This is the courtesy thread for comments and discussion about the Phillies and other BASEBALL topics. Draft discussion is in a separate thread. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of August 1, 2021
The Phillies have signed 19 of their 20 picks from the 2021 Amateur Draft and 10 non-drafter free agents. They added #16 RHP Ty Collins to the fold on Sunday. They have not signed their #19 selection. The signing bonuses for the 19 have been published. By my calculations, they spent over their draft allotment, but within the 5% overage that carries no penalty. They left a little over $34K on the table. The total spent on drafted and non-drafted players is a little over $9.5 million. Continue reading 2021 Post Draft Discussion; August 1st
Only two games were played on Sunday. Reading lost and Jersey Shore won. Lehigh Valley’s game was postponed by their hosts in deference to Daniel Brito’s medical situation. Clearwater was postponed due to COVID-19. The FSC and DSL do not play on Sundays. Continue reading Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (8/1/2021)
Lehigh Valley suffered the loss of Daniel Brito for an unknown period of time. He was taken from the field due to a medical emergency during the first inning of the first game of a doubleheader. The game was suspended and the second game was postponed.
In other games, Reading lost as Jhailyn Ortiz was promoted to the Fightin’s. Jersey Shore won. Clearwater’s COVID-19 closure was extended to Tuesday, at the very least. The FCL Phillies had no game scheduled and may be affected by the extended closure of the Complex. DSL Phillies Red beat Dsl Phillies White. Continue reading Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (7/31/2021)
In non-trade deadline news, Lehigh Valley won a closely contested game. Reading got shut out. Jersey Shore split a doubleheader. Clearwater and the FCL Phillies fell victim to COVID-19. And, both DSL teams won. Continue reading Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (7/30/2021)
Lehigh Valley and Jersey Shore were rained out. Reading lost a winnable game. Clearwater swept a doubleheader. The FCL Phillies were suspended with a tenuous lead. And, both DSL Phillies’ teams won. Continue reading Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (7/29/2021)
The top three teams played and won close games. Lehigh Valley jumped out to a lead and held on. Reading put up a crooked number and held on. Jersey Shore built a small lead and lost its shutout in the ninth but held on. Clearwater was rained out. The FCL Phillies game was cancelled. And, no games in the DSL on Wednesdays. Two more Threshers were added to the IL, the 7-day this time. Continue reading Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (7/28/2021)
The top teams went 0-4. Clearwater also almost lost two players in a deadline deal. Still might. Abel didn’t pitch last night on his turn. Lozano did. He’s either two before or two after Abel. I’ve no idea when he pitches again. Hope it’s not Wednesday.
I’ve got to get up early, so this is going to be short and sweet. Six more entries on the 60-day IL. Continue reading Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (7/27/2021)
Lehigh Valley and Jersey Shore posted victories yesterday. Reading and Clearwater weren’t as fortunate. Continue reading Threshers’ and Affiliates’ Recap (7/25/2021)
The Phillies have signed 18 of their 20 picks from the 2021 Amateur Draft and 10 non-drafter free agents. They have not signed their #16 and #19 selections. The signing bonuses for the other 18 have been released. To date, they have a little over $40K available to apply to the $125K limit before penalties for the two outstanding picks. Continue reading 2021 Post Draft Discussion; July 25th