Phillies team president Andy MacPhail announced to the media today that he would be stepping down from his position with the team following the 2021 season. The longtime major league executive said he may leave sooner should the team find someone to take his position.
In his debut season, Johan Quezada made just three relief appearances with the Marlins. The first two – including his career debut with one shutout innings against the Phillies – went well.
This has been a tough week for players – primarily relievers – on the Phillies 40-man roster. With six relievers either declaring for free agency or being outrighted over the past couple of days, the exodus continued today.
The Phillies are in the very early stages of reshaping their beleaguered bullpen and made two moves to take relievers off of the 40-man roster. Heath Hembree and Adam Morgan were both outrighted.
Admit it, you were hoping that there would be some last minute announcement that J.T. Realmuto was re-signing with the Phillies rather than enter free agency.
With the Phillies bullpen being historically bad in 2020, it’s not a good time for Jim Gott to have his contract expire. The Phillies have declined to re-sign Gott, who had served as the Phillies bullpen coach for three seasons.
It’s no surprise that the Phillies will lose $100-million or more as a result of the COVID affected 2020 season. With that type of loss on the books, it also shouldn’t come as a surprise that the team is cutting corners wherever possible.
Bryan Price was supposed to be the guy who was going to turn the Phillies pitching staff around. After a year on the job, Price is stepping away from the position, at least as a full-time pitching coach.
Rhys Hoskins had hoped to be back in the lineup for the final weekend of games, but an elbow injury kept him on the bench. Now, that injury has resulted in surgery.
Following another sub-par season, Matt Klentak yielded the reins of the Phillies GM job after five seasons.