What Now for the Phillies?

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.



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?

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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?

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.