With yesterday’s loss, the Phillies ended what was probably their most disappointing season in some time with an 81-81 record. It’s the most vanilla of all records. It’s the Baby Bear from the Three Bears of records - not too hot, not too cold, juuuuuust right. With all the transactions that preceded the season and the 4-0 start the team got off to, it felt like the rebuild had ended. The real fun was about to begin. Even as far as June 11th, this team was in first place! FIRST PLACE! And they felt real. It felt like they belonged in that upper echelon of National League teams, one that could seriously consider themselves challengers for the pennant.
Then came the long, slow, torturous slog that led us to where we are today.
We as fans of the team are sitting here, contemplating what went wrong. Where did the team fail? What could be better in 2020?
But that’s not what I’m here to do today.
In the coming days and weeks, we’ll recap the season as it was, bringing you player reviews, hopes for the offseason, prospect ranking, and all the statistical analysis your little heart can bear. We have some good stuff planned for you this offseason, so make sure you’re still checking in every day.
As a close on this season, we wanted to say thank you. Thank you for reading every day, debating with us in the comments. Debating us on social media. Showing your appreciation for what we do, what gives us our passion. We all love to write about the Phillies, to think about them because we are fans too. We all have jobs outside of this, jobs that take up a lot of time. Yet we still find time to make sure you are given the best possible information we can give you about the team you love, even if they don’t always love you back.
So, thank you.
And stick around. We’ll be here all offseason long.