By Annie Ross

It’s sometimes difficult when you exist inside the bubble of Philly sports to fully understand how good the Phillies are.

Former Mets GM Jim Duquette spelled out why the front office must add this month in an interview on XM Sirius:

“Going into the series this weekend I expected this to play out a little differently. I expected the Nationals to rise to the occasion. But, in fact, it was the other way around,” Duquette began.

“I was talking to a couple of evaluators the other day, separately, about the Phillies. And it was a question mark, does the front office realize how good this team is? This is a legit good team. Surprisingly so. 

“They need to add something and I hope they’re not holding back thinking next year is our year. This team is good enough to get to the postseason this year and compete for the division this year.”