Category Archives: August

Playoff Hopes Dashed for Clearwater as Dunedin Clinches Playoff Berth

Farm Director Joe Jordan and I see a different game. Last night Joe sat up in the stands watching his hapless Clearwater Threshers get eliminated from the FSL playoffs for the second straight season by the Dunedin Blue Jays, 5-3, … Continue reading

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Why Not Darick Hall in the AFL? He is the best MLB Prospect They Have Right Now!

Having watched all of the players the Phillies are sending to the Arizona Fall League, either in person or on MiLB-TV this season, only J.D. Hammer and his 95 mph fastball impressed me. The rest of them are marginal major … Continue reading

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The Rhys Hoskins Story Up From The Phillies Farm System

We take our baseball caps off in salute of what Rhys Hoskins has accomplished.  What he has done in his last 14 MLB games by hitting 11 home runs including starting a triple play in left to start the comeback … Continue reading

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Quincy Nieporte Drives In the Runs and Francisco Morales Pitches His Best Game Yet As The GCL Phillies Fight For a Playoff Spot

Down at the bottom rung of player development is the Gulf Coast League.  They play a half season at the various minor league complexes in Florida from mid June to the beginning of September. Last season the GCL Phillies won … Continue reading

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The Phillies Front Office Is “on the horns of a dilemma” At First Base

The Phillies Front Office is “on the horns of a dilemma”.  They too many first basemen with too much upside- a nice problem to have. They had to move AAA first baseman Rhys Hoskins to left field to play in … Continue reading

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Sluggers In The Phillies System Power The Baseball At The Major and Minor League Levels Again

It ‘s fun to watch Phillies baseball again even today in a 9-8 defeat to the Miami Marlins and its even fun following the Phillies minor league sluggers.  The problem is many of the power hitters in the organization play … Continue reading

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Watching The Phillies Stars Of Tomorrow Play Today

Some dates are more important than others in watching Phillies baseball. August 22, 2017, might be one of those dates. We will be watching Rhys Hoskins to see if he can hit his second home run in Citizens Bank Park. … Continue reading

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