Originally written on We Should Be GM's  |  Last updated 6/27/14
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Yeah, the Phillies ended up a massive disappointment. Butthey did win 100+ games and would have had home-field advantage throughout theplayoffs.  Do you want that next season?Do you want that the season after that? Of course you do. And for the Phils tocontend year after year, they need pitching. Horrible offense loseschampionships, but good pitching still wins them.Halladay is locked up through 2014. Lee is locked up through2016. Oswalt? We don’t know about 2012 but he’s not a long term option. If theywant to remain the elite team in the National League, they need to ensure thatthree “aces” are pitching at The Cit for the foreseeable future. Therefore,priority number one this Winter is to sign Ol’ Girl Parts to an extension. Unfortunately for the Phillies, the price tag for a top ofthe rotation starter is pretty steep. Cliff Lee, well, you know how much moneyhe’s going to make. Justin Verlander will make $20 million per season startingnext year. Felix Hernandez is going to make $18...
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