Off-season League Notebook: Sandberg, Arano, Knapp stay hot

Throughout the off-season, we’ll be bringing you details on Phillies players participating in fall and winter leagues from around the globe.  Read ahead for a rundown of how many players have performed to date.  Stats are current through games played on Friday except ABL notes, which include stats for Saturday’s games. Australian Baseball League- Cord Sandberg, image Jay Floyd Outfielder Cord Sandberg is hitting a lofty .444 with a double,…

October 31, 2015
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Phillies Ex’s Amaro, Dubee Land Jobs

Two men who played key roles in the Philadelphia Phillies organization in recent years have each landed jobs with new teams in the American League. Former Phillies’ general manager Ruben Amaro Jr has been hired as the first base coach with the Boston Red Sox of the AL East Division. Former Phillies pitching coach Rich […] Phillies Ex’s Amaro, Dubee Land Jobs Author: Matt Veasey From Feed: http://thatballsouttahere.com/category/phillies/feed/ Powered by…

October 31, 2015
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2015 Phillies Report Card: Justin DeFratus

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Clearly it’s the egg, because that’s where chickens come from, and the egg’s parents were some sort of freak chicken-like thing that somehow made the first chicken. I know, I know, but where did the freak chicken-like thing come from? An egg. Simple. Anyway, in the forthcoming analogy, Ryne Sandberg and his staff are assumed to the freak chicken-like thing. It seems…

October 31, 2015
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Storyline: Clues to Tomorrow’s Phillies

Underneath the obvious, secondary planning provides a surprising discovery regarding the Philadelphia Phillies’ pipeline, including left fielder Nick Williams. And even though he could be the next piece of the offensive puzzle, the organization still has two years to promote him, which was a consideration by management in the Cole Hamels trade. When the Red Pinstripes Field a Contending Team, Klentak Will Receive the Credit. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher – USA…

October 30, 2015
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What GM Matt Klentak should be considering

Seven years ago today, we were preparing for a victory parade on Broad Street. And we were four days from Ruben Amaro Jr. being named general manager of the Phillies. But today the Mets are in the World Series, and Matt Klentak is now general manager of the Phillies. Things happened between then and now; let’s not talk about it. Instead, let’s talk about the future. Along with President Andy…

October 30, 2015
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Phillies Five Keys of Klentak

When introduced earlier this week as the new general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, Matt Klentak laid out five elements that he and the entire organization would need to make work in order to create a long-term winning environment. This week down in Clearwater, Florida, the Phillies began to hold their annual organizational meetings, which […] Phillies Five Keys of Klentak Author: Matt Veasey From Feed: http://thatballsouttahere.com/category/phillies/feed/ Powered by WPeMatico

October 30, 2015
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Crawford injured, replaced in Arizona Fall League by Stankiewicz

Top Phillies prospect J.P. Crawford will miss the remainder of the Arizona Fall League season after suffering a small tear in his left thumb, as first reported by CSN’s Jim Salisbury. Crawford, who was the Phillies top draft selection in 2013 (16th overall), had gone 3-for-20 (.150 average) in five games with Glendale in the AFL this month. The 20-year-old shortstop missed time early in the 2015 season with an…

October 30, 2015
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Dylan Cozens Interview Excerpts

Recently, I spoke with Phillies outfield prospect Dylan Cozens about an injury keeping him from playing in the highly regarded Arizona Fall League (read that feature by clicking here).  Below are some bonus quotes from my telephone interview with Cozens about his progress, his 2015 season, spending time last winter playing baseball in Australia and more. – The 21-year-old talked about transitioning from the Class A Advanced Florida State League…

October 30, 2015
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Season in Review: Jeff Francoeur

View image | gettyimages.com You couldn’t have had a more under the radar signing than on November 13, 2014, when the Phillies signed outfielder Jeff Francoeur to a minor-league deal with an invitation to Spring Training. Francoeur was among a list of seven journeyman players signed on that day. The… Season in Review: Jeff Francoeur Author: From Feed: http://www.yardbarker.com/rss/team/21 Powered by WPeMatico

October 30, 2015
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2015 Phillies Report Card: Cesar Hernandez

Now that Jimmy Rollins (’96 draftee), Chase Utley (’00 draftee), and Cole Hamels (’02 draftee) have been traded away, most Phillies fans can tell you who the two longest tenured Phillies are: Carlos Ruiz (’98 international FA) and Ryan Howard (’01 draftee). But who is the third longest tenured* Phillie? Until last week the answer was Domonic Brown who signed June 16, 2006 after the Phillies selected him in the 20th…

October 30, 2015
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