Monthly Archives: December 2014

Franco, Herrera And Ogando Are Emerging As A New Phillies Core In Winter Ball

Games in winter ball, or as it is now called the Offseason Leagues, allow us to have hope for better Phillies teams in the upcoming seasons as the old core moves on.   Three players who could become keys to … Continue reading

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Phillies Young Pitching Prospects Franklyn Kilome and Elniery Garcia Make Their Debuts On Top Ten 2015 Prospect Lists

I like to take a look at minor league prospect rankings to project possible future trades, drafts, international free agent signings and so forth and then compare them to what I saw at the actual games I attended.  We recently … Continue reading

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The Phillies AA Starting Rotation For Reading Looks Set With Newly Acquired Efliin and Windle Joining Nunez And Kleven

Yesterday, Football Betsy and I headed across the causeway to Raymond James Stadium to watch the Bucs-Packers games.  Great seats, 15 rows off the field at the ten yard line on the Packers side.   While heading over there we … Continue reading

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The Phillies Rule 5 Draft Pick Odubel Herrera Is Doing It All Including Hitting A Three-Run Homer

Wonder if Charlies Manuel was in La Guaira, Venezuela last night when the Phillies Rule 5 draft selection Odubel Herrera hit a three-run homer to pace his team to a 12-6 win in the VWL?  Nothing beats the three-run dinger … Continue reading

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The 2014 Phillies Minor League Prospect Lists Rankings

With only about two weeks left in 2014 most if not all the Phillies minor league player rankings are out.  This morning Baseball America released its Phillies Top 10 Prospects List.  The Mlbpipeline.com updated the Phillies Top 20 Prospects Watch … Continue reading

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The Phillies Pitching Is Loaded With First Round Draft Picks Plus Other “hard to believe” Facts

“Hard to believe, Harry” was a famous saying of the late Phillies Hall of Famer in the broadcast booth, Richie Ashburn, when something over the top would take place on the field.  He would use this phase often in his … Continue reading

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We Must Say Goodbye To Jimmy Rollins and Antonio Bastardo As The Phillies Lose And Add Prospects At The Winter Meetings

Though the Phillies did not lose any prospects in the major league portion of the Rule 5 draft they did lose three players in the first round of the minor league AAA portion. We must say goodbye to ground ball … Continue reading

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Monday’s Phillies News From The League Meetings Suggests More Of The Same For Next Season

Yesterday was Phillies time in the media at the league meetings in San Diego.  I saw and heard enough of acting team President Pat Gillick and General Manager Ruben Amaro on MLB-TV and MLB.com to last the entire hot stove … Continue reading

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The Activities Of Phillies Prospects Never End Even In The Offseason

With the major league winter meetings starting tomorrow, activity shifts to San Diego next week but Phillies prospects continue to get ready for spring training in many places.  Baseball Betsy and I visited with pitching prospect Feliberto Sanchez yesterday here … Continue reading

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The Phillies Have Two Top Notch Young Starting Pitchers Available In The Rule 5 Draft

Yesterday, I was looking at Phillies starting pitching prospects who will be available in next week’s Rule 5 draft at the MLB winter meetings in San Diego. This is when I came across the names of two Clearwater Threshers 2014 starting … Continue reading

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