Jul 302013
 
Phillies 2013 Trade Deadline Preview - Los Angeles Dodgers Prospects

With new ownership, the Dodgers have been spending money left and right the last one and a half years.  From picking up the big contracts Boston unloaded last year to outbidding the league by dozens of millions of dollars for Yasiel Puig, they’ve used their new financial resources to become a contender.  They still have [More…]

Jul 282013
 
Phillies 2013 Trade Deadline Preview - Boston Red Sox Prospects

It seemed like the Red Sox were set for a long rebuild when they traded Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett to the Dodgers last July on their way to their worst season since 1965.  Instead, they spent big on a couple free agents, and they’ve found themselves back in first place for most [More…]

Jul 282013
 
Phillies 2013 Trade Deadline Preview - Baltimore Orioles Prospects, plus Phils sign Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez

Last week, the Phillies surprised probably everyone when they signed Cuban defector Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to a six year contract guaranteed to be worth $48 million.  This is 40 times more than their previous record for signing an international free agent, so it’s obvious they feel that adding him really improves the organization.  I question [More…]

Jul 222013
 
Phillies Minor Leagues 2013: Where Is The Pitching?

Since Ruben Amaro still seems determined to at the very least stand pat at the deadline, I’m going to hold off on doing any trade deadline preview things.  The wisdom in this plan is certainly questionable; they’re back under .500 again, and when you need a laundry list of things to break just right to [More…]