December 06, 2018
UPDAT [3:15 p.m.] — According to Andy Martino of SNY TV in New York, the Phillies are one of the team ramping up talks for former Yankees, Blue Jays, Astros and, yes, Phillies starter J.A. Happ.
In light of Eovaldi signing, J.A. Happ market is intensifying today, as expected. Yankees still on him, as well as Phillies and others. Keep an eye on this one.— Andy Martino (@martinonyc) December 6, 2018
As you can see, the Phillies are hardly alone in their pursuit of the veteran left, but if they're able to sign him, he would become the lone member of the 2008 World Series team on the current roster, which would certainly be something. The Phillies have been without a member of that team on their roster since cutting ties with Ryan Howard back in 2016.
Welcome back to another day of Phillies Free Agent (and Trade) Watch 2018.
Wednesday was a relatively slow day for the Phillies, one that was capped off by news that the Cardinals had landed Paul Goldschmidt from Arizona. But that was about it in terms of any major moves. Matt Klentak and Co. have already landed Jean Segura from the Mariners a few days back, but will that be it for the Phillies this week?