Category Archives: 2019

The Phillies 14W-5L-1T Spring Training Record Is a Good Sign For When the Regular Season Starts

2020 Baseball’s future is uncertain but MLB spring training games came to an abrupt halt after Thursday because of  COVID-19 pandemic. The Phillies had the best record not only in the Grapefruit League with a 14-5-1 record but of any … Continue reading

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Phillies Catching Prospects Logan O’Hoppe and Mitch Edwards Key To Adelaide Giants Best Record In the Australian Baseball League

The Adelaide Giants just won 3 of a 4 games series this weekend in the Australian Baseball League thanks in part to clutch at bats from its two catchers, Logan O’Hoppe and Mitch Edwards and strong work behind the plate. … Continue reading

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Who Will Finally Replace Cole Hamels As The Lefty in The Phillies Starting Rotation?

Yes, the Phillies still have not replaced Cole Hamels in the starting rotation and it’s been 4  1/2 seasons later.  He last started for the Phillies on July 25th in 2015 when he pitched that no-hitter against the Cubs. Since … Continue reading

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Josh Hendrickson Is Emerging as a Top Left-handed Starting Pitching Prospect in the Phillies System

The Phillies have been on the lookout for a left-handed starting pitcher since Cole Hamels was traded back in 2015. They may have finally found one in the 38th round of the 2019 amateur draft, Josh Hendrickson. Josh was a … Continue reading

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Phillies Top First Base Prospect, Rix Wingrove, Leads Adelaide to a Doubleheader Sweep In ABL Action

Rixon Wingrove is only 19-years-old but he is emerging as the Phillies top first base prospect. In Saturday’ action, he paced the Adelaide Giants to a sweep of a doubleheader and a tie for first place with the Perth Heat … Continue reading

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Phillies Prospects Hendrickson, Tols and Wingrove Come Up Big In Weekend Australian Baseball League Action

The Phillies just might get several Australians in the lineup over the next few years if this weekend is any indication.  Not since I watched on TV Brad Harman hit a line drive gap double in Pittsburgh back in 2008, … Continue reading

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The Phillies Don’t Need Gerrit Cole for $36 Million a Year If They Have Zack Wheeler and Spencer Howard In Their Starting Rotation

The Phillies maxed out with the signing of Zack Wheeler but $118 million for five years will  win some games for the Phils and pay some bills for Zack. The Yankees signed the big ace in free agency, Gerrit Cole, … Continue reading

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Will The New 26th Roster Spot Mean More Rule Five Action For The Phillies? I Would Take Jhailyn Ortiz and Rodolfo Duran

For only a $100,000, a MLB team can select a Rule Five prospect but they must be kept on the MLB roster or put back on waivers.  If unclaimed, they are offered back to their original team for $50,000. The … Continue reading

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Phillies Get A Badly Needed Fast Start To the 2020 Season With New Manager Joe Girardi and the Addition of Zack Wheeler to the Top of the Starting Rotation

Phillies majority owner John Middleton is my hero. He made former manager Gabe Kapler the Giants’ problem and brought in an experienced manager in Joe Girardi. Below are my observations where the Phillies system stands as the team heads into … Continue reading

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Could This Be The Phillies Infield of the Future? Bryson Stott, Luis Garcia, Kendall Simmons, Rixon Wingrove and Logan O’Hoppe

It’s only the third week of Australian Baseball action but top Phillies prospects catcher Logan O’Hoppe and first baseman Rixon Wingrove were were rounding into mid-season form Friday night in the Australian Baseball League. They combined to drive-in 11 of … Continue reading

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