Monthly Archives: December 2020

Playing GM in the 2020-21 Off Season (12/16/2020)

The Professional Baseball Agreement has expired.  The 2019 international signing period has closed.  Trading between teams has resumed.  Qualifying offers have been made and accepted or declined.  Free agency has started.  Rosters have been set.  Contracts for the 2021 season have been tendered.  The Rule 5 Draft has been held.

Now, the Hot Stove Season can go into full swing. Continue reading Playing GM in the 2020-21 Off Season (12/16/2020)

Open Discussion: Week of December 13th

It started out as a quiet week.  The Winter Meetings were relegated to a bunch of zoom sessions, the Phillies had lost all but one candidate for their vacant front office position, an unexciting Rule 5 Draft was on the horizon, and a former Phillies’ great player(and shoulda-been-hall-of-famer) passed.

Then all heck broke loose.
Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of December 13th

Open Discussion: Week of December 6th

Monday, the virtual winter meetings begin.  I don’t think we can expect a lot of interesting reporting.  I do expect that a lot of breaking news will put the owners in a good light.  Their waterboys in the national media will probably get all the scoops.  Just like during all the drama during the COVID negotiations in March…April…May… Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of December 6th

2021 Discussion in Preparation for the Amateur Draft – December 2, 2020

Happy non-tender day!  I hope everyone is healthy.  Not a lot of activity in this discussion last week.  The non-tenders joining the free agent market may continue to affect the amateur discussion.

This is the Phuture Phillies forum for the discussion of prospects eligible for the amateur draft that is scheduled to be held in about 7-8 months( July 11-13, 2021).  You can place video, scouting reports, or just comments here.  You can reference these weekly discussions on the menu above.

Feel free to discuss the 2021 international signing period, too.  It begins on January 15, 2021 and runs through June 25, 2021.

This space is for the discussion of prospects in the upcoming draft and international signing period.  This is NOT a space for you to complain about past picks/signings or the organization’s past/current draft and international philosophy.