Transaction Archive (1/1/08-12/31/13)

All Transactions Prior to 2014: 12/21/13–Phils re-signed LHP Greg Smith to a minor league deal 12/21/13–Phils signed RHP Chris Bootcheck to a minor league deal 12/20/13–C Sebastian Valle cleared waivers and assigned to minors 12/18/13–Phils sign C Lou Marson, OF Tony Gwynn Jr., OF Dave Sappelt and RHP Sean O’sullivan to minor league deals 12/18/13–C […]

Phillies Minor League Free Agents

Today Baseball America published the list of minor league free agents. The article did a pretty good job of explaining exactly what a 6 year free agent is, so check it out here. Here are the free agents from the Phillies organization: Philadelphia Phillies (31) RHP: Brian Bass (AAA), Eddie Bonine (AAA), Nate Bump (AAA), […]

Looking ahead to the Rule 5 draft

The Rule 5 draft will take place next month at the winter meetings, and its almost that time to look at who needs to be protected, who might be available, and everything else involved. The Phillies, by virtue of another excellent regular season, will be picking at the back end of the first round unless […]

Around the System (Catchers)

One more pre-trade deadline look at the performance of the catchers throughout the Phillies minor league system. Lehigh Valley Lou Marson, Age 23, .295/384/.372; 1 HR 24 RBI, 3 SB, .267 with RISP, 21% CS rate, 6 errors, .985 fielding %, 2 PB Paul Hoover, Age 33, .274/.340/.375. 1 HR 21 RBI, .349 with RISP, […]

Daily Discussion

A few tidbits to get it going: Jason Knapp has begun a throwing program in Lakewood, in hopes of returning over the next couple of weeks.  He last pitched July 11, before being placed on the disabled list. Kyle Drabek, coming back from one of his few bad starts, was a small notch below dominant […]

Daily Discussion

Both Reading starter Yohan Flande and Lakewood starter Justin DeFratus have had trouble adjusting to their new environments, FLande in Reading, and DeFratus starting.  Flande is now 0-4 witha 7.58 ERA in his first 4 starts with Reading, while DeFratus is 0-3 with an 11.15 ERA in his first 4 starts for Lakewood. Anthony Gose stole […]

Around the System (Catchers)

A look at the catchers…A couple of legit prospects, but it hasnt been pretty so far this year. Lehigh Valley Lou Marson; Age: 23 (on 6/27)–.232/.317/.330; 1HR  8 RBI; 1 SB; .226 with RISP; 22% caught stealing rate; 4 errors (.981) and 1 passed ball. Paul Hoover: Age: 33–.271/.344/.383; 1 HR 11 RBI; .310 with […]

Organizational depth chart

This is a feature I want to add, probably on the top bar of the site. I was going to just use my own rankings/thoughts to fill it out, but I figured I could solicit opinions from the masses, and maybe we can debate the merits of player X going ahead of player Y. Basically, […]

Winter League Update

Just a little update on our players in the AFL and Hawaiian Winter League AFL Greg Golson: 20 AB — .250/.238/.400 — 0 BB — 3 K — 3 XBH Mike Costanzo: 17 AB — .059/.200/.235 – 3 BB – 10K — 1 XBH (HR) Tuffy Gosewich: 6 AB — .333/.333/.333 Josh Outman: 2 IP […]