Five Philadelphia Phillies are up for 2022 All-MLB honors. Major League Baseball announced Bryce Harper, Aaron Nola, JT Realmuto, David Robertson, and Kyle Schwarber as potential winner.Continue reading “Five Phillies Named All-MLB Finalists”
Philadelphia Phillies catcher JT Realmuto and outfielder Kyle Schwarber were announced as 2023 Silver Slugger Award winners. Major League Baseball made the announcement on Thursday evening.
This is Realmuto’s third Silver Slugger Award and Schwarber’s first.Continue reading “JT Realmuto and Kyle Schwarber Win Silver Slugger Awards”
The MLB Hot Stove is boiling over with rumors that free agent shortstop Trea Turner is on the top of the Philadelphia Phillies wishlist and the Phillies are reportedly on the top of his.
It has been rumored for some time that the Phils were infatuated with Turner and would pursue the 29-year old in free agency. There was even chatter from Los Angeles that Turner, a former Washington National, was longing to return to the East Coast. This made connecting the dots and playing fantasy free agency a fun exercise.
But rumors from various sources are just that, rumors. However, in the past 24-48 hours, it’s gone from rumor and innuendo to insider chatter.
I’ve always subscribed to the theory of “where there’s smoke, there’s fire” and with Turner and the Phillies it’s nearing a damn 3-alarmer.
It all began with NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Phillies Talk podcast with Jim Salisbury and Corey Seidman. On the pod, which dropped on Monday or Tuesday, Seidman asked the venerable Salisbury if he believed Turner to Philadelphia was a legit possibility.Continue reading “Philadelphia and Trea Turner, Perfect Together?”
Philadelphia Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski updated Bryce Harper’s elbow injury on Wednesday.
Harper injured his UCL in April and was locked in to the DH position for the remainder of the season.Continue reading “Bryce Harper’s Elbow to be Evaluated on Monday”
Philadelphia Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski met with the media during this week’s GM Meetings to set the framework for the Phillies offseason.
The future Hall of Famer discussed roster moves, potential free agents, and the luxury tax.
Here’s what Dombrowski had to say:Continue reading “Dave Dombrowski Sets the Table for Phillies Free Agency”
Philadelphia Phillies fans are quickly becoming fans of Nippon Professional Baseball’s Orix Buffaloes. The Osaka based club is home to outfielder Masataka Yoshida, Japan’s next big export to the United States.
The 29-year old slugger is the hottest name to come out of Japanese baseball since Shohei Ohtani in 2017. Yoshida, a self-professed Bryce Harper superfan, has asked Orix to be posted, or made available to the highest bidding MLB team. The move is likely to be confirmed in the next week or so according to MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi
The addition of Yoshida to the free agent class throws a massive wrinkle into an already interesting hot stove season.
But who is Japan’s next big star, how are the Phillies connected, and does it make sense?Continue reading “Who is Masataka Yoshida and Does He Make Sense for the Phillies?”
As expected, the Philadelphia Phillies declined the club option for infielder Jean Segura. The 32-year old is now a free agent.
The move allows the Phillies to pursue some big name free agents such as Trea Turner, Xander Bogaerts, or Dansby Swanson. Free agency begins at 5:00 PM/Eastern on Thursday.Continue reading “Phillies Hot Stove: Jean Segura Now a Free Agent”
Everyone knew this was coming, but Major League Baseball’s antiquated and dumb voting rules have screwed Philadelphia Phillies manager Rob Thomson out of a prestigious award. Topper wasn’t selected as the NL Manager of the Year.
Hell, he didn’t even make the final cut.Continue reading “Phillies Manager Rob Thomson Snubbed in NL Manager of the Year Voting”
The Philadelphia Phillies have begun the process of picking up or declining player options. They have until Thursday to complete the process.
The Phils made a pair of moves official.Continue reading “Phillies Hot Stove: Nola In, Eflin Out”
It’s been a while for the Philadelphia Phillies, but the hot stove season comes quicker when you play this far into the postseason. Teams are able to have unofficial —let’s call it what it is, legal tampering— with potential free agents beginning now. Free agency official begins Thursday, November 10 at 5 PM/Eastern.
On that note, the Phillies are reportedly linked to a handful of major free agent shortstops as they look to improve the lineup.
Here’s the latest.Continue reading “Phillies Reportedly Linked to Free Agent Shortstops”