Daily Archives: February 12, 2018

Just Two Days Until Pitchers and Catchers

Another beautiful Monday morning in Clearwater.  I got to the Complex early again.  My friend Steve met the Phillies’ truck Sunday morning and was interviewed by a local television station. We found out this morning why the players go to the weight room before practice starts – to stretch before exercising.  Lots of people on the fields today – coaches, trainers, and some baseball operations people.  The major league coaches are in uniform, so they stood out from the players, who were wearing a variety of workout apparel.  Thirteen players made their first appearance today. Continue reading Just Two Days Until Pitchers and Catchers

Open Discussion: Week of February 11, 2018

Finally.  The light at the end of the tunnel.  Pitchers and catchers report to Clearwater early this week, and their first workout is on Wednesday, February 14th.  Four dozen players have been seen at the Complex.

Yu Darvish came off the free agent board.  And, NO!  The Phillies shouldn’t run out and sign Jake Arrieta.  I’ll explain why.  Again.

The Phillies signed a couple more journeyman position players, a few minor league free agents, and another young player retired.

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