Rhys Hoskins told the fans that next season will be better. After a 14-game improvement but a late-season collapse, Phillies fans should expect nothing less.
The enigmatic outfielder wasn't in peak physical condition this season, according to Phillies manager Gabe Kapler.
Money usually talks loudest during free agency, and the Phillies have plenty to spend. But will big names want to come play for their unconventional manager?
Making his first start in 13 months, Jerad Eickhoff struck out seven consecutive batters at one point but was lifted after only 3 1/3 innings.
John Middleton is ready to make it rain. That's been the presumption, at least, across baseball for the past few months. We asked five rival scouts and executives which star they would rather have.
It has been a trying rookie year for the infielder, but with the division title finally out of the Phillies' reach, he will get to play every day once again in the season's final week.
The 200-innings club has become increasingly exclusive over the past few years. Joining it will be the best measure of Nola's rise to the level of baseball's elite pitchers.
Needing a win to keep the Phillies alive in the race for the division crown, Arrieta gave up four runs in two innings, the shortest start of his career.
Pat Neshek gave up more earned runs in the seventh inning (four) than he had all season (three), and the Phillies moved to the precipice of being eliminated in the NL East race.
"I acknowledge our defense has not been great," the Phillies manager said Friday.