Here are a few Phillies related links from around the web:
While the Phillies had once seemed like a likely destination for free agent starter A.J. Burnett, it seems like the Orioles are much more interested in signing the pitcher. Is the reason that Burnett is simply too expensive for the Phillies’ tastes?
Crashburn Alley – The Phillies Should Consider Picking Up Emilio Bonifacio
The author theorizes that former Kansas City Royals utility man Emilio Bonifacio would make a solid addition to the Phillies. Bonifacio’s ability to play multiple positions – most notably center field – would make him a valuable bench player.
Phielders Choice – Thoughts on Bobby Abreu, Marlon Byrd Back with Philadelphia Phillies
Anthony Panvini thinks that it was a wise move to bring back the former Phillies in the offseason. If Byrd can match last year’s performance, he’ll be a big improvement in right field, while Abreu’s patience at the plate could also pay dividends.
Fangraphs – 2014 Top 10 Prospects
Fangraphs released their rankings of the Phillies’ top prospects. Unsurprisingly, Maikel Franco, Jesse Biddle, and J.P. Crawford hold the top three spots. The rest of the spots seem to be the same guys that all the other rankings have listed. The only thing different is the order.
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