Phillies: An Early Look At Who Philadelphia Could Re-Sign in 2018

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Mar 15, 2017; San Diego, CA, USA; United States pitcher Pat Neshek (17) delivers a pitch during the eighth inning against the Venezuela during the 2017 World Baseball Classic at Petco Park. The United States won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 15, 2017; San Diego, CA, USA; United States pitcher Pat Neshek (17) delivers a pitch during the eighth inning against the Venezuela during the 2017 World Baseball Classic at Petco Park. The United States won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 10, 2017; Clearwater, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Clay Buchholz (21) throws a pitch during the first inning against the New York Yankees at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 10, 2017; Clearwater, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Clay Buchholz (21) throws a pitch during the first inning against the New York Yankees at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

Starting Pitcher Clay Buchholz

Put this is the “I hope this one works out category”. Clay Buchholz could shine in Philadelphia, but he could also falter.

So far this spring training, it’s been the latter. Buchholz is pitching to the tune of a 7.56 ERA in three games so far this Spring and has a 1.44 WHIP to add to that. If Buchholz can regain his 2010-2013 form, he could earn himself a multi-year deal in Philadelphia.

However, if that was the case, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the former Red Sox standout shipped out by the deadline.

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