10 thoughts on Phillies' blockbuster addition of Nick Castellanos

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The Phillies woke up an antsy fanbase overdue to watch a winner by making a series of signings this week that began with relievers Brad Hand and Jeurys Familia, 

Castellanos’ presence should affect the rest of the lineup in a positive way. He will likely protect Bryce Harper, setting up opposing pitchers and managers with the 

With Castellanos and Schwarber, who are each capable of hitting 30 homers or driving in 100 runs, Harper doesn’t need to carry the offense for months as he did in 2021. J.T. 

Realmuto doesn’t have to be relied upon as the cleanup hitter or second-best run producer, he can settle more naturally into a complementary offensive role.  

Realmuto’s strength is his all-around skill set, and realistically, he is probably more of a third or fourth offensive piece for a team with deep postseason aspirations. 

Up and down the lineup, Phillies players should feel less pressure. That also includes Alec Bohm, who figures to hit in the bottom-third of the lineup with less scrutiny on every AB.  

The Phillies brought in Schwarber and Castellanos on deals worth a combined $179 million over nine years.  

Rangers pursuing Story, per reports 

Rangers pursuing Story, per reports