After loading up on veteran relievers earlier this winter, the Philadelphia Phillies continue to monitor the free-agent starter market.
Lynn is coming off a strong season, but he is still one of three starters (Alex Cobb, Jake Arrieta) who is tied to draft-pick compensation and remains on the market. The right-hander went 11-8 with a 3.43 ERA and 1.23 WHIP across 186 1/3 innings in 2017.
The Phillies have an incredibly young roster and nowhere is that more apparent than the rotation, where the club's five projected starters are an average age of 25. Expected to come through the other side of its rebuild as soon as next year, with plenty of money to spend, Philadelphia has been weighing the value of adding a veteran arm to help the pitching staff while also putting the team in a better position to compete in 2019.