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Hittin’ Season #241: What is the Phillies’ strategy to upgrade the rotation?

Hittin’ Season #241: What is the Phillies’ strategy to upgrade the rotation?

After courting Patrick Corbin and J.A. Happ, is Mike Minor going to be the rotation upgrade this off-season? I’m confused. With the Winter Meetings in the rear view mirror, there is one aspect of the Phillies’ off-season plan that I’m having trouble wrapping my head around. What is the team’s plan with regard to the starting rotation for 2019? The rotation was one of the team’s strengths for most of last year, with Aaron Nola turning in a Cy Young caliber season, Jake Arrieta putting in and up-and-down year and three young arms in Vince Velasquez, Nick Pivetta and Zach Eflin...
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Phillies need pitchers like they need a hole in the infield

Phillies need pitchers like they need a hole in the infield

Pitching may win championships, but defense stops the ball. The Phillies have needs. Every team does, but the challenge for a successful off-season is prioritizing those needs and acquiring accordingly. Contrary to popular belief, starting pitching should be near the bottom of the Phillies list of needs. They field a very young rotation and it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Nick Pivetta, Zach Eflin and Vince Velasquez are still developing. And then there’s Jerad Eickhoff, who missed almost all of 2018 with an injury but has earned a chance to join the rotation in 2019, at the very...

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