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I swear I’ve posted almost all of my instructs reports. From Phillies camp, I’ve got two of the top three picks from the most recent draft, both multi-sport athletes as the Phillies are notorious for drafting.
Mitch Gueller was the 54th overall pick (sandwich round) in June from a Washington stat...
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The ifs are being addressed by the Philadelphia Phillies, and they begin with Roy Halladay. However, while Phils fans finger their worry beads, the warts on the Braves and the Nationals are quite visible.
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My articles are designed to represent a baseball man’s thinking, the view from the dugout and the GM’s box. Most fans do not consider...
Screen capture of video from mlbprospectportal.com After the Phillies added Chad Durbin today they needed to clear space on their 40-man roster. To find that space the Phillies designated for assignment minor league reliever J.C. Ramirez. Ramirez is best known (or perhaps only known) for being part of the Phillies...
Widely recognized as the Phillies’ top prospect, lefty hurler Jesse Biddle can’t wait to get his 2013 season going.
In attendance for the Phillies winter charity banquet at Lakewood’s Woodlake Country Club last week, Biddle looked forward to the event for weeks, as he feels rubbing elbows with Phils brass like assistant general manager Benny Looper, director of player development...
Last Fall, word came out that Cole Hamels had battled offseason shoulder problem. This, of course, caused panic in Phillies nation, but the 29-year old lefty assured everyone yesterday that he was fine. He is not concerned about the shoulder at all and downplayed the severity of the issue.
Hamels said yesterday that he wasn't sure anything actually happened to his shoulder...
Brian Schneider grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He was a Phillies fan. So, when Schneider hit free agency in 2009, he turned down chances to start for other teams to sign with his hometown Phillies and back up starting catcher Carlos Ruiz. Now, he will retire as a member of...
Each day MTRphilly.com will be breaking down the players on the Philadelphia Phillies roster and their non roster invitees. Today we will discuss outfielder Domonic Brown.
Domonic Brown has been one of baseball’s top prospects since he was drafted by the Phillies in 2006. He has crushed the ball at every minor league stop and looked to be a sure thing at the major league...
Former catcher Brian Schneider has retired from baseball.
“You don’t want to retire, but you think of your family and I think more than anything it’s physically how you feel.” Schneider said.
Schneider began his big league career with Montreal in 2000. He lasted 13 years and finished with a .247/.320/.369 batting line, 67 homers and 387 RBI.
“I’d kind of like to leave...
The Phillies only had Adam Buschini in their organization for two seasons, but thought they had seen enough and released him. Now, after two seasons in independent ball, Buschini is healthy and looking to catch on with an affiliated minor league team.
The Philadelphia Phillies agreed to a one-year, $1.1 million deal with free agent right-handed reliever Chad Durbin, according to ESPN.com. Durbin can also earn up to $350,000 in incentives. The 35-year-old had a 3.10 ERA over 61 innings for the Atlanta Braves last season.
The Phillies are welcoming back a member of their 2008 World Championship team. Chad Durbin signed a one-year deal with the Phillies, giving them another arm for the bullpen.
Over the last month, Kiley McDaniel has been posting some great reports over at FanGraphs. I’ve been retweeting them on Twitter, but keep forgetting to link to them in the nightly First Pitch column. So here are links to all three reports, with some thoughts on each one.
The first report was specific to top prospect Gerrit Cole. Overall it was a great look at Cole....