Daily Archives: July 1, 2010

BlueClaws Blog

Some insightful comments on various Lakewood BlueClaws on their blog today…(http://blog.blueclaws.com/) .  Manager Mark Parent was interviewed and he commented on:

Jonathan Singleton: “Word is out on him, thats for sure…He is going to have to expand the zone or be more aggressive early in the count.  They are going to pitch to him like a big leaguer rehabbing. He is a good hitter.  His swing is simple and good.  He will certainly adjust to whatever they are doing”.

Brody Colvin: ” He was already a big prospect but he has opened alot of eyes.  When people get alot better in a short period of time, you never know how much further they can keep going.”

Matt Way: ” Way has come out where to, for me, he has pretty much done all he can do at this level. At his age, his stuff, we need to see if it transfers to a higher level. We have talked about that for a few weeks. There has to be an opening but he has been great.”

The Bullpen: “Wertz has stepped up.  Lugo’s almost been perfect. Zeid, in my opinion, is a starter. Some people have the temperament where they can come in with other guys on base and even if they give it up, they can bounce a bad outing off him.  He is a guy that has to prepare and work through his stuff.  I think Zeid will do a great job as a starter.”

Lehigh Valley Weekly Report

A crazy week in Allentown with a continued roster makeover, some by injury, and some by design.  Domonic Brown’s Lehigh Valley debut definitely added an atmosphere of excitement with simply his presence, and his play this week added to the aura of what appears to be a star in the making. Lehigh Valley went 3-4 on the week, and are now 32-48, in 5th place of the Northern Division of the International League, 16 games behind division leading Scranton. Continue reading Lehigh Valley Weekly Report

July 1 Discussion

Just a note, the international signing period opens up on July 2nd. I don’t expect the Phillies to be major players, but a few $250K-$500K guys are possible. If I find stuff on that, I’ll make a dedicated post. If you see any articles, feel free to send them to me via email. Now, last night’s boxes

GCL Phillies lost 3-1.
Williamsport won 4-1.
Lakewood won 3-2.
Clearwater won 4-0.
Reading lost 6-5.
Lehigh Valley won 6-4.

Quick note. Jarred Cosart is on the 7 day DL with a “minor elbow strain”. I wouldn’t get too upset about this yet, there’s a good chance its just a minor soreness thing. Better safe than sorry.