By Sam Bush
The Phillies did add Zack Wheeler to their rotation this offseason, pairing him at the top of the starting rotation with Aaron Nola.
In a shortened season, top overall prospect Spencer Howard could also join the starting rotation in 2020.
Still, if the Phillies are going to snap an eight-year postseason drought this season, it’s going to be because Joe Girardi’s lineup powered them there.
With Bryce Harper, J.T. Realmuto, Didi Gregorius, Andrew McCutchen, Jean Segura, Rhys Hoskins and top position prospect Alec Bohm all likely in the fold, the Phillies have a lineup that theoretically should be one of the best in the National League.
Whether they have enough pitching – specifically in the bullpen – to carry them through playing in an extremely deep division remains to be seen.