Yes, all the news today will focus (mainly) on Aaron Nola. Rightly so; any time the team signs a big money free agent, that is what should lead.
However, Friday marked the nontender deadline for the team and they did make some moves. They agree to terms for Jake Cave, Dylan Covey and Garrett Stubbs, answering a few questions about the roster for 2024. They tendered contract offers to their remaining arbitration eligible players, so we’ll see how that plays out. One player, Josh Fleming, was not tendered a contract, meaning he is now a free agent and the team has an extra roster spot to play with.
Let’s hope for more moves.
On to the links.
- Aaron Nola and the Phillies will now be linked forever. What does that mean for him and for the team?
- The team has Nola, their top priority this offseason. Where does that leave them in regards to Yoshinobu Yamamoto?
- This one made the rounds on Friday. Someone lays out why the Phillies should definitely trade for Mike Trout.
- Milwaukee is going to renovate, er, whatever their stadium name is after getting approval from the Wisconsin legislature.
- Eric Kutsenda will be the control person in San Diego until the team figures out who will be the principal owner.
- Speaking of Yamamoto, looks like the race to gain his signature begins today.
- At the nontender deadline, there were a lot of interesting moves. Nick Senzel is now a free agent, the Marlins snagged a talented infielder, the Braves made a trade, and the Mariners made a deal for Luis Urias.
- The Brewers made a tough but understandable decision to nontender Brandon Woodruff.