Phillies: Justin Bour and Luis Avilan non-tendered

The Phillies have made some significant decisions regarding their roster The Phillies have opted not to tender contracts to Justin Bour and Luis Avilan, both of whom were acquired last summer in trades. Bour was waived early in the offseason, so the decision to not tender him a contract was already known. The first baseman […] Phillies: Justin Bour and Luis Avilan non-tendered – That Balls Outta Here – That…

November 30, 2018
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Phillies sizing up arbitration decisions before Friday deadline

The Phillies have to make some decisions with which players they want to tender contracts to before Friday night’s deadline. By Friday at 8 p.m., the Phillies have to decide which arbitration-eligible players will be tendered contracts this offseason. Most players will be tendered, but there a few players who may or may not receive […] Phillies sizing up arbitration decisions before Friday deadline – That Balls Outta Here –…

November 29, 2018
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A look at five Philadelphia-area prep stars set to make their mark on the local college baseball scene in 2019

Leading to the start of the 2019 college baseball season we’re going to highlight the top amateur talent from around the Philadelphia region and provide scouting reports and insights as to why these players are deserving of your attention. The five stars highlighted in our first installment are all members of the Class of 2018 and will make their collegiate debuts come next spring. Nick O’Day | OF | Bishop…

November 29, 2018
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Come next season you'll be able to legally bet on baseball in Philadelphia

The U.S. Supreme Court legalized sports betting in May, and now some local Philadelphia casinos are gearing up to open sports books in early 2019. Earlier this month, Parx Casino in Bensalem announced plans to build a $10 million sports betting complex. The casino was one of the first in Pennsylvania to receive a sports gaming license. The SugarHouse Casino on Delaware Avenue and Harrah’s in Chester have also procured…

November 28, 2018
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The Phillies are “running the show” when it comes to big names says one AL executive

The Phillies are in on Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, hosted Patrick Corbin on Tuesday, and according to multiple reports are linked to Paul Goldschmidt, Madison Bumgarner, and Andrew Miller. The hot stove is cooking, for real right now. There’s never been an offseason like this for the Phillies, where they essentially can dictate how things will play out across the rest of baseball. The financial might of the organization,…

November 28, 2018
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Patrick Corbin visited Philadelphia on Tuesday to speak with the Phillies

Multiple sources have confirmed that left-hander Patrick Corbin was in Philadelphia on Tuesday to meet with the Phillies. There are no specific details about his visit, aside from an image circulating on Twitter showing Corbin wearing a Phillies hat on the scoreboard at Citizens Bank Park. The 29-year-old is fresh off a career year where he pitched to a 3.15 ERA over 33 starts and finished fifth in Cy Young…

November 27, 2018
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The pressure is on the Phillies as Braves make move to bolster their lineup

The Braves secured a potentially significant upgrade to their offense on Monday, signing free-agent third baseman Josh Donaldson to a one-year deal worth $23 million. The 32-year-old battled injuries for much of last season, finishing with eight homers while hitting .246 in 52 games last season split between Cleveland and Toronto. When healthy though, he is one of the more prolific hitters in the game. He won the MVP in…

November 27, 2018
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Phillies needs go beyond just adding Bryce Harper or Manny Machado

The Phillies shopping list this Holiday season includes more than a legitimate middle of the order bat like a Bryce Harper or Manny Machado. The club has needs at the back end of the bullpen and also aims to strengthen the starting rotation behind Aaron Nola and Jake Arrieta. Jon Morosi of MLB.com reported on Monday the Phillies have been linked to veteran lefty-reliever Andrew Miller. The 33-year-old is coming…

November 27, 2018
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Former Philadelphia slugger finds new home in Korea

Former Philadelphia first baseman Tommy Joseph has agreed to a deal with the LG Twins in South Korea, according to Yahoo Sports’ John Passan. The deal is for one-year and worth $1 million, according to the report. Joseph, 27, last appeared in the majors with the Phillies back in 2017. He hit .247 with 43 homers and 116 RBIs in two seasons with the Phils. He was placed on waivers…

November 26, 2018
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Carlos Santana's contract nixes potential Phillies deal for Paul Goldschmidt, per report

It’s becoming quite obvious the Phillies are trying to move on from veteran first baseman Carlos Santana. However, it may not be as simple as shopping him around on the open market. Jayson Stark reported on Monday the Phillies were in talks with the Diamondbacks regarding a potential trade for slugger Paul Goldschmidt. His sources, however, said talks fell apart when the Phillies attempted to pack Santana and his contract…

November 26, 2018
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