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Off-season League Updates: Murphy Released by VZ Club, AFL Wraps Up

Throughout the autumn and winter months, we’ll have a weekly rundowns of how Phillies players are performing in the various leagues around the globe.  Read ahead for he latest on many familiar names, some top prospects and plenty more including notes on the Arizona Fall League which wrapped up its schedule last week. Venezuelan Winter League-  Jim Murphy, image- Jay Floyd In...
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November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Reading’s Murphy Increases Versatility with Time in Outfield

Jim Murphy, Image- Jay Floyd With the Phillies’ decision to try Double-A third base prospect Maikel Franco at first base recently a bit of a dilemma with how to use slugger Jim Murphy arose.  The 27-year-old Eastern League All-Star has held down first base at several levels of the minors since he was drafted by the Phillies out of Washington State University in 2008. Murphy, who...
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August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Rumor: Slats considering stepping down as GM

Earlier this morning, myself and Kevin were discussing this article by Jim Murphy at ESPN Boston where Murphy dropped a bombshell. Current President and General Manager Glen Sather is considering stepping down as GM of the Rangers. Murphy, who is not a noted irresponsible rumormongerer (he is not an Eklund type), noted that Slats would retain his role as President of the club....
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June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Reading’s Murphy Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

Jim Murphy with Lakewood in 2011, image- Jay Floyd Goals are something every baseball player has. Climbing the developmental ladder and striving for that next level is tops on every guy’s list. Reading Fightin Phils first baseman Jim Murphy is not unlike all those other players in that regard. What does set him apart, though, is the path he took to arrive in the Double-A Eastern...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Off-season Check In: Murphy, Gump, Knigge

In recent weeks, I’ve been in touch with a few Phillies prospects to inquire about how they try to maintain their baseball acumen during the long, drawn-out off-season.  The players that have taken time to go over their training routines and autumn/winter schedule include first baseman Jim Murphy, outfielder Brian Gump and righty pitcher Tyler Knigge (pronounced Kuh-NIG-ee...
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December 21, 2011  |  Discuss

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