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The offseason: 1/15/2021

The Phillies finally entered the free agency fray

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Archie Bradley is the newest member of the Phillies
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The Phillies finally made a free agent signing on Thursday! With the addition of reliever Archie Bradley, the late innings might not be quite as treacherous as they were in 2020. Perhaps this will open the floodgates for more signings, and its possible that at least one of the new additions will be a familiar face.

Phillies news

  • The once and future Phillies? It’s possible that Freddy Galvis, Cole Hamels, and J.A. Happ could find their way back to Philadelphia this offseason.
  • The Phillies’ desperate need for relief help got slightly less desperate on Thursday as they agreed to terms with right-hander Archie Bradley.

MLB News

  • Theo Epstein has a new job, but it isn’t as a team’s general manager or president. Instead, he’ll serve as a consultant to the MLB commissioner’s office in 2021.
  • In his latest podcast, John Stolnis mentioned some left-handed starters who could be options for the Phillies. You can cross Alex Wood off that list as he agreed to a deal with the Giants.
  • There probably won’t be a designated hitter in the National League in 2021, but that didn’t stop the Mets from signing one just in case. They agreed to a deal with Jose Martinez on Thursday.

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