This is the courtesy thread for comments and discussion about the Phillies and other BASEBALL topics.
The Phillies signed a couple of international free agents, right-handed pitchers and assigned them to the DSL teams’ reserve lists.
The Phillies had added Kevin Long as a hitting coach (old news, I know). This past week, it was reported that they are likely to resign Bobby Dickerson as their infield coach, a role he held with the Phillies in 2019. The Phillies moved quickly to fill the jobs held by recently dismissed Joe Dillon and Juan Castro. I hope this is an indication that they will strike quickly and early in the offseason when filling roster holes.
I haven’t gotten back to my prospects’ project. I haven’t added any new prospects to the menu. I have to add a position player who still has prospect status. That will raise that total to 76 when completed. I altered the menu structure to accommodate all the names. I still have to cull through the pitchers’ data and decide how to present the DSL players.
If you are so inclined, you might want to say a prayer for Steve Dull a blogger you may know as Baseball Ross. He suffered a heart attack over the weekend. According to his wife’s FB posts, he is responding well to treatment, is responsive, and has no blockages.
I hope you are enjoying the postseason. So far, I’ve gotten E V E R Y series wrong. Not for betting purposes, but just as a rooting interest. I rooted for the Yankees and Cardinals in the Wild Card games. Two Ls. I rooted for the White Sox, Rays, Brewers, and Giants in the LDS. Four more Ls. I rooted for the Dodgers and Red Sox in the LCS. Two more Ls, a total of 8 wrong picks. Zero for eight. I’ve actually been rooting against teams rather than for teams. I’m torn. For whom should I root against and inadvertently secure a world championship? I just can’t bring myself can’t root for Atlanta, So, I guess I have to root for and jinx the Astros.
To the fellow who asked if I’ve heard any nuggets. Yes, I have. I just can’t share them at this time. Most have turned out true, but some (more than usual) have proven wrong. I don’t want to pass on bad information any more than I want to burn a source. So, I remain careful until I feel I can share.
I would like to let Hinkie know that the person we discussed some time ago is in line for a promotion, in actual duties, not just a new title. We’ll see. I also heard that a friend in the DSL was not offered a new contract. He’s a real good guy. Sorry to hear that. There are rumblings that indicate Gelb was wrong on some of the things he said in that article most of you loved. Things you were led to anticipate could go in directions different from what you were led to believe. But, you shouldn’t believe me any more than you should believe national and beat writers. They all need “clicks” and negative reporting generates clicks. I don’t need the clicks. I’m just ornery and like taking the other side of discussions and arguments.
Rosters and Stuff
- organization’s rosters (10/24)
- organization’s injury list (10/13)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility (10/24) (includes player info, assignments, …)
Key Dates: most are guesstimates based on previous years. Italics are those dates that will be dependent on the new CBA, dates in BOLD text are confirmed.
- October 5, 2021: Opening Day for the Mexican Pacific League (thru December 23, 2021)
- October 13, 2021: Opening Day for the Arizona Fall League
- October 23, 2021: Opening Day for the Venezuelan Winter League (thru December 22, 2021)
- October 26, 2021: World Series begins
- October 27, 2021: Opening Day for Dominican Winter League (thru December 17, 2022)
- October 31 – November 4, 2021: Trading resumes, day after the World Series ends
- November 4-8, 2021: 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 2021: Start of the Colombian Winter League (The season begins the first week of November and ends the penultimate week of January.)
- November 6, 2021: Opening Day for the Roberto Clemente’ Puerto Rico Professional Baseball League (thru January 22, 2022)
- November 14-19, 2021: fifteen days after the conclusion of the World Series – Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers
- November 9, 2021: Start of GM Meetings
- November TBA: Owners meetings (Nov. 19-21, Arlington, TX in 2019)
- November 19, 2021: Deadline to submit 40-man rosters before Rule 5 Draft
- November TBA: MLBPA executive board meeting (Nov. 26-29 in Irving, TX in 2018)
- December 1, 2021: CBA expires
- December 1, 2021 – Non-tender Deadline – last day for teams to offer 2022 contracts to unsigned players (pre-arb and arb eligible) on their 40-man rosters. Non-tendered players become free agents.
- December 5-9, 2021: The 2021 Baseball Winter Meetings will take place at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin in Orlando, Florida.
- December 9, 2021: Rule 5 Draft
- December 9, 2021: Opening Day for the Panamanian Baseball League (thru (January)
- December 2021: The 2021-22 Australian Baseball League season was was cancelled in an announcement on October 20th.
- December 15, 2021: Close of the 2020 international signing period
- January TBA – Rookie Career Development Program
- January 15, 2022, 9:00 AM EST – Start of the 2021 international signing period (I gotta check this)
- January 14, 2022: Deadline for teams and arb eligible players to submit salary figures to arbiter
- January 28,2022: Start of the Caribbean Series (thru February 3, 2022, with one team from each league – Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Panama)
- February 16, 2022 – Voluntary spring training reporting date for pitchers, catchers, and players recovering from injuries
- February 21, 2022 – Voluntary spring training reporting date for position players
- February 23, 2022 – Mandatory spring training reporting date
- February 26, 2022: First spring training games
- February 26, 2022: at New York Yankees (Tampa), Time TBA
- February 27, 2022: v. Minnesota Twins (Clearwater) (SS) 1:05 PM
- February 27, 2022: at Toronto Blue Jays (Dunedin) (SS) Time TBA
- February 28, 2022: at Boston Red Sox (Fort Myers) Time TBA
- March 1, 2022: v. Detroit Tigers (Clearwater) 1:05 PM
- March 2, 2022: v. New York Yankees (Clearwater) 1:05 PM
- March 3, 2022: at Baltimore Orioles (Sarasota) Time TBA
- March 4, 2022: v. Atlanta Braves (Clearwater) 1:05 PM
- March 5, 2022: at Tampa Bay Rays (Port Charlotte) Time TBA
- March 6, 2022: v. Pittsburgh Pirates (Clearwater) 1:05 PM
- March 7, 2022: OFF DAY
- March 8, 2022: v. Toronto Blue Jays (Clearwater) (SS) 1:05 PM
- March 8, 2022: at Detroit Tigers (Lakeland) (SS) Time TBA
- March 9, 2022: at Minnesota Twins (Fort Myers) Time TBA
- March 10, 2022: v. New York Yankees (Clearwater) 1:05 PM
- March 11, 2022: at Toronto Blue Jays (Dunedin) Time TBA
- March 12, 2022: v. Baltimore Orioles (Clearwater) 1:05 PM
- March 13, 2022: at Tampa Bay Rays (Port Charlotte) Time TBA
- March 14, 2022: v. Boston Red Sox (Clearwater) 1:05 PM
- March 15, 2022: OFF DAY
- March 16, 2022: v. Toronto Blue Jays (Clearwater) (SS) 1:05 PM
- March 16, 2022: at New York Yankees (Tampa) (SS) Time TBA
- March 17, 2022: v. Baltimore Orioles (Clearwater) 1:05 PM
- March 18, 2022: at Detroit Tigers (Lakeland) Time TBA
- March 19, 2022: v. Pittsburgh Pirates (Clearwater) 1:05 PM
- March 20, 2022: at Toronto Blue Jays (Dunedin) Time TBA
- March 21, 2022: at Atlanta Braves (North Port) Time TBA
- March 22, 2022: v. New York Yankees (Clearwater) 1:05 PM
- March 23, 2022: v. Detroit Tigers (Clearwater) 1:05 PM
- March 24, 2022: at Baltimore Orioles (Sarasota) Time TBA
- March 25, 2022: v. Toronto Blue Jays (Clearwater) (SS) 1:05 PM
- March 25, 2022: at Pittsburgh Pirates (Bradenton) (SS) Time TBA
- March 26, 2022: at New York Yankees (Tampa) Time TBA
- March 27, 2022: v. Tampa Bay Rays (Clearwater) 1:05 PM
- March 28, 2022: at Toronto Blue Jays (Dunedin) Time TBA
- March 29, 2022: at Tampa Bay Rays (Tropicana Field) Time TBA
- March 30, 2022: OFF DAY
- March 31, 2022: Opening Day for 2022 season
- March 31, 2022: at Houston Astros Time TBA Season Opener
- April 8, 2022: v. Oakland A’s 3:05 PM Home Opener
- July 2022: 2022 Rule 4 Amateur Draft
Transactions (2021 has been archived, 2022 began on October 5th)
10/21/2021 – Phillies signed FA RHP Josbel Garcia to an MiLB contract
10/21/2021 – Phillies signed FA RHP Maikel Rosales to an MiLB contract
10/21/2021 – RHP Josbel Garcia assigned to DSL White
10/21/2021 – RHP Maikel Rosales assigned to DSL Red