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November 14, 2019

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Free-agent third baseman Mike Moustakas “is very much on the Phillies’ radar,” Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia writes. The 31-year-old Moustakas would provide an affordable, short-term Band-Aid at third for the Phillies as they continue to wait for prospect Alec Bohm to take the reins at the position. And Moustakas would be a major upgrade over Maikel Franco, who, after disappointing yet again in 2019, now looks like a surefire non-tender or trade candidate. (READ MORE) by MLBTR

Scott Boras, baseball’s most high-powered agent, has forged an undeniable chemistry with the Phillies and owner John Middleton, in particular, over the last two years. It started with the pursuit and eventual signing of Jake Arrieta before the 2018 season and reached a crescendo last winter when the club signed Bryce Harper to a staggering $330 million contract.

Boras will look to capitalize on that chemistry again this winter. The Phillies have needs and he has solutions. (READ MORE) by Jim Salisbury | NBC Sports

According to a report from NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Jim Salisbury, the Phillies have reached out to agent Scott Boras about free agent third baseman Mike Moustakas.

Mike Moustakas is a multiple-time All-Star. (Ian d’Andrea)

Moustakas is not the first third baseman to be linked to the Phillies. Last week, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com said that the team was interested in free agent Josh Donaldson. Moustakas will certainly be a cheaper option than Donaldson, which plays into the Phillies favor as they will likely only have roughly $42. (READ MORE) by Jonny Heller | Phillies Nation

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