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The Phillies have reached agreement with former Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius on a one-year deal, a source confirmed to ESPN's Buster Olney. The deal is for $14 million, NBC Sports Philadelphia reported.
Buster and Hembo analyze Stephen Strasburg's 7-year/$245M deal and how it impacts the free agency of Anthony Rendon and Gerrit Cole. Then, ESPN's Clinton Yates (and Nationals homer) offers his own reaction to the signing before discussing the trade market for Kris Bryant and why it's important for baseball's sake that Madison Bumgarner remain with the Giants (12:55). Plus, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold on the Cardinals' offseason plans (22:37) and...does Scott Boras deserve a spot in Cooperstown?
The Phillies and right-hander Zack Wheeler finalized their $118 million, five-year contract Monday. "I think you're going to have a 1 and a 1A with him and Nola," first-year Phillies manager Joe Giradi said after the deal was announced.
With the MLB winter meetings underway in San Diego, Buster welcomes ESPN's Alden Gonzalez (20:51) and Jesse Rogers (31:51) to discuss the latest in the Gerrit Cole sweepstakes, landing spots for Anthony Rendon, the trade markets for Kris Bryant and Wilson Contreras and more. Plus, Tim Kurkjian on last night's Hall of Fame inductions and Sarah Langs with her take on the changes coming to Mets ownership (11:02).
Hoping for a busy week of moves in San Diego? So are we. Here are some deals that would get everyone talking.
Right-hander Zack Wheeler is leaving the Mets to join their NL East rival Phillies on a five-year deal worth $118 million, sources told ESPN.
A good pitcher with elite upside? Sounds familiar. Here's why the new Phillies starter might be this offseason's biggest score.
Kris Bryant to Cincy? Anthony Rendon on the Rangers? We dream up a major hot stove splash for every squad.
The Phillies are seen by sources as the most potent bidders for free-agent right-hander Zack Wheeler, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney, with the Reds, White Sox and Rangers also involved.
Teams looking to avoid arbitration added a few veterans to the free-agent pool, but some exploited Monday's moves to shore up their rosters.
The Philadelphia Phillies have non-tendered third baseman Maikel Franco and second baseman Cesar Hernandez, half of their starting infield from Opening Day last season.
Joe Dillon has been hired as hitting coach for the Philadelphia Phillies under new manager Joe Girardi.
If you could have one thing you really wanted for your favorite team, what would you be willing to give up?
The San Francisco Giants announced Tuesday that they've hired Gabe Kapler as their new manager. Kapler replaces Bruce Bochy, who retired after the season.
If the champs can't hold on to their stars, what is their Plan B? Who else in the division will go all-in?
Sorry, Detroit: Your team follows in the footsteps of other recent biggest losers. Where did every other club fall?
The Phillies have declined club options on left-hander Jason Vargas and right-handers Jared Hughes and Pat Neshek.
Rockies star Nolan Arenado won his seventh straight Gold Glove Award on Sunday, moving him into sole possession of fourth place among third basemen. The Diamondbacks had four Gold Glove winners on their team this season.
Jake Arrieta, who went 8-8 with a 4.64 ERA this past season, has exercised a $20 million player option and will return to the Phillies for the 2020 season.
The Phillies have hired former Reds manager Bryan Price as their pitching coach.
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