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OOTP: Where we stand right now

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Changes are in the midst

MLB: Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Here are your standings right now for the OOTP Phillies:

Things are pretty dire right now in the OOTP SimPhillies world. The team just lost Zack Wheeler until next year, the bullpen can’t seem to either hold leads or keep games within striking distance, and the offense...well, the offense is actually pretty good.

A lot of the team’s overall numbers are still buoyed by the fact that Jay Bruce is still swinging a hot bat, but having Bryce Harper come alive has also helped things move along. Adam Haseley has begun to break out of the cocoon of a platoon, getting the lion’s share of at bats in centerfield and being pretty darn productive. Still nothing from Hoskins or Kingery, but it’s still April (though Hoskins might start losing some time to Bruce when Andrew McCutchen gets activated).

On the pitching side, with Wheeler down, things get pretty ugly pretty quick.

The first thing you’re bound to notice is that yes, the Spencer Howard Era has begun. You’ll also notice that several other changes have not been made. That is going to change shortly.

Changes

  • Zack Wheeler to the DL, Spencer Howard promoted to Philadelphia
  • Seranthony Dominguez activated from a rehab stint, Robert Stock demoted to Lehigh Valley. We wanted to lose Jose Alvarez, but that would have meant exposing him to the waiver wire and Stock has options left.
  • Alvarez loses setup job and gets demoted to “Use Less Often” as a role. Duh.

The season rolls on...