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What does a Phillies trade for Blake Snell look like?

Photo by Joe Robbins/ Short of unthinkable? Hmmm.... Don’t you just love this time of the year? It’s when the silly season for trade rumors begin and players you never thought would be touchable all of a sudden look like they’re on the way out. Of course, we usually can’t tell the difference between actual smoke from someone in the front office and the crop dusting done by agents looking to drum up a market for their client. Yesterday, we got perhaps the biggest one so far when it was reported that the Rays are at least considering dealing Blake Snell this...

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Mets Morning News for November 18, 2020

Photo by Mike Stobe/ Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets’ request to interview Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns for the same role was denied. Though the Mets (and Phillies) are aiming high to fill front office positions, their searches may prove to be difficult. Ken Davidoff writes that the Mets search is far more complicated than just looking for a superstar. Jon Morosi reported yesterday Rays executive Bobby Heck is under consideration to move into the Mets front office. With the...

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Could Phillies bring back Cole Hamels as a player-coach?

The Phillies could consider this unique Cole Hamels reunion There is no secret that former Philadelphia Phillies star left-handed pitcher Cole Hamels is near the end of his playing career. The soon-to-be 37-year-old made just one start for the Atlanta Braves during the 2020 season, battling several injuries along the way. Hamels enters free agency […] Could Phillies bring back Cole Hamels as a player-coach? - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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View from the Catwalks: The Rays best chance for an offseason award

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Plus: Randy Arozarena’s legend heads to the silver screen, while MLB’s best bats get awarded the Silver slugger awards. Rays News The wait is over. You can stop checking the news, checking Twitter, staying up late. Finally the answers have come in. The Édgar García trade is finally complete: #Rays send RHP Rodolfo Sánchez to the Phillies as the player to be named to complete the Édgar García trade.— Juan Toribio (@juanctoribio) November 5, 2020 Cash a finalist for AL Manager of the Year - Juan Toribio, MLB.com: The Rays do have...

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Phillies could reunite with free-agent RHP Charlie Morton

The Phillies are reportedly interested in a reunion with Charlie Morton, who wants to pitch on the East Coast in 2021. Ever since starting pitcher Charlie Morton last donned a Philadelphia Phillies uniform in April 2016 (his season was cut short due to a freak injury while running to first base), his career arguably has turned […] Phillies could reunite with free-agent RHP Charlie Morton - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Is it Spring yet?

Photo by Rob Carr/ Some more looks backwards, and a few looks ahead From Marc Topkin, Charlie Morton was not surprised the Rays turned down his option. Morton figured #Rays would decline his $15M option. Now that they gave their answer, he has some questions of his own about his future in the game.#Astros #Phillies #Braves #Pirates https://t.co/Zrpjg1OUq0— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) October 31, 2020 Topper on the top five memorable moments. John Romano on why Game 6 shouldn’t define the Rays. Dayn Perry on why the Rays are positioned to contend again in 2021. ICYMI, they are...

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2020 Player Reviews: Didi Gregorius

Photo by G Fiume/ J.T. Realmuto isn’t the only priority free agent this offseason The Numbers: .284/.339/.488, 237 PA, 10 HR, 40 RBI, 28:15 K:BB, 119 OPS+ The Good: Coming off an injury-shortened 2019 season, Didi Gregorius was the only Phillies player who appeared in all 60 regular-season games in 2020. It was an impressive feat considering only 15 players league-wide reached the mark. Fun Fact: Sterling Marte is the only player who played more than a full regular season, as he appeared in 33 games with Arizona before being traded to Miami where he appeared in another 28 games. What...

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Should the Phillies make a qualifying offer to Didi Gregorius?

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ Will the Phils make a qualifying offer to their starting shortstop? Didi Gregorius’ Phillies career may end up being just 60 games long. If so, it was a very good cameo. Signed by former general manager Matt Klentak last off-season, Gregorius was added to the roster after missing the first half of 2019 with Tommy John Surgery. When he returned for the second half with the Yankees, his power stroke remained but he struggled to hit for average and get on base consistently, and his defense well below average. Seeking an upgrade from Jean Segura and Scott...

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The Offseason: 10/28/2020

Photo by Tom Pennington/ Where we officially start the offseason Congratulations are in order for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who won the World Series last night. It’s a culmination that began when Andrew Freidman was hired away from the Rays with the largest contract ever at the time for an executive. They did some crazy things along the way, but when you see an all-time great like Clayton Kershaw finally get his ring, it makes you smile. On to the links. Phillies news: Yet another pitching coach is departing the team, this time one that is a little more expected than when Bryan...

Who is Yankees' most surprising player & Are Phillies playoff hopes still alive? | MLB WHIPAROUND

The MLB WhipAround crew debates who the most surprising player for the Yankees has been in their successful, but injury-riddled season. Plus, are the Phillies out of the playoff picture without Jake Arrieta? #FOXSports #MLB #JakeArrieta #Yankees #Phillie

Wilson Ramos enters free agency this offseason

Wilson Ramos, after playing with the Rays and Phillies in 2018, heads to the free-agent market this offseason About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of 30