Category Archives: Other Stuff

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

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

2019 Prospect Discussion, 2 of … ; Nicoly Pina

This is an open format for any minor league prospect you want to discuss.  However, today’s subject is Nicoly Pina.  I will continue 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.

Nicoly Pina was signed by the Phillies as an international free agent on May 3, 2018 out of the Domincan Republic. Continue reading 2019 Prospect Discussion, 2 of … ; Nicoly Pina

Phillies Hire Second Yankee in a Week, More to Come?

The Phillies hired Joe Girardi as their manager today.  Earlier this week, they announced the hiring of Brian Barber as their Director of Amateur Scouting.  Both have in common that their most recent MLB employer was the New York Yankees.

Joe Girardi was drafted by the Chicago Cubs as a catcher in the fifth round of the 1986 Amateur Draft out of Northwestern University. Continue reading Phillies Hire Second Yankee in a Week, More to Come?