Dec 032012
Phillies 2012 Rule 5 Draft Preview

Although they declined to participate in last year’s edition, the Phillies frequently try to bolster the roster through the Rule 5 draft.  In the three Rule 5 drafts under Pat Gillick’s watch, the Phillies drafted or acquired six players.  None of them stuck at the time, but Travis Blackley went on to throw over 100 [More…]

Dec 072011
Phillies Rule 5 Draft Preview

The Rule 5 draft is coming on Thursday morning as the winter meetings come to an end.  I’ll spend far too much time writing about it here, as will many people, for an event that’s ultimately pretty uneventful.  Many players will be projected to be taken, some will be, some won’t be, and just about [More…]