Here’s an open discussion thread so the minor league posts don’t get cluttered with Phillies’ talk and other topics.
- The Phillies have been overtaken by the Marlins for the first pick in the draft. The Phillies trail by one game and aren’t playing like the worst team in the league anymore. There are several more teams who could overtake them and drive them still further down to a lower draft pick.
- Chase Utley returned this weekend. Mackanin was quoted as saying that Utley would play maybe four games a week. He started Friday and Saturday, pinch hit Sunday, and is scheduled to be in the starting line up Monday. Some things never change.
- I haven’t seen anything on any Phillies passing through revocable waivers, but the waiver wire is one of the most difficult things to track. I’m sure the Phillies have run a few players through. It is likely that Chase Utley was one. He seems to be of the utmost interest to contending teams as indicated by stories on MLB Trade Rumors and by Jim Salisbury. The Salisbury story is also embedded in the Trade Rumors report.