince Velasquez.  They averaged 7 runs a game while sweeping the Diamondbacks in Arizona.  Then they came home and took 2 of 3 from the World Champion Kansas City Royals.  The Phillies go into the All Star break with 3 games at home against the Atlanta Braves before going to Colorado for 4 games against the Rockies. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of July 4th

Open Discussion: Week of June 27th

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

The Phillies are 32-45.  They went 2-5 last week.  They closed out their home stand with a loss against Arizona then went 1-2 in both Minnesota and San Francisco.  Their win against the Giants came against Bumgarner.  Go figure. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of June 27th