Phillies 2016 Extended Spring Training Roster Released

The front office at the Carpenter Complex made the 2016 Extended Spring Training Roster available.     Note: this list may change dramatically once the new players from the June Draft arrive and some of the young Dominican and Venezuelan players return to the Dominican to play in the Dominican Summer League. Advertisements

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 […]

Scenes From Phillies Minor League Spring Training-March 31, 2016

As minor league training camp is winding down, the mood and tempo is also winding down. The mood is more quiet, more like waiting for it all to be over. I took most of yesterday to try to catch the few players I haven’t seen yet as well as chat with a few of my […]

Phillies Minor League Pitchers Give Max Effort in Intra-Squad Game

Baseball Ross and I skipped this morning’s drills to focus on the intra-squad games in the afternoon. It was a “Chamber of Commerce” kind of day. High of 85, sun and a light breeze. You couldn’t have asked for a better day.  One thing all of the pitchers have in common is giving maximum effort […]

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.

It is the Spring of my Discontent

To paraphrase Steinbeck (and badly at that), it is the spring of my discontent. I love baseball, I do, but I’m so frustrated with it, so discontent. There’s so many reasons…almost too many to count, but I’ll try. 1. The injury bug bit early, often and viciously. Roman Quinn, Jiwan James, Cole Hamels, Ethan Martin, […]

Final Workout Group Posting

Here it is…