I know Thursday’s game was more or less a gigantic wet fart, but at least they won a series on the road. For a team that struggles as much as they do on the road, that’s no small thing. Now they’ll head to Florida to take on Toronto with a designated hitter in the lineup. Which begs the question: who should start as the DH? The guess here is that Girardi will cycle through some players to give them a little rest while keeping them in the lineup. Didi Gregorius, for example, might be able to get some swings in while Nick Maton mans the field at shortstop. If J.T. Realmuto is able to come back quickly from the Covid list, he might take a game as the DH to let his knee recover another day. Those are the guesses, so we’ll see.
On to the links.
- Speaking of Realmuto, the team placed him on the Covid list, which just so happens to not have a minimum number of days a player can be on it and also allows them to bring someone up to replace him.
- The team is ready to go to 100% capacity as the plans for doing so have been set.
- Which former Phillies are having success elsewhere? Here’s a handy little list for you to discuss.
- Here are six players that have stood out for the Phillies of late, some for good reasons, some for bad ($).
- The MLBPA has not said anything about the Georgia voting rights law. Why, when the others have done so ($)?
- Speaking on the union, they have filed a $500 million grievance regarding the schedule for 2020. Yeah, those CBA talks are going to be great!
- Keith Law’s top draft prospects list has come out ($).
- The Tigers’ rebuild hasn’t gone well and now, the general manager is coming under fire for it.
- Remember when Lucas Giolito changed his motion? Other pitchers have noticed (and the success that followed).