MLB Playoffs: Phillies owner John Middleton’s six big acquisitions that changed the face of the team

The Philadelphia Phillies they spent a decade in baseball purgatory and seemed destined to spend a few more years there until owner John Middleton took out right fielder today designated hitter, Bryce Harperfrom the Washington Nationals in 2019 and signed the free agent outfielder to a 13-year, $330 million deal.

They traded for the catcher JT Realmuto also in 2019. Signed NL home run champion Kyle Schwarber and Nick Castellanos in free agent deals this season. And they signed trade deadline deals this year for Game 4 starter Noah Syndergaard and outfielder Brandon Marsh. Marsh hit a three-run homer in Game 4. A drenched Middleton commented in the clubhouse to the AP:

It’s one thing to think you can win. Another thing is to win when you know you can win. When a team comes together like that, it’s a very powerful force.”

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“I don’t think any of us are surprised at where we are,” Harper said. “We’re really excited about the opportunity that’s ahead of us, and we’ve taken every opportunity and tried to take advantage of it. And we’re all excited as a club and as a group that we can go to the West Coast and play.”

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Raphael Martinez

I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and all Mexican baseball in general. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterruptedly since 2009), signatures of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, although as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I have baseball in my veins. Degree in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB Playoffs: Phillies owner John Middleton’s six big acquisitions that changed the face of the team