Category Archives: October 2013

Yes, The Phillies Do Have A Player Who Won A Gold Glove in 2013: Carlos Alonso!

I am a strong believer in strong defensive play in baseball.  With good pitching even an average team can win many games.  As we have seen in the World Series defensive blunders have cost both teams. This week nominees for … Continue reading

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Phillies Prospects To Watch In The Off Season Leagues: Maikel Franco, Manuel Chavez and Cameron Rupp

The Phillies have a few players who are playing in the off season leagues.  The players who interest me the most are third baseman Maikel Franco in the Dominican Winter League,  pitcher Manuel Chavez in the Mexican Pacific League, catcher … Continue reading

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Phillies Pitchers Under Orders To Throw More Strikes Next Season And Prospect Feliberto Sanchez Responds At Instructs

As we can see from watching the major league playoffs, pitching plays a vital role in winning post season baseball.  Today,  Jim Salisbury Phillies beat writer for csnphilly.com has posted an excellent analysis of the problems the Phillies pitchers from … Continue reading

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Phillies Farmhands Jim Murphy and Ken Giles Get Off To Strong Starts In Fall Ball

This year’s Reading first baseman Jim Murphy and Clearwater Threshers relief pitcher Ken Giles have started strong after week one in the Venezuela Winter League and the Arizona Fall League respectively.  Big Jim is among the top five in just … Continue reading

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First Baseman Art Charles Is My Phillies Instructs Player Of The Year

What a way to end the 2013 season at the Carpenter Complex.  Two games taking place at the same time on a beautiful Friday morning with the temperature at 79 degrees and not a cloud in the sky.   By … Continue reading

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Ruben Amaro Jr. Ryne Sandberg and Grenny Cumana: Just A Normal Day In The Phillies System

Today I hustled over to Englebert Complex where the Blue Jays train to see one of the  last games before the Phillies Instruct camp breaks up on Friday.  The top management of the team were there along with several of … Continue reading

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Phillies Prospects Altherr, Charles and Cozens Give Hope For More Offense

As Instructs go into the second of the three week season with yesterday’s game, three Phillies Instructs put on quite an offensive show in beating the Tigers 9-7.  Between them, Aaron Altherr, Art Charles and Dylan Cozens had seven hits, … Continue reading

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