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Phillies’ Focus: A J.T. Realmuto Return is on the Horizon

MLB free agency is finally heating up. We have seen some big names finally sign with major league clubs in the recent days. The Phillies have began to make some of the first moves during the Dave Dombrowski era as well.

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Report: Phillies’ most recent offer to J.T. Realmuto 'believed' to be about $110M

Others could certainly enter the bidding, or one of those suitors could yet find room for Realmuto, but the Phillies have to be encouraged by how the market has panned out thus far.

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J.T. Realmuto Rumors: Phillies' Contract Offer Believed to Be Worth About $110M

As J.T. Realmuto continues to wait out the free-agent market, details about the Philadelphia Phillies ' most recent contract offer to the All-Star catcher are coming out...

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Four relief pitchers the Phillies should target to boost bullpen

The Phillies have made great strides to fix their bullpen this offseason. From signing Archie Bradley to making trades for the hard-throwing duo of Jose Alvarado and Sam Coonrod, there will be a different look to the group in 2021.

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Tommy Greene: Was he actually good?

Tommy Greene helped pitch the Phillies to the playoffs in 1993

He was big and he threw a no-hitter. But was he actually good?

Every so often, I like to take a name from Phillies past and - aided by the perspective of time - try to re-evaluate whether or not the player was actually good. In some cases, I’ve determined that the player wasn’t as good as initially remembered. In other cases, I’ve decided that he was actually underrated in his day.

This time, I’ll look at one of the...

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Ethan Witte

The Offseason: 1/20/2021

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More deals for relievers are being made

The right handed reliever market was always going to be deep. There was no reason to jump in feet first and snatch someone up right away because bargains were going to present themselves. Outside of the Liam Hendriks deal, most of the other names to sign - Trevor May, Archie Bradley - have fallen right about where we could have expected them to sign. Kirby Yates is another one.

This brings us to the Phillies. There is...

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Suddenly feeling better about the Phillies in 2021

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With new leadership and a buyer’s market, the Phils are changing course this off-season.

With a little over a month left before spring training is scheduled to begin, the Phillies have spent $6 million this off-season.

If that doesn’t sound like much, you’re not wrong.

Early in the off-season, owner John Middleton all but said the team was going to pull back on its payroll in 2021 because of the pandemic that affected last year’s...

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The Offseason: 1/19/2021

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Can someone calm down the Padres?

Yesterday, the local media got to meet Archie Bradley. He talked about the usual stuff, like winning and whatnot, but he won the hearts of the local fanbase over by doing what they do best: starting hashtags and asking for help.

#SignJT

— Archie Bradley (@ArchieBradley7) January 18, 2021

Phillies Twitter world! Need all the relevant accounts that are a must-follow!!! (this should be interesting )

— Archie...

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Phillies add a little depth with a teensy bit of upside

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Hey - it isn’t Phil Gosselin!

The Phillies swung a trade today, adding some depth to their minor league system by acquiring C.J. Chatham from the Boston Red Sox.

#Phillies acquire INF C.J. Chatham from Red Sox for a player to be named later. Chatham ranked as the 14th-best prospect in Boston's system per @MLBPipeline To make room on the 40-man roster, RHP Vìctor Arano DFA’d.

— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) January 18, 2021

You can see...

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Phillies looking at further bullpen additions

Since Dave Dombrowski was named the Phillies’ president of baseball operations, the club has acquired Jose Alvarado from the Rays and signed former D-backs closer Archie Bradley, but the team is reportedly not done looking for bullpen help.

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Phillies Trade Machine: Could Philly Land Lance McCullers Jr?

The Phillies are in need for a fifth starter to truly bolster their rotation. Could they look to add Lance McCullers Jr. from the Astros? *Before this article even begins to enter the logistics of this possibility, it should be noted that there have been no rumors regarding this trade.

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Where does the payroll stand so far for the Phillies?

Entering the deep part of winter, how much more money does the team have left to spend?

There were a lot of boxes to check off this winter with the Phillies. They needed (in no particular order) a catcher, a shortstop, several relievers and maybe a starting pitcher or two. Oh, and if things broke right, a center fielder. So yeah, they had some issues that needed to get fixed, but as it is with much of baseball, there isn’t enough money to go around. You can debate all you want about...

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Phillies Designate Kyle Garlick For Assignment

The Phillies announced Monday morning that they’ve designated outfielder Kyle Garlick for assignment. His spot on the 40-man roster will go to right-hander Archie Bradley, whose previously reported signing to a one-year deal has now been confirmed by the club.

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The Offseason: 1/18/2021

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Dombrowski knows what’s up

There was actually a slew of news over the weekend thanks to some signings late on Friday and into Saturday. It could be a sign that with the season scheduled to start on time, perhaps owners are starting to feel a little more comfortable spending money because they believe there will be some fans in the stands. That has always seemed like the case with the lack of free agent signings. The losses from 2020 are done and over with,...

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Phillies reportedly offered J.T. Realmuto a five-year deal worth more than $100M

The Phillies have made a five-year offer worth “slightly” more than $100M to free-agent catcher J.T. Realmuto. It’s the second such offer the team has made to Realmuto since last spring

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Latest On J.T. Realmuto, George Springer

The Phillies have made a five-year offer worth “slightly” more than $100MM to free-agent catcher J.T. Realmuto, according to Jayson Stark of The Athletic.

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REPORT: Phillies have a big offer in J.T. Realmuto

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Is it enough?

Ah, the kind of Friday news dump that everyone wants to hear. According to Jayson Stark, Dave Dombrowski made quite an impression on J.T. Realmuto during their Christmas summit.

Just posted: The #Phillies have made a new 5-year, 9-figure offer to J.T. Realmuto. Details in @TheAthleticMLB https://t.co/2SYRMDRaL2

— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) January 15, 2021

It’s always been the way it was going to be. The Phillies would maintain their...

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Phillies make big new offer to J.T. Realmuto?

He is a career .278 hitter, and he hit 11 home runs in 47 games for Philadelphia in 2020. He turns 30 in March.

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Phillies rumor mill: Free agent targets to keep an eye on

The Phillies have been connected to several players as of late with the stove heating up. They signed Archie Bradley to sure up the bullpen, but more moves could be on the way.

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A new international signing period begins today

This is an update of the piece from a year ago: Phillies international signings: their share of major league talent, but no stars

About a quarter of all current production (by WAR) is generated by players who were signed as international free agents (IFAs) — either as teenagers who then rose through farm systems, or established pros ready to step directly onto major league rosters. We’ll review the Phillies’ history in international signings over the last 30 years, and we’ll use...

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