Monthly Archives: September 2010

MLB, Union agree on revised off-season schedule

A year from now, Major League Baseball and the players union will be discussing major issues to avoid a work-stoppage and get a new collective bargaining agreement. Hopefully, those negotiations will go as smoothly as the current talks between the two sides that were aimed at cutting down the number of unsigned free agents in February and March. The agreement covers both this off-season and the off-season following the 2011 season.
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Colvin becomes the one to watch

For Brody Colvin, the 2010 season was a definite success. In just his second professional season, Colvin spent the entire season at Low-A Lakewood and had the usual struggles of a young pitcher making the jump from the Gulf Coast League to the South Atlantic League, especially early in the season.
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R-Phils Roadcap to be reassigned

As it turns out, Steve Roadcap’s first season as the manager of the Reading Phillies will also be his last season at the helm of the R-Phils. Roadcap was promoted after posting a 149-125 record in two seasons with the Lakewood BlueClaws.
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Phillies Instructional League roster

Pitchers (29) – Gabriel Arias, Phillippe Aumont, Jesse Biddle, Lisalberto Bonilla, Jake Borup, David Buchanan, Garrett Claypool, Jared Cosart, Jacob Diekman, Sergio Escalona, Craig Fritsch, Percy Garner, Nick Hernandez, Mario Hollands, Steven Inch, Colin Klevin, Tyler Knigge, Derrick Loop, Scott Mathieson, Mike McGuire, Marek Minarik, Brian Morgado, Jon Musser, Hector Neris, Miguel Nunez, J.C. Ramirez, Juan Sosa, Ethan Steward, Kevin Walter.
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‘Pigs GM Gets High Honors – Again

Calling it a “community award that recognizes our entire staff and our entire fan base,” Lehigh Valley IronPigs’ GM Kurt Landes spoke of the honor of being named the International League’s top executive for the second straight season. Continue reading

Phils big three are the key

Manager Charlie Manuel used his off-days strategically and made subtle shifts in his rotation to be sure to have Cole Hamels, Roy Halladay and Roy Oswalt in line to pitch against Atlanta in Philadelphia this week and he can do the same to have them throw against the Braves in Atlanta next week if he must.
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Bocock Is In Position To Help Phillies

Brian Bocock started the season on the Phillies 40 man roster and there were numerous times when fans questioned why he was there. And really, you couldn’t blame them; the IronPigs shortstop saw his average dip below the .200 mark a week into the season and it wouldn’t come back to that level until just over three months later.
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