As FAs start to sign, where do Phils stand?

The Phillies prioritized free-agent left-handers Patrick Corbin and J.A. Happ to boost their rotation this offseason, but Corbin last week signed a six-year, $140 million contract with the Nationals and Happ agreed to a two-year contract with a vesting option for 2021 with the Yankees. The Phillies never considered a six-year offer for Corbin. It is unclear if they offered five. The Phillies never offered more than two guaranteed years for Happ, who turned 36 in October. It is unclear if they included a third-year option, but whatever they offered, it appears it was not enough.… Read More
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Phillies not looking to deal Hernandez

Second basemen have flooded the free-agent market, so if the Phillies wanted to trade Cesar Hernandez, they might not get much in return. And it does not sound like Phillies general manager Matt Klentak wants to trade Hernandez, anyway.… Read More
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Are Phillies the team to watch at Meetings?

The Phillies have more to do than just hand a superstar a $300 million contract. They still want to add a left-hander to the rotation. They still want to find a reliever or two to help the back end of the bullpen. Maybe they add another outfielder, if they sign Machado. Here is a look ahead at the Winter Meetings.… Read More
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