Light Sunday reading

The Blueclaws are developing a disturbing pattern, losing heartbreakers in the late innings….sounds a bit like the big league club. Also in the article, Adrian Cardenas talks about making adjustments and dealing with the transition from high school ball to pro ball. Also, here is a nice article talking about John Russell and the job he’s done in Ottawa. The article mentions Russell’s offseason interviews for managerial positions, and hints at him being a possible replacement for Charlie Manuel, should the big league club get impatient. Not directly Phillies related (a Phillies scout gives a quote), by Ty Reynolds writes this excellent article on the art of scouting, and just how grueling the life of a pro baseball scout can be.

In Rashad Taylor news, it appears in the last few weeks he’s begun to switch hit, and has picked up a few extra base hits over that time. The last sentence of the article says that him switch hitting might “raise his stock to be recruited by a Division 1 school”…..it would be nice if the Phillies made the kid a quality offer, but something tells me it isn’t going to happen.