The Philadelphia Phillies are not content with just making the World Series.
They are looking to do what is necessary to bring home the title next season.
On the first day of the Winter Meetings, the Phillies made a huge move signing shortstop Trea Turner to a massive contract.
The deal is for 11 years and $300 million, and Turner is well worth the investment.
This is the “all-in” move the Phillies and their fans wanted to see.
In the World Series, the Phillies’ bats went cold, so adding another elite hitter could push them over the top.
Also, Turner joins the Phillies and one of his former teammates in Washington, Bryce Harper.
Turner and Harper are good friends, and now they will terrorize the NL East together again.
— ESPN (@espn) December 5, 2022
Both Harper and Turner will now most likely finish their careers in Philadelphia.
So the question is how far can the Phillies go next season?
World Series Or Bust?
After winning the National League pennant last season, this signing makes the Phillies one of the favorites in the NL again.
But the team will now face the pressure of making a deep postseason run this season.
Last year, they were a good story.
But, in 2023, the expectation should be to get back to the Fall Classic.
Both Rollins and Howard won MVPs in back-to-back years in 2006-2007.
Harper and Turner have similar potential and could be the next duo to lead their team to a world championship.