Clearwater Update #4 (2/9/17)

Spring training coverage starts next week.  I got to the Complex as the players took the field at 9:30 AM to begin calisthenics and stretching exercises.  Looks like there are over 40 players in Clearwater already.

New faces include Nick Pivetta, Joaquin Benoit, Edubray Ramos, and Scott Hoffman. Continue reading Clearwater Update #4 (2/9/17)

Clearwater Update #3 (2/8/17)

Spring training coverage starts next week.  But, I went over to the Complex just to see what was going on.  Tuesday night we got heavy rain into the early morning.  It was still raining at 5:00 AM.  I wasn’t sure what if any thing would transpire today.  But, maybe I could identify a few more players.  I’m always interested in who shows up early since the players do it on their own dime. Continue reading Clearwater Update #3 (2/8/17)

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Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 … Conclusion

Deivi Grullon was your selection for the #40 prospect in the organization with 36 of 162 votes (22%). Francisco Morales finished second with 29 votes (18%). Others receiving double-digit votes included Josh Stephen (13 votes, 8 %), Mauricio Llovera (12 votes, 7%), Malquin Canelo (11 votes, 7 %), and Brock Stassi (11 votes, 7%).

Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 … Conclusion

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Clearwater Update #2 (2/7/17)

Spring training coverage starts next week, but I got over to the Complex a little earlier today.  The feature picture is Don’s merchandise store, a spring training fixture at the Complex and later outside the west gate at Bright House Field (Spectrum Field when they finally change signage). Continue reading Clearwater Update #2 (2/7/17)

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Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 … #40

Arquimedes Gamboa was your selection for the #39 prospect in the organization with 27 of 146 votes (18%).  Deivi Grullon finished a close second with 26 votes (18%). Others receiving double-digit votes include Josh Stephen (14 votes, 10 %), and Francisco Morales (13 votes, 9%). Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 … #40

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Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 … #39

Cole Irvin was your selection for the #38 prospect in the organization with 33 of 165 votes (20%).  Arquimeded Gamboa  and  Deivi Grullon finished in a tie for second with 27 votes (16%). Others receiving double-digit votes include Francisco Morales (13 votes, 8%), Mauricio Llovera (12 votes, 7%), and Josh Stephen (10 votes, 6 %). Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 … #39

Open Discussion: Week of February 6th

Let the countdown begin.  Ten, nine, eight, … just a few more days until pitchers and catchers on February 14th!!!  The first full team workout is three days later.  Until then, here’s another open discussion for Phillies’ talk and other topics. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of February 6th

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Carpenter Complex Improvements

The Carpenter Complex is undergoing a couple of changes.  I have been tweeting out pictures of the new scoreboard being installed at the Complex.  The first one is finally up behind the right field fence on Ashburn Field.  For those not familiar with the naming convention used at the Complex, Ashburn is the field in the south west corner, closest to both the parking lot and the stadium. Continue reading Carpenter Complex Improvements

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Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 … #38

JoJo Romero was your selection for the #37 prospect in the organization with 25 of 157 votes (16%).  Arquimeded Gamboa (23 votes, 15%) finished second.  Others receiving double-digit votes include Cole Irvin (20 votes, 13%), Deivi Grullon (17 votes, 11%), Francisco Morales (14 votes, 9%), and Josh Stephen (10 votes, 6 %). Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 … #38