Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, November 16, 2021 -- "NL East Notes"

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"The Phillies have room under the current tax threshold to take a big swing, which could mean one of the top starters on the market or even one of the shortstops, relegating Didi Gregorius to the backup role he’s best suited for. The way their roster is set up, though, they might be better off adding smaller pieces. Harper is their only MLB-caliber outfielder, and Bohm may not be the solution at third base. The Phillies’ rotation is a strength, the bullpen once again an unknown."