*Matt Stairs has been named the Phillies newest hitting coach. He has a tall task ahead of him, as the Phils were the shittiest offense in the Majors last season. They've got nowhere to go but up. I like the hire, as Stairs was always referred to as a "professional hitter", which means he knew what he was doing. Now it's time he teach others what to do...like blast moonshots deep into the night.
*John Kruk recently ended his tenure with ESPN, but it looks like their loss might become our gain. Rumor has it he is in discussions with Comcast Sports Network to join the Phillies broadcast booth, which will be the best thing since Harry Kalas rocked the mic.
*Not everything was horrible for the Phillies in 2016, Odubel Herrera and Freddy Galvis played some sparkling defense and have been nominated at CF and SS respectively. What what it's worth, I would liked to see Cesar Hernandez added to the second base group too.
*Aaron Nola is healing and should be ready to go for Spring Training. He is a BIG part of the Phillies future, so that's great news.
*Aaron Brown/OF, Mitch Walding/3B, Scott Kingery/2B, Jeff Singer/RP, Victor Arano/RP, and Miguel Nunez/RP are representing the Phillies in the Arizona Fall League. Kingery has been named to the All-Star squad, but Singer, Nunez, and Walding have been the ones shining. Singer - 0.00 ERA and 0.72 WHIP in 9.2 IP with 8 K. Nunez - 1.13 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 8 IP. Walding - .325/.924 in 13 G.