A quick look at some Phillies-related links from around the web:
Instead of hiring a stat guy, should the Phillies be forming an entire research and development department?
But can just one person really do all that needs to be done for a whole baseball organization in terms of number-crunching? Don’t they need to hire about a dozen (or more) analysts? And a person to manage and champion the research and development that will be undertaken by these people?
An examination of how some members of the Phillies organization were faring in off-season leagues:
3B Maikel Franco- In seven games for Cibao, the 21-year-old has a .370 average with two doubles, four RBI and two stolen bases. The righty batting Franco slammed 31 homers and drove in 103 runs with just one steal in 134 games at two levels of the Phils’ system this year.
Shane Victorino was clutch, right?:
During the last run through five postseasons, Victorino led the Phillies in games, batting average and is second behind Ryan Howard with 30 RBIs
Jimmy Rollins is getting a taste of the broadcasting world:
Rollins, who just completed his 14th season with the Phillies, is working for FOX and FOX Sports 1 throughout the postseason. He provided analysis and insight during the American League Championship Series and is on site for the World Series, working the pregame and postgame shows for the national broadcast in both Boston and St. Louis.
Tweets of Importance
— Phillies (@Phillies) October 25, 2013
In 1957 Richie Ashburn hit a Phillies fan with 2 foul balls in 1 at bat. The 1st one broke her nose and the 2nd while she was on a stretcher
— Randomly Facts (@RandomlyFact) October 28, 2013