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The Offseason: 12/29/2020

What is it like to watch your team make moves?

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MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Tampa Bay Rays Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports

The Phillies have made some moves this offseason. After all, they named a new president of baseball operations, a new general manager and almost completely changed the course of the franchise. No small feat.

And yet they’re about to be dwarfed in the baseball world by the Padres.

Now, these two teams are in completely different spots. One is on the upward trend, shifting from rebuilding team to true contender. The other is just now getting its bearings as to what it wants to be. Even with the Phillies finally figuring out what they want to do, it still induces a little jealousy when a team actually improves the on field product to the extent the Padres are about to.

On to the links.

Phillies news:

MLB news:

Rumor roundup:

  • After the Padres traded for Blake Snell, looks like they’re not done adding to their rotation. Next up - Yu Darvish.
  • Darvish isn’t the only pitcher that has generated interest. Several teams are turning their eyes to Pittsburgh.