The Hot Stove Season continues. Nothing scheduled between now and the start of the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas next week. The MLBPA Executive Board Met and announced the extension of executive director Tony Clark through 2022.
This past Friday, teams announced their contract non-tenders. The Phillies had 11 arbitration eligible players and 11 pre-arb players. They non-tendered in-season additions Luis Avilan and Justin Bour. Both became free agents. Any of the arb-eligible players who decline the team’s tender will enter the arbitration process.
In addition, the Phillies concluded a slew of minor league transactions that won’t show up in the transaction logs or the affiliate’s home page rosters. I’ll go into depth on those in the this week’s minor league discussion in an attempt to divert some discussion away from this post.
Somebody wondered if last week’s total comments was some sort of record. No, but it was the among the highest in the history of Phuture Phillies. As I type this Sunday afternoon, last week’s 716 comments rank third. The “Open Discussion: Week of December 10th” published on December 11th last year ranks first with 824 comments. And, Brad’s “General Discussion – Week of November 26. ‘That Week Between Thanksgiving and Winter Meetings’ Edition” published November 27, 2012 ranks second with 746 comments. It’s not surprising that all three are right before that year’s winter meetings.
Arb eligible players who were tendered – Cesar Hernandez ($5.1M in 2018, 3rd of 4 arb years), Luis Garcia ($1.2M in 2018, 2nd of 3 arb years), Aaron Nola ($573K in 2018, 1st of 3 arb years), Maikel Franco ($2.95M in 2018, 2nd of 4 arb years), Vince Velasquez ($559K in 2018, 1st of 3 arb years), Hector Neris ($582.5K in 2018, 1st of 3 arb years), Jerad Eickhoff ($568K in 2018, 1st of 3 arb years), Aaron Altherr ($561K in 2018, 1st of 3 arb years), and Adam Morgan ($559K in 2018, 1st of 3 arb years).
Non-arb eligible players who were tendered – Edubray Ramos ($554K in 2018), Zach Eflin (unknown in 2018), Nick Williams ($553K in 2018), Jorge Alfaro ($547K in 2018), Rhys Hoskins ($552.5K in 2018), Victor Arano ($545K in 2018), Roman Quinn ($545K in 2018), Seranthony Dominguez ($545K in 2018), Edgar Garcia, Adonis Medina, and Arquimedes Gamboa.
The 40-man roster stands at 36.
Looks like the Phillies and Mariners have reached agreement on a deal that would send SS Jean Segura to the Phillies for SS J.P. Crawford and maybe Carlos Santana. I have a separate article for discussion on this trade specifically.
This is the Phuture Phillies Open Discussion for Phillies and other baseball topics.
- December 9-13, 2018 – Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, Nevada
- December 13, 2018 – Rule 5 draft.
- January 11, 2019 – Salary arbitration filing deadline
- February 1-20, 2019 – Salary arbitration hearings
- February 13, 2019 – pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training
- February 14, 2019 – pitchers and catchers first workout
- February 18, 2019 – all other players report to Spring Training
- February 19, 2019 – first full squad workout
- February 22, 2019 – Phillies’ 2019 spring training opener at Tampa Bay (TBD)
- February 23, 2019 – Phillies’ 2019 spring home opener v. Pittsburgh (1:05 PM)
- TBA (last year on February 27th) – Minor League Spring Training begins
- March 28, 2019 – Phillies’ 2019 season home opener v. Atlanta (3:05)
The rosters and lists are up to date.
- organization’s rosters
- organization’s injury list
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list (includes player info, assignments, …)
10/29/18 – C Wilson Ramos elected free agency
10/29/18 – RF Jose Bautista elected free agency
10/29/18 – LHP Aaron Loup elected free agency