Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training Preview - Pro Sports Fandom
The Philadelphia Phillies improved drastically last season. They finished in third place in the NL East with a 80-82 record. Philadelphia didn’t have a true super star last season. They traded for catcher J.T. Realmuto and signed outfielder Bryce Harper to a 13-year $330 million contract this offseason. This team could be the favorite to win the NL East this season. I don’t think they are ready to win the National League yet. The Phillies have not made it to the playoffs since the 2011 season. They last won the World Series in 2008 against the Tampa Bay Rays in five games. In 2009, they lost to the New York Yankees in six games. Gabe Kapler was a very good manager last season for Philadelphia and he will look to be even better in his second season at the helm. J.T. Realmuto will be the starting catcher and Andrew Knapp will be the backup catcher. Mikael Franco will be the starting third baseman, Jean Segura will be the starting shortstop, Cesar Hernandez will be the starting second baseman, and Rhys Hoskins will be the starting first baseman. Andrew McCutchen will be the starting left fielder. Odubel Herrera or Nick Williams [...]