Hi, Phillies blogger/fan Alec Kostival here. I know this may seem a little informal than usual, but it felt like the best route in discussing the big bad luxury tax. Let me throw some background information at you first. So far in the offseason, the Phillies have added about $38 million in taxable payroll. While […]Read more "It’s time for the Phillies to push past the luxury tax barrier"
The Phillies have a reunion on there hands as Joel Sherman reports that the Phillies are in agreement with free agent shortstop Didi Gregorius. The report states that Gregorius is headed to Philadelphia on a 1-year deal. This will bring Didi Gregorius back under the guidance of manager Joe Girardi. The duo were together in […]Read more "Instant Analysis: Phillies Sign Didi Gregorius"
The Phillies parted ways with two of the longest-tenured Phillies, Maikel Franco, and Cesar Hernandez Monday evening. The Phillies choose to not tender contracts to both infielders, freeing up $17.5 Million this year. Had the Phillies tendered contracts, Hernandez was projected to make $11 million and Franco $6.5, this according to Jim Salisbury. It comes […]Read more "Instant Analysis: Phillies Part Ways with Two infielders"
As the clock turns to December 2nd, teams enter the final day to offer 2020 contracts to players who are eligible for salary arbitration by 8 p.m. There are nine players eligible for arbitration on the Phillies, two of which are not expected to receive offers in their final year of eligibility. One is Maikel […]Read more "A look at the Phillies’ Cesar Hernandez saga and its inevitable end"
As the annual, ever-eventful winter meetings draw near, the offseason buzz continues to grow louder by the day. The Phillies, like rival clubs, aren’t immune to the noise either. From Gerrit Cole to Kris Bryant to Madison Bumgarner to Cole Hamels, the Phillies have had their name linked to just about every premier free-agent available. […]Read more "Phillies pursuit of Didi Gregorius should not come at the expense of Segura"
After the Phillies seemingly great offseason, Jean Segura looked like one of the Phillies’ exciting additions. He was acquired from the Mariners with 2 relievers for JP Crawford and Carlos Santana. The excitement for the shortstop stemmed from his pure hit tool. From 2016-2018, all Jean Segura could do was hit. He racked up 538 […]Read more "Should the Phillies be concerned about Jean Segura?"