Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Former Threshers Invited to Phillies Spring Training

The Phillies have announced that they are inviting 19 non-roster players to Spring Training in Clearwater, Florida.

Seven former Threshers are on the list.

They are:

Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco and Josh Outman

Catchers: Tuffy Gosewisch, Tim Gradoville, and Lou Marson

Infielder: Jason Donald

Outfielder: Greg Goslon

Eight more former Threshers are currently on the Phillies 40-man roster indicating that they to will also be at Phillies Spring Training in 2008.

They are: Joe Bisenius, Cole Hamels, J.A. Happ, Kyle Kendrick, Scott Mathieson, Mike Zagurski, Brad Harman, and Chris Roberson.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Razor Shines Selected as 2008 Threshers Manager

The Phillies announced their 2008 Player Development Staff yesterday.

Razor Shines, most-recently the major league third base coach for the Chicago White Sox, is the Threshers fourth manager.

Kevin Jordan is the hitting coach and Steve Schrenk returns as the pitching coach for the Threshers.

Elsewhere in the organization, Dave Huppert is now the manager of the brand new Triple-A affiliate in the Lehigh Valley. Greg Legg is the hitting coach for Single-A Lakewood.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Former Threshers re-sign with Phillies as Minor League Free Agents

The Phillies announced the signing of 13 minor league free agents over the weekend and several of the names should look familiar to Clearwater Threshers' fans.

Returning to the Phillies organization are: RJ Swindle, Jake Blalock, Branden Florence, Mike Spidale, Orlando Guevera, and John Suomi.

RJ Swindle | He was 0-1 with a 4.80 ERA in 12 games for the Threshers in 2007. Swindle also saved three games.

Jake Blalock | He hit .264 in 42 games with the Threshers in 2007. Blalock also had six homer and 26 RBIs. He also spent the entire 2005 season with the Threshers.

Branden Florence | He hit .327 with seven homers and 86 RBIs for the Threshers in 2006.

Mike Spidale | He hit .275 in 58 games with the Threshers in 2007.

Orlando Guevera | He has spent at least part of the last four seasons with the Threshers.

John Suomi | He hit .258 in 20 games with the Threshers in 2007.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Get Your Threshers Opening Night Tickets Now

The Phillies Spring Training Stocking Stuffer ad is in today's St. Petersburg Times.

This mail order only offer includes the purchase of two field box tickets to the Clearwater Threshers Opening Night game against the Dunedin Blue Jays. Opening Night is Thursday, April 3 at 7pm. Enjoy the beginning of another Clearwater Threshers season on a Thirsty Thursday, and get TWO for ONE drinks throughout the ballpark.

This Stocking Stuffer ad should run again in the St. Petersburg Times on December 6 and December 9.