Brooklyn Elizabeth joins her older brother, Krew, in the Harper household.
Posted: November 22, 2020, 9:15 pm
Therefore, as much as I hate to say this, I think that if the Phillies payroll is capped at $180 million next year, the team might as well give up on 2021 and start preparing for 2022. I know this suggestion is dramatic. I know it’s probably the last thing you want to hear right now.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 4:57 pm
The point is, Epstein craves the action. Since the Red Sox made him baseball’s youngest GM in 2002, he assembled the first World Series-winning team in his hometown in 86 years, won another title three years later, orchestrated a move to Chicago, and rebuilt the Cubs from the ground up before shepherding their first championship in 108 years. In all, he has run a team for 18 seasons.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 10:34 am
Here is the list: Spencer Howard Mick Abel Bryson Stott Francisco Morales Rafael Marchan Luis Garcia Yhoswar Garcia Simon Muzziotti Johan Rojas Nick Maton Here is the link to the list, one that requires a subscription. At first, it looks a little sparse, the lack of names that are on this list. But then you think about the team graduating Alec Bohm in 2020 and Adam Haseley in 2019 and you start to realize that they are begining to see fruits from their drafts.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 7:30 pm
Facing the Phillies, he allowed four runs without recording an out. Most of the damage was done via a three run home run by Bryce Harper. The Phillies should have viewed that outing as a warning sign.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 4:00 pm
Yankee Stadium and Citizens Bank Park each fit Gregorius’ offensive profile incredibly well. Last offseason, Gregorius joined the Phillies on a one-year, prove-yourself contract. The sides agreed on a $14 million salary, as Gregorius was coming off of a poor offensive season following his recovery from Tommy John surgery.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 2:00 pm
MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reports the Mets “requested permission to speak with Indians GM Mike Chernoff about their president of baseball operations position. It’s not clear if Indians have granted it. Adding to the intrigue: The Mets are one suitor for Francisco Lindor.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 10:15 am
When Bryce Harper isn’t dictating the Phillies’ offseason priorities, he’s being weird. The slugging outfielder posted a strange story on Instagram on Monday night, a photo inside a bathroom stall of his neighbor’s feet and the caption, “Wonder if he has a mask on? Harper eventually deleted the photo.
Posted: November 17, 2020, 4:17 pm
I acquired this idea in a free-agent deal. It was playing for Lone Star Ball, but it played out its contract, and we signed it (the sports metaphors aren’t going to last much longer). It isn’t the first time I’ve stolen from them.
Posted: November 16, 2020, 5:29 pm
His best comps tended to be good five-year investments Compare Realmuto to his most similar catchers. That is, those with the most similar adjusted OPS and games caught at age 29. You get a sample size of eight.
Posted: November 16, 2020, 4:37 pm
NBC Sports Philadelphia reports Girardi is set to hire ex-Yankees right hander Caleb Cotham as the Phillies’ new pitching coach. Cincinnati Reds assistant pitching coach Caleb Cotham has emerged as the clear frontrunner, according to multiple baseball sources. Cotham emerged as the clear favorite over a field of at least a half-dozen candidates.
Posted: November 16, 2020, 10:45 am
Maybe it’s not technically Mariners news but it’s Mariners-adjacent: Happy LIDOM Opening Day! Today the Liga de Beísbol Profesional de la Republica Dominicana (LIDOM) starts out, and due to the pandemic canceling minor league seasons, this year’s teams are a little extra star-packed. The LL staff will be adopting the Leones del Escogido, usually known as Escogido (or the Escarlata, the Scarlet, for their team colors, or #RUGE, or “ROAR!
Posted: November 15, 2020, 4:00 pm
Your favorite beat reporter and mine Jim Salisbury is reporting that the Phillies are close to making at least one major decision so far in the hiring of a new pitching coach. From his story: The Phillies appear to be on the verge of hiring a new pitching coach. Cincinnati Reds assistant pitching coach Caleb Cotham has emerged as the clear frontrunner, according to multiple baseball sources.
Posted: November 14, 2020, 6:05 pm