Archie Bradley thanks Philadelphia on Instagram, which could mean that he won’t be re-signed this offseason
The Philadelphia Phillies have a lot of money coming off the books this offseason. Andrew McCutchen, Odubel Herrera, Ian Kennedy, Hector Neris, Archie Bradley, Brad Miller, Freddy Galvis, Matt Moore, and Cam Bedrosian are all set to hit free agency heading into 2022. Today, Phillies reliever Archie Bradley posted a picture on Instagram thanking Philadelphia for last season. Bradley signed with the Phillies last year on a one year, $6 million contract.
Archie Bradley on Instagram:
Bradley posted a few pictures with the caption “What an Adventure! Thank You Philly”. That certainly doesn’t sound like a pitcher that’s returning to Philadelphia. Maybe he’s just saying thanks for last season and he’s ready to work on a new contract for 2022? I doubt it. Bradley was a solid “ok” this past season. He battled injury and ended the year with a 7-3 record. He posted a 3.31 ERA with 40 strikeouts and a 1.431 WHIP in 51 innings of work.
The Phillies bullpen as a whole was a huge letdown and yet again, we enter an offseason where that, along with a few key positions such as center field, left field, and shortstop need to be addressed. The Phillies are hopeful that Alec Bohm will return to form in 2022 and takeover third base duties. Bohm is currently in Clearwater, Florida working with new hitting coach Kevin Long, which is a great sign for next year.
If the Phillies did bring back Archie Bradley, I don’t think anyone would be upset. Of course, there were ups and downs but when your bullpen is so bad, you have to take the somewhat decent performances and consider them. Personally, I would much rather focus on bringing Hector Neris back.
Regardless, it looks like Archie Bradley is saying his goodbyes on Instagram. More news to come as we travel deeper into the Phillies offseason.