Open Discussion: Week of January 24th

Another slow week for the Phillies.  They signed two more international free agents, signed a local kid, and saw the Braves claim two of their DFAs off waivers.

Now that Springer has signed, the Realmuto camp is probably hoping that contract somehow establishes a higher price tag for JT.  If that were true, it would eliminate most teams, except the Phillies.  If it’s not true, and it’s probably not, Realmuto will sign with the Phillies in a couple weeks.


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Open Discussion: Week of January 17th

Finally, a little activity.  The Phillies signed a free agent reliever, Archie Bradley.  They opened the 2020 international signing period on Friday by signing thirteen free agents from Venezuela and the Dominican Republic.  They reached an agreement on salaries with Rhys Hoskins, Vince Velasquez, and Jose Alvarado and avoided arbitration.  And, a rumor leaked that they made a serious offer to JT Realmuto.


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2021 Discussion in Preparation for the Amateur Draft – January 13, 2021

The 2021 international signing period opens this Friday.

This is the Phuture Phillies forum for the discussion of prospects eligible for the amateur draft that is scheduled to be held in about 6 months (July 11-13, 2021).  You can place video, scouting reports, or just comments here.  You can reference these weekly discussions on the menu above.

Feel free to discuss the 2021 international signing period, too.  It begins on January 15, 2021, and runs through June 25, 2021.

This space is for the discussion of prospects in the upcoming draft and international signing period.  This is NOT a space for you to complain about past picks/signings or the organization’s past/current draft and international philosophy.

 

Open Discussion: Week of January 3rd

I hope you all remained safe over the holiday weekend.  Local police started pulling drivers over as early as 7:00 PM Thursday night.  My wife was out Dashing and she saw so many idiots running lights she stopped for the night.  That’s Florida for you, no masks, no sense. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of January 3rd

Playing GM in the 2020-21 Off Season (12/16/2020)

The Professional Baseball Agreement has expired.  The 2019 international signing period has closed.  Trading between teams has resumed.  Qualifying offers have been made and accepted or declined.  Free agency has started.  Rosters have been set.  Contracts for the 2021 season have been tendered.  The Rule 5 Draft has been held.

Now, the Hot Stove Season can go into full swing. Continue reading Playing GM in the 2020-21 Off Season (12/16/2020)

Open Discussion: Week of December 13th

It started out as a quiet week.  The Winter Meetings were relegated to a bunch of zoom sessions, the Phillies had lost all but one candidate for their vacant front office position, an unexciting Rule 5 Draft was on the horizon, and a former Phillies’ great player(and shoulda-been-hall-of-famer) passed.

Then all heck broke loose.
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Open Discussion: Week of December 6th

Monday, the virtual winter meetings begin.  I don’t think we can expect a lot of interesting reporting.  I do expect that a lot of breaking news will put the owners in a good light.  Their waterboys in the national media will probably get all the scoops.  Just like during all the drama during the COVID negotiations in March…April…May… Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of December 6th