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.
Basically, Andy MacPhail has done with the Philadelphia Phillies what he did with both the Cubs and Orioles - lost. Speaking of lost, it is time for John Middleton to admit his own mistake in this hiring and tell MacPhail to get lost.
There is no way to overlook the fact that the Phillies have their work cut out for them this off-season. Strap in for the long haul on this one, boys and girls. It promises to be a wild ride.
Book review of Scott Lauber's "The Big 50: Philadelphia Phillies: The Men and Moments that Make the Philadelphia Phillies" released 2020.
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