Tag Archives: Andrew Knapp

Yesterday Was A Great Day For Those of Us Who Follow The Phillies Farm System

We have been closely following the Phillies farm system for the last ten years. Yesterday was one of the good days at the major league level for former Phillies farm hands. Not only did the the Phillies win 6-5 over … Continue reading

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Will The Battery of Zach Eflin and Andrew Knapp Be The Next Phillies Dynamic Duo?

Not all Grapefruit League games are equal in importance. Wednesday’s game with Zach Eflin on the the mound and Andrew Knapp catching might have been one of the more important games this spring. Eflin will be the third starter in … Continue reading

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The 2020 Phillies Season Can’t End Too Soon For Me!

I have waved the white flag. The sooner this baseball season ends the better.  I have never been so disappointed trying to watch Phillies baseball since the 1964 season Last night’s game was the end for me. “No mas” as … Continue reading

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Give The Young Minor League Talent A Chance to Play For the Phillies!

“Up, In and Gone” was how Logan O’Hoppe’s swing on his home run over left field wall was described in Sunday’s intrasquad game at the Alternative Camp in Allentown. With such a quick bat, do not pitch this guy inside … Continue reading

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Rafael Marchan and Logan O’Hoppe Have Become The Phillies Catchers of the Future

What does all this mean? The Phillies just put their third-string catcher on waivers in order to make room on the 40-man roster for another relief pitcher. Most teams load-up with backup catchers at this point of the schedule just … Continue reading

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The Phillies Still Have Greater Needs Than Just Signing J.T. Realmuto At All Cost!

Sure, it would be nice to tie up J.T. Realmuto long term but at what cost?  After yesterday’s games, it seems the Phillies have great depth behind the plate. Most importantly they proved they can win without Realmuto contributing and … Continue reading

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The First Day of 2020 Spring Training is in the Books, Harper Rakes, Hoskins Goes Deep and Roman Quinn Takes to the Air

You can tell something about a team with hold they deploy their teams in workouts. On Monday all the media was talking about was Jean Segura was at third base and Scott Kingery was at second base in the infield … Continue reading

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Phillies Catchers and Pitchers Have Reported To Clearwater: J.T. Realmuto Stands Out With the Bat

If you want a batting practice home run ball, just stand behind the left field fence at Roberts Field. This is where J.T. Realmuto deposited at least ten long balls over the fence in catchers batting practice on Thursday. He … Continue reading

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Finally, the ‘Catchers and Pitchers’ Phase of the Phillies Major League Camp Is Over

I am somewhat glad that the “pitchers and catchers” phase of major league spring training is finally over. I made my daily trek to the Carpenter Complex on Sunday only to find Manager Gabe Kapler running from home to first in … Continue reading

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Why Is Zach Warren Still Pitching In Low A Ball and Why Did Cole Irvin Not Get A Chance To Pitch In the MLB?

The “really big question” is why Zach Warren is still pitching in low A ball in the Sally League?  Last night he struck out the side swinging in the ninth inning to get the save in Lakewood’s 4-2 win in … Continue reading

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