3 positions the Phillies need to invest in during free agency

The Philadelphia Phillies must once again be big spenders this offseason if they have plans on competing in 2024.

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3) The Philadelphia Phillies need to improve their bench in free agency

From top to bottom, the Phillies lineup should be among the best in baseball next season. Nobody outside of Rhys Hoskins who is already out for this season is going to be hitting free agency, meaning the Phillies have the ability to just run things back. With Bryce Harper healthy and Trea Turner now beloved, there's every reason to believe this lineup will be at or among the league leaders in runs scored in 2024.

With that being said, depth has been an issue for Philadelphia for years now, and that's been made very apparent when guys like Harper and Hoskins have missed substantial time.

Johan Rojas is a quality fourth outfielder, Garrett Stubbs is a decent backup catcher, and Edmundo Sosa is a strong backup infielder, especially against lefties. What the Phillies are missing is just that bench masher to come off the bench and pop a game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth. Where are Matt Stairs and Greg Dobbs when you need them?

The Phillies will preferably sign someone who can play first base in a pinch while adding a bit of thump to what is overall a pretty weak bench offensively. The lineup is full, but the bench could use a bit of improvement.