Monthly Archives: January 2015

Baseball Season Continues For Phillies Prospects Maikel Franco and Brian Pointer

Just finished watching a Preliminary Final game of the Australian Baseball League from Perth.  Phillies minor league Brian Pointer came up big for the winning Perth Heat with strong defense in left and had two hits including a two out … Continue reading

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Looking For Strikeout Arms And Power Bats In The Phillies Minor League System

Give me the “swing and miss” stuff on the mound and the three-run homer at the plate.  That’s baseball to me.  I am old fashion.  Don’t waste an out on the sacrifice bunt.  Play for the big inning.  Yes, give … Continue reading

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Maikel Franco and Dylan Cozens Audition To Form The Next Phillies “Core Four”

I spent my Saturday night watching Sunday afternoon baseball from Melbourne Australia. I did not know it at the time but I was about to start following two players auditioning to form the “Core Four’ of future Phillies lineups though … Continue reading

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The Four Phillies New Starting Pitching Prospects Have A Lot To Prove In Spring Training

Everyone seems excited about the young pitching the Phillies just acquired and rightfully so.  It appears the Phillies Front Office is already penciling them into the Reading rotation. But as they say “the grass is not always greener on the … Continue reading

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Should Roman Quinn Hit Only From The Right Side Of The Batter’s Box?

One of the top position players I will be watching in the minor league spring training camp this season will be Roman Quinn.  He had a breakout season in the 2014 Arizona Fall League.  The Phillies are in great need … Continue reading

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Phillies Pitching Prospects Biddle, Nola, Lively, Eflin And Wendle “All Seemingly headed to AA” Reading’s Starting Rotation

On the way driving back from Disney on I-4 yesterday, Baseball Betsy and I were listening to a fascinating interview on MLB’s network radio’s Front Office with Phillies Assistant General Manager Scott Proefrock. He outline the plans for AA starting … Continue reading

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A New Phillies Positional Core Group Is Slowly Developing To Replace the Old World Series Core

Now that Jimmy Rollins is appearing in a Dodgers uniform, reality has now set in that the old 2008 World Series winning core group is all but finished.   All that remains of that core are Carlos Ruiz, Ryan Howard, … Continue reading

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Who is the heir apparent to Ryan Howard? Could it be Rhys Hoskins?

One of the recurring questions this offseason has been what to do with Ryan Howard?  Article after article has been written to about this problem.  It seems no one wants him including the Phillies.  General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has … Continue reading

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Phillies Prospect Grenny Cumana Is A Favorite On The Baseballbetsy YouTube Channel

It seems all the minor league baseball analysts do is busy themselves ranking the top Phillies prospects in some type of numerical order.  Yes, on Monday another ranking of them came out.  The latest one popped up on the SB … Continue reading

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A Lot Of Phillies Related Baseball Is Happening And It’s Only the First Weekend In January

Winter ball is winding down and spring training is just around the corner.  The temperature has been in the low eighties the last two day here in Clearwater and we just got word over Facebook that one of our favorite … Continue reading

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