The Kingery Shortstop Dilemma

Last week Matt Gelb wrote about the difficulty the Phillies are facing with trying to compete and trying to develop their young players. There is no player at the center of this more than Scott Kingery. Coming into the year, Kingery didn’t look entirely major league ready. He was coming off a strong spring, butContinue reading… The Kingery Shortstop Dilemma Author: Matt Winkelman From Feed: Powered by WPeMatico

June 11, 2018

Phillies To Call Up J.P. Crawford: Looking Forward

This piece is a companion to my J.P. Crawford retrospective on Phillies Minor Thoughts. The most anticipated transaction in the Phillies system for the best 3+ years was the promotion of J.P. Crawford to the majors. It was a move that was meant represent the start of the new age of Philadelphia baseball. Crawford has slipped a bit from this path, but he is still the Phillies top prospect and…

September 4, 2017

Franco Return Begins the Rebuild

All evidence points to the Phillies calling up 3rd baseman Maikel Franco this weekend. The team’s #3 prospect, who received a taste of the big leagues last September, should be taking over the starting role at the hot corner for the forseeable future. The team is in a very public rebuilding stage, one that will […] Franco Return Begins the Rebuild Author: Matthew Veasey From Feed: Powered by WPeMatico

May 13, 2015