Category Archives: March 2016

Dallas Keuchel, J.P. Crawford, Jeff Singer and Jose Taveras Symbolized Yesterday What Spring Training Is All About

Yesterday, marked the end of the Florida portion of Phillies spring training. The minor league teams do not break camp until Saturday when Lehigh Valley, Reading and Lakewood teams head north, the Threshers walk over to Bright House and the … Continue reading

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Phillies Minor League Teams Square off Against One Another At The Carpenter Complex

Yesterday, it was all about watching Phillies intra-squad baseball.  The weather has been and continues to be a problem.  The Phillies minor league teams play at the Complex rather than risk weather problems if they send teams to the nearby … Continue reading

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Jacob Waguespack Works His Way Into The Phillies Minor League Late Inning Relief Competition

The closer position in baseball is one of the hardest to evaluate in spring training.  Usually the closer is in for only one inning in games where the score is not particularly important.  In spring training games a closer candidate … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning the Phillies AAA and AA Minor League Games Turned Into A Home Run Derby Contest

As you know if you read this blog, I am a Saturday morning baseball guy.  Nothing beats getting up early and watching ten o’clock Saturday morning baseball and this morning was no different. When Baseball Betsy and I headed down … Continue reading

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The Phillies AA and High A Score a Combined 25 Runs in Thursday’s Games Against the Yankees

It was a wild 12-6 win by the Phillies AA team against the Yankees yesterday at Carlton Field. For a summary of the four games read HERE. The roster are not set yet with the likely AA players Dylan Cozens … Continue reading

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Tomscha, Cumana and Pujols Put On A Show For The Fans In The Phillies A Ball Camp Game

It was Camp Day at the Carpenter Complex yesterday.  A little more relaxed atmosphere.  But players are everywhere since four Phillies teams are playing at one time on adjacent fields. Baseball Betsy made her rounds but I decided to stay … Continue reading

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Being a Minor League Phillies Spring Training Fan Can Be Challenging

It was a tough day yesterday watching Phillies minor league spring training baseball games.  First of all the big league Phillies were playing over at Bright House which denied us free parking. That meant a mile walk to avoid paying … Continue reading

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Phillies Top Prospects Randolph, Kilome and Garcia Standout In Minor League Spring Training Action

Based on the reports from the BlueClawsBlog the Phillies minor league teams have won 11 of their last 12 spring training games. Nice way to start the minor league baseball spring training season.  But spring training is more than about … Continue reading

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Finally Phillies Have Power Hitting Bats At The Infield Corners: Same Age But Different Lineups

Remember this date, Friday March 18th, 2016.   That date will go down in Phillies history when two, 23- year-old corner infielders each hit home runs and each drove in three runs for the Phillies in spring training wins. One … Continue reading

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The Phillies Minor League Players Have A lot On The Line In The Next Two Weeks

As the Phillies minor league camp finished up its first week, it is alway interesting to watch the 150 or so players who began camp.  Particularly, the first year camp guys and the long time players though still young will … Continue reading

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