Monthly Archives: February 2016

Phillies Start Spring Training 2016 with a Win Against the University of Tampa

The big story before yesterday’s game with the University of Tampa was the Phillies 6-2 loss to them to kick-off last season’s spring training. The Phils were the only team to lose to a college team in spring training in … Continue reading

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Phillies Prospects Expected To See Action In Sunday’ s Game Against The University of Tampa

The exhibition season kicks off on Sunday when the University of Tampa challenges the Phillies in the first spring training game of the season.  Last season the Spartans, a Division II team, downed the Phillies 6-2 in a rare win … Continue reading

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Ryan Howard Starts His Last Phillies Spring Training

I started following the Phillies again over Ryan Howard. He captured my attention back in 2004.  As a 24-year-old, he had hit 46 home runs between AA and AAA that season.  He finally did get the call as a September … Continue reading

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Watching Phillies Live Batting And Fielding Practice In Spring Training This Weekend

It was a good weekend to watch a lot of Phillies spring training workouts.  Just about every one who matters except for Ryan Howard and Maikel Franco has reported.  These two will be on the field by Tuesday.  Beautiful sun … Continue reading

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Today, The Phillies Catching Depth Was On Display At Ashburn Field

Today Phillies coaches Ernie Whitt and John McLaren put eight catchers, who are working in the major league camp, through a vigorus workout hitting and catching pop-ups on Ashburn Field. The Phillies appear to have good catching depth with veteran … Continue reading

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Let’s Get The 2016 Phillies Spring Training Season Started!

It was one of those Ernie Banks,”let’s play two” days here in Clearwater. Especially when temperatures touch 70 degrees under a clear blue sky. Phillies pitchers and catchers reported along with other position players who wanted to getting a head … Continue reading

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Rhys Hoskins Finally Makes A Top Prospect Phillies List!

A tip-of-the-cap to Phillies minor league first base prospect, Rhys Hoskins.  Finally, he made a Top of a “Pick-A-Number” Phillies prospect list.   When Jesse Biddle was traded to Pittsburgh it opened up a slot on the MLB’s Phillies Top … Continue reading

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