With the MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement set to expire on December 1st at 11:59 p.m., many free agents are seeking to sign their contracts before the impending lockout. Today is set to be one of the wildest days in MLB offseason history.
An MLB version of an NBA Free Agency? Grab your closest bucket of popcorn and tune into MLB Network. Things are about to get interesting. The hot stove has never been this hot.
Last night, baseball fans everywhere refreshed Twitter in bated breath as Steve Cohen, owner of the NY Mets, started to show what being a multi-billionaire meant.
While nothing is finalized, the Mets are reportedly willing to give Mad Max a 3-year contract worth $40 million a year. Absolutely insane for a 37-year-old starting pitcher.
Let’s take a look at Phillies fans and see how they’re handling the rumor mill.
The Phillies’ Phaithful are understandably getting restless as the front office has gone quiet even as a team like the Marlins has gotten better.
Meanwhile, the Phillies haven’t made any real moves since acquiring catching depth in Donny Sands and Garrett Stubbs. In fact, the Phillies have gotten worse since then. They lost their all-time strikeout leader as a reliever.
The loss of Hector Neris leaves the Phillies with even more holes in the bullpen. There are holes in the bullpen, holes in the outfield, and holes in every heart of Phillies fans. Not all the news has been bad for the Phillies. There seem to be some big things looming.
They’ve also been connected to power-hitting outfielder Kyle Schwarber.
Schwarber would make a ton of sense for the Phillies as he flourished under new hitting coach Kevin Long in 2021. He hit 25 home runs in 72 games with a .910 OPS for the Washington Nationals. He isn’t attached to draft pick compensation. He makes more sense than Nick Castellanos since it’s rumored he’s looking for a 7-8 year contract.
Or does it…
Buckle up Phillies fans. We’re in for a wild ride on a Monday. Stay with Philly Sports Network for the latest Phillies offseason news.
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