Daily Archives: February 9, 2011

Top 10 Pre-Spring Training Questions

As we enter mid February and just days away from Pitchers and Catchers reporting to Clearwater, I wanted to get some discussion going with the Top 10 questions the Phillies face as it relates to the Minor Leagues. 

1.  Is Domonic Brown ready for a full time job in Philly and if not, should he be playing every day in AAA or part time in Philly?  My vote is until Brown shows otherwise,  he should be the everyday rightfielder in Philly.  Less than 100 major league at bats and a difficult Winter League is not showing otherwise.

2.  Who fills the open role(s) in the Phillies bullpen?  The Phils have 4 givens in their bullpen (Romero, Contreras, Madson and Lidge).  They need a long man, and that race will come down to Kendrick vs. Worley. Kendrick probably has the inside track based on the salary he will be receiving this year, which is in the over two million range.  Continue reading Top 10 Pre-Spring Training Questions

My Top 30 Prospects for 2011: Part 3

With prospects 1-6 in the books, we move on to the back of the top 10. Instead of only doing 3 prospects today, I’ll give you my reports for 7-10. Also, I had the idea that when I am finished with my writeups for all 30 prospects, plus sleepers, if anyone has specific questions about why I ranked so and so in spot X or Y, I’ll do a mailbag. So if I don’t reply to something in the comments in each post (and my time to do so is limited), I’ll handle everything at the end. Now, we move forward.

Continue reading My Top 30 Prospects for 2011: Part 3