The Phillies went 4-4 last week, but still have a 73.9% of making the playoffs. They closed out their series in Miami with a loss on Monday, then dropped two of three to the Mets at home. They began a crucial series against the Blue Jays with a double header sweep on Friday, their first double header sweep since 2012. They went on to split the remaining two games with the Jays over the weekend.
The Phillies are 27-26 .509 and are in third place in the division a full game behind the Marlins and a guaranteed playoff spot. They are still 4.0 games behind the Braves, They are currently the seventh seed a half game ahead of three .500 teams – the Reds, Brewers, and Giants.
The Phillies have seven road games remaining. They start the week with four games in Washington including a double header on Tuesday. After an off day, they conclude the regular season with three games in Tampa.
The Phillies just took 3 of 4 (and it should have been a sweep if not for HRembree) from a Jays team that has owned them (40-25) since inter-league play began, including a World Series. The Jays have a 2-0 edge this season and won previous season series, 4-2 in 2018 and 3-1 in 2016.
Past records won’t matter in this week’s Nationals’ series. The Nationals have one of the poorest records in the league, so of course they will be trouble. Division rivalries are like that.
The Rays have one of the best records in baseball. They have a 16-16 record against the Phillies since inter-league play including a World Series. They won the most recent season series, 3-0 in 2018. Hopefully, they’ll have clinched their number one seed and be resting players.
This week’s important series –
- Braves (31-22): Marlins (4), Red Sox (3)
- Marlins (28-25): Braves (4), Yankees (3)
- Phillies (27-26): Nationals (4), Rays (3)
- Brewers (26-26): Reds (3), Cardinals (5)
- Reds (27-27): Brewers (3), Minnesota (3)
- Cardinals (26-24): v Royals (3), Brewers (5)
- Giants (26-26): Rockies (4), Giants v Padres (4)
Lost in all the major league stuff, the Phillies released eight minor leaguers. All eight played for the Phillies’ DSL teams – RHPs Emiliano Brazon, Carlos Valero, Jeison Blanco, LHP Yosmel Naranjo, C Victor Cairo from Red and RHPs Jose Guaramaco, Aldemar Rivas, C Jonathan Rodriguez from White.
The Phillies received their PTBNL from the Pirates to complete the Austin Davis trade, RHP Joel Cairo.
And, they finally made public the 3 PTBNL going to the Brewers as part of the Phelps’ trade – RHPs Brandon Ramey, Israel Puello, and Juan Geraldo.
This is the Phuture Phillies Open Discussion for Phillies and other baseball topics.
- August 31, 2020 – Trade Deadline
- September 15, 2020 – Deadline for players to be added to Major League roster for postseason eligibility
- September 28-October 1, 2020 – Minor League Baseball Innovators Summit, Winston-Salem, NC
- September 30, 2020 – Expiration of the Professional Baseball Agreement between MLB and MiLB
- October 15, 2020, 5:00 PM EDT – Close of the 2019 international signing period
- October TBA – Trading resumes, day after the World Series ends
- October – November TBA, five days after the conclusion of the World Series – Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents
- November TBA, fifteen days after the conclusion of the World Series – Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers
- November TBA – GM Meetings (Nov. 11-14, Scottsdale, AZ in 2019)
- November TBA – Owners meetings (Nov. 19-21, Arlington, TX in 2019)
- November 20, 2020 – Rosters set for Rule 5 Draft
- November TBA – MLBPA executive board meeting (Nov. 26-29 in Irving, TX in 2018)
- December 2, 2019 – Last day for teams to offer 2021 contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters
- December 6-10, 2020 – Winter Meetings in Dallas, Texas, at the Omni Dallas Hotel and Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, held in conjunction with the Baseball Trade Show and PBEO Job Fair.
- December 10, 2020 – Rule 5 Draft
- January TBA – Rookie Career Development Program
- January 15, 2021, 9:00 AM EST – Start of the 2020 international signing period
The rosters and lists are up to date as of September 6th … 337 players in the org
9/20/2020 – Phillies receive RHP Joel Cesar as PTBNL in August 26th trade with Pirates
9/20/2020 – Phillies optioned CF Mickey Moniak to Alternate Training Site
9/20/2020 – Phillies recalled RHP Adonis Medina from Alternate Training Site
9/19/2020 – Phillies optioned RHP Ramon Rosso to Alternate Training Site
9/18/2020 – Phillies recalled RHP Ramon Rosso from Alternate Training Site
9/18/2020 – Phillies optioned LHP Garrett Cleavinger to Alternate Training Site
9/18/2020 – Phillies activated RF Jay Bruce from the 10-day IL
9/18/2020 – Phillies traded RHP Brandon Ramey, RHP Israel Puello, and RHP Juan Geraldo to Brewers
9/18/2020 – DSL White released C Jonathan Rodriguez
9/18/2020 – DSL Red released RHP Emiliano Brazon
9/18/2020 – DSL White released RHP Jose Guaramaco
9/18/2020 – DSL White released RHP Aldemar Rivas
9/18/2020 – DSL Red released RHP Carlos Valero
9/18/2020 – DSL Red released RHP Jeison Blanco
9/18/2020 – DSL Red released C Victor Cairo
9/18/2020 – DSL Red released LHP Yosmel Naranjo
9/17/2020 – Phillies sent Ronald Torreyes outright to Alternate Training Site
9/16/2020 – Phillies recalled RHP Connor Brogdon from Alternate Training Site
9/16/2020 – Phillies placed RHP Jake Arrieta on the 10-day IL, right hamstring strain
9/16/2020 – Phillies placed RF Kyle Garlick on the 10-day IL, right oblique strain
9/16/2020 – Phillies selected the contract of CF Mickey Moniak from Alternate Training Site
9/15/2020 – Phillies recalled LHP Garrett Cleavinger from Alternate Training Site
9/15/2020 – Phillies signed free agent 1B Greg Bird to an MiLB contract and invited him to spring training
9/15/2020 – Phillies signed free agent C Jonathan Lucroy to an MiLB contract and invited him to spring training
9/15/2020 – Phillies designated 2B Ronald Torreyes for assignment
9/15/2020 – Phillies activated CF Roman Quinn from the 7-day injured list
9/15/2020 – Phillies placed 1B Rhys Hoskins on the 10-day IL retroactive to September 13th, left elbow strain
9/14/2020 – 1B Neil Walker elected free agency
9/14/2020 – Phillies optioned LHP Ranger Suarez to Alternate Training Site
9/14/2020 – Phillies activated 3B Scott Kingery from the 10-day IL
9/14/2020 – Phillies optioned RHP Ramon Rosso to Alternate Training Site
9/13/2020 – Phillies recalled RHP Ramon Rosso from Alternate Training Site
9/13/2020 – Phillies recalled RHP Connor Brogdon from Alternate Training Site
9/13/2020 – Phillies selected the contract of C Rafael Marchan from Alternate Training Site
9/13/2020 – Phillies sent 1B Neil Walker outright to Alternate Training Site
9/13/2020 – Phillies optioned RHP Connor Brogdon to Alternate Training Site
9/13/2020 – Phillies invited non-roster 1B Neil Walker to spring training
9/13/2020 – Phillies placed RHP Spencer Howard on the 10-day IL, shoulder stiffness
9/13/2020 – Phillies transferred LHP Jose Alvarez from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL
9/12/2020 – Phillies optioned RHP Ramon Rosso to Alternate Training Site
9/11/2020 – Phillies activated LHP Adam Morgan from the 10-day injured list
9/11/2020 – Phillies recalled Ramon Rosso from Alternate Training Site
9/11/2020 – Phillies selected the contract of 2B Ronald Torreyes from Alternate Training Site
9/11/2020 – Phillies optioned RHP Connor Brogdon to Alternate Training Site
9/11/2020 – Phillies designated Neil Walker for assignment
9/09/2020 – Phillies optioned LHP Garrett Cleavinger to Alternate Training Site
9/08/2020 – Phillies recalled LHP Garrett Cleavinger from Alternate Training Site
9/07/2020 – Phillies recalled Connor Brogdon from Alternate Training Site
9/07/2020 – Phillies optioned RHP Mauricio Llovera to Alternate Training Site