As threatened, Rob Manfred initiated a lockout at 12:01 AM on December 2, 2021, 2 minutes after the 2017-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement expired. He claimed that the lockout was necessary to move the talks with the Players’ Association forward. On the final day of the CBA, the belligerents met twice. The second meeting lasted about 7 minutes before the owners’ group walked out and left the premises. Sounds like a “lock in” might have been more effective.
MLBPA’s executive director Tony Clark responded, “This drastic and unnecessary measure will not affect the Players’ resolve to reach a fair contract. We remain committed to negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement that enhances competition, improves the product for our fans, and advances the rights and benefits of our membership.”
This is all well and good. But, enhancing competition and improving the product both fall outside the parameters of a collective bargaining agreement. We should not expect them to negotiate the rules by which they play. Rather, we should hope they can come to an agreement on what this is really all about – an equitable division of revenue and length of time before young players can start cashing in on their real value.
In a childish move, the teams removed the likenesses of players from their websites. They also removed all stories about current players from said sites. However, they are still selling stuff from their team stores with the players’ names. Hypocrites.
You may have noticed that I altered the banner to Phuture Phillies. It will remain this way until both sides reach an agreement.
The Phillies made a few around the fringe moves signing a couple pitchers to minor league contracts and claimed another pitcher off waivers. They finally made an important move late on Tuesday when they signed free agent reliever Corey Knebel to bolster the bullpen. Later, before the lockout, they signed free agent 3B Johan Carmago. In addition, they agreed to a contract with Seranthony Dominguez avoiding a pre-arbitration tender. They also tendered contracts to arbitration eligible Rhys Hoskins, Zach Eflin, and Jose Alvarado.
The Phillies also non-tendered and resigned Kyle Dohy to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training (our first non-roster invite to a spring training that has no start date), non-tendered Roman Quinn before he elected free agency, and designated Adonis Medina for assignment. The late timing of Medina’s transaction has left him in “lockout limbo”. Until there’s a new CBA or some other resolution, Medina will be unable to elect free agency and sign with another team (or even sign a minor league deal).
Camargo posted a solid second-year in 2018 at third base for Atlanta. He posted a .272/.349/.457/.806 with 19 HR, 76 RBI, 51 BB, and 108 K in 134 plate appearances and 134 games (3.2 rWAR, 115 OPS+). He committed 10 errors at third base (.959 Fld%) and was moved to a bench role in 2019 when Atlanta signed Josh Donaldson in the offseason.
This is the courtesy thread for comments and discussion about the Phillies and other BASEBALL topics.
Rosters and Stuff
- organization’s rosters (12/5/21)
- organization’s injury list (12/5/21)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility (12/5/21) (includes player info, assignments, …)
- December 1, 2021: CBA expires
- December 2, 2021: Manfred locks out players
- December 6-9, 2021: 2021 Minor League Meetings in Orlando, Florida.
- December 8, 2021: Rule 5 Draft, minor league portion
- December 15, 2021: Close of the 2020-21 international signing period
- January 28,2022: Caribbean Series
- TBA: Minor League spring training reporting date (probably late February)
- April 5, 2022: Lehigh Valley season opener at home v. Columbus
- April 8, 2022: Clearwater season opener at home v. Fort Myers
- April 8, 2022: Jersey Shore season opener at home v. Aberdeen
- April 8, 2022: Reading season opener at home v. Somerset
12/01/2021 – Phillies signed free agent RHP Corey Knebel
12/01/2021 – Phillies signed free agent 3B Johan Camargo
12/01/2021 – Phillies designated RHP Adonis Medina for assignment
11/30/2021 – Phillies tender contracts to Rhys Hoskins, Zach Eflin, and Jose Alvarado
11/30/2021 – Phillies re-sign LHP Kyle Dohy to an MiLB contract w/invite to ST
11/30/2021 – OF Roman Quinn elected free agency
11/30/2021 – Phillies non-tender OF Roman Quinn
11/30/2021 – LHP Kyle Dohy elected free agency
11/30/2021 – Phillies non-tender LHP Kyle Dohy
11/30/2021 – RHP Seranthony Dominguez signs a 1-year/$725K contract, avoids arbitration
11/29/2021 – Phillies claimed RHP Yoan Lopez off waivers from Atlanta
11/29/2021 – Phillies designated OF Roman Quinn for assignment
11/29/2021 – RHP Michael Kelly assigned to Lehigh Valley
11/28/2021 – Phillies signed FA RHP Michael Kelly to a minor league contract
11/19/2021 – RHP Andrew Bellatti assigned to Lehigh Valley
11/19/2021 – Phillies signed FA RHP Andrew Bellatti to a minor league contract