PHILADELPHIA (AP) The manager quit. The general manager got fired. The president is retiring.
From the front office to the clubhouse, it was a complete rebuilding year for the Philadelphia Phillies. They finished with the worst record (63-99) in the majors but showed promise.
Third baseman Maikel Franco, center fielder Odubel Herrera, starting pitchers Aaron Nola and Jerad Eickhoff and closer Ken Giles should be part of the nucleus. Second baseman Cesar Hernandez, shortstop Freddy Galvis, outfielder Aaron Altherr and starter Adam Morgan also could be core players.