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Open Discussion: Week of December 9th

Baseball’s winter meetings have begun.  Sunday, there was a full slate of meetings and events starting with a Job Fair that began at 7:00 AM and ran all day.  I was surprised to learn that the winter meetings are essentially an MiLB event.  Between 300-400 people will find jobs with minor league affiliates.  Industry and trade shows target MiLB leagues and organizations who negotiate their own deals free from MLB oversight.  During the next three days, every minor league has at least one meeting scheduled.  None of the schedules I’ve seen have anything listed specifically for MLB teams.  Maybe they have their own separate, secret schedule? Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of December 9th

$4.3 Million (formerly $19.4 and $42.5)

UPDATED (12/10):  The numbers were updated after the Gregorius signing.  They reflect his salary and AAV.  I have included TWO additional minor league players (Gamboa and Grullon) to more accurately calculate the Phillies sayary against the tax threshold.  With Robertson and Herrera on the active roster, the Phillies are essentially fielding a 28-man roster.  I’ll drop G and G off if/when the Phillies fill in their remaining two bench spots. Continue reading $4.3 Million (formerly $19.4 and $42.5)

Open Discussion: Week of December 2nd

As we turn the page on the calendar to December, we move closer to spring training and real baseball.  During a slow week, the Phillies announced the signing of former all-star Josh Harrison to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training.  The 32-year-old infielder/outfielder was a teammate of the Phillies’ Andrew McCutchen. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of December 2nd

Open Discussion: Week of November 25th

The Phillies hired Joe Dillon as their new hitting coach.  He spent the last two seasons as the assistant hitting coach in Washington.  He had been the Nationals hitting coach at their AAA affilaite 2014-15, and the Miami Marlins minor league hitting coordinator 2016-17. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of November 25th

Rule 5 Deadline: Phillies Select Three, Trade for Sanchez

The Phillies selected the contracts of pitchers Garrett Cleavinger, JoJo Romero, and Mauricio Llovera and added them to their 40-man roster.  they also traded infielder Curtis Mead to the Rays for LHP Christopher Sanchez.  The Phillies 40-man stands at 39 players. Continue reading Rule 5 Deadline: Phillies Select Three, Trade for Sanchez

Open Discussion: Week of November 18th

The GM meetings are over.  Nothing much happened or was announced.  This should not be a surprise.  Baseball moves at its own pace.  It doesn’t move at the pace that the fans want.  Unless you all want three to four games.  Haha, couldn’t resist that shot.

Last season with three big name players available (Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, and Patrick Corbin), baseball’s signing of free agents moved at a snail’s pace.  Corbin signed a couple days before the Winter meetings and a lot of second and third tier free agents began signing in early December.  But, the Big Two didn’t sign until late February and early March. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of November 18th

2019 Prospect Discussion, 8,9,10 of … ; Lin, Hsu, Wang

Today’s subjects are Hsin-Chieh Lin, Chi-Ling Hsu, and Bruce Wang.  These articles will mostly be about players I have seen.  So, they will be about players from the lower levels of the organization.  If you have someone in particular you want to hear about, put the name in the comments section.  If I’ve seen enough to warrant a post, I’ll strongly consider it.

This is an open discussion about some of the Phillies’ minor league prospects.  Phillies’ talk and other non-prospect discussion should remain in the Open Discussion. Continue reading 2019 Prospect Discussion, 8,9,10 of … ; Lin, Hsu, Wang

Open Discussion: Week of November 11th

The GM meetings are being held this week in Scottsdale, AZ.

In Phillies’ baseball news this week, the Phillies hired Juan Castro as their new infield coach, replacing recently departed Bobby Dickerson who accepted the job as the Padres’ bench coach.  And, catcher J.T. Realmuto added the National League’s Silver Slugger Award fo catchers to his collection of post-season awards.  Not bad for a guy the fans left off the NL starting All Star team. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of November 11th

2019 Prospect Discussion, 7 of … ; Starlyn Castillo

Today’s subject is Starlyn Castillo.  These articles will mostly be about players I have seen.  So, they will be about players from the lower levels of the organization.  If you have someone in particular you want to hear about, put the name in the comments section.  If I’ve seen enough to warrant a post, I’ll strongly consider it.

This is an open discussion about some of the Phillies’ minor league prospects.  Phillies’ talk and other non-prospect discussion should remain in the Open Discussion. Continue reading 2019 Prospect Discussion, 7 of … ; Starlyn Castillo

2019 Prospect Discussion, 5 and 6 of … ; Edgar Made and Jose Tortolero

This is an open format for minor league prospect  discussion.  Today’s subjects are Edgar Made and Jose Tortolero.  These articles will mostly be about players I have seen.  So, they will be mostly about players from the lower levels of the organization.  If you have someone in particular you want to hear about, put the name in the comments section.  If I’ve seen enough to warrant a post, I’ll strongly consider it.

This is an open discussion about some of the Phillies’ minor league prospects I saw this season.  Phillies’ talk and other non-prospect discussion should remain in the Open Discussion. Continue reading 2019 Prospect Discussion, 5 and 6 of … ; Edgar Made and Jose Tortolero