"Part of the fun of this offseason is we don't know which way we're going to go," GM Matt Klentak said. "It could be a starter. It could be a reliever. It could be a hitter. It could be a defender."
Super-agent, who is seeking a record-setting free-agent contract for Harper, has gotten good vibes from his Phillies clients, including Jake Arrieta and Rhys Hoskins.
Character matters, according to general manager Matt Klentak. But does it matter enough that the Phillies would steer clear of star shortstop?
He is among 10 candidates on the Hall's "Today's Game Era" ballot.
In addition to pursuing the two marquee free agents, Phillies GM Matt Klentak is monitoring the trade market for several players, including Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto and Royals utilityman Whit Merrifield.
Rhys Hoskins told the fans that next season will be better. After a 14-game improvement but a late-season collapse, Phillies fans should expect nothing less.
The enigmatic outfielder wasn't in peak physical condition this season, according to Phillies manager Gabe Kapler.
Making his first start in 13 months, Jerad Eickhoff struck out seven consecutive batters at one point but was lifted after only 3 1/3 innings.