Other teams have already started making significant moves this offseason. When it will be the Phillies’ turn?
It seems like the holiday season has come early this year and while some have begun to open their presents, excited Phillies fans are getting restless watching the others tear off their wrappings.
Although some have already enjoyed their moments, there are still big packages under the tree, and though the anticipation is creating some anxiety, opening up one of those ‘big’’ packages will certainly be worth it. Unless, of course from the dark shadows of fir limbs, Phillies GM Matt Klentak pulls a bag of shiny black coal or spindly switches marked Phillies on it and hands it to the pensive fan base.
So far, the rival Braves have received a Josh Donaldson doll. The pesky Mets are unwrapping a Robbie Cano and Edwin Diaz doll as we speak. The staid Yankees have already opened up a James Paxton doll and as always seem upset because they didn’t get enough. The smug Nationals have a Kurt Suzuki doll (but nobody seems to care).
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Other teams are just hoping one of those big beautifully wrapped gifts will be awarded to them. Maybe old Saint Nick will show some compassion while he watches them while they were sleeping.
Philadelphia carefully watching the presents being doled out and are patiently hoping they will be handed one of those big gifts or maybe both big gifts or maybe even all three big gifts!
Unfortunately, we all know that’s not how it works. If we are lucky, we get one small gift, or one big gift but not much more than that. Of course, it may not be fair, but the Yankees will probably get several gifts.
Hopefully, a team that has been really patient this year can be on the receiving end of a big gift and a little gift! Or it entirely possible that really quiet team that keeps to itself and makes little noise may land the biggest present of all: the Bryce Harper doll!
So, since the holidays are still a few weeks away, the Manny Machado doll, the Patrick Corbin doll, and the Bryce Harper doll have not surfaced from beneath the old Fraser fir just yet. Phillies fans just need to be patient and maybe old Saint Nick will have a special gift for them as well. Just be happy if you get the Jean Segura doll!