WSBGM's will continue to churn out posts daily throughout the entire offseason. Trades, signings, and rumors will be discussed. Also on the agenda are some interviews (Eric Valent being first on the docket) and a new installment called "Ask the GM's", where you, the readers, can email Corey and/or me various questions about the Phillies, baseball in general, or even which beer tastes best with Papa John's pizza (toppings sway answer). Of course there will be zany posts about current players, managers, and prospects that are sure to get a chuckle from you, as that's our mission statement. So start emailing us some thought provoking questions and enjoy the autumn weather, because the Phillies are World F*ckin' Champions and it's a long way away from the end of February when Spring Training starts.
*Gary "Sarge" Matthews has co-authored a book, Phillies Confidential: The Untold Inside Story of the 2008 Championship Season. No offense to Sarge, but I hope the other co-author, Scott Lauber did most of the writing.
*Phils farmhand Jason Donald is really becoming a "buzz name" as a prospect. Great season with Reading, best hitter for Team USA in the Olympics, and now a standout in the Arizona Fall League where he's a finalist for the Stenson Award. From MLB.com- "A shortstop by trade, this third-round pick out of the University of Arizona in 2006 has been working on his third-base skills in the AFL, as the World Champion Phillies already have a strong double-play combination in the big leagues. Donald batted .307 with 14 home runs and 54 RBIs at Double-A Reading this season and represented the United States in the Summer Olympics. Though the Stenson nomination isn't necessarily about level of play, he is also hitting .422 with four homers and 16 RBIs, along with a .747 slugging percentage, for Mesa in the fall campaign."