Josh Tobias goes to Red Sox for Clay Buchholtz

It was announced this morning that former Clearwater Thresher Josh Tobias has been traded to the dreaded Boston Red Sox for RHP Clay Buchholtz. Tobias started with Lakewood and ended with Clearwater. He is young but showing strong potential. Buchholtz is on the downside of a good career. He has one  year (and 13-million dollars) […]

Elniery Garcia promoted to AA-Reading

With the end of the Threshers season, all of the players are packing up to go home…except LHP Elniery Garcia, he’s packing for Reading. Garcia had an strong season here in Clearwater, he was 12-4 with a 2.68 ERA. Garcia was impressive in his final outing of the season, racking up a career high eleven […]

Hurricane Hermine and Damage at the Phillies Carpenter Complex 

Hurricane Hermine’s bands of rain moved onshore here this morning. While it was obvious that’s the Threshers game against the Dunedin Blue Jays in Dunedin would be cancelled, our baseball son was still required to report to Brighthouse field.  It wasn’t too hard of a trip but Old Coachman was closed from the Complex to […]

My Favorite Carlos Ruiz Story

For the most part, we all have the collective memories of Carlos “Chooch” Ruiz, running into the arms of Brad Lidge after winning the World Series in 2008, catching Roy Halladay’s  perfect game and the no hitter in the World Series, it’s our collective memory. I feel lucky that I have something a little different. […]

Rank the Phillies Prospects-A Survey by Mike Drago of the Reading Eagle

Again this year, I was privileged to be asked by Reading Eagle Sports Writer Mike Drago to be part of the “Rank the Phillies Prospects” survey. He asked us to “rank the top players in the Phillies organization from No. 1 to No. 25, based on their present value to the organization and their major […]

Matt Imhoff Posts on Instagram The Details of the Freak Accident That Took His Eye.  

Last week I did two stories about the freak accident that happened after the game. Today, Matt posted a long and detailed story about the damage caused to his face and that led to the removal of his right eye.  You can read his post here: Matt Imhof’s Story As always my prayers are with him […]

Moniak, Ortiz and Randolph, Three Top Prospects, One GCL Game

At the last minute, Baseball Ross and I wee able to change our schedule and attend today’s GCL game between the Phillies and Yankees. We were rewarded by having a chance to see three of the Phillies top prospects: Mickey Moniak, Jhailyn Ortiz and Cornelius Randolph play. I’ve included some pictures for you to enjoy: […]