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2020 NL East Team Previews: Philadelphia Phillies

Last season was a huge disappointment for a team that spent “stupid money.” The Phillies were the traveling exposition of the cliché that you can’t buy a championship. In fact, after outbidding everyone, including themselves, for Bryce Harper to the tune of $300mil, jumping the shark of J.T. Realmuto, and sinking more payroll on to soon to be injured Andrew McCutchen and David Robertson, they bought themselves exactly .500 baseball and a 4th place finish in the NL EAST. This came just a year after the $120mil acquisition of the disappointing Jake Arrieta.