Quick hit: Phillies sign Dominican third baseman


Buried at the bottom of a Jim Salisbury piece on is a quick mention of the organization's most recent signing. 17-year old Maikol Franco, recipient of a $100K bonus, is expected to play third base for the organization's GCL team this summer. Salisbury says that the Phillies like the 6-1, 180 pounder's arm and hitting potential. I say he's the next Mike Schmidt. Well, it always helps to be optimistic, right?