Category Archives: Other Stuff

2019 Prospect Discussion, 11 thru 33

It’s been a while since I posted about any of our young prospects.  I would like to complete this series before I begin going to the Complex every day.  These articles have been about players I have actually seen.  So, they have been mostly about players at the GCL level – prep school draft picks, college draft picks, first-timers from the DSL, extended spring training guys before they went to Williamsport, and some young guys who repeated the GCL.  There are going to be some extremely small sample sizes. Continue reading 2019 Prospect Discussion, 11 thru 33

What If … ?

Okay, this will not be a popular discussion topic.  But, what if the Phillies are finished making moves this off season?  That’s not to say that they aren’t on the phones every day, making and taking calls.  But, what if the Phillies aren’t going to make any of the trades or free agent signings that have been suggested here or in other sports and social media outlets?  Continue reading What If … ?

$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)

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

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

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

The Phillies Hire a Coach, Lose a Coach, and Announce Some Transactions

With the end of the 2019 championship season, baseball’s ever so interesting off-season begins.  Baseball’s key dates that relied on the completion of the world series swept into effect.  Trading between teams resumed on Wednesday, October 31st.  The deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their former players who elected free agency at the end of the season became November 4th (5 days after the end of the series).  And the deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers from their former teams became November 18th (15 days after the end of the series).  Continue reading The Phillies Hire a Coach, Lose a Coach, and Announce Some Transactions

2019 Prospect Discussion, 4 of … ; Brandon Ramey

This is an open format for minor league prospect  discussion.  Today’s subject is Brandon Ramey.  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. Continue reading 2019 Prospect Discussion, 4 of … ; Brandon Ramey

2019 Prospect Discussion, 3 of … ; Erik Miller

This is an open format for minor league prospect  discussion.  Today’s subject is Erik Miller.  These articles will mostly be about players I have actually seen.  So, they be mostly 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.

Erik Miller was the Phillies 4th round pick (third overall since they forfeited their second round pick when they signed Harper) in the 2019 draft out of Stanford University.  He was the first of four straight pitchers selected and signed by the Phillies. Continue reading 2019 Prospect Discussion, 3 of … ; Erik Miller