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Rich Baxter is the writer/editor at and a baseball fan back to the early 1970s, and the Phillies Talk Podcast at the site is the longest-straming independent show on the Phillies team.

With less than one month to Spring Training, what have the Phils done?

Ok, we’re slowly getting through the winter season, and although there is plenty of time left for that season, suddenly on the calendar, it’s showing that we’re less than a month until Spring Training. That’s the great news! But, what have the Phillies done so far in this offseason? As we all know, the GM and President duo of Matt […]

Mets build for the upcoming season, how about the Phils?

The Mets made news today, Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco added to the Metsies for 2021. Ok, Lindor will make an impact, but will Carrasco? On paper, if he is still the Carlos Carrasco that the Phillies handed over to the Indians many years ago, maybe. Carrasco was 3-4 last year for the Indians. He’s going to be 34 years […]

Phils and Dombrowski don’t waste time with fixing a faulty bullpen

Well the good news is the Phillies have a team President that knows a thing or two about fixing up a team’s needs. The Phils went out on a three-team trade and ended up with Jose Alvarado from the Tampa Bay Rays, who it seems have had a fire sale of sorts trading a Cy Young Award winning pitcher in […]

Dombrowski has a winning track record

Count me as excited that the Phillies have went out and hired Dave Dombrowski as the new President of Baseball Operations. I think he’ll do a wonderful job in this role. He’s turned around a Boston Red Sox team and also has a winning Florida Marlins team to his credit. He knows a bit about winning baseball. Embed from Getty […]

MacPhail offers to exit stage left, Phillies appear ready to make that happen

One of the things that happen eventually in baseball is a change in upper management. This is very much in full swing with the Phillies ‘again’. We’ve been patient in the many years of a rebuild, the years seemed to fly by so fast but here we are looking forward to the next season of 2021 and we’re going to […]

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Major League Baseball pulls the rug on Minor League Baseball teams and leagues

It’s one of the biggest scaling back operations that the MLB has undertaken in a long while. I was talking about this very subject today on The Baseball Talk Radio Show podcast that I do with my good friend, Gary Mack, the host of a long time running Mets themed podcast called Mets Musings. I’ll post a link to that […]

Building blocks of stupidity by the BBWAA

We’ve seen this before, the statue stealers, the attempt to change history, the stupidity that exists in the reasoning of such things. Well, there is more. This is probably a story you didn’t read about, as I haven’t until it was recently brought to my attention by a colleague of mine. Did you even know there was a baseball commissioner’s […]

Howard adding stability to starting rotation and updated odds to win World Series

Embed from Getty Images Spencer Howard was what the Phillies anticipated from him being able to do last night for this Phillies team. He took the ball and earned his first win of his Phillies career. He pitched 5.0 innings and gave up 2.0 R in the ballgame. Embed from Getty ImagesHoping both Hoskins and Harper can get hot at […]