Yasmany Tomas has reportedly reached a deal with Arizona, but Ruben Amaro Jr. was "not disappointed" the Phillies couldn't land the Cuban slugger.
Phillies prospect Roman Quinn thought his career was over when he tore his Achilles a year ago, but the speedy CF came back even stronger.
With the Phillies and Cole Hamels, it's all about leveraging another ace, and two teams in particular could help the Phils by signing Jon Lester.
2wVeteran pitcher Justin Masterson, who has appeared in the postseason with the Red Sox and Indians, could be on the Phillies' radar this offseason.
3wThe Marlins have opened contract extension talks with superstar outfielder Giancarlo Stanton.
3wThe free-agent aces will be priced out of the Phillies' range, but move down a tier in the starting pitching market and some value can be found.
3wDoes A.J. Burnett turning down $12.5 million to pitch for the Phillies next season speak to the sad state of the franchise?
3wThe clear strength of the 2015 free-agent class is its aces — Jon Lester, Max Scherzer and James Shields — all of whom the Phillies should avoid.
3wA.J. Burnett is no longer a Phillie. The veteran pitcher declined his $12.75 million contract option for 2015 late Monday night and was declared a free agent.
3wThe Royals on Monday extended James Shields a $15.3M qualifying offer, which would provide them draft pick compensation if he signs elsewhere.
Their win over the Mariners on Aug. 20 improved the Phils to 6-11 this season in interleague play.