Can Matt Stairs fix Maikel Franco? 9 early Phillies spring training takeaways

Phillies spring training is off and running. Here are nine thoughts on the first week in Clearwater, Florida.
23 hours ago

Matt Stairs Is Out to Change the Phillies’ Offensive Approach

The Phillies haven’t had a whole lot of offensive talent over the past few seasons, but the talent they have had hasn’t progressed as planned. Matt Stairs is out to change that. For the past three seasons, Matt Stairs has been sharing his hitting philosophy and offensive ideologies from behind a microphone. That hasn’t necessarily been a bad thing, and many Phillies fans would...
Via The Good Phight
8 days ago

Stairs' philosophy? 'Be a stubborn hitter'

Minutes after the Phillies made Matt Stairs their hitting coach in November, Stairs typed out the strengths and weaknesses of 14 Phillies batters that he had seen the previous three years as a broadcaster and guest instructor.
11 days ago

Report: John Kruk in talks with CSN to join Phillies’ broadcast team

John Kruk is in talks with CSN Philly about joining the Phillies’ TV broadcast team, according to a report. The Phillies announced Wednesday that fan favorite and former slugger Matt Stairs was hired as the team’s hitting coach, which will create a vacancy on the CSN broadcast team. And that’s where Kruk comes in. According to’s Todd Zolecki, Kruk is in talks with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Phillies name Matt Stairs as their new hitting coach

After ranking 24th in home runs, 29th in batting average, and dead last in runs scored this past season, the Philadelphia Phillies are turning to an old friend for some help turning around their offense. The Phillies announced on Wednesday that they have hired retired slugger Matt Stairs as their new hitting coach. #Phillies have named former major leaguer Matt Stairs as the team’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Stairs named Phillies' new hitting coach

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Phillies have hired Matt Stairs to be their new hitting coach. Stairs played parts of 19 seasons in the major leagues with 12 different franchises, including the 2008 World Series champion Phillies. He spent the past three seasons as an analyst on the team's television broadcasts. The 48-year-old Stairs replaces Steve Henderson. Stairs batted...
Via Associated Press
November 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Stairs’ Climb To Celebrity Status Has Had A Charming Life

From the Expos to the Blue Jays, to Japan and a host of other major-league teams, Stairs was a part-time player, a full-time player, and for a good stretch of his career, he was a pinch-hitter, who excelled in one of the toughest spots in the game. From that arose the moniker Professional Hitter, which comprises part of his Twitter profile and his status in the game. Stairs will...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies Nation – Episode 9: Matt Stairs, Tommy Greene and David Murphy

This week’s episode is jammed packed with Phillies analysis. David Murphy from the Philadelphia Daily News joins Pat and Corey to discuss some early options for the Phils in terms of trades and potential free agents for next season. Natalie invites Matt Stairs to the batting cage for a one-on-one interview and hitting instruction. Tommy Greene joins us for some pitching techniques...
Via Phillies Nation
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Hooters Phillies Ball Girls, Angry Matt Stairs & Hummer 69 Jersey

  Ahhhh, spring is here. You know how I know spring is here? The Hooters ball girls were out in all their glory…
Via Busted Coverage
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Stairs gives insight into new job,’08 NLCS homer, Olympic hockey and, of course, the Wing Bowl

Earlier today, my co-hosts and I had the honor of talking with new Phillies color commentator Matt Stairs on our radio show. The former Phillie, legendary for his home run off Jonathan Broxton in the 2008 NLCS, opened up about his new broadcasting position, his opinions of the 2014 team and his classic homer, throwing in some other odds and ends along the way. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson...
Via Phillies Nation
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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