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Phillies: Top 5 free agents to sign in 2021

Could the Phillies make another splash in free agency next offseason? After a pretty eventful 2020 offseason which saw the likes of the Phillies signing Zack Wheeler and superstars such as Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon, etc. all switch teams due to monster contracts, some eyes have already begun to point towards the next free agency period. […] Phillies: Top 5 free agents to sign in 2021 - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Astros: Reviewing the 2003 Billy Wagner trade with Phillies

We take a look back at the infamous 2003 trade in which the Houston Astros showed Billy Wagner the door. There are plenty of loathsome trades in the history of the Houston Astros franchise, but this is one of the worst. Fans pretty much have come to a consensus that Billy Wagner was the best […] Astros: Reviewing the 2003 Billy Wagner trade with Phillies - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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What can we expect from a Realmuto extension?

Probably not a BCIB, but a pretty good one The Phillies acquired J.T. Realmuto in February of 2019 in exchange for top prospect Sixto Sanchez, and young catcher Jorge Alfaro. They expected to have him for at least the two full seasons before he hit free agency, and doubtlessly hoped they could sign him to a contract extension that would keep him in a Phillies uniform longer. The recent agreement between MLB and the Players Association regarding the 2020 season includes the provision that players will continue to accrue service time for a full season, no matter how much of the season ends up...

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Phillies: Top 5 free agents still available during the break

The Phillies could add a couple of players once the season returns Due to the Phillies and MLB being on hold at the moment, teams around the league are actually being presented with a pretty unique opportunity. An extended “offseason” period. With more time to think over one’s roster, general managers may use this time […] Phillies: Top 5 free agents still available during the break - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Phillie: Great players you forgot played in Philadelphia

Which great players somehow found themselves in a Phillies uniform? The creation of free agency virtually ended the era of players staying in one city for their entire career. Great players moved around the league much more than they ever did, and some made their way into a Phillies uniform. Today, we’re looking at the […] Phillie: Great players you forgot played in Philadelphia - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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How MLB’s deal with the union could affect the Phillies

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports The Phillies’ star catcher is still set to be a free agent after this season, no matter what. Major League Baseball and the Player’s Association have reportedly agreed on a series of rules for the now-truncated 2020 season that would allow all players in the final year of their contracts to become free agents at the end of the year, even if no baseball is played. That was part of a compromise on service time between the two sides, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. The most important thing for the players: In the doomsday scenario of no 2020...

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Phillies: OF Nick Williams, 5 Others Optioned to Triple-A

The Phillies optioned six players to Triple-A on Thursday, including their last remaining player from the 2015 Cole Hamels trade, OF Nick Williams. The Philadelphia Phillies were supposed to be playing Opening Day on Thursday opposite the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Instead, as the season continues to be on hold due to the COVID-19 […] Phillies: OF Nick Williams, 5 Others Optioned to Triple-A - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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The Show 20 Phranchise Episode 3

There has been a trade! There may not be much talk about the Phillies on real-life sports stations recently, but believe me, the talking heads in our digital world are chatting it up about what’s gone down this week in South Philly. Before we dive into it, I want to address one request that has come our way relatively frequently – broadcasting simmed games online for your viewing pleasure. I’m happy to announce that we will be broadcasting our first game on Twitch this coming weekend. On Sunday, March 29th at 7 PM Eastern we’ll go live on TheGoodPhightTV (linked HERE). It looks like...

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Phillies: Players who looked weird wearing another team’s uniform

Which former Philadelphia Phillies’ players looked odd wearing another team’s uniform? Since the berth of free agency in all sports, players have had the opportunity to leave the team they were drafted by and grew up with to experience different organizations and cities. We’ve seen this now with Tom Brady going to the Tamp Bay […] Phillies: Players who looked weird wearing another team’s uniform - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Phillies: On this date, a player traded to the Phillies retired in protest

On this date, the Phillies trade for a player who would retire in protest Every year we see things in sports we never thought we’d see happen. Take the coronavirus shutting down the Phillies season for example. Well, on this date, March 20, 1958, the Phillies were a part of something that rarely happens in […] Phillies: On this date, a player traded to the Phillies retired in protest - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Texas Rangers: 5-years later, who won the blockbuster Cole Hamels trade?

In this unfortunate MLB lockdown, we look back at blockbuster trade from 2015 that sent World Series MVP Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers. July 31, 2015 – Breaking MLB news: The Texas Rangers acquire Cole Hamels and Jake Diekman from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for five prospects and starting pitcher Matt Harrison. Five […] Texas Rangers: 5-years later, who won the blockbuster Cole Hamels trade? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The WORST trade the Mets have made is with Edwin Diaz | Boomer & Gio

Gio and Jerry react to the Mets losing 6-3 to the Phillies on Thursday, suffering a crushing 4-game sweep. The guys also talk about Edwin Diaz's atrocious performance and how acquiring him has been one of the worst decisions the Mets have made thus far.

MLB.com FastCast: Frank Robinson passes away - 2/7/19

The baseball world mourns the death of MLB Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, plus the Phillies trade for catcher J.T. Realmuto About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and c