Lackluster farm system continues to plague the Phillies

Entering the offseason with roughly $50M to spend without threatening the luxury tax, the typically-affluent Phillies weren’t flexing their financial prowess like they were last year. Although they reportedly had interest in the elite tier of free agents this winter- Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon, and Madison Bumgarner, namely- nothing ever actually materialized. Unlike last winter […]

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Phillies GM Matt Klentak Must Mitigate Desperation As Harper Negotiations Take Precedence

One down, one to go. Yesterday, star infielder and 4x All-Star Manny Machado inked a monstrous 10-year, $300M pact with the San Diego Padres- the largest contract in American professional sports history to date. Although the team of choice is somewhat surprising, the hefty price tag is not, as Machado’s camp has been adamant about […]

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Examining Phillies’ Bizarre Interest in Mike Moustakas & What It Means for Maikel Franco

Although the team is still fully focused on bringing superstar slugger Manny Machado to the City of Brotherly Love, the Phillies have a rather surprising contingency plan in place should they fall short. In a recent piece recapping the latest offseason buzz, Jon Morosi of MLB.com reported that the Phillies (and White Sox) have been […]

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