It’s difficult to label any aspect of the Philadelphia Phillies’ offseason as a disappointment, seeing as how the season hasn’t started yet and no results have been produced on the field.
But that doesn’t mean that certain moments and decisions were not disappointing on paper this offseason.
While there’s a chance that a double platoon at the corner outfield spots will be successful, there’s also a chance that the Phillies could regret not having landed a veteran free agent to fill the need.
On the trade front, should the Phillies have held on to Trevor May rather than causing their minor league system to continue to thin, especially with Buster Olney tweeting that Justin Upton is back on the trade market?
And a team will usually be disappointed to find out that it won’t have its best hitter from last season for the first 25 games of the following year.
These areas may only seem disappointing until the regular season begins and performances can change things. However, these areas, on paper, have led to some disappointment this offseason, regardless of how long the feeling will last.
Here are the five biggest offseason disappointments for the Phillies.