Friday, February 16, 2007
Yesterday I participated in my third (I think) Podcast with the crew of Philly Sports Talk Now. Devoted to the Phillies upcoming season, I had a lot of fun talking about the Phils with Jim Dogg and Rich, and I hope that everyone will scope out the show here.
Meanwhile, over at The Hardball Times, Jeff Sackman put together a system for ranking teams minor league organizations. Read it here. It is very interesting stuff, chiefly because Sackman comes to the conclusion that the Phillies are, overall, the tenth-best organization in baseball, and fourth-best for pitchers, something that ought to excite and intruige Phillies fans. The list ranks only the Mets (8th) ahead of the Phillies in the N.L. East, with the Braves (25th), the Marlins (26th) and the Nats (dead-last) well-behind. I think the information strongly suggests that the Braves dynasty is dead and done. With no more talent in the pipeline the current team is going to whither on the vine of mediocrity this season.
The best farm system was the Dodgers.
Next week a focus on the Phillies bullpen.