January 16, 2019
One thing is for certain this MLB offseason — the Phillies are dreaming big.
While they reportedly aren't dreaming big enough to consider signing both Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, the Phillies do have their sights set on a trio of free agent signings that would make for quite the splash in Philly, according to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY.
The #Phillies, according to team executives, have visions of signing Harper,— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) January 15, 2019
Keuchel and Kimbrel.
That ... would certainly be something.
The Phillies have already been linked to all three players. Earlier this week, Nightengale called them the clear-cut favorites to land Harper following a Saturday meeting with the free agent outfielder in Las Vegas. And as for the other two, well, back in December they were also labeled the favorite to sign closer Craig Kimbrel, just a day after being linked to starter Dallas Keuchel.
There's still the matter of when the Phillies sign their next player. The baseball world seems to be in a holding pattern until Harper or Machado make a decision, and with reports on Tuesday suggesting that won't happen until February, it could be a while.
As always, here's a look at all the latest MLB news and rumors in one convenient place to keep you up to date in the interim.
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