Ladies and Gentlemen Your 2017 Clearwater Threshers 

It is a warm night here in Clearwater with a strong breeze coming in off the Gulf of Mexico, a perfect night for the season ticket holder annual introduction to the team party.  You can watch the video HERE. The staff as announced is: Shawn Williams, Manager Aaron Fultz, Pitching Coach Rob Deucy, Hitting Coach […]

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 […]

Phillies Minor League Team 2016 Rosters Released!

The minor league roster was released today and I have a copy. The copy is at the top of the page. For ease of reading the tiny print, I have transcribed it here (Note Disabled List is at the end): Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs Catchers JP Arencibia Andrew Knapp# Infielders Carlos Alonso Taylor Featherston Ryan […]

Phillies Minor League Work Group List as of 3-18-2016

After the latest round of releases, the newest work group list was handed out at the Carpenter Complex. This list is as of March 18, 2016. As a reminder: #=Switch hitter *=Left handed  Players in grey are injured  

2016 Minor League Work Group List Released

 The minor league workgroup was released and here it is, hot off the presses:  If you have questions about the list, I’ve answered the most common ones HERE.

Phillies Fall Instructional League Roster and Schedule

This just in…the Phillies Fall Instructional League roster and schedule! Scheduled to appear is the newly acquired 4 million dollar man, Jhailyn Ortiz. Please note: this is NOT the final roster there may be additions or subtractions.    Also released was the schedule…it is highly reduced from previous years. This is the final version of […]

Garcia and Harang a Study in Contrasts

Yesterday the starting pitchers for the A ball games really gave me pause. It shows, in my opinion, the hope and hopelessness of the Phillies organization. You can contrast the youth, health and play of just these two players and get a sense of what is wrong with the front office’s plans. Garcia is 20 and […]