Kind of a late breakfast, but this is my vacation week after all.
With the Phillies set to embark on a nine-game journey through the National League East, it seems like a good time to take stock with a five-questions piece. Paul Hagen handled that today for Philly.com. Over on CSNPhilly and in between the dozen well-earned Flyers articles, Jim Salisbury dropped a informative draft preview just a few short minutes ago. Well worth a look to get you prepared for the June 7-9 draft, including an interview with Phils scouting director Marti Wolever. Salisbury reiterates the philosophical protocols. The Phillies, who draft 27th, typically go for the best available (in their minds the best available), regardless of primary need, in this case, catcher and infield. They also lean heavily toward toolsy hitters. Salisbury reports that Wolever's men are closely monitoring the college conference tournaments, although the best collegiate athletes could be picked through by the time the Phillies' turn rolls around. Wolever namedrops a few targets. Read the rest of Sully's piece here.
Getaway day for the Phils. Getaway week for Beerleaguer. Things pick up in a big way next week.