The Phillies have 99 problems, but 100 losses ain't 1. With a 7-2 win today over the Miami Marlins, the 2015 season has come to a close and the Phils ended with a 63-99 record, 1 loss shy of triple digits.
C - Cameron Rupp/Carlos Ruiz
1B - Ryan Howard/Darin Ruf
2B - Cesar Hernandez
SS - Freddy Galvis
3B - Maikel Franco
LF - ?
CF - Odubel Herrera
RF - Aaron Altherr
Bench - Cody Asche/LF/3B & Andres Blanco/UTL
SP - Aaron Nola
SP - Jerad Eickhoff
SP - Adam Morgan
SP - ?
SP - ?
CL - Ken Giles
RP - Dalier Hinojosa, Luis Garcia, Elvis Araujo, Hector Neris, Jeanmar Gomez, ?.
Two spots in the rotation are open and one spot in the bullpen. Left field is up for grabs, plus a bench spot. Internal options for SP - David Buchanan, Alec Asher, Severino Gonzalez, Jake Thompson and Matt Harrison. RP - Kenny Roberts, Justin DeFratus, Colton Murray and Nefi Ogando. Bench spot - Darnell Sweeney/UTL.
I could see at least 1 veteran stopgap starting pitcher brought in to eat innings. I would love a bounce back candidate like Mat Latos. Wouldn't be surprised to see a lot of minor league contracts handed out to relief pitchers and some outfield/infield guys.
It would be nice to see Chooch traded, but it's not necessary, because neither Andrew Knapp or Jorge Alfaro are MLB ready. DeFratus might not be tendered a contract, and I expect the same fate for Domonic Brown. I know Francoeur has been a great clubhouse presence, but I don't know if he comes back, nor do I really think he should. It was a nice year with him, but my guess is if retained next season, he wouldn't be nearly as good (his track record suggests I'm right).
It's going to be an interesting offseason. One of continued rebuilding/transition. Bring it on!