I know it may be considered a hot take, but the Phillies need some starting pitching help.
We now know that the Phillies are reportedly one of the more active teams looking at the available pitchers. but who are the Phillies going to replace them with?
We’re now going to play a game of Stay or Go, Phillies starting pitchers version!
Aaron Nola: Stay
Aaron Nola has been struggling all season and has yet to fit into his groove. With another bad outing against the Braves in the last series, he has put the team in an uncomfortable position.
Although he has struggled there isn’t much debate here on his status with the team. Although he has pitched poorly we have seen some (although small) signs of the ace that we thought would be here this year. This is a pretty easy one.
Jake Arrieta: Stay
A lot of Phillies fans would love to see Jake Arrieta and his salary leave the team, but that’s not going to happen. We needed Arrieta to be better than he was last year but that didn’t happen.
Arrieta has been very, to say the least, average this year as he has a mix of solid starts to disaster games. If the Phillies make a push for the playoffs and beyond they are going to have to find a new number two option, which means finding one on the trade market.
The team doesn’t have many options with the once Cy Young pitcher because no other team is going to take him and us Phillies fans can’t be getting too picky with the situation we have going on now.