Category Archives: February 2015

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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Can The Pirates Develop Jesse Biddle Into A Major League Pitcher?

I have no doubt that Jesse Biddle will come back from Tommy John surgery and pitch in the major leagues in 2017 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. It will not be the first time the Pirates organization has turned a pitcher’s … Continue reading

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Carlos Alonso Bats Against Austin Wright In Live Batting Practice At The Phillies Minor League Camp

Most of spring training is somewhat repetitive and boring.  Doing the same thing over and over again such as throwing bullpens and PFP’s for pitchers and coaches batting practice and fielding practice for the position players are the norms day … Continue reading

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Zeroing In On The Phillies System’s First Basemen Today At Spring Training

Arrived late to the Complex this morning and decided to zero in on the first baseman in the Phillies organization and Maikel Franco was not one of them.  After watching him play third base on ESPN Deportes in three of … Continue reading

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The Phillies have Some Power Hitters and Pitchers In The Minor League Camp Too!

The Phillies major league spring training is going at full pace.  In fact I have been impressed by the pace and conditioning of the guys in camp after the first two days.  But as you know I like to follow … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts After The First Day Of Full Squad Phillies Spring Training Workouts

Tuesday was a long day at the Carpenter Complex baseball fields watching all the moves at the major league camp in the morning and the activities of the early reporting players at the minor league camp in the afternoon.   … Continue reading

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