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BAP: Considering the article I linked was from a Dominican Prospects site, and they don't indicate what list Grullon was ranked 6th on, that's a bit over the top.

For all we know he was ranked the 6th-best Dominican prospect in the States. Or perhaps 6th-best catching prospect.

"Geez. It's amazing how many people are pining for Frandsen just because he's not embarrassing himself at the plate or in the field as much as he did last year."

You don't think it has anything do to with this? - .033/.091/.033 (.124) That's a -63 OPS+ (OPS minus?) for those scoring at home...

Are you referring to Galvis? Because anybody who thought Galvis was ever going to give you something consistently with the bat was delusional. He's only there for his glove, with the hope that he hits better than the Mendoza line over the course of the season, with maybe 3-5 HRs and a handful of doubles.

Also, the people who seem most to be remembering Frandsen wistfully are the same people saying that Galvis "just needs some time in AAA to get his head on straight."

Philli: Poetic license.

I have definitely noticed a decided tendency for Phillies' top-prospect lists to be littered with 17 and 18-year olds who have hardly played any actual professional games. As soon as they actually start playing real games, they immediately show how much they suck -- at which point their names disappear from the list.

Admittedly, you would probably see that same trend among most teams. I doubt it's unique to the Phillies. But the Phillies' prospect-list does seem heavy with guys who are many years away. That is never a good thing, since the vast majority of seemingly good prospects who are many years away will flame out along the way.

Yeah, the Phillies are primarily stocked in the low minors. Now, they are actually pretty well-stocked down there, and even at the normal rate of failure, we can expect at least a couple of those guys to end up being league-average-ish. It'll be a few more years than we'd like, but there's some promise there.

Plus, if we draft as well as last year, this year, we could end up with some intriguing college options that may be here sooner than some of the young guys from last year.

Maikel Franco just hit his 2nd HR of the season. This must be the night for top prospects.

Wow. Stanton wants to send everything off into the night sky right now. Although the Fish are one run and 3 innings from sweeping the Braves out of Florida.

Phili i dont know if its to get his head on straight per say. More so to get him out of the lineup and more reps and shake the lead boot out. I dont many on BL'er thought he would be more than a .225ish guy.

PLM: Oh, no, I wasn't referring to BLers. But I don't think there are a ton of BLers pining for Kevin Frandsen either. Unless WP there is one of them?

Nevermind. Gattis just slapped a solo shot.

Fish tie it up on 3 singles. Bottom 7, 1 out, 1st and 3rd.

Fish take the lead on the 4th single. 5-4.

I hope no one reminds Miami how good they can be this year.

JP Crawford having another great day...he's looking more and more like a guy that will be promoted to Clearwater sooner rather than later. Which would be huge for him and for us as it accelerates his ETA to Philly.

I hope no one reminds Stanton how lazy he is, and how that affects his payday.

Pug-Uggla robbed. Too bad

Crawford looking pretty darn good in general this year. Most mock drafts I've seen have the Phillies going for Nick Gordon, who looks like another natural SS. If both hit the MLB at the same time, I could see one being converted to 2B.

"I hope no one reminds Miami how good they can be this year."

True. It's not all that hard to imagine them being this year's surprise team. I was going to say that it's not hard to imagine them being the best team in the Division over the next 6 or 7 years but, as soon as they actually become good, Jeffrey Loria will trade them all away.

He might wait for another WS trophy first...

But with the current trend of locking excellent guys up young, I don't think any of his players end up reaching FA with the Fish.

That said, unless they start losing a fair bit, the whole organization will fall apart. They can't sustain success at those salaries without getting multiple great prospects for every 4-year veteran they sell off.

I'd be shocked if we didnt take one of the 10-15 great to very great pitchers that are expected to go very early. I'd be okay with Gordon though as he could easily move to 2B or maybe 3B as he's apparently got a cannon for an arm that would easily play there too.

In the mock, most of the guys who go above us pick the best pitchers, leaving Gordon as the best available at that point.

There are a bunch of very good pitchers...its quite similar to the 2006 draft where the pitching was ridiculously deep.

Yeah, the Phillies are primarily stocked in the low minors.

Guess you haven't seen Clearwater play.They would have trouble with a good high school team.
Beside Crawford,Lakewood isn't much better. But then they're all just learning .They should be to the majors in 10 years.Of course none of the pitchers will know where the strike zone is.

Cishek... wow. Miami 5, Braves, 4.

Most of the guys who were promoted to the Threshers were bumped fairly recently after having good showings in Lakewood. It's not really realistic to expect them to throw up an .800 OPS after 10-15 PAs in A ball.

Huh. Hanzawa was just released.

Again, Cishek gets it done, 4 inning save. Miami 5, Braves, 4.

Well, that went badly: "inning" = "out".

TGP makes any editing skills you have really lousy.

The Phil's have been loaded in the lower minors as long as I've been alive. Inevitably that UFO that specializes in human abductions grabs them right before they get to Philly.

I cant believe Troy was released. Excellent guy and had a outside shot of a cup of Espresso. Freaking scrub Ronnie Cedeno would take his place. Franking Phillies whos next Susdorf for another scrub i cant phantom this org...

my neighbor’s mother makes $68 /hour on the computer . She has been fired for eight months but last month her pay check was $14920 just working on the computer for a few hours. check............. ­­W­­W­­W­.W­­O­R­K­s6­­­.­C­O­­M

I hate to break this to you but that's NOT how she's making $68 an hour...also, your mother is doing the same thing and she's also not "working on her computer"

Marlins sweep the Braves: "Hey you know the Marlins are pretty good." "They may surprise people this year" "Could be the best team in the division for the next few years"

If/(when?) Marlins sweep the Phillies: "OH MY GOD THE PHILLIES SUCK" "This team is terrible, they got swept by the freaking Marlins" "Now we're definitely 5th place if even the Marlins swept us"

Its almost as if sweeping a first place team is more meaningful than sweeping a 4th place team.

Luis Garcia, Ironpigs elite closer, while awaiting his big payday, is making $8.50 a haircut in his spare time.

"But with the current trend of locking excellent guys up young, I don't think any of his players end up reaching FA with the Fish."


Buster, I think the jury is out on that.

Look at it this way: If you are Giancarlo Stanton, why would you sign an extension with the Marlins, given that the owner isn't committed to winning?

In the first place, Loria is going to want a discount. Why would you give it to him before you became a FA?

If you did, he could just trade you or gut the team around you again, and you'd look like a smacked ass for taking less than market value - never mind feeling like you'd been played for a fool.

If I were Stanton, given Loria's track record, there is no way I'd sign an extension before I became an FA - at least not at the discount Loria would want.

"I hate to break this to you but that's NOT how she's making $68 an hour...also, your mother is doing the same thing and she's also not "working on her computer""


NEPP, I hear working horizontally has it's benefits though. The guy's Mom never even has to get out of bed in the morning!

If this guy's mom is any good.
I'd like to meet her. I have a spare $68
and an hour.

Hanrahan to the Tigers...that would have been a nice addition to our bullpen. I'd imagine the Tigers are more attractive for a variety of reasons though and I'm sure they paid top dollar.

Oh well.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2014/05/examining-waiver-activity-over-the-past-year.html

Take a gander at this list of waiver claims over the past year or so...look how few (just 3) the Phillies have made in that period. You'd think a team with a really crappy roster and lots of injuries last year would have made far more claims...guess Rube thinks our own system is plenty strong enough to fill those gaps.

Very odd really...or just a massive blindspot for him when it comes to finding talent.

I sure hope Hamels pitches well tonight!

NEPP, when I looked at MLB trade rumors a day or two ago, the Phillies weren't even mentioned as one of the teams looking at Hanrahan. I guess RAJ is satisfied with our BP even if it does own the worst ERA in the league (both leagues?).

When you have the sort of bullpen depth we have, you dont need to even show interest in available arms.

Or maybe Amaro did look at Hanrahan. I just read Zolecki's recent piece on the BP (which someone quoted from here recently in re: the current lack of homegrown relievers in the 'pen). Amaro said that the Phillies had contact with Hanrahan...and Madson & Gregg..."all those guys".


I agree with this from Zolecki:

"But what has hurt the bullpen more than anything has been the ineffectiveness of young pitchers the organization thought had turned a corner. It has been the story the past two years. Pitchers such as B.J. Rosenberg, Justin De Fratus, Phillippe Aumont and Jeremy Horst have pitched well late in seasons, but haven't followed up on that success."


For the past few years, I've been hopeful at the start of the season that the young pitchers, now seasoned with some MLB experience, would step up and perform well for us....It hasn't worked that way.


"But what has hurt the bullpen more than anything has been the ineffectiveness of young pitchers the organization thought had turned a corner."

Hmmmm. Sounds familiar. Remember the "Young Guns"? Coggin-Knoll-Burger-Kershner. They were labeled "can't miss."

Or how about the "Baby Aces"? Cosart-May-Colvin-Rodriguez. How's that workin' out?

Zolecki is pointing out nothing that even casual fans dont know. Horst wasnt really wasnt one of our guys per say. A injury is what looks like to have derailed him. Although i cant say if the limited success he had prior was a fluke or not. Had a bit higher hopes for Defratus. Rosenberg was highly suspect. Aumont pretty much same deal.

my neighbor’s mother makes $68 /hour on the computer . She has been fired for eight months but last month her pay check was $14920 just working on the computer for a few hours. check.............. ­­W­­W­­W­.W­­O­R­K­s6­­­.­C­O­­M

my neighbor’s mother makes $68 /hour on the computer . She has been fired for eight months but last month her pay check was $14920 just working on the computer for a few hours. check……… ­­W­­W­­W­.W­­O­R­K­s6­­­.­C­O­­M

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