We are officially in that part of the offseason where nothing is happening. There might be a signing or two and the promise of a “flurry” of activity in the coming days, but this is brutal. And it’s raining today.
On to the links.
Here at The Good Phight:
- Is Nick Pivetta about to break out? We’ve seen some work on it this offseason and John brings you another angle to the possibility.
- Justin and Trev bring you another Dirty Inning, this time focusing on the inaugural game in Phillies history.
- John also has another episode of Hittin’ Season, this time with special guest Gabe Kapler. No, he doesn’t give you any updates on the MacHarper dealings, but his interviews are always interesting.
- Citizens Bank Park has undergone another transformation, and Justin brings you up to speed on it.
Other Phillies news:
- To start off with here, I will not be linking to that article written on philly.com about Roy Halladay’s “wishes” for his Hall of Fame cap. That article is probably the worst possible piece of self-indulgent hubris we’ve seen from a local sportswriter in a long time, and we as a Phillies site will not condone it by giving it the clicks it desires.
- Instead, let’s link to the story with the person who actually knows what Roy would have wanted for his cap.
- Matt Winkelman continues his rankings of the prospects, reaching the teens. As in the number, not the people (though they are legion).
- Scott Lauber discusses the need to sign either Bryce Harper or Manny Machado.
- I missed this the other day, but Nick Markakis is returning to Atlanta on a one-year deal. I’ve seen it written some places where this move could mean that the players striking is imminent, but I just don’t see how Markakis moves the needle. He claims to have had multiple year offers with more guaranteed money on the table, but liked Atlanta, so he went back. If true, that can’t have anything to do with the players unhappiness over contracts. He had offers that he turned down.
- If you want to get unhappy with the owners, then this is the article for you. They don’t want to pay minor leaguers minimum wage, seeking to have them exempt from the law. Yuck.
- Drew Pomeranz has agreed to a one year deal with San Francisco, with a ton of incentives built in. Minor move, nothing really that affects the Phillies.
That’s it. Until next time...