The Phillies remain an organization looking to build depth of genuine big-league capable talent down through their minor league system.
The Phillies are developing three arms looked upon favorably by nearly all evaluators, pitchers Andrew Painter, Mick Abel, and Griff McGarry.
Over the last few years, I have taken on the somber but important responsibility of saying goodbye to those former players lost to Major League Baseball over the past calendar year. According to Baseball Almanac, the game has lost 90 former players during this calendar year as of Christmas Day 2022. Hall of Fame starting … Continue reading John Sanders, Anthony Varvaro, and those baseball lost in 2022
Simmons had been the seventh-oldest living former Phillies player. There are now 16 former Phillies players age 90 and above.
Rolen has a career bWAR of 70.1, which is higher than Tony Gwynn, Eddie Murray, Ivan Rodriguez, Carlton Fisk, Edgar Martinez, Ryne Sandberg, Roberto Alomar, Craig Biggio, Andre Dawson, and other position players of recent decades.