The Philadelphia Phillies have finally made a big splash in this MLB offseason and signed outfielder/designated hitter, Kyle Schwarber to a four-year deal. The deal is structured with an annual value just shy of $20 million.
This move is a really good move for Philadelphia. The Phillies needed a good addition to the lineup and Schwarber was one of the guys they had on their radar for the entire offseason. Now that there is a designated hitter in the National League, we can now see Schwarber’s true talents shine. He is known as a left-handed power bat, which is what the Phillies needed. Philadelphia has some players in their starting lineup that bat left-handed, most notably being, Bryce Harper, Didi Gregorius, and Odubel Herrera. Schwarber will have the ability to slide right into the lineup in a ballpark where he can have a lot of success. In addition, due to his success as a leadoff hitter, the Phillies can utilize that and have him batting leadoff.
This is a lineup that can look very interesting come opening day, Schwarber could lead off, followed by Jean Segura and Bryce Harper in the three-hole. If the Phillies can make a few more additions to the lineup and the bench this could be a dangerous lineup coming into the 2022 MLB season.
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