Every year, MLB teams work hard to piece together the perfect starting lineup to give themselves the best possible chances at winning. Once they have the appropriate pieces in place, it's then up to the manager to assemble the most effective batting order to maximize their offensive potential.
In the case of the Philadelphia Phillies, their roster is already composed of various stars, including Bryce Harper, Trea Turner, and J.T. Realmuto, to name a few, along with a solid supporting cast. Phillies manager Rob Thomson had the distinctive honor of making ongoing adjustments to the starting lineup throughout the 2023 season until he finally found the right setup that kicked into gear down the stretch and into the postseason. In the end, they fell just short of the World Series, but overall, it was still deemed a somewhat successful season for the Phillies.
So now, heading into 2024, it's time once again for the team to reassemble the best possible starting lineup for the upcoming season. But let’s detach from reality just a bit and suppose there were fewer constraints with regard to the Phillies' budget and that they could disregard their payroll limit to upgrade the roster.
The dream 2024 Philadelphia Phillies starting lineup
In this case, what would the ideal dream Phillies starting lineup look like for 2024 that would make them unstoppable?
Here, we look at what the composition of their starting nine could be made up of in this dream scenario. For the purposes of this article, we will only consider options available from free agency while leaving out any options coming from trades.
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