Scott Lauber: By keeping J.T. Realmuto and Didi Gregorius, the Phillies kept the band together. Will they keep playing a sad tune?

Say this for the Phillies: They kept the band together. It’s no small achievement. Not in an offseason that began with Matt Klentak’s removal from the general manager’s office, massive staff reductions, and signals from upper management that player payroll may recede from a franchise-record level in 2020. Two months ago, the idea of the Phillies’ re-signing J.T. Realmuto or Didi Gregorius — and certainly both — seemed as likely as bipartisanship in Congress — and, well, $143.5 million later, here they are. Seven weeks after getting hired as president of baseball operations, Dave Dombrowski did…

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