The team grabbed another arm to add to the growing list of bullpen depth that will be needed during the season.
Longtime Red Sox lefty Kyle Hart has a minor league deal with the Phillies, source says.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) February 7, 2023
Hart isn’t going to wow anyone with his stuff or his numbers. His best season arguably was in 2019, where in 156 innings across two levels of the minors, he posted a 3.52 ERA in 27 games, 24 of which were starts. It’s been steadily downhill when it comes to stuff the past few seasons, last year being one of his worst professionally. The Phillies are swopping in to give him a minor league deal as they continue to pad the upper level minor leagues with pitchers that can go up and down to the majors with ease as well as ones that can come up and likely go unclaimed should they be exposed to waivers.
It’s a long season, man.
On to the links.
- Little is known about Sam Fuld and what he does with the team, but this interview sheds a little light on the team’s general manager.
- The Blue Jays avoided arbitration with one of their bigger cases in Bo Bichette, this year and for the next three seasons.
- We’ve all had plenty of laurels to throw at The Athletic for probably being the best piece of journalism around. So why would they let this get through the filters?
- All those rules changes that are coming to MLB will not be happening during the World Baseball Classic.