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  • #31
    August 3 & 4: With Alumni WEEKEND
    taking place this weekend, which included Bobby Abreu's Wall Of Fame induction after SATURDAY'S GAME Phillies great second baseman and a member of the Wall Of FAME SINCE 2002, Tony Taylor, 83, WHO WAS IN TOWN FOR ALUMNI WEEKEND, SUFFERED A MINOR STROKE. He was told that he can leave the hospital in three or four days, but that he can't fly for two months. Taylor and his wife to traveled to Philadelphia by plane will now have to find a way to make the return trip to Florida by car. Taylor accumulated 2,007 hits in 19 years in the major leagues. 15 of which came as a Phillie.
    (MLB: 1958-1976; Chicago Cubs:1958-1960; PHILLIES: 1960-1971; Detroit Tigers: 1971-1973; PHILLIES: 1974-1976. One all-star appearance as a Phillie in 1960 during which Taylor went 1 for 1, for a 1.000 batting average.
    Last edited by philliesfiend55; 08-05-2019, 09:38 AM.

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    • #32
      August 4: 3B - Maikel Franco optioned to AAA Lehigh Valley (Allentown, PA). Infielder Brad Miller is activated from the Injured List.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by philliesfiend55 View Post
        August 4: 3B - Maikel Franco optioned to AAA Lehigh Valley (Allentown, PA). Infielder Brad Miller is activated from the Injured List.
        This really surprised me. I'm not a big Franco guy but geeze. Kingery must be the 3B of the future. They must plan on...

        LF - Haseley
        CF - McCutchen
        RF- Harper
        3B - Kingery
        SS - Segura
        2B - Hernandez
        1B - Hoskins
        C - Realmuto
        Last edited by bluesky5; 08-04-2019, 02:50 PM.
        "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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        • #34
          It's a very surprising move to say the least. How often does a guy who is home-bred, who came through the team's minor leagues system and who has 4 1/2 years of major league seniority all with the same team, who has hit exactly 100 home runs in the majors, for a not-too-terrible .249 career batting average get sent down? Franco had 15 home runs at the time and was on pace to have another 20 to 25 home run season at the time of his demotion.
          Last edited by philliesfiend55; 08-05-2019, 01:13 AM.

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          • #35
            Scott Kingery had been gaining more playing time at 3B, little by little this season and now the Phillies have handed him the everyday 3B job, with Franco's demotion.

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            • #36
              August4: Phillies Alumni Day - Return of the 2009 team to Citizens Bank Park - I saw the clip of the introduction of the 2009 alumni and it was a great ceremony. nearly every member of this team made it to Alumni Day except for the only two Active Players: Cole Hamels and J.A. Happ. Noteworthy retiree no-shows were pitchers Cliff Lee and Ryan Madson.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by philliesfiend55 View Post
                It's a very surprising move to say the least. How often does a guy who is home-bred, who came through the team's minor leagues system and who has 4 1/2 years of major league seniority all with the same team, who has hit exactly 100 home runs in the majors, for a not-too-terrible .249 career batting average get sent down? Franco had 15 home runs at the time and was on pace to have another 20 to 25 home run season at the time of his demotion.
                A .296 OBP this year with a .309 one for his career mean even with the power, he's got a 79 OPS+ this year and 93 for his career. They must not think he's going to get rid of enough bad habits to even be above average overall at the plate, and his glovework isn't special. It's tough to move on from a guy you developed, but if you want to have a championship club, somebody like Franco won't get it done.
                Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
                Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
                A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by jalbright View Post

                  A .296 OBP this year with a .309 one for his career mean even with the power, he's got a 79 OPS+ this year and 93 for his career. They must not think he's going to get rid of enough bad habits to even be above average overall at the plate, and his glovework isn't special. It's tough to move on from a guy you developed, but if you want to have a championship club, somebody like Franco won't get it done.
                  Mike Schmidt once said to Franco during Spring Training that he could become the National League's Most Vauable Player......Not too much pressure on the kid - Huh? Franco was either 23 or 24 at the time.
                  Last edited by philliesfiend55; 08-10-2019, 12:24 PM.

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                  • #39
                    8/16: The Phillies claimed righty reliever, Jared Hughes, 34, from the Cincinnati Reds. Hughes will be in the'penand will be ready to pitch tonight against San Diego. He is 3-4, 4.10 e.r.a. in 47 games this season and he's 27-23 with a nice 2.83 career earned runm average in a career that dated back to 2011.

                    16-August 18 Series Note: Visiting player, Ian Kinsler of the S.D. Padres, needs one more hit to reach the 2,000 Career Hits Milestone.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by jalbright View Post

                      A .296 OBP this year with a .309 one for his career mean even with the power, he's got a 79 OPS+ this year and 93 for his career. They must not think he's going to get rid of enough bad habits to even be above average overall at the plate, and his glovework isn't special. It's tough to move on from a guy you developed, but if you want to have a championship club, somebody like Franco won't get it done.
                      Yea, I just really didn't see any other option at third base and didn't know if a guy who has been in the bigs this long getting sent down would cause derision in the locker room. Looks like an ok move so far. Club doesn't seem to miss him on the field. I'll say this though - Kingery doesn't look like a third baseman to me.
                      "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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                      • #41
                        Phillies September Roster Expansion:

                        Players that have been with the Phillies at some point in 2019:
                        LHP - Cole Irvin
                        RHP - Nick Pivetta
                        INF - Phil Gosselin
                        3B - Makiel Franco
                        OF - Nick Williams

                        Players who will be new to the Phillies, but have some previous major league experience:
                        RHP - Nick Franklin
                        OF =- Jose Pirela

                        Player who will be making his major leagues debut:
                        C - Deivy Grullon.

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                        • #42
                          Newcomer Catcher Deivy Grullon hit 21 home runs in each of his last two seasons. 21 home rune in 2018 at AA Eastern League - Reading.
                          In 2019 at AAA - International League - LEHIGH VALLEY, Grullon hit 21 home runs. with 77 RBI, while batting .283.

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                          • #43
                            September 2 (Labor Day): In Cincinnati versus the Reds, The Phillies get back-to-back third inning home runs from Bryce Harper (30 HRs) and Rhys Hoskins (27 HRs).

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                            • #44
                              The team is going to be hitting so much better next year when Manuel is the manager.
                              "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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                              • #45
                                In season acquisitions, who stays?

                                Jay Bruce
                                Corey Dickerson
                                Brad Miller
                                Logan Morrison
                                Sean Rodriguez

                                Justin Vargas
                                Drew Smyly

                                Jared Hughes
                                Mike Morin
                                Blake Parker
                                Nick Vincent
                                "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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