Phillies: Plugging 2021’s Holes in Progress

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This article covers the Phillies current results for holes they filled despite fans pushing the panic button early and often even before April’s end.

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Phillies on 2021 Buyer’s Path

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This article covers why the Phillies are currently on target to make difference-making deals at the trading deadline, but they are only 25 percent down the all-in road.

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Phillies: NL East’s X Factor in 2021

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This article covers the likely deciding element for the Phillies and their NL East rivals to capture the divisional pennant if the present situation continues in a competitive division: top to bottom.

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Phillies: 2021’s Make-or-Break Month

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This article covers that the Phillies health and effectiveness will determine their direction ahead at the trading deadline, but some fans are giving the team until June 30 to prove they are contenders.

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2021 Phillies: Acquiring a New Closer

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This article covers National and American League closers the Phillies might consider if their team is out of contention by June’s end, but most will not be available or affordable with dollars or prospects.

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2021 Phillies: Trading for a Starter

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This article covers the four possibilities the Phillies have for the bottom two rungs of the starting rotation, and the key determining factors are health, effectiveness, and readiness.

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Phillies: 2021’s Candidates to Close

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This article covers the potential in-house arms to replace Hector Neris as the Phillies closer and compares Neris to elite closers, current and retired.

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Phillies, NL East: 2021’s Current Predictions

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This article covers the prediction changes from Opening Day to May 1, and it also shows how the Phillies divisional rivals compare with them in the NL: rotations, bullpens, and offense.

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Fans’ Free-Agent Picks for the 2021 Phillies

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This article covers the starters some Phillies fans preferred over the two offseason acquisitions on one-year contracts by the front office.

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2021’s Golden Opportunities for 2 Phillies

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This article projects two Phillies for two up-for-grabs roles: one in the relief corps and the other in the outfield could be career-defining opportunities.

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Phillies: 1 Missing Ingredient for Fans

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This Phillies article covers the nearly equivalent view to the one from home plate at a 100-mph fastball, and how it changes the dynamics of evaluating a major league hitter.

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Phillies, NL East: 2021’s Underestimated Factor

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This article covers overlooked elements of the National League East competition indicating the Phillies are closer to the top of the division than national sites are predicting.

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National 2021 Predictions: Phillies, NL East

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This article covers predictions for the National League East by national sites, and the pluses and minuses of the Phillies and their rivals.

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Phillies: 2021’s Decision Time

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This Phillies article covers how final personnel decisions are complex and difficult to accurately predict with only 90 percent of available and decipherable information.

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The 2021 Phillies March to May

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This article covers the surprise candidate –who was visible to me in February– and the five-man competition for the Phillies center field job, which might continue into May or beyond.

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Phillies: Odd Arm Wins Role for 2021

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This article covers the four Phillies relievers for the closer’s role and the five hurlers –mostly flamethrowers– for the last relief-corps slot, and it reveals the pluses and minuses of each with final cuts on the immediate horizon.

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2021 Phillies: Girardi’s Motivational Plans

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This article covers the Phillies rotation competition for two or three slots and five outfielders battling for four spots, plus Girardi may be posturing to motivate his pitchers.

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Phillies: Spending Middleton’s Money for 2021

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This article covers the Phillies acquisitions besides JT Realmuto and Didi Gregorius, and it compares the costs to other rotation and bullpen pieces signed during the offseason.

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Phillies Reload 2021’s Bullpen

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This article covers an in-depth view of the Phillies relief corps, their roles, and the competition from in-house candidates plus the non-roster invitees who will probably make the team.

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Phillies: 2021’s Rotation Strategy

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This article covers the seven starters the Phillies will rely on to handle the 162-game workload and hopeful expectations for their innings limit after a 60-contest season.

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Selling 2021’s Phillies to Middleton

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This article covers five available relief pitchers the Phillies may have interest in if they decide to sign a free agent to a one-year contract.

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4 Phillies Scenarios for 2021’s Roster

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This article covers the left-side hitters with 20-homer power and starters the Phillies might have in mind before spring training to complete 2021’s roster construction.

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Phillies Rotation Options among 2021’s Free Agents

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This article covers the starters the Phillies could sign to be the four-slot hurler and an innings-eater as spring training draws near.

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Phillies: 2021’s Reunion with Realmuto Draws Closer

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This article covers the Phillies financial situation and spending possibilities for 2021’s squad including the desire to field 2020’s lineup again with pitching help.

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