Based on their current roster, the talent levels and questions marks involving the other contenders, and the fact that I believe Dombrowski will work aggressively in-season to further improve that roster at every chance, this 2021 Phillies team could win the NL East.
Both Haseley and Kingery can help elevate the Phillies already potent offense. But the need to play most days at a regular position at which they can feel most comfortable in order for the Phillies to maximize that ability. The time is now.
If the Phillies succeed in bringing back the top catcher in the game, then the ball club can look towards another shot at contending in 2021. If that effort fails, the questions will only become greater as the winter moves along.
Eflin stepped up and gave the Phillies a solid chance to win almost every time he was out there on the mound.
Sure, the 2020 season just ended for the Philadelphia Phillies less than 24 hours ago. And yes, there are many questions to be answered over the coming off-season in regards to a number of positions. But it's not too early to examine what we can be fairly certain about next year.