Phillies Fall 2016 Top Ten Prospects: #1 – Jorge Alfaro

For the last week, I’ve been counting down the Philadelphia Phillies current top ten prospects. Now we’ve reached the top spot in this vastly improved organization.Jorge Alfaro came to the Phillies organization as one of the centerpieces in the big package received from the Texas Rangers for Cole Hamels at the July 2015 trade deadline.Texas had originally signed … Continue reading Phillies Fall 2016 Top Ten Prospects: #1 – Jorge Alfaro

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Phillies Fall 2016 Top Ten Prospects: #2 – J.P. Crawford

The Philadelphia Phillies minor league organization has enjoyed a welcome resurgence over the last two seasons. A handful of astute trades have built up the quality and depth, particularly at the upper levels.But a big piece of the organizational improvement has come via the draft process. Because the big league club has deteriorated, the Phillies have been … Continue reading Phillies Fall 2016 Top Ten Prospects: #2 – J.P. Crawford

Phillies 2016 POY: Odubel Herrera

The rebuilding program continued for the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2016 season. The club moved up to fourth place in the NL East Division with a 71-91 record.That left the Fightin’ Phils a distant 24 games behind the division-leading Washington Nationals. They were also 16 in back of an NL Wildcard berth. But it also marked … Continue reading Phillies 2016 POY: Odubel Herrera

Nationals 2016 POY: Max Scherzer

In 2016, the Washington Nationals won the National League East Division crown for the third time in the last five seasons.There were just four early May days in which the Nationals did not lead the division. Winning 14 of 18 from late May through mid-June, the club opened a healthy lead that it would never … Continue reading Nationals 2016 POY: Max Scherzer

Mets 2016 POY: Noah Syndergaard

The New York Mets rode an improved offensive attack over the final two months and a strong young pitching staff to the 2015 NL East crown and a World Series berth.Entering the 2016 season, that improved offense and dynamic young pitching had the Mets once again among the favorites in the division and the National … Continue reading Mets 2016 POY: Noah Syndergaard