Dec 042011

Phillies logoHere’s a sampling of recent/active threads from the PSC Phillies message board, along with the first post of each.  Click the thread title to get the latest news and updates and to participate in the discussion:

Thread: Is Papelbon worth twice as much as Bell?

After the Phillies threw 50 million at Jonathan Papelbon, the Marlins got a great buy on Heath Bell to invite the question, ‘Is Papelbon worth twice as much as Bell?’

Thread: 2012 MLB Offseason Transactions (The Hot Stove Thread)

[Editor’s note: check out PSC’s rolling MLB offseason transactions and discussion thread.]

Thread: found an old VHS tape with game 6 of 1993 NLCS

sorry, quality sucks as I just recorded screen with my phone and uploaded.  But, one of the all time great moments in Phillies history right here:

Thread: Marlins sign Heath Bell to 3 year/27 million deal

With 4th year vesting option.  The Ruben Amaro give one extra year than needed tradition has officially been continued.

Thread: Phils sign Thome

[Editor’s note: check out PSC’s rolling Jim Thome discussion thread.]

Thread: Phillies Prospects A-Z Part 2: F through J

By Scott Grauer

After taking a week off to discuss the Cole Hamels situation, Prospect A-Z is back. Last week, I reviewed Aaron Altherr, Jesse Biddle, Brody Colvin, Justin De Fratus and Ervis Manzanillo. There’s a lot of potential in that group, and the upper and lower levels of the system were all well represented. This week will have several players with some upside that will ultimately be unattainable for some of them.  MORE…

Thread: article that makes our minor league system look great

The Phillies have been one of the strongest teams in the Major Leagues for the past several seasons, so it comes as no surprise that their Minor League system has been just as competitive. Between Class A and Triple-A this year, only the Lakewood BlueClaws finished with a record below .500 — and they went 68-69. The Lehigh Valley IronPigs had the best season of any club in the organization, making it all the way to the International League championship before falling just two wins short of the title, while the Reading Phillies also made the playoffs.  MORE…

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