The Phillies have plenty of questions to answer this offseason as they look for ways to improve their roster.

One thing it seems they won't do is be a player of the top free agent prize, Shohei Ohtani. ESPN's Alden Gonzalez listed 10 teams that will be interested in Ohtani's services, with the Phillies not being one of them.

While the Phillies aren't on the list, these 10 teams are, the Angels and Dodgers, Texas, Seattle, Boston, Yankees and Mets, Cubs, Giants, and Blue Jays.

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It doesn't mean the Phillies can't sneak in there, but paying Ohtani at the very least $500 million seems to be unrealistic with their current starting nine all signed to return next season. Add in that Ohtani won't pitch in 2024 and is really only a DH, and the fit just doesn't seem to be there for Philadelphia.

There is one way that it could happen.

If the Phillies were to move Kyle Schwarber, who has two years left on his deal, that would open a spot for Ohtani to be an everyday DH.

Something to consider if you are adding the best player of his generation.

The Phillies have proven a willingness to spend big, so would they think outside the box to add a player like Ohtani, by moving a popular player like Schwarber?


Top Ten Philly Athletes Age 25 or Younger

Philadelphia has some great young athletes right now, from NFL MVP Runner-up Jalen Hurts to NL Gold Glove Award Finalist Bryson Stott to 30 Points Per Game Scorer Tyrese Maxey.  In honor of the Philly Sports teams Youth Movement, here are my rankings of the top ten Philadelphia Professional Athletes who are 25 years old or younger:

Gallery Credit: Josh Hennig/Townsquare Media

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