Phillies Notes: Galvis, Bohm, Arbitration

First, keep Nola. he had 200+ Ks and walked few. Might have been done in by that fickle BABIP figure: To wit, ground balls and/or bloops found holes rather than leather.

I like both Galvis and Torreyes as glove-first reserves. Probably not room for both.

Odubel? Time to say goodbye. He was OK in 2021, but he was our CF by default. Plus, his OBP was dismal in the leadoff spot. barely .300.

The starting five are solid, if not, when taken as a group, more than solid.

I think Didi will do better with the bat in 2022. The glove? Hey, it ain’t terrible, just not Ozzie Smith-like.

Key for the Phillies in 2022 is assembling a bullpen, a task that somehow has eluded us the past few seasons. We need a go-to closer. Can’t play musical chairs with that role any longer. I’m re-signing Neris and praying Seranthony is fully healthy.

My under the radar, way under the radar, i.e., flyer for CF is Tim Locastro. Not sure if he’s a FA. Was traded by D-Back to the Yankees. Got hurt almost immediately upon arriving in the Bronx. Doesn’t appear to be any room in the inn for him in New York. If he’s not a FA, then the cost to trade for him would be minimal. Guy hardly strikes out, draws his walks as witnessed by his historically high OBP and, with an everyday gig, the guy could steal 50+ bases. Gold glove defense, as well. Just has never been in a position to get regular PT.

Published at Fri, 22 Oct 2021 03:20:25 +0000

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