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Report: Dodgers interested in Wilson Ramos

The Dodgers reached out to free agent backstop Wilson Ramos with interest, per Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times. It seems, though, that the Dodgers are angling for a one-year pact, while Ramos is still seeking a multiyear contract. A single-year deal for Ramos appears unrealistic, given that he’s one of the two best catchers on the market — along with Dodgers free agent Yasmani Grandal — and is coming off an excellent offensive season.  MLBTR predicts Ramos, 31, will receive...

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Justin Klugh

Phillies depart Winter Meetings without Bryce Harper or Manny Machado

Unclench those fists.

The MLB Winter Meetings are over.

Schedule-wise, that is. The results of secret conferences and handshakes held this week will spiral out into the winter before us. And everyone knows the real Winter Meetings don’t begin until you order anotber little bottle from the flight attendant.

Value-obsessed baseball teams do not think like this, but it would be interesting if a Manny Machado suitor traded for his brother-in-law, #Indians 1B Yonder Alonso, who now figures...

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Mariners, Indians, Rays strike three-team swap involving Edwin Encarnacion, Carlos Santana

The close of the Winter Meetings brought with it a interesting three-team trade — authored by none other than Seattle dealmaker Jerry Dipoto, who was operating from a hospital bed. The Mariners add slugger Edwin Encarnacion, according to Jon Heyman of Fancred (Twitter links), while sending recently acquired first baseman Carlos Santana to the Indians in the deal. The Rays are also involved in this swap. They’ll pick up corner infielder Yandy Diaz and righty Cole Sulser from Cleveland,...

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Report: Indians trade Edwin Encarnacion to Mariners for Carlos Santana

The Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners completed a trade on Thursday that will see them swap first basemen. Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports reports that the Indians and Mariners have worked out a three-team deal involving the Tampa Bay Rays that will send Edwin Encarnacion to Seattle and Carlos Santana to Cleveland. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic added that Yandy Diaz will go to Tampa as part of the three-team deal. Santana never ended up playing a game with the Mariners after they acquired...

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Ethan Witte

Phillies daily links: 12/13/18

I hate all this waiting around. Just DO SOMETHING, Klentak!

Man, it feels like forever since the Phillies made a move. What’s it been, 40 hours? WhT exactly is Middleton paying Klentak for anyway. I guess we’ll have to find some things to dig up about this team. On to the links!

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Allie Blum has her introduction to the TGP staff with a look at some fantasy players you shouldn’t sleep on on the Phillies. Hi Allie! Whenever you think of Phillie-killers in the...

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Justin Klugh

The wolves are circling the Phillies on day three of the Winter Meetings

Word of rival suitors on the Harper and Machado markets sent a chill down the spine of Philadelphia.

You could see it happening, right in front of you.

The moving out of outfielders. The clearing of roster space. The all-too transparent intentions of teams other than the Phillies who find the idea of adding Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, all-star free agents appealing.

And finally, on Wednesday, the third day of the MLB Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, Buster Olney finally said it, putting the...

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Justin Klugh

Let’s hope these are the players traded out of the NL East

Rumors are flying at the Winter Meetings, and hope remains that the Phillies could lose a few of their more potent divisional foes.

With the Winter Meetings upon us, we’re about to see a lot of players switch teams. Already in Las Vegas, whispers from the air vents have informed us that several top Phillies foes could be, might be, or definitely aren’t on the move out of the division.

For instance, Noah Syndergaard. Jarbled dispatches from Las Vegas inform us that the Mets stud could be...

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Don’t sleep on these Phillies for your 2019 fantasy team

As the Phillies put their roster together, there’s a couple good fantasy options in the bunch.

Whether you are still basking in the glory of your 2018 fantasy baseball league win or wallowing in shame and dismay for finishing in last place, it is never too early to start thinking about your 2019 fantasy team. The folks at ESPN seem to agree. Last week, ESPN published a list of fantasy baseball rankings, rating its top 300 overall draft picks for the upcoming season, as well as providing...

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Ethan Witte

Phillies daily links: 12/12/18

It’s Andrew McCutchen Day!

Free agency has finally arrived and surprise surprise, it’s the Phillies who have opened the market. You know what this is all about, so let’s go to the links!

Here at The Good Phight:

We’ve got you covered with the McCutchen news. I looked at what a J.T. Realmuto trade would look like and if it would actually be enough for the Marlins to accept it.

Other Phillies news:

What else do you think happened with this team? Here are some links from...

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Phillies "very aggressive" in pursuit of Zach Britton

The latest free-agent and trade rumors from the National League… The Phillies met with agent Scott Boras on Tuesday at the Winter Meetings, where they discussed clients Bryce Harper and Zach Britton, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Even after agreeing to sign fellow outfielder Andrew McCutchen on Tuesday, the Phillies continue to have interest in Harper, Salisbury writes. Meanwhile, the Phillies have been “very aggressive” in their pursuit of Britton as they...

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Carlos Santana, a Mariner for over a week, drawing more trade interest

Mariners first baseman Carlos Santana is drawing a fair amount of interest just over a week into his tenure with Seattle. The Rays, Indians, Rockies and Marlins have all reached out to the Mariners regarding the 32-year-old switch-hitter, per reports from Corey Brock of The Athletic and colleague Ken Rosenthal. The Indians and Marlins jump out as particularly interesting clubs on the four-team list. Santana played in Cleveland from 2010-17, but the team wasn’t willing to match the...

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Justin Klugh

The Phillies are molding the Winter Meetings around their plans

The second day of the Winter Meetings was slightly more intense.

It was a breathless day in the desert for MLB’s Winter Meetings, the second day of which distinguished itself by having something go down involving the Phillies. It’s still early, but the Phillies have made it clear that they’re not waiting for any specific free agents to make up their minds, they’re not particularly interested in anyone knowing their exact plans, and they may or may not be involved with every available...

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The Smarty Jones

Phillies reportedly come to terms with Andrew McCutchen

The Phillies were expected to sign an MVP-winning outfielder, just not that one

Since the season ended, Phillies fans have anxiously awaited the day when the team would come to terms with a certain MVP-winning outfielder. Anxiously await no further, my friends, for that day is finally here!

Phillies in agreement with Andrew McCutchen pending physical. It will be three yr deal

— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyNBCS) December 11, 2018

The Andrew McCutchen deal is for three years -- plus a...

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Phillies to sign Andrew McCutchen

The Phillies have a deal in place with free agent outfielder Andrew McCutchen, according to Matt Gelb of The Athletic (Twitter link). The agreement is still pending a physical. McCutchen will reportedly receive a three-year, $50M contract that includes an option for a fourth season. Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philly (via Twitter), who first broke the news that the sides were in serious talks, reported the years, with Jon Heyman of Fancred reporting the guarantee and option year (Twitter...

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Report: A's have checked in with Wilson Ramos

While rumors about J.T. Realmuto continue to dominate the catching market, we’ve already seen such notable backstops as Yan Gomes, Kurt Suzuki, and Brian McCann switch teams this offseason.  Here’s the latest on some other catchers…. The Athletics have checked in with Wilson Ramos, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports, as the club explores its options on the catching front.  It would be something of a surprise if the A’s went to the top of the market to find a...

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Ethan Witte

Let’s make a trade for J.T. Realmuto

Using some floated rumors, what does a deal for the All-star backstop look like?

Lately, it seems that the market for catcher J.T. Realmuto is beginning to heat up. Mostly, it’s been fueled by speculation that the Mets have him squarely in their sights as their new general manager tries to act like a team from New York attempts to contend in 2019. Recently, we’ve seen some names floated around the New York area, with players like Brandon Nimmo, Michael Conforto, and Amed Rosario being...

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Justin Klugh

Phillies daily links: 12/11/18

The Winter Meetings are off and running.

Here at The Good Phight:

Meet your newest member of The Good Phight, Evan, who discussed yesterday how the Phillies improving their defense would go a long way toward improving their pitching. The first day of the MLB Winter Meetings weren’t particularly active, but that shouldn’t surprise anyone. Yesterday was more about talking to Gabe Kapler and listening to him speak about Manny Machado and Bryce Harper and everybody whispering to everybody...

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Rockies were interested in Carlos Santana before trade to Mariners

Before the Phillies traded Carlos Santana to the Mariners as part of the Jean Segura deal, Rockies GM Jeff Bridich told reporters (including The Athletic’s Nick Groke and Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post) that his team had also been in talks about the veteran first baseman. We heard this morning that Colorado was likely to be an interested party if and when the Mariners explore flipping Santana as part of their ongoing fire sale. In other first base news, Bridich also said the...

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Justin Klugh

Phillies are the talk of the Winter Meetings, at least when Gabe Kapler is talking

A day light on news was heavy on the anticipation of news.

Gabe Kapler is ready for the Winter Meetings to start, and he got to share his excitement on MLB Network to the delight of Gabe Kapler opinion-seekers everywhere.

The Phillies’ skipper spoke about Manny Machado and Bryce Harper in as broad and positively a tone as you would expect. One thing he was asked was how well the young stars would gel with the Philadelphia sports fandom that is such a great Winter Meetings topic in lieu of...

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MLB Rumors: Phillies, Scott Boras to Meet Amid Bryce Harper Interest

The Philadelphia Phillies and agent Scott Boras are expected to meet in Las Vegas this week to discuss free-agent outfielder Bryce Harper. Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reported the news...

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