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.
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.
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.
The Phillies have reached the halfway mark of the 2020 MLB season. To challenge for a division crown they need Jake Arrieta and Spencer Howard to step up.
Phillies GM Matt Klentak is under increasing pressure after misreading the talent and depth levels of a bullpen that has repeatedly failed in 2020.