Category Archives: Weekly Discussion

Open Discussion: Week of February 1st

Pitchers and catchers are just around the corner.  First official workout on the 18th.  Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics.

The DH poll drew 350 votes.  As I had expected for a site that covers the prospects of a National League team, the vast majority (79%) were in favor of not introducing the DH to the National League, 277 nay v. 73 aye.

Recent Transactions Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of February 1st

Weekend Discussion, January 29, 2016; MLB Top 100

MLB announced their top 100 prospects tonight.  Seven players from the Phillies’ organization made the list.  Since I’m sure this will generate some discussion, here are our seven top prospects and a place to discuss.

  • #5      SS, J.P. Crawford
  • #55   RHP, Jake Thompson
  • #64   OF, Nick Williams
  • #70   RHP, Mark Appel
  • #84   OF, Cornelius Randolph
  • #96   C/1B, Jorge Alfaro
  • #99   OF, Roman Quinn

Crawford still at #5.  Quinn was not ranked in 2015.  Randolph moved up one slot from #85 to #84.  The others dropped slots, some significantly – Appel from #43 to #70, Thompson from #51 to #55, Williams from #55 to #64, Alfaro from #59 to #96.

Open Discussion: Week of January 25th

Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics. Another slow week. Here are some random stories/thoughts to start the conversation.

Let’s see.  Tim Lincecum hopes to hold a showcase in early February to show that he is able to pitch after recovering from hip surgery (link).  Meanwhile, Cliff Lee hopes for the perfect fit while providing assurances that he will be 100%, but he may decide to sit out the 2016 season. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of January 25th

Open Discussion: Week of January 18th

Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics. Another slow week.

The Phillies signed Anthony Vasquez to a minor league contract and came to terms with their three remaining arbitration eligible players – Jeremy Hellickson, Jeanmar Gomez, and Freddy Galvis. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of January 18th

Open Discussion: Week of January 11th

Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics.  Another slow week.

Recent Phillies’ transactions include the invitation of Mark Appel, Zach Eflin, Jake Thompson, Andrew Knapp, Gabriel Lino, Logan Moore, Brock Stassi, J.P. Crawford, and Nick Williams as non-roster invitees to spring training; and the signing of free agent outfielder Cedric Hunter to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of January 11th

Open Discussion: Week of December 21st

Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics.  Slow week as we head into the week before Christmas.  Or should I say the week before the holiday we aren’t supposed to acknowledge lest we upset somebody.  Well, screw that.  I would like to wish all visitors to the site a “Merry Christmas!”.   Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of December 21st