Last season review:
After five consecutive playoffs in 2007-11 and winning a world championship, the Phillies entered the reconstruction period. They did not play in the playoffs for the next seven years, but focused on cleaning up old player contracts and training new players.
In the off-season of last season, the team actively attracted pitchers such as Jack Arietta and Carlos Santana. In addition, the team’s own young stars, alon Nola and Rees Hawkins, who are the first base / outfield pitchers, have improved the team’s strength to a certain extent. Under the leadership of new coach Kepler, the team has been competing for the playoffs for most of the season. Until August 5, the team still ranked first in the division with a record of 63-48. But in the following games, the team’s performance declined significantly, only played 17-34, not only did not play in the playoffs, or even did not achieve more wins and less losses.
The Philadelphia man is the most active team in the 2018-19 off-season, including superstar outfield player Bryce Harper, who signed for $330 million in 13 years. His total salary has broken the league’s historical record. Harper, the former MVP winner, will naturally become the new star of the team. Although Harper’s performance in recent years is difficult to be said to be stable, it has not only played against the sky in 2015. 330 /. 460 /. 649, 42 home runs, but also in 2016. 243 /. 373 /. 441. But after all, he’s terrible when he’s in good form.
Harper’s joining means that the team will have a field position in the next 10 years.