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.
Chris Coste is the subject, and he provided some great insight on that 2008 championship team, the Fall Classic experience, and the parade, including that memorable Chase Utley moment. He also gave a great rundown on his own career in the game.
Simmons had been the seventh-oldest living former Phillies player. There are now 16 former Phillies players age 90 and above.
How the club chooses to handle it's Rhys Hoskins problem is going to be one of the most interesting of this entire off-season.