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Cubs Did All Right With Kris Bryant

The Chicago Cubs beat the Astros last night 2-0 and lowered their Magic number down to 7. Folks, that’s seven games until they’ve clinched their division. 532 more words

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Phillies Pitching Prospects Don't Need to be Rushed

Coming into this season, there was a solid chance the Phillies rotation was going to be rough. If the 2015 rotation was any indication, the Phillies weren’t going to have anything close to solid starting pitching. 387 more words


It Was A "good news" "bad news" Day In the Phillies Farm System

Yesterday was a “bad”news,”good news” kind of day in the Phillies farm system. One of the  highlights of my day though was watching MLB.TV and the Phillies Front Office types sitting behind home plate at First Energy Stadium, squirming a bit, watching the 19-4 slugfest that took place. 385 more words

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Baseball Prospectus Ranks Phillies System #4

Even with opening day a mere few days away (and the Phillies Futures Series even sooner), prospect ranking isn’t over yet with Baseball Prospectus releasing their 2016 organizational rankings. 220 more words

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Who Wants to Read Another Post on Tanking?

The subject of tanking has been discussed quite a bit in the past couple of months. FanGraphs Managing Editor Dave Cameron wrote a great article on the subject… 2,776 more words

2016 Spring Training, March 15th

The Phillies won again today.  They beat the Rays 5-2 on the road.  Nola started and gave up both Tampa runs.  Andrew Bailey struck out the side in a 1-2-3 inning and was the pitcher of record when the Phillies took the lead.   1,036 more words

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The Trickle-Down of Players Begins

And so it begins…

The downward trickle of players from the major league camp to the minors. According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, Jake Thompson, Mark Appel and Zach Eflin have been sent to the minor league camp. 14 more words