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Disadvantage, Yankees? Winners, losers if MLB plays shortened season

If Major League Baseball resumes in 2020, it’s going to look a lot different than usual. Last week, MLB floated ideas about drastic changes to the schedule and roster rules.

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Rookie Radar: NL East

MLBTR’s Jeff Todd has recently taken a look at some potential impact rookies throughout theAL Central and AL West. Steve Adams handled the NL West. Now let’s move on to the

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Time to roll with Spencer Howard

At this point, the Philadelphia Phillies should just let top pitching prospect Spencer Howard be a part of their rotation whenever the season starts. I won’t even try to project

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Phillies, J.T. Realmuto put a pause on extension talks

Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto has been an obvious extension candidate for a while, but nothing has come together yet as he nears his final season of team control. With the coronavirus pushing

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Phillies sign Venezuelan prospect Yhoswar Gacia

The Phillies have agreed to sign Venezuelan center fielder Yhoswar Garcia, Baseball America’s Ben Badler reports (Twitter link).  The Phils have been linked to Garcia for over a year, and are

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Phillies reliever Seranthony Dominguez experiences setback

Phillies reliever Seranthony Dominguez has experienced a setback in his elbow rehab efforts, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Details on his anticipated timeline remain unknown. Dominguez had hoped

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Phillies reportedly taking a look at veteran hurler Ervin Santana

We haven’t heard much about Ervin Santana since his minor league deal with the Mets was up at the end of last season, though the 15-year veteran recently threw for the

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Watch: Phillies’ Bryce Harper blasts HR on to freeway

Philadelphia Phillies star outfielder Bryce Harper is locked and loaded during the early stages of spring training. Just ask Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Hector Noesi, who gave up an absolutely massive

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Free-agent market still stocked with well-known players

As we all know, past performance — especially, long-past performance — is no guarantee of more in the future. Teams are looking at more than Baseball-Reference career totals. That said,

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J.T. Realmuto is ‘disappointed’ in the MLB arbitration process

Star Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto expressed disappointment today — not with his earnings or with the team, but with the process — after learning he had lost his arbitration case

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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