Report: Phillies Have “Real Interest” in Xander Bogaerts

MLB insider Jon Heyman is reporting the Philadelphia Phillies are “believed to have real interest” in free agent shortstop Xander Bogaerts.

This “news” should come as no surprise.

The Phillies have been linked to Bogaerts for a while now. Bogaerts name routinely surfaced in trade speculation due to his relationship with Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski.

Now Dombrowski can go after one of “his guys” without giving up players. If last offseason was any indication, Dombrowski should have a blank check to sign any player he wishes in free agency.

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Phillies Hot Stove: Jean Segura Now a Free Agent

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.

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Phillies Reportedly Linked to Free Agent Shortstops

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.

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