Process to Progress: Are the Phillies the next success story?

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21: Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles holds the George Halas Trophy after his team defeated the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Minnesota Vikings 38-7. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21: Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles holds the George Halas Trophy after his team defeated the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Minnesota Vikings 38-7. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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The 76ers three men on their roster over the age of 30. If you don’t include the three free agent signings, the Phillies have just one. All players on the Eagles roster are under 35. The Philadelphia method appears to be get young players during their prime and add the necessary pieces. This gives the entirety of the roster to develop and reach maximum potential.

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This year, most of the Phillies’ better players are all still early on in their careers. Jorge Alfaro and J.P. Crawford will both be rookies, while Rhys Hoskins and Nick Williams will only be in their second season. Odubel Herrera and Aaron Nola will both be entering their fourth years as major-leaguers. Despite their youth, these players are all supposed to be some of the team’s top contributors.

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Philadelphia is at as high of a point as its been since 2008. With a conference champion and another team full of young superstars, which could lure one Lebron James come this offseason, the city hopes the Phillies will be next to provide success for the city. As for now, Philadelphia fans will do what they always do. Trust the process.

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