Mike Fiers fits the mold of a veteran starter who can bring stability to the Phillies starting rotation. He’s coming off a championship season with the Astros where he went 8-10 with a 5.22 ERA in 29 games, all but one being a start.
Fiers is the type of player Klentak has brought in since joining the organization. Look at Jeremy Hellickson and Charlie Morton as examples as to what Fiers would be to this organization going forward.
If Fiefs is signed it wouldn’t be shocking if he gets a two-year deal with Philadelphia, or potentially a club option for a second year. That not only gives the Phillies leverage going into 2019 but increases Fiers’ trade value if the team needs to move on.