Phillies: An Argument Against Making Major Additions

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Oct 2, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) hits a two run single off of St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (not pictured) during the fifth inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 2, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) hits a two run single off of St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (not pictured) during the fifth inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports /
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Maikel Franco (7) and center fielder Odubel Herrera (37)(Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
Maikel Franco (7) and center fielder Odubel Herrera (37)(Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) /

Conclusion

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It would be very exciting if the team acquired someone capable of hitting 30+ homers with 100+ RBI.

However that would be counterproductive to the goal of building from the ground up.

You don’t have to look farther than the most recent World Series champions to see a perfect example of how a rebuilding process is supposed to go.

The Cubs took six years to rebuild their team, and it worked wonders. Of course fans tend to be impatient, and that is understandable.

Losing isn’t fun to do, and it isn’t fun to watch. Realistically, I’d rather take two more losing seasons and have a juggernaut of a team, than jump the gun to sit in “80-win limbo” for the foreseeable future.

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