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2017 Schedule
66-96, 5th in NL East
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3dDan Szymborski

Baseball's best bets to break out in 2018

Wherever Christian Yelich plays this season, he's on a short list of players close to stardom. Who's ready to take a big step up in performance?

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Phils reach deals with 2B Hernandez, 3B Franco

The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $5.1 million, one-year deal with Cesar Hernandez, avoiding arbitration with the second baseman who has led the team in batting average each of the past two seasons.

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7dSam Miller

Slow MLB offseason? Blame Mike Trout!

The best player in the game would have been a free agent had he not signed an extension in 2014. What if he were available this winter? Buckle your seat belts, baseball fans. Here's the sizzling hot stove we can now only dream of.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
15dJerry Crasnick

18 for '18: Ranking this year's most interesting names in baseball

A Japanese sensation who landed in L.A. A Miami MVP shipped to the Bronx. A D.C. superstar on the cusp of free agency. All are among the players, managers, executives, agents and, um, commissioners, on our list of MLBers to watch in 2018.

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21dDan Szymborski

Baseball's stealth contenders for 2018

Digging into the reasons why some not-so-obvious teams could contend next year, could the Phillies have a chance to put themselves in the postseason mix after a 66-win 2017 season?

Santana anchors Phillies lineup (0:57)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox liked Carlos Santana's combination of on-base skills, pop and leadership qualities. They just didn't value the package as much as the Phillies, who can point to Santana as a winning player in future attempts to lure veterans as part of their rebuild. Santana isn't a true middle-of-the-order thumper, but Sox hopeful his signing helps spur movement in the markets for J.D. Martinez and Eric Hosmer.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.5518th
Quality Starts65Tied-20th
Batting Average.25020th
On Base Percentage.31524th
Slugging Percentage.40925th