What I want from the Phillies for Christmas this year

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 29: The Philly Phanatic runs on the field as the Philadelphia Phillies pile up on top of closing pitcher Brad Lidge after they won 4-3 wo win the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays during the continuation of game five of the 2008 MLB World Series on October 29, 2008 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 29: The Philly Phanatic runs on the field as the Philadelphia Phillies pile up on top of closing pitcher Brad Lidge after they won 4-3 wo win the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays during the continuation of game five of the 2008 MLB World Series on October 29, 2008 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 01: Nick Williams #5 of the Philadelphia Phillies jumps into the arms of Odubel Herrera #37 as he and Rhys Hoskins #17 score on Williams three-run inside the park home run against the New York Mets during the eighth inning of a game at Citizens Bank Park on October 1, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

8: An Above .500 season

Finally, the partridge in the pear tree. The Phillies have not been above .500 since 2011 and have shown little to no promise of achieving that goal since. Now it looks like they are one starting pitcher away. With Darvish seemingly headed to the Chicago Cubs it seems like Arrieta is the lone superstar pitcher remaining in free agency. If the Phillies could land him, they could be a Wild Card contender.

Next: What's left for Matt Klentak to do

Hopefully the Phillies made the nice list this year. I don’t recall any brawls so I think they are in good shape. Perhaps Santa could throw a couple bones to a franchise and city in a desperate need of luck.