May 27, 2010 |
Plenty of major minors During a visit to Allentown last week, Lehigh Valley hitting instructor Greg Gross said he believed that the Phillies' triple-A club might be older than the major-league club. A minor-league team older than its major-league affiliate? That just didn't seem possible. So, with the help of a calculator, I did the math. Gross was incorrect. His point, however, remained valid. The IronPigs' roster is stuffed with more veteran journeymen than high-profile prospects, which is what triple-A baseball has become.