By Sam Bush
Andy MacPhail said yesterday he is optimistic the Phillies can re-sign catcher J.T. Realmuto, which differs from public comments from Middleton and Klentak.
“There are two things we’ve got going for us,” MacPhail said.
“The first is I think he enjoyed his time here, and, obviously, we want him back. So I think those two things give you some measure of hope. In any offseason, there are an amazing amount of variables — and you can just multiply that exponentially this offseason. But, yeah, as long as the player enjoyed his time here and the team has a legitimate interest in bringing him back, there is that possibility.”