Is it possible for the season to begin with a little more urgency? If you’re living in the greater Philadelphia area, you know what story has been dominating the local sports scene. It has been attacked from numerous angles. Fans have seemingly gone through the stages of grief over it. The hot takes have been coming in fast and furious, making one turn the station in the car with a little more fervor.
So can baseball please get here?
I’d imagine right now that J.T. Realmuto’s injury would have been dissected from every conceivable angle by now, with some fretting for the season as a whole while others (correctly) pass it off with nary a worry. I just need to listen to something other than Carson Wentz.
On to the links.
- Getting off to a fast start would be ideal for the Phillies as they hope to be viable members of the division race this season.
- Even with the injury, Realmuto is still going through workouts with the team.
- Brandon Kintzler bet on himself to make the Phillies’ opening day roster. Here is why he believes he can make it.
- Back to Realmuto for a second. Turns out he’s a really good recruiter when it comes to signing with Philadelphia.
- The team is going with a five-man rotation after all, and the race is on for those last two spots.
- When in doubt, give some offseason grades. Here, the usual suspects get their deserved high marks.
- A look at who could probably be traded as the season wears on. The “Kris Bryant to Philadelphia” watch is officially on.
- Everybody has non-roster invitees in their spring camp. Here’s a look at who is the most exciting one for each team.
- Dr. Fauci tells us what each team needs to get their stadiums completely full. Lost is the part about spending money on improving the roster.
- In case you missed some of the moves over the weekend: Taijuan Walker to the Mets, Aaron Sanchez to the Giants, and Jake Lamb to the Braves.
- Ian Desmond has decided not to play the 2021 season.
- Clayton Kershaw isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.