Phillies Wheeler, Realmuto Named 2021 National League All-Stars

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The 2021 MLB All-Star Game is set for Denver, Colorado at Coors Field on Tuesday, July 13. So the Google MLB All-Star Selection show aired Sunday afternoon on ESPN. Two Phillies players are headed to Denver. One is no surprise; the other is a bit of a surprise.
The Phillies will be represented by pitcher Zack Wheeler and catcher J.T. Realmuto.
Wheeler has been dominant for the Phillies in 2021. In his 17 starts, Wheeler is 6-4 with a 2.05 earned run average. Wheeler has struck out 139 in 114 innings so far. This will be Wheeler’s first All-Star appearance.
Realmuto might be somewhat of a surprise. With a couple nagging injuries and injured list stints, Realmuto has not performed at the level he has in previous seasons. Realmuto is batting .263 with eight home runs and 31 runs batted in. Realmuto has posted an OPS of .805 in 2021.
This is Realmuto’s third All-Star appearance; he appeared in 2018 with the Miami Marlins and 2019 with the Phillies.
Realmuto’s appearance might be surprising to some, as he has been “pretty good” more so than his typical elite self. But with few strong catchers in the National League, Realmuto’s name and presence will make him a suitable backup to starter Buster Posey, who has resurrected his career in 2021.
Phillies second baseman Jean Segura seemed poised for his third All-Star appearance, but his injuries limited his playing time.

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Realmuto Hits the IL; Howard Starts for Phillies Saturday

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The Phillies have placed catcher J.T. Realmuto on the 10-day Injured List and activated outfielder Matt Joyce. Spencer Howard will join the Phillies rotation.

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Phillies Place Realmuto on COVID Injured List

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The Phillies announced on Thursday that they have placed catcher J.T. Realmuto on the COVID-19-related Injured List.

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Under-The-Radar Phillies Spring Training Storylines to Follow

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All eyes will be on the popular Phillies returning such as Bryce Harper and J.T. Realmuto, but there is also a plethora of intriguing low-profile individuals that could be impact players for the Phillies in more ways than one.

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Powder Blue Podcast 2.1: Phillies #SignJT, Search For Shortstop

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Frank Klose and Geoff Mosher discuss J.T. Realmuto’s reported five-year, $115.5 million deal with the Phillies, the shortstop position and whether or not the Phillies can land Didi Gregorius and what is next.

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Report: Phillies #SignJT as J.T. Realmuto Lands Five-Year Deal

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The Phillies have reportedly agreed to a five-year contract with catcher J.T. Realmuto.

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Strange Realmuto Rumors Emerge as Phillies Hope to #SignJT

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Some perhaps last-minute J.T. Realmuto suitors have appeared; what does that mean for the Phillies?

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Report: Phillies Make New 9-Figure Offer to Realmuto

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According to Jayson Stark of the Athletic, the Phillies have made a nine-figure offer to catcher J.T. Realmuto.

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What the Mets Blockbuster Means for the Phillies

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How does the Mets blockbuster trade with Cleveland affects the Phillies in their offseason plans?

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Phillies Seem to Have Light Competition for J.T. Realmuto

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How are the Phillies chances to sign catcher J.T. Realmuto? They just may be good.

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Eight Phillies Declare Free Agency

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Eight Phillies players declared free agency, as the 2020-2021 Phillies offseason commences

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Phillies Mailbag: Playoffs, Pitching, Bullpen Woes

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This week’s Phillies mailbag looks at the playoffs, starting pitching struggles, and the continued bullpen issues

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Hoskins Will Hit the Injured List; Realmuto Will Not

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Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins got some bad injury news, while the news was better for catcher J.T. Realmuto.

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Howard, Velasquez Set For Sunday Doubleheader vs Braves

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After playing the best game of their season Friday night, the Phillies (4-4) will host another seven-inning doubleheader Sunday against the NL East rival Atlanta Braves (9-6) with second place in the NL East on the line.

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Realmuto’s History Makes Stalled Negotiations With Phillies No Surprise

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Catcher J.T. Realmuto and agent Jeff Berry have a history of playing hardball with the Marlins and the Phillies. Going to free agency should not be a surprise.

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Powder Blue Podcast #18: Bohm and Howard are in the Pool at Summer Camp

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In the latest episode of the Powder Blue Podcast, Frank Klose and Geoff Mosher discuss the 60-player pool put together by the Phillies that includes top prospects Alec Bohm and Spencer Howard. Also, a look at the J.T. Realmuto negotiations, and what a Phillies lineup might look like.

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Report: Realmuto Deal “Could Come Quickly”

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According to Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia, a J.T. Realmuto extension could come quickly after the MLB transaction freeze if lifted.

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Powder Blue Podcast: MLB Plans as Path Forward While Realmuto Talks are On Hold

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On the latest Powder Blue Podcast, Frank Klose, Geoff Mosher, and Hunter Brody discuss: How MLB will proceed when things are all clear. What it means for free-agents to be such as J.T. Reamuto
Speaking of Realmuto, will this negatively affect an extension?

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With Delay, Could Spencer Howard Open the Season in Phillies Rotation?

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The more the Phillies season is delayed, perhaps the likelihood of top prospect Spencer Howard starting the season with the team are increased.

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The Power Blue Podcast: The Day Baseball Stopped

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In this edition of the Powder Blue Podcast, a Philadelphia Phillies podcast, we discuss the stoppage of MLB, J.T. Reamuto’s contract, and Seranthony Dominguez’s injury

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Phillies Mailbag: Kingery, Realmuto, and a Bryant or Arenado Trade?

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This week’s Phillies mailbag looks at Scott Kingery’s position, J.T. Realmuto’s prospects of a long-term deal, and trading for Nolan Arenado or Kris Bryant.

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Realmuto Hopes to Set New Standard in Arbitration Hearing With Phillies

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The Phillies and catcher J.T. Realmuto will head to an arbitration hearing as Realmuto hopes to set a new standard for catchers

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For the Phillies, the Timing a J.T. Realmuto Extension Matters

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The Phillies do wish to sign J.T. Realmuto long-term, but waiting can make all the difference for the club’s construction.

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