Category Archives: July 2012

We Must Say Goodbye To Jimmy Rollins and Antonio Bastardo As The Phillies Lose And Add Prospects At The Winter Meetings

Though the Phillies did not lose any prospects in the major league portion of the Rule 5 draft they did lose three players in the first round of the minor league AAA portion. We must say goodbye to ground ball … Continue reading

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Moving On Up, Clearwater’s Brody Colvin Gets the Call Up To AA Reading

It’s good news that Clearwater Thresher starter Brody Colvin got the call to Reading.  He is scheduled to make his first Eastern League start Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants farm team in Richmond Va.   Brody earned the promotion … Continue reading

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The Clearwater Threshers Adam Morgan Is A Younger Version Of The Phillies Cliff Lee

Last night two starting pitchers who are headed in the opposite directions, pitched.  One with the Phillies and the other with team’s farm team, the Clearwater Threshers.  Both are lefties with similar stuff.  They pound the strike zone, have low … Continue reading

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The Phillies Are Ready Down On The Farm With Lefty Starters Whether Hamels Leaves Or Not is reporting that Cole Hamels is still “mulling” the Phillies reported six year, $130 million offer.  They said he was “conflicted” about testing the free agent market.  I say if he is indeed conflicted and $130 million over six … Continue reading

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It’s That Hard To Believe that Four Threshers Starters Are The Top Four in Florida State League Strikeouts

As someone who has spent his adult life in politics we would always say “money is the mother’s milk of politics”.   What that means is you can accomplish very little without campaign funds to communicate your message to keep a … Continue reading

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Adam Morgan and Cameron Rupp vs. Trevor May and Sebastian Valle

I was able to make it over to Bright House on Wednesday afternoon to see the Thresher do battle with the Pittsburgh Pirates farmhands from Bradenton in Florida State League action.  I wanted to see Adam Morgan pitch.  Right now … Continue reading

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The Phillies Farmhands Need To Finish Strong In The Second Half Of The Season

Now the fun begins.  The minor league full season All Star games are over.  After this weekend a little over 40 games will remain on the minor league schedule.   How the young players finish in these final six weeks … Continue reading

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