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2019 Prospect Discussion, 1 of … ; Rixon Wingrove

Here’s 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.

This is an open format for any minor league prospect you want to discuss.  However, I am going to start with Rixon Wingrove.  I will continue this on an irregular schedule for as long as I stay interested.  This will be mostly about low-level prospects, but could include anyone I saw last season.  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.

Rixon Wingrove was signed by the Phillies as an international free agent on April 20, 2018 out of Australia. Continue reading 2019 Prospect Discussion, 1 of … ; Rixon Wingrove

Fourth Annual Phillies Minor League Digest

Pardon this self promotion.  The “Fourth Annual Phillies Minor League Digest” is available on Amazon.  My friend and companion at the Carpenter Complex and Spectrum Field, Steve Potter, authors the digest and solicits participation from writers, photographers, and bloggers who follow the Phillies affiliates.  I provided the chapters on the Clearwater Threshers and the Gulf Coast League. Continue reading Fourth Annual Phillies Minor League Digest

Open Discussion: Week of October 21st

Maybe the Phillies announce their new manager on the off day before the World Series starts.  Supposedly, they are down to Joe Girardi, Buck Showalter, and Dusty Baker.  They also may announce a new Amateur Scouting Director as they have been linked with the Yankees’ national crosschecker, Brian Barber.  In other news … Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of October 21st

Phuture Phillies: 2019 James’ Hitting and Pitching Awards Recipients

The winner of the third annual Phuture Phillies, James’ Hitting Award is Alec Bohm.

The winner of the third annual Phuture Phillies, James’ Pitching Award is Spencer Howard.

Both awards are named after Phuture Phillies’ founder and benefactor, James. Continue reading Phuture Phillies: 2019 James’ Hitting and Pitching Awards Recipients

Open Discussion: Week of October 14th

The decision has been made to sever ties with manager Kapler and continue with the front office intact and most of Kapler’s staff in place.  Hopefully, we can start to focus on baseball and not suffer too much angst during the hunt for a new manager.  Based on comments during Friday’s news conference, I expect it to be a lengthy process.  In other news … Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of October 14th

Phuture Phillies: James’ Hitting and Pitching Awards Polls, 2019

With the end of minor league ball for the Phillies’ affilates, we can hold third annual James’ Minor League Hitting Poll and James’ Minor League Pitching Poll.  Both are named after Phuture Phillies’ founder and benefactor, James.   Continue reading Phuture Phillies: James’ Hitting and Pitching Awards Polls, 2019

Survey Says …

Well, I think this has run long enough.  The results aren’t going to change much if I let the polling to run any longer.  The response in all three polls was similar.  Before a hundred votes were cast, the “Go” response for all three was over 60%.  Around 200, the percentages held.  Saturday, with over 350 votes cast, Klentak’s has dipped below 60%, but MacPhail and Kapler are still over 60%. Continue reading Survey Says …

Open Discussion: Week of October 7th

I have brought the Key Dates section up to date after finding almost all upcoming important dates.  It includes the openers for the Australian Baseball League,and the major Latin American Winter Leagues – Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto RicoVenezuela hasn’t announced, yet.  Probably doesn’t matter.  I heard that players on rosters of Major League organizations at all levels were not allowed to participate. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of October 7th

A Few Surveys …

I was asked to run a few polls by someone whose opinions I have come to respect and whose interactions with others have been above reproach.  He’d like to know the feelings of the whole Phuture Phillies community on these subjects, not just those who comment.

There are three polls.  No comments.  No multiple voting.  No showing results.

I’ll report the results and allow comments soon after completion.

How do you feel about the Phillies retaining MacPhail.

How do you feel about the Phillies retaining Klentak.

How do you feel about the Phillies retaining Kapler.

 

Open Discussion: Week of September 30th

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. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of September 30th