Open Discussion: Week of October 29th

Just one or two more games left in the season and we can officially start baseball’s hot stove season.  Then we will get a welcome break from all baseball stories centering on the Dodgers and Astros, and we we will return to baseball normalcy where all the stories are about the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, and Cubs with a smattering of releases about the Rangers, Cardinals, Astros, and Stanton.  And of course, those cheatin’ bastards, the Braves. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of October 29th

Open Discussion: Week of October 22nd

The world series participants became set when the Houston Astros defeated the “evil empire” Saturday night.  They joined the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fall classic.  The first time 100-win teams will face each other since 1970 – Baltimore (108) and Cincinnati (102). Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of October 22nd

2017 Phuture Phillies Post Season Prospect Poll Results

The first Phuture Phillies post season prospect poll ended.  The criteria was as diverse as the responses I received.  Readers were asked to provide their prospect lists based on the player’s present value to the organization, their major league potential, their professional ceiling, their age at their current level, or whatever criteria you feel is important.  I received 43 prospect lists. Continue reading 2017 Phuture Phillies Post Season Prospect Poll Results

Results of 2017 Phuture Phillies Top Right-Handed Starting Pitchers Poll

Sixto Sanchez was selected the Best Right-Handed Starting Pitcher in the Phillies minor league system by Phuture Phillies readers.  Franklyn Kilome finished second, Tom Eshelman third, and Adonis Medina fourth rounding out the group of pitchers who received at least 10% of the vote. Continue reading Results of 2017 Phuture Phillies Top Right-Handed Starting Pitchers Poll

Results of 2017 Phuture Phillies Top Left-Handed Starting Pitchers Poll

JoJo Romero was selected the Best Left-Handed Starting Pitcher by Phuture Phillies readers.  Ranger Suarez finished second.  Kyle Young and Nick Fanti finished in a close race for third.  Cole Irvin rounded out the top five, all of whom finished with over 10% of the votes. Continue reading Results of 2017 Phuture Phillies Top Left-Handed Starting Pitchers Poll