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    Phillies 2018 Spring Training Thread

    Not the off-season anymore. See how long this thread will go until opening day.
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    Franco still seems just ugh so far.

    Tommy Joseph getting some reps in the OF (he'll probably be optioned)

    Seems as though they are going with 13 pitchers and 12 position players to start (rumblings)

    Nola is going to be the opening day starter.

    I am getting a little hyped about the line-up and think they'll score runs and be decently balanced.

    Herrera (SB/OBP)
    Crawford (OBP)
    Santana (OBP/little power)
    Hoskins (power/OBP)
    Williams (power)
    Alfaro (power)
    Hernandez (OBP/SB)
    Franco (power?)

    It's quite amazing that you could potentially see Franco be the worst bat on the team.

    AA and Knapp are probably your 2 bench locks. maybe Quinn and Rosales/Flaherty make the bench?

    I'd still be ok with a Lynn/Cobb/Arrieta signing as I think adding one of those guys could really help this team. I feel pretty good that the Phillies could look at the WC. Probably miss out but could really push. I don't think the division is within reach but they could easily finish second in the division. I just love the youth and potential of this team a lot.

    The BP looks nice with Neshek/Hunter/Neris as the last 3. A couple guys in there as well are nice with Ramos and Morgan.

    This team may be a year away but this should be a fun season.
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    Kingery is looking good from what I hear.


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    He did hit his second ST homer today.

    A few of the regulars are doing quite well. Hoskins, Alfaro, AA, Crawford from what I can see.
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    Pitching has blown though. Getting shelled.
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    That doesn't mean anything. They're supposed to get shelled early in ST. Mostly, they're working on something specific and it can take awhile before command comes back.
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    Not only that, they're pitching like 3 innings tops in these games. Basically working on things not trying to necessarily limit runs.
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    Sometimes I think pitching is THE most difficult thing to do in sports accuracy wise.


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    I'm a little more impressed with quarterbacks tbh. The mound is always the same. The catcher is always in the same spot. The hitter is generally a constant.

    Also, batting is harder than pitching.
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    Hasn't it been proven that hitting a baseball is one of the hardest things to do in sports?
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    I don't think there's any possible way to prove that. A bunch of old timey baseball players said it and nobody from other sports strenuously disagreed at the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The A Team View Post
    I don't think there's any possible way to prove that. A bunch of old timey baseball players said it and nobody from other sports strenuously disagreed at the time.
    I would think it is the hardest considering the factors going into it. What old timey players say or said I don't think have much relevance. I'd venture there is a way to add enough evidence to get as close to proving it as possible.

    In what a person can do, I'd say it's the hardest. I'd think it's physically impossible for a person of a certain height to dunk a basketball where there's no physical disadvantage (that's not a handicap) that prevents a person from swinging a bat.
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    Came so close to a hole in one once, and prolly never again

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    Does anyone know Russell Wilson personally, we can just ask him.

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    Eikhoff to the dL to start the season. Cobb anyone? 1 yr $12 mill
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