9 Phillies Who Won't Return in 2024

The Philadelphia Phillies' core roster should remain intact for another deep playoff run in 2024, but that doesn't mean there aren't some players who will be on their way out of town this offseason.

Aaron Nola highlights the list of nine Phillies who will not be back in Philadelphia in 2024.
Aaron Nola highlights the list of nine Phillies who will not be back in Philadelphia in 2024. / Rob Schumacher/The Republic / USA TODAY
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9. Michael Lorenzen

Trading for Michael Lorenzen looked like it was going to be the steal of the trade deadline. Heck, maybe the steal of the decade. Dave Dombrowski was a genius, and the Phillies’ parade was being scheduled.

And then came mid-August. After his 17 scoreless innings, including the no-hitter against the Nationals, Lorenzen got shelled for 6 earned runs in his third start. Then 4 more. Then 4 more. Then 7 more. Then 4 more. And then he was taken out of the rotation and gave up another 4 earned runs in his first relief appearance.

He was admittedly fine in his two short postseason appearances, allowing 2 hits and 2 walks with no earned runs in 2.2 innings, but that doesn’t make up for the disaster of a regular season.

Lorenzen will have no trouble finding a suitor willing to roll the dice on putting him back in the rotation, and he's going to get a decent contract out of it. The Phillies just shouldn't be the team to take that risk.

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