The Phillies and Aaron Nola agree on contract extension

The Philadelphia Phillies and right-handed pitcher Aaron Nola have agreed to a four-year, $45 million deal that includes a club option for a fifth season. The club announced the deal on Wednesday morning. The $45 million is guaranteed over four seasons with the fifth-year option carrying a price tag of $16 million. The deal also includes a signing bonus of $2 million. Nola and the Phillies were scheduled to have…

February 13, 2019
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Realmuto 'happy' to be with Phillies, would welcome Bryce Harper as a teammate

Sitting at his home in Oklahoma City, J.T. Realmuto was waiting by his phone with his bags packed waiting on a destination. Then the call came on Thursday afternoon that he was heading to Philadelphia. “My wife and I already had the truck packed up and ready to go, we just didn’t know if we were driving to Arizona, Jupiter, or Clearwater,” Realmuto said with a laugh. “When we got…

February 12, 2019
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Phillies GM Matt Klentak says J.T. Realmuto improves club “considerably”

In an offseason still full of question marks, you have to appreciate the work general manager Matt Klentak has done to improve the Phillies in what’s shaping up to be an extremely competitive NL East division. On Thursday the Phillies acquired All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto from the Miami Marlins in exchange for top pitching prospect Sixto Sanchez, catcher Jorge Alfaro, left-handed prospect Will Stewart and an undisclosed sum of international…

February 8, 2019
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Phillies land J.T. Realmuto in deal with Marlins; send Sixto Sanchez to Miami

The Philadelphia Phillies acquired All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto from the Miami Marlins on Thursday afternoon. In exchange, the Phils sent top pitching prospect Sixto Sanchez, catcher Jorge Alfaro, left-handed prospect Will Stewart and an undisclosed sum of international bonus money to the Marlins. Realmuto, 27, remains under team control for two more seasons and is coming off a spectacular 2018 where he posted a career-high 111 OPS+ to go along…

February 7, 2019
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Report: Phillies and Marlins could have a deal in place regarding Realmuto

Multiple sources are indicating the Philadelphia Phillies are in serious talks with the Miami Marlins about catcher J.T. Realmuto with sources believing the two clubs could have a deal in place by the end of Thursday. The deal will involve the Phillies sending top-ranked prospect Sixto Sanchez to the Marlins along with catcher Jorge Alfaro and an additional prospect to land Realmuto, this according to Joel Sherman of the New…

February 7, 2019
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Report: Phillies manager Gabe Kapler failed to notify police of alleged 2015 assault

A scandalous report published by the Washington Post on Friday alleges Phillies skipper Gabe Kapler neglected to notify authorities after he was made aware of an assault on a 17-year-old girl during spring training while working with the Dodgers as director of player development. The victim was assaulted by two women while drinking at a party in a Dodgers minor leaguer’s spring training hotel room in Glendale, Az., according to…

February 2, 2019
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Jimmy Rollins joins Phillies as a special advisor

Jimmy Rollins was set to retire with the Phillies in 2019, and now he’ll do so as an employee of the organization. The all-time franchise leader in hits, Rollins has rejoined the franchise as a special advisor, Executive Vice President David Buck announced on Tuesday. “It goes without saying that Jimmy was a huge part of the team’s success during the five-year run of division titles and he is one…

January 29, 2019
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Smoke continues to billow connecting Bryce Harper to the Phillies

In the seemingly neverending quest for insight regarding the landing spot of megastar Bryce Harper, reports surfaced last night from multiple sources in Las Vegas that prop bets involving the free agent and where he’ll sign are no longer playable at several sportsbooks and casinos. Now, this isn’t the type of concrete information that fans are hoping for, but it’s yet another small sign that the Harper sweepstakes may soon…

January 29, 2019
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Former Philadelphia hurler Roy Halladay elected to the Hall of Fame

Roy Halladay was one of the most dominant hurlers of the previous decade, and now his name and a plaque will symbolize his career accomplishments deservedly in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He’ll be enshrined posthumously this coming summer in Cooperstown having received 85-percent of the vote from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, it was announced Tuesday. Seventy-five percent is needed to earn induction. Halladay spent four seasons…

January 22, 2019
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Phillies and Aaron Nola have hearing date set

The Phillies and Aaron Nola have an arbitration hearing scheduled for Valentines Day, the hurler revealed Monday night to reporters in attendance at the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association dinner. Nola, 25, is seeking to be paid $6.75 million next season. The Phillies filed at $4.5 million. It’s possible for the two sides to come to an agreement before the hearing, though given the difference in figures that seems unlikely. The…

January 22, 2019
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