Monthly Archives: March 2017

2017 Spring Training, 3/21

Full day at the Complex.  Groups 3 and 4 squared off against the Braves and Group 5 faced SFWL (South Florida Winter League), a team comprised of players released by organizations (and managed by former MLB infielder Hal Lanier) but still hoping to keep their dreams alive. Their age range is 22-28 putting our kids at a slight disadvantage. Continue reading 2017 Spring Training, 3/21

2017 Spring Training, 3/18


Groups 3 and 4 faced the Yankees at the Complex today.  The work groups published yesterday have changed or are just a suggestion from day to day.  The group 3 line up consisted of catcher Cabral, infielders D. Hall, Stankiewicz, E. Marrero, L. Williams, outfielders Randolph, C. Duran, Coppola, and DH Barbier, and Laird.  Group 4 was made up of catcher R. Duran, infielders Wojciechowski, Brito, Gamboa, Stobbe, outfielders Alastre, Moniak, Maglich, and DH N. Martinez and Matos. Continue reading 2017 Spring Training, 3/18

Open Discussion: Week of March 13th

The Phillies split six games this past week in Florida.  After seventeen games, the Phillies have an 8-7-2 Grapefruit League record.  But, record isn’t a legitimate indicator to measure the team’s progress.  After all, the Phillies posted a National League third best 15-11-3 record last spring and still managed to finish 20 games under .500 during the regular season. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of March 13th

2017 Spring Training, 3/11

No report on the 10th.  I was at the Complex and took some video.  I’ll post them with today’s video.  Friday, another 20-plus pitchers pitched an inning apiece.  Saturday, some of the pitchers from Phillies’ spring training came over and pitched – Jake Thompson, Drew Anderson, and Ricardo Pinto.  A few pitchers threw more than one inning – Jose Nin, Matt Hockenberry, and Miguel Nunez. Continue reading 2017 Spring Training, 3/11

2017 Spring Training, 3/9

No report on the 8th.  I was at the Complex, but I didn’t take any video and only made a few observations, so I saved them for today.  I gave a detailed account of the activities the players perform at each of their stations.  I saw that I missed two.  Position players spend rotation in the indoor batting cages.  And, pitchers rotate into the weight room.   Continue reading 2017 Spring Training, 3/9