Going into the offseason, the Phillies should be looking to sign pieces that will be here long enough to be part of a run when their prospects and young talent culminate. With that being said, there is no reason for the Phillies to avoid any sort of pitching in free agency.
While pieces like Rhys Hoskins, J.P. Crawford, Odubel Herrera, and Nick Williams that seem to be locking down their positions for the future, that cannot be said for the pitching staff. Even an inconsistent Aaron Nola is not necessarily a lock in the long run.
While the Phillies may try to be aggressive this offseason, with a free agent class that isn’t necessarily ripe with young talent, the front office needs to be picky about where they spend their money.