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Zack Wheeler: I heard ‘just crickets’ from Mets during free agency

Phillies right-hander Zack Wheeler and the Mets are engaged in a public feud. Wheeler, a Met from 2013 to ’19, joined the Phillies on a five-year, $118M contract during the offseason. However,

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Didi Gregorius not happy with proposed MLB playoff changes

The proposal included expanding the playoffs from five to seven teams per league, having a three-game series for the wild-card round with only the higher-seeded team hosting, the top team

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Phillies re-sign veteran reliever Blake Parker to minor league deal

The Phillies have re-signed right-hander Blake Parker to a minor league contract with an invitation to MLB spring training, per a team announcement. The Phillies also confirmed their previously reported

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Phillies reportedly sign former first-rounder Logan Forsythe to minors contract

The Phillies have agreed to sign infielder Logan Forsythe to a minor league deal, according to MassLive.com’s Chris Cotillo.  Forsythe will receive an invitation to Philadelphia’s big league spring training camp.

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Phillies reach minor-league deal with veteran infielder Neil Walker

The Phillies have reached a minor-league deal with veteran infielder Neil Walker, according to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand (via Twitter). Walker has an invitation to big-league camp. Walker, 34, was once

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MLB teams that gained or lost draft picks via qualifying offer free agents

Now that Marcell Ozuna has signed, all 10 of the players who were issued a one-year, $17.8M qualifying offer in November have settled on teams for the 2020 season.  Of

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MLB power rankings for the 2020 season

The 2020 MLB offseason will go down as the most memorable in years. Between star free agents finding new teams and a scandal that rocked baseball, it’s been an eventful

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Blue Jays have ‘checked in’ on Francisco Lindor, had interest in Didi Gregorius

Most of the Blue Jays’ offseason focus has been on obtaining starting pitching, with Travis Shaw standing out as the most significant addition to the position player mix.  However, Toronto

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J.T. Realmuto reportedly seeking contract in ‘neighborhood’ of five years, $100M

The Phillies came away from filing day with deals with all but two of their arbitration candidates: J.T. Realmuto and Hector Neris. Philadelphia would like to hammer out an extension for Realmuto, with Scott

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Phillies sign veteran infielder Ronald Torreyes to minors deal

The Phillies announced Tuesday that they’ve signed infielder Ronald Torreyes to a minor league contract. The Philadelphia organization also formally confirmed its previously reported minor league signing of catcher Christian

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The All-Decade MLB lineup

Another decade just concluded, which makes this an opportune time to review baseball’s best players at each position over the prior 10 years. This is certainly a debatable topic, and

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Taking stock of what’s left in the starting pitching market

Entering the offseason, the market for rotation upgrades was robust with arguably one of the strongest groups of free-agent starters we’d seen. Two bona fide aces — Gerrit Cole and

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Remaining needs for teams in NL East

Quite a few of MLBTR’s top 50 free agents have already signed, though there are still a host of players available on the open market. We’ve seen somewhat less action

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Indians sign 2B Cesar Hernandez to one-year, $6.25M deal

The Indians have reached a one-year agreement with free-agent second baseman Cesar Hernandez, ESPN’s Jeff Passan tweets. The Octagon client will earn a $6.25M salary for the 2020 season. Hernandez,

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Nine young pitchers due for a bounceback in 2020

Much of the heavy lifting has already been done in free agency. But there are still a few major players, a host of solid veterans, and no shortage of intriguing

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NL East rivals Mets, Phillies active in pursuit of Dellin Betances

A report at the end of November indicated the Phillies were among the teams chasing free-agent reliever Dellin Betances. That remains the case, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network

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10 things we learned from the MLB winter meetings

The signature event of baseball’s offseason has concluded with the winter meetings wrapping up in San Diego, and the annual event was much more action packed than in recent years. 

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Report: Cubs, Phillies have discussed Kris Bryant trade

Could Kris Bryant be on the move this winter? A new rumor indicates that the Chicago Cubs have, at the very least, not slammed the door shut on the possibility.

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Report: Zack Wheeler turned down more money from White Sox to sign with Phillies

Zack Wheeler is getting an impressive sum of money from the Phillies, but reportedly left some cash on the table in order to go to Philadelphia. According to Ken Rosenthal

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Phillies non-tender deadline aftermath and analysis

The winter’s annual moment of reckoning has come and gone, and the Phillies have made some decisions about what they want their 2020 club to look like. Monday at 8

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Mets were reportedly runners-up in race for Josh Harrison

Josh Harrison received interest from multiple teams before signing his minor-league deal with the Phillies yesterday, and MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports (Twitter link) that the Mets were the runners-up

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15-season MLB veteran Jose Bautista not prepared to officially retire

Veteran slugger Jose Bautista isn’t announcing a comeback bid after taking off the 2019 season, but he is not prepared to declare his career over. The 39-year-old discussed his status with

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Phillies hire former Nationals assistant Joe Dillon as hitting coach

The Phillies announced that Joe Dillon has been hired as the team’s new hitting coach. Dillon is a familiar face within the NL East. He has been the Nationals’ assistant

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Phillies discussing extension with catcher J.T. Realmuto

The Phillies have been “quietly trying” to negotiate a contract extension with star catcher J.T. Realmuto and his representatives, NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Jim Salisbury reports. It isn’t known how far

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Phillies reportedly eyeing Mike Moustakas, which would help team sign Gerrit Cole

Free-agent third baseman Mike Moustakas “is very much on the Phillies’ radar,” Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia writes. The 31-year-old Moustakas would provide an affordable, short-term Band-Aid at third for the