I found out that my 2nd cousins son, Cole Phillips was traded out of a Atlanta Braves farm team to the Seattle Mariners!!!
"Independence Now, Independence Forever."
Congrats to that young man.
That is Awesome!!
Congratulations to the Young Man.
"My cousin's son has "hit" the big tim"
Big Tim is not going to appreciate getting hit !!!! Sorry I could not resist 😉
Congratulations to Cole !
He did good with just his signing bonus as a 20 yr. old. Someone see's something in him they like 👍️, best wishes to him and his future.
"Never do wrong to make a friend----or to keep one".....Robert E. Lee
I fixed it....
I wish he could have stayed with the Braves. I'm a fan.
I'm a Braves fan myself.
Wow!!! Congrats to him. I look forward to watching him as we are Mariner fans.
I hope the Mariners take care of him and allow him to further develop as a great pitcher.
The team has brought on and went through a ton of pitchers last couple years. Mariners have traded the best of our batters and fielders for new pitchers, many that came with impressive stats.
But, seems they get with the Mariners and fall apart before our eyes. Way too coincidental in my opinion for that many pitchers, from so many backgrounds, records and playing history to have them all fall apart. Instead of continuously bringing in and replacing pitchers, I feel a cleanup of the pitching COACHING STAFF is in order.
MJ, you're right most pitching coaches worry more about where your foot lands after the delivery is made than where the ball lands in the zone thus screwing up a lot of arms and shoulders at very young ages. My thoughts are if your arm is good enough to get a pitcher into pro ball leave the kid alone, what works physically for Johnny may not work for Billy. Been there -done that 🙄
I say this as a long time mariner's fan: I hope he doesn't expect to win anything.
But congrats to him!
And we just had a local kid that made it big a few years back get traded from the Seattle Mariners to the Atlanta Braves wonder if they were both part of the deal. I'd rather be traded to the Braves then away from them.
I have never met Cole, but his Father, Mark and Mark's brother's (5) are all fine men. My great grandfather Harry Phillips would be proud of them.
I always liked Bobby Cox