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5 takeaways from Dave Dombrowski’s GM Meetings comments

This week, team president Dave Dombrowski is at the annual GM Meetings in Carlsbad, CA where, even though he isn’t technically a “general manager” anymore (where art thou, Sam Fuld?), he’ll quarterback the Phillies’ plans to get better ahead of a “Playoffs-or-Bust” 2022 season.

There is no shortage of items on the Phillies’ to-do list this winter.

  • Leadoff hitter
  • Center fielder
  • Left fielder
  • Middle-of-the-order bat
  • Closer
  • Late-inning reliever(s)
  • Back-up catcher
  • Starting pitching depth
  • Shortstop/Third base?

It’s difficult to see how Dombrowski fixes all those problems in one off-season, especially from outside the organization.