My wife and I would like to thank all for your kind thoughts and prayers during our recent difficult times. Several weeks ago, my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer when a pea size mass was identified after her annual mammogram. We prepared for her lumpectomy, but during an MRI a week before the procedure, another smaller mass was detected in her other breast.
Her procedure was delayed a week, and changed to a double lumpectomy and the removal of the lymph nodes under her arms for testing. The surgery went extremely well. This past week the we received the news that the pathology on her lymph nodes came back negative. So, she is cancer free.
Now comes radiology and then five years of chemo. Yeah, five years.
Some time today or this week, I expect that a lot of you will receive your own good news. That announcement you’ve been waiting for. You and the WIP crowd should be happy.
In the comments section, I saw someone reference a team that fired their GM, fired their next GM, and then brought back the previous GM whom they had fired. It struck me that if Middleton were to copy those steps, everyone’s “favorite” GM would return. Wouldn’t that be something.
I also saw all the comments longing for the hiring of an available exec (Bloom, I think). I wouldn’t be surprised if and when the Phillies have a need for a guy like that if the position is filled from within.
To Hinkie, you were right. I went back and removed my correction on that Jay Bruce AAV comment the next day. I meant to acknowledge that earlier. I didn’t look further down the spreadsheet I use as a source. Klentak did a good deal. With $21,317,204 remaining on the contract, he got the Mariners to pay $18,567,204. The Phillies are responsible for $2.75M in 2019 AND 2020, or $1.375M per year. Not a bad haul for Jake Scheiner.
One last thing. I learned this summer from an Angels’ employee that when the Phillies signed Bryce Harper, they probably lost any chance of ever signing Mike Trout as a free agent. It took less than three weeks for the Angels front office and Trout’s agent to convince him that the Phillies would never be able to offer close to what the Angels could offer with the current and projected salary costs in the Phillies current near future. Accurate or not, it worked. There were just 18 days between the signings.
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- October 12, 2019 – Arizona Fall Stars Game
- October 26, 2019 – Arizona Fall League Championship Game
- February 22, 2020 – First spring training game at Tigers
- February 23, 2020 – First ST home game v. Pirates
- March 23, 2020 – Final ST home game v. Rays
- March 26, 2020 – Opening Day at Miami
- April 2, 2020 – Home opener v. Milwaukee
The rosters and lists are up to date as of September 28th … 398 players in the org
- organization’s rosters (9/28)
- organization’s injury list (9/28)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list (includes player info, assignments, …) (9/28)
9/24/19 – Phillies activated RHP Juan Nicasio from the 10-day IL
9/17/19 – Phillies activated RHP Edubray Ramos from the 60-day IL
9/17/19 – Phillies placed LF Corey Dickerson on the 60-day IL, fractured left foot