By Sam Bush

The Phillies signed pitcher pitcher Zack Wheeler last week.

And this week they are saying stupid things:

“Well, I think you’re going to have a 1 and a 1A with him and [Aaron] Nola,” manager Joe Girardi said at the winter meetings in San Diego.

“When you look at what he’s done the last few years and really throughout his career, he’s continued to get better and better.”

Added general manager Matt Klentak:

“We felt it was important to add someone to our rotation that could pair with Aaron Nola at the top of the rotation. I feel like, in adding Zack Wheeler, we’ve done that. I think those two are as good as any twosome you’ll find in the league.”