If there ended up being no 2020 MLB season, everyone would be upset. But it would be especially disappointing for these four players on the Philadelphia Phillies.
First off, let’s not forget that there’s still hope. There’s still hope that the Philadelphia Phillies will play ball in 2020, albeit in an abbreviated season and possibly in an altered form like the Arizona plan recently trotted out by MLB as a potential option. So there’s that.
Still, with every passing day this spring, hope seems to dim a bit more, even as we all know that there won’t be some sort of solution that pops up overnight. As a Phils fan, I would be devastated to go a whole year without watching the team, so I can only imagine what it’s like for the men who actually pull on the uniform.
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This was supposed to be Year 2 of the Bryce Harper era as he looked to build on the individual success he had in 2019 while pushing the team around him to bigger and better things.
This was supposed to be a chance for staff ace Aaron Nola to rebound from an uneven 2019 and flash the same kind of ability that he did the year before.
But, even more than these gentlemen, I can pinpoint four Phillies for whom a missed 2020 would be even worse.