Like pretty much all Phillies seasons in the past 129 years, this one lasted just a little too long. Like about 120 games too long. After 41 games, a team that started the season fending off charges of tanking somehow found itself at 24-17. In real life. That was a better record than both of the 2015 World Series teams owned at the time. But then, unfortunately … the season kept going. Whereupon the Phillies took a wrong turn and just kept going. They’re 46-70 since then, with a minus-146 run differential. So for all the talk about their hot prospects and bright future, what should they make of these past 116 games?
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