Scott Lauber: Matt Klentak never got Phillies enough pitching, and it cost him his job as GM
Scott Lauber: Matt Klentak never got Phillies enough pitching, and it cost him his job as GM

PHILADELPHIA — In February, at the outset of spring training, Matt Klentak declared that the Phillies “have enough starting pitching and bullpen pitching to compete” among the best teams in the National League this season.At best, it was hubris. At worst, Klentak badly miscalculated.It’s clear now, after a COVID-shortened 28-32 season in which the Phillies posted the second-worst ERA in the league and missed the playoffs for a ninth year in a row, that they didn’t have nearly enough pitching. It cost Klentak his job, too, as he stepped down Saturday after five non-winning seasons on the job an…

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