Behold, the hot stove’s flames persist through the dark hours of this December night.
Things have quickly heated up for the Phillies tonight, and as we wait for clarity on the reported deal that would land them All-Star infielder Jean Segura, perhaps in exchange for former top prospect J.P. Crawford, FanCred’s Jon Heyman has further stoked the fire:
It has been suggested a Segura deal wouldn’t preclude Machado for Philly (theoretically, one could play SS, the other 3B) but Phils are thought likely to focus on one free agent mega star at a time and most believe their first focus will be on Bryce, not Manny.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 3, 2018
But which free agent mega star? There’s some uncertainty.
Heyman’s suggestion the Phillies will focus on free agent outfielder Bryce Harper conflicts with the most recent piece by NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Jim Salisbury, which states the team is focused on making a Machado/Segura infield happen.
We will likely soon know, but after seven summers of often shitty and utterly depressing baseball, I think we need to pause for a moment and breathe in the beauty of Heyman’s tweet:
*Focus on one free agent mega star at a time*
Hello, baseball relevance–it’s good to be back.