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.
- 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.
- 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.
Theo Epstein: "As the game evolves, we all have an interest in ensuring the changes we see on the field make the game as entertaining and action-packed as possible for the fans, while preserving all that makes baseball so special.''— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) January 14, 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.
- After years of seeing him on the Braves, it’s hard to believe pitcher Julio Teheran is only 29 years old. But after a poor 2020 season, he’s a free agent, and is ready to showcase himself to available teams.
- Where will free agent outfielder George Springer play in 2021? Sports Illustrated’s Michael Shapiro lays out the leading candidates for Springer’s services.