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Rise and Phight: 11/29/2021

The Phillies aren’t making moves, but other people are

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MLB: Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Ahead of the deadline for baseball and the player’s union to agree to a new collective bargaining agreement, some teams are scrambling to make sure that they have some players to put on their roster in case of a lockout. Many people close to the situation are claiming that once a lockout is over prior to the beginning of the season, there will be a mad dash for players on the free agent market and some teams will be left holding a bag of money and no one to take it (not that some owners wouldn’t mind that). By getting ahead of the deadline, teams are making sure they aren’t one of those teams, holding out contracts and begging for someone to sign them.

You know who isn’t one of those teams? The Phillies!

As frustrating as it might be, we have to remember that even with a possible lockout, this is a long offseason. You don’t need to win the November free agent races in order to craft a postseason roster. With Dave Dombrowski and staff, we’re going to have to be patient and see the process out. After all the dust has settled, then we can complain about who the team signed and/or didn’t sign.

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