Category Archives: Weekly Discussion

Open Discussion: Week of April 15, 2018

I opened last week’s discussion stating that the Phillies were 3-5.  Well, they reeled off 6 wins, sweeping the Reds and Rays.  Granted, the Reds and Rays are two teams that the Phillies should beat.  But, back to back sweeps is impressive.

The Phillies magic number is 148 to clinch a home wild card game.  It’s not too early to buy those playoff tickets.

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Open Discussion: Week of April 8, 2018

Heckuva party in south Philly Saturday night.  The Phillies 20 run outburst doubled their scoring in their first six games.  It was the kind of game can help resuscitate players’ batting slashes.

The Phillies are 3-5 and are starting a series against the Reds.

Your open discussion can go below.  I suggest holding off on draft prospect discussion for a day.  I will offer a separate discussion thread tomorrow or Tuesday to keep the draft stuff separate from the Phillies’ discussion.

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Open Discussion: Week of April 1, 2018

Welcome to my last article at Phuture Phillies.  Three games into the Phillies’ season and I find that I’m not prepared to suffer through the mob mentality and waves of negativity prevalent among the vocal minority of Phillies’ fans.  I can’t endure this for another 159 games.

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Open Discussion: Week of March 25, 2018

The Phillies signed Scott Kingery to a major league contract.  While some people thought Kingery should make the team out of camp, and more than some expected Kingery to be promoted two weeks into the season, Nobody here saw this.  Congratulations to Scott! (You too, TK.)

The Phillies made a few other moves, a little less surprising, as they move toward their opening day roster.

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Open Discussion: Week of February 25, 2018

Practice has been truncated and games are being played.  One unanswered question, Where’s Doobie?

Crowds at the Complex remained small through the end of spring training workouts.

The minor league players already in Clearwater will be joined by the rest of their team mates for their first full squad workout on Sunday, March 4th.  Their workouts until then will be dictated by the needs of major league camp.  Minor league games begin on Tuesday, March 13th.  A link to their schedule is in the Spring Training section below.

I’ll close the book on my opinion on the subject of an Arrieta signing, for now.

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Open Discussion: Week of February 18, 2018

Pitchers and catchers began last week in front of a small audience at the Carpenter Complex.  Monday their first full squad practice will be held, and the Phillies’ baseball world will return to normalcy for seven months.  #Phly Phillies Phly!

Another opinion on signing Arrieta.  This time from the Shredder!

The Phillies continue to sign players to minor league contracts who might help the team if they make the major league roster.

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Open Discussion: Week of February 11, 2018

Finally.  The light at the end of the tunnel.  Pitchers and catchers report to Clearwater early this week, and their first workout is on Wednesday, February 14th.  Four dozen players have been seen at the Complex.

Yu Darvish came off the free agent board.  And, NO!  The Phillies shouldn’t run out and sign Jake Arrieta.  I’ll explain why.  Again.

The Phillies signed a couple more journeyman position players, a few minor league free agents, and another young player retired.

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