By Sam Bush
Could the Phillies wind up with both Machado and Harper?
Or would they hold back on signing both so they can put themselves in position to sign Mike Trout when he becomes a free agent after 2020?
Some people in baseball think the Phillies could sign both superstars, sign Craig Kimbrel and starter Dallas Keuchel, and still have a few bucks left for someone else.
Not sure all of that is possible, but it wouldn’t surprise anyone.
The Phillies have allowed the market to play out for all of the big-name players in hopes they won’t pay top dollar for any of them.
But they’re certainly willing to do so if need be.