I had this all prewritten and then boom. News.
- In news that either stirred the fanbase or shook it, Nick Martini was claimed by the club. And that means that Odubel Herrera is no longer part of the 40 man roster. It’s a good day to be a Phillies fan.
- In the former Phillies news, Maikel Franco has decided to try and make adjustments ($). Cool! Only 3 years too late...
- Alex Cora is another domino that falls in the sign stealing scandal, resigning as manager of the Red Sox. The eyes of the league now look towards Flushing.
- In a huge move that has a direct correlation to the Phillies, Josh Donaldson has reportedly agreed to sign with Twins for 4 years/$84 million with a $16 million or $8 million buyout, meaning he’ll get $92 million guaranteed. The Braves just lost 5 WAR and haven’t replaced it. That’s a good thing.