Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Mike Schmidt and Dave Huppert Part of Major League Camp

Former Threshers managers Mike Schmidt (2004) and Dave Huppert (2007) are among the 22 instructors slated for major league Spring Training.

Schmidt is scheduled to be a guest instructor for two weeks and will assist Steve Smith (Phillies third-base and infield coach) with the third basemen.

Huppert is now the manager of Lehigh Valley (Triple-A). This will be his first time in major league camp with the Phillies.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Outman, Carrasco, and Carpenter to start '08 in Double-A?

The Allentown Morning Call is getting ready for the start of Lehigh Valley Ironpigs baseball with a look at who might be on their roster as they open up Coca-Cola Park.

In the story, they get a quote (below) from Steve Noworyta that indicates where former Threshers Josh Outman, Carlos Carrasco, Andrew Carpenter, Joe Bisenius, and J.A. Happ will likely start the 2008 season.

"The Outmans, the Carrascos, the Carpenters, those types of player are still going to be in Double-A. This club is more the [Jason] Jaramillos and the [Joe] Biseniuses and the J.A.] Happs, those types of guys sprinkled in with the free agents that we've signed."

Other former Threshers mentioned in the article as potential Ironpigs are Mike Spidale and Scott Mathieson. Mathieson, who is getting married later this afternoon, missed most of the 2007 season after Tommy John surgery.

Read the whole Allentown Morning Call Story

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Clearwater Alumni Part of Phantasy Camp

The Phillies annual Phantasy Camp is starting Thursday, January 24 and wrapping up with games at Bright House Networks Field on Sunday, January 27.

Admission is free.

Former Clearwater players involved in the Camp this year include Mickey Morandini and Ricky Bottalico.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Phillies 2008 Minor League Spring Training Games Start March 11

The 2008 Phillies Minor League Spring Training Schedule has been released. Each organization allocates it's minor league players between AAA, AA, and A squads. It is important to note, that being placed on a particular squad does not mean that the player would start the 2008 season at that level.

Phillies Minor League Spring Training Games start on Tuesday, March 11 and continue through Saturday, March 29. The Minor League Phillies break camp on Monday, March 31 and that is when we should find out who made the Opening Day 2008 Clearwater Threshers roster.

Home games during Phillies Minor League Spring Training are played at the Carpenter Complex which is located just north of Bright House Networks Field. All home games are scheduled to start at 1pm, except Saturday, March 22 which is scheduled for a 10am start. Games are played against squads from the Blue Jays (Englebert Complex), Rays (Naimoli Complex), and Yankees (Yankees Complex) and rotate around throughout each team's respective complex.

Home games for the A Phillies are scheduled for:

Tuesday, March 11
Thursday, March 13
Friday, March 14
Sunday, March 16
Tuesday, March 18
Thursday, March 20
Saturday, March 22 (10am)
Tuesday, March 25
Thursday, March 27
Friday, March 28

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Chris Roberson Traded

Former Thresher Chris Roberson has been traded from the Phillies to the Baltimore Orioles. The Phillies will receive cash in return.

Roberson hit .307 for the Clearwater Threshers during the 2004 season.

He split each of the last two seasons between Triple-A and and Philadelphia.