Now that the debacle that was the 2021 season has come and gone, what now of the Phillies? Who goes, who stays? Pitching-wise, Zack Wheeler, Ranger Suarez, and Hector Neris should be locks to return to the Philadelphia Phillies.
WHO STAYS, WHO GOES?
We can sit and chat about trade this guy. The downside, most GMs do not see value in what you think is a tradeable commodity.
Aaron Nola may be palatable to us as fans but what is his contract status?
TO THE REST
We can start with Bryce Harper. He isn’t going anywhere. So, centerfield, are we comfortable with Odubel Herrera? I am.
Andrew McCutchen, a year older but, was productive.
To the infield. Rhys Hoskins, good numbers but often injured. This lessens his trade value. Jean Segura is an offensive liability and also a year older. Didi Gregorius, also getting long in the tooth but, serviceable. Alec Bohm, is he the answer at third base? Strikeouts have been an issue as well as fielding issues. Will he be shopped around? And what would be the return?
The bench…as for me, I like the bench. Bamboo Brad Miller paid dividends. Freddie Galvis has versatility. This brings me to the Manager, Joe Girardi. He was hired by Matt Klentak… not Dave Dombrowski. Will Dombrowski bring in someone new? Time, as they say, shall tell. What Now for the Phillies?
Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.