Threshers Win Big in 2010 Opener!

Fidel Hernadez got off to a strong start with 4 RBIs in the game, while Brian Gump and Troy Hanzawa each had 2 RBIs. Matt Rizzotti picked up the Threshers’ first HR of the year going 3-4 on the night, and Austin Hyatt held the Jays hitless going into the 7th until giving up a 2-run HR.

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2010 Clearwater Threshers Roster

CLICK HERE to view the roster for the 2010 Clearwater Threshers. I still have a lot of improvements to make on the look and feel of the page, but at least you get to see the players who will be in Clearwater for the 2010 campaign.

2010 Phillies Minor League Workout Groups

Keep in mind that these groups, especially this first list, are very fluid. Where players are listed now is not likely to be where the player will end up playing the 2010 season for a bunch of these guys.

CLICK HERE to view the 2010 Phillies minor league workout groups. Theoretically Group 1 would be Lehigh Valley, Group 2 would be Reading, Group 3 would be Clearwater, and Group 4 would be Lakewood.

There will eventually be a Group 5 added to the list with Extended Spring Training and Williamsport guys on it as people on this list slide down the rungs over the course of Spring Training. Usually this list is updated each Mondays or Tuesday so I’ll try to post the new list each week as they become available.

Ex Threshers In Big League Camp

I went to check out the Phillies first game of the 2010 Grapefruit League on Thursday afternoon, and got to see quite a few familiar faces. Of course the Phillies were loaded with ex Threshers players including: Joe Savery, Drew Naylor, Dominic Brown, Freddy Galvis, Antonio Bastardo, Yohan Flande, Scott Matthieson, Tuffy Gosewich, Quintin Berry and many others who I probably didn’t get a chance to see in the bullpen.

It was a bit of a suprise though to see two ex Threshers players in the other dugout playing for the Yankess. Zack Segovia signed during the off season to a minor league contract with the Yanks and pitched one inning following CC Sabathia who had started the game, and the with the Yankees trailing 1-0 in the ninth inning Greg Golson came in off the bench to pinch run. Golson had been traded to the Yankees in late January after being designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers where he had been traded from Philadelphia in exchange for John Mayberry Jr. following the 2008 season. Golson eventually scored the tying run, and then the Yankees went ahead 2-1 before the Phillies were able to rally in the bottom of the ninth for a 3-2 victory.

Threshers Nation on Twitter

Click here to sign up for the new Threshers Nation twitter account. For the 2010 season you’ll get live updates from the park on game news and scores. Because of the addition of twitter to the Threshers Nation family the postings here and the website will be less frequent.

Sign up to follow Threshers Nation on TWITTER for 2010 and beyond!

Limited Edition Threshers Caps

Plan B Branding the marketing team that creates logos for major and minor league teams including the Clearwater Threshers has released a special limited edition cap (only 150 made) just in time for the start of baseball season. You can pick up one of these terrific caps at the Clink Room which is a website run by Casey and Jason the founders of Plan B.

For you creative types you may want to visit the Clink Room on the regular because they are always hosting some cool design contests and you can get a sneak peak at their creative process as they work with many teams throughout MiLB.

Phanfest This Friday!

For those of us who’ve waited all winter for the return of baseball, the wait is almost over. Spring Training has started, and our first chance to meet the 2010 squad will be this Friday night in Clearwater at Brighthouse Field. The team will host Phanfest with players signing autographs and a silent auction of baseball memoribilia. The night will end with one of the team’s nearly world famous fireworks spectaculars.

Woohoo. Games begin next week with an exhibition game against Florida State University on Wednesday night, and then the official Spring opener vs their 2009 World Series nemesis the Evil Empire of the New York Yankees on Thursday afternoon.