Aaron Nola looks to anchor this staff this year, he has some interesting company joining him though
The talk about the beginning of Spring Training is in full swing, a new crop of pitchers have been assembled to revamp the bullpen and perhaps even some starting roles with the team. Matt Harrison, the pitcher that the Phillies got from Texas in exchange for Cole Hamels won’t be one of them though.
Harrison was included in the deal and he’s owed $26M through 2017 but it’s doubtful that he’ll even be able to make it to the mound for the Phillies. I am no math wiz, but I think I would have rather had Cole Hamels stick around rather than paying someone that won’t pitch and still has a bad back despite a long layoff from the game.
Anyway, so glad it’s finally here. The first day of pitchers and catchers. Yes, I know we’re not going to contend in 2016 so says all of the pundits, but it’s baseball and it’s back!