With Phillies nearing luxury tax, Klentak needs to prove he’s a good GM | Scott Lauber

As baseball's winter meetings begin Sunday night, the general manager will need to get creative to address the Phillies' remaining needs.

With Phillies nearing luxury tax, Klentak needs to prove he’s a good GM | Scott Lauber

As baseball's winter meetings begin Sunday night, the general manager will need to get creative to address the Phillies' remaining needs.

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Wheeler is a good pitcher on a bad contract. Phillies had no choice. | David Murphy

The Phillies are a better baseball team with free-agent starter Zack Wheeler. But they are also an organization that desperately needs to develop talent.
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Wheeler is a good pitcher on a bad contract. Phillies had no choice. | David Murphy

The Phillies are a better baseball team with free-agent starter Zack Wheeler. But they are also an organization that desperately needs to develop talent.

Ray Didinger to Lenny Dykstra on WIP: Where’s the money you owe me?

"Lenny, the way this thing works is somebody asks you to write a story for a fee, and you write the story, you expect to get the money," Didinger said on WIP.

Ray Didinger to Lenny Dykstra on WIP: Where’s the money you owe me?

"Lenny, the way this thing works is somebody asks you to write a story for a fee, and you write the story, you expect to get the money," Didinger said on WIP.
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For Phillies, it could be time to pay the luxury tax | Extra Innings

If the Phillies limit their spending, it’s hard to imagine them being able to do enough to enter next year with a team expected to pass Washington or Atlanta.

Phillies agree to terms with free-agent pitcher Zack Wheeler on 5-year contract

Wheeler, 29, is not Gerrit Cole or Stephen Strasburg, the two premier pitchers on the market, but he could develop into an elite arm.

Why Zack Wheeler compelled the Phillies to finally pay big money for a free-agent pitcher | Scott Lauber

The Phillies no longer had a choice. Save for ace Aaron Nola, their young starters haven’t matured into rotation mainstays.

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Phillies need a lot more than Zack Wheeler to get where they want to go | Bob Brookover

Wheeler’s signing should be the lesser of the two major moves the Phillies make in an effort to improve the starting pitching department.

Former Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels signs with Braves

Hamels had a 3.81 ERA last season with the Cubs, who acquired him before the 2018 trade deadline after the Phillies passed.

Phillies in mix for free-agent pitcher Zack Wheeler as bidding heats up, source says

The 29-year-old right-hander could choose a team before the winter meetings begin next week, and the Phillies are among his most aggressive suitors.

Phillies manager Joe Girardi says he’s a ‘big fan’ of Didi Gregorius

The Phillies, according to a source, are readying to make a push this offseason to sign Gregorius and reunite him with Girardi.

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Phillies have a lot of vacancies to fill after Cesar Hernandez and Maikel Franco depart | Bob Brookover

Letting Cesar Hernandez and Maikel Franco go leaves the Phillies with a lot of work to be done, but there are some enticing solutions to the roster puzzle.

Phillies cut ties with Cesar Hernandez, Maikel Franco; could set sights on Didi Gregorius

The Phillies could replace Franco or Hernandez with Scott Kingery or the Phillies could be drawn to Didi Gregorius, who played for the Yankees under Joe Girardi.

Phillies claim relief pitcher off waivers from Red Sox

Kelley, 26, was a 36th-round pick in 2015, and he has minor-league options remaining.

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Phillies offseason made more interesting by tough decisions for Braves and Nationals | Bob Brookover

The Phillies could not compete with the N.L. East champion Atlanta Braves or the world champion Washington Nationals in 2019, but both teams have difficult decisions to make this offseason as they attempt to remain on top.

Phillies face deadline to decide on Cesar Hernandez, Maikel Franco

Monday could mark the end of an era for the Phillies' longest-tenured position players.

Phillies lose catching coach Craig Driver to the Cubs, source says

Also, Phillies must decide by 8 p.m. Monday whether to tender 2020 contracts to long-tenured infielders Cesar Hernandez and Maikel Franco.

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