Middleton is a wreck. Friedman is now at the helm in Los Angeles but his former team’s success can be traced back to him. Robertson, a former New York Yankees star reliever who was on their 2009 World Series championship team, made just a few relief appearances with the Phillies at the start of the 2019 season; he was injured throughout most of his two-year pact. That’s the entire season right there. Realmuto free agency updates. Bohm looks like he’s gonna be a fixture for years to come. More important for the Phillies is that whoever comes in next has a clear plan in place with benchmarks that Middleton can use to measure the success of the program. They’re a great story this year, but they finished 2 games above .500 with a -41 run differential, the worst in the NL East. Signing free agents with proven resumes is easy. The latest on the Phillies’ search for a new general manager. I heard Tom Ricketts was meeting with Theo to discuss future, If the cubs let him go, how about go for Theo Epstein? they seem to have a good job at finding talent in odd places. The David Robertson signing fell apart due to injuries. Klentak’s record wasn’t spotless. To further your analogy, both Cubs ownership and Theo will probably each be holding a steak knife beneath the napkins in their laps. To wit, Aaron Nola is the first home grown starting pitcher of any consequence since Cole Hamels. Realmuto brought in the premier catcher in the game, one of just a couple of  backstops capable of managing a staff while wielding a middle-of-the-order bat. Andy MacPhail has reportedly made his recommendation on who should lead Phillies’ front office, My First Phillies Game: MaryAgnus has all the feels, Phillies are reportedly on to the next round of pitching coach interviews, Phillies reportedly interested in Francisco Lindor, Remembering Jimmy Rollins’ unbelievable 38-game hitting streak, Alec Bohm finishes second in NL Rookie of the Year voting, 32 Phillies clues featured on Jeopardy! First overall draft pick in 2016 Mickey Moniak hasn’t developed into a superstar as one might expect from a 1-1 pick. The fact the Phillies haven’t made the playoffs in so long and still have a very weak farm is inexcusable for a franchise that doesn’t mind spending money. This is exactly what I’m thinking. Phillies need to bring in three people really. Why not make an investment in Neander now and reap the benefits later? They’re still feeling the effects of the short-sighted Carlos Santana signing in the form of Jean Segura’s bloated contract. Those strings best loosen this off-season if they want to bring back Realmuto on a nine-figure deal to a catcher in his 30’s. Bernie is very committed to his music. Neander was raised in Oneonta, New York and attended the local high school, where he played baseball. I can’t make excuses for that. But, as bad as missing the playoffs is, with a $200M+ payroll, watching the team with the $85M payroll go to the playoffs, led by the guy you traded to them, has to sting every time you turn on the TV. Over the winter, once his pal JT signs elsewhere, just wait for Harper and Boras to start whining about being traded to a real contender. All of this can change if the Phillies hire Erik Neadner as president of baseball operations. Ain’t a way in the world he doesn’t get his chance and likely soon, but I don’t know that this option is quite as exciting for him as he probably would be for the Phils. Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on Philadelphia Phillies and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. Sixto hasn’t accomplished that yet, although it seems likely he will. Your privacy is safe with us. Shop for vintage Philadelphia Phillies shirts and hats! I suspect Neander is an excellent nomination, and applaud the recommendation. Thought for a long time he was in way over his head. Great relationship with Joe and Phillies scouting director(Barber) lives in New York(so not far from family in philly). Now that Bohm and Spencer Howard have graduated to the majors, their most exciting young prospect — 2020 first-round pick Mick Abel — is three to four years away from making his MLB debut if all goes right. I don’t want Eppler. Roman Quinn is no more than fourth or fifth outfielder. But let’s not put Sixto in the HOF just yet. I’m not saying the Marlins don’t deserve to be where they are. By Destiny Lugardo. Realmuto not keen to sign with Mets, Yankees by Matt Rappa Phillies catch a … NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Corey Seidman sees him as a prime candidate to have his contract reworked. The Phillies are horrible when it comes to the draft and need to operated like a small market team in terms of scouting and drafting and then a big market team when it comes to resigning their players. I agree that it was a foolish trade, the team was clearly not ready yet, but we can’t ignore those two very productive seasons from JT. Middleton should raid franchises like Atlanta and Oakland who know how to develop players and pay those guys at the top of the industry. Middleton is too cheap to hire a new GM. In 2008, a young baseball executive from Wall Street named Andrew Friedman led the Tampa Bay Rays — a team with the second-smallest payroll in Major League Baseball — to their first-ever World Series appearance. Randy Arozarena, the breakout star of the postseason, was acquired via trade with the Cardinals in January. Many teams will be looking to copy the Rays’ cost-effective model of doing business with revenues down due to the pandemic. The Phillies are looking for a new general manager after Matt Klentak stepped down and interim GM Ned Rice took over. If Neris returns for an eighth season with the team, it should come on a new, cheaper deal. With Cabrera, Garrett, Rogers, and last but certainly not least Meyers. But by no means is this the only way. I’ve read quite a few articles suggesting that the Phillies should inquire about interviewing Neander for the President of Baseball Operations and GM spots. Far as 2021 goes they need to fix the pen. And Sixto has been good so that stings. Look at teams like braves, Padres(all rebuilding around the same time as Phillies). is he still making music? A bit of a misconception as he tightened the purse strings after the Wheeler signing. Based on his comments in this article…, cbssports.com/mlb/news/phillies-owner-reveals-he-w…. Much ballyhooed coming into this year, but his results at the MLB level were less than stellar. Unfortunately, I believe that Middleton and company are completely gloss over the Rays, and miss out. If Not Didi Gregorius, Who Will Play Shortstop For Phillies In 2021?