Scott Lauber, Philly Inquirer

Scott Lauber

Philly Inquirer

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Recent articles by Scott:

Kevin Frandsen leaving Phillies’ radio booth for Nationals’ TV analyst job

The former Phillie becomes the full-time color analyst on Nationals' telecasts on Mid-Atlantic Sports Network. → Read More

MLB lockout: When must a deal be struck to avoid a delayed spring training or regular season?

The economics of baseball aren't the only obstacles to the season starting on time. Here's what is standing in the way. → Read More

Phillies sign touted Venezuelan teen shortstop William Bergolla Jr.

Bergolla Jr., 17, is ranked as the fourth-best international prospect by MLB Pipeline. The Phillies nabbed him as the 11-month international signing period opened. → Read More

Phillies announcer Tom McCarthy gets national call again for Eagles-Bucs

A week after subbing in for Jim Nantz on CBS' No. 1 TV crew, McCarthy will be the Westwood One radio voice for Sunday's wild-card game. → Read More

Trade generator: Proposals for the Phillies landing Whit Merrifield, Matt Chapman and more

As the lockout carries on, we play fantasy GM with four trades that would address areas of need for the Phillies. → Read More

Lia Thomas races for Penn amid controversy

Lia Thomas competed at home for last time in her Penn swimming career. → Read More

How baseball’s luxury tax negotiation could play a big role in the Phillies’ plans for 2022

The luxury tax is one of the biggest issues in the dormant labor talks. It also might be the issue that shapes how the Phillies approach the rest of the offseason. → Read More

Jimmy Rollins is a Phillies legend but falls short of being a Hall of Famer

Nobody denies J-Roll’s imprint on the franchise, but his Cooperstown candidacy isn’t as straightforward. Here's why he's not on my ballot. → Read More

Phillies sign Cam Bedrosian, five other pitchers to minor-league contracts

The relievers -- all right-handed -- received non-roster invitations to major-league camp but will most likely provide depth at triple A. → Read More

Longtime former Phillies scout Jim Fregosi Jr. dead at 57

Mr. Fregosi spent the last 10 seasons with the Kansas City Royals and 17 with the Phillies, rising from an area scout in southern California in 1992 to a major-league scout in 2009. → Read More

Baseball’s money squabbles shouldn’t hide major on-field problems

While the parties bicker over economics, on-field changes to spark more action and improve pace of play are being pushed to the side even though they are essential to baseball's future. → Read More

Phillies’ roster upgrade barely got started, but the talent is still out there

“Active talks” didn't lead to any big deals for the Phillies before the lockout, but there are still plenty of options when there's a new CBA. → Read More

Key questions about the MLB lockout: What each side wants, how long it will last

The scorching hot stove has been put on ice as the business of baseball shuts down. Here's a primer on all your lockout questions. → Read More

Phillies avoid salary arbitration with pitcher Seranthony Domínguez

While the Astros introduced Héctor Neris, the Phillies locked up his potential replacement — at a fraction of the salary. → Read More

Tax? What tax? Perhaps the Phillies should follow the Mets’ bold strategy

Exceeding the competitive-balance tax threshold doesn’t guarantee a championship, but it might be the Mets’ and Phillies’ best chance. → Read More

Phillies’ challenge in ‘next step’: Don’t waste prime years of their star core

MVP, Cy Young runner-up, an All-Star catcher, and no playoffs. The window is open for the Phillies, who must quickly upgrade the talent around their stars. → Read More

Overrated? Underrated? Just consider Bryce Harper one of the best of his generation.

After a second MVP before age 29, let there no longer be any doubt about Harper’s stature among the game’s elite. → Read More

What we learned from the GM meetings about the Phillies’ offseason plans

Finding a middle-of-the-order hitter might be the Phillies’ most intriguing pursuit because it likely involves the biggest names. → Read More

Phillies’ Bryce Harper wins second career Silver Slugger

Harper is the first Phillies outfielder to win the award since Bobby Abreu in 2004. → Read More

Phillies hire 27-year-old assistant GM away from Rays

Ani Kilambi was the assistant director of research and development for Tampa Bay. → Read More