Carlos Ruiz enjoys a Philly homecoming with Mariners

The beloved 'Chooch' returned to a rousing ovation from the Philly fansFor parts of 11 seasons, Seattle Mariners catcher Carlos Ruiz was a member of the Philadelphia Phillies. He would grow to become one of the most beloved athletes in recent decades among the rabid sports fans in the City of Brotherly Love.As part of the Phillies rebuilding … Continue reading Carlos Ruiz enjoys a Philly homecoming with Mariners

Phillies Appear Committed to Andrew Knapp as Backup Catcher

Coming into the 2016 season, the Philadelphia Phillies appeared to be gearing up for a battle. The particular battle that I’m referring to here was for their catcher of the future.The position was being manned at the big league level at the time by Cameron Rupp, who had never distinguished himself. The backup was going to be veteran Carlos Ruiz, … Continue reading Phillies Appear Committed to Andrew Knapp as Backup Catcher

Philadelphia Phillies 2016 grades: Catchers

Entering the 2016 MLB regular season, the catching position appeared to be one in which the Phillies were in a holding pattern at the big league level while the organization waited for a pair of top prospects to develop further.The likely starter was going to be Cameron Rupp, with longtime veteran Carlos Ruizserving as the backup until … Continue reading Philadelphia Phillies 2016 grades: Catchers