The Phillies’ Spencer Howard dilemma is similar to what Archie Bradley faced four years ago

There was no room for Archie Bradley ago in Arizona’s starting rotation four years ago when spring training finished. The Diamondbacks had five starting pitchers, leaving them two options for how to handle Bradley: Allow him to develop as a starter in triple A or utilize him in the majors as a reliever. Bradley was 24, a former first-round pick and top prospect, and a righthander who had made 99% of his professional appearances as a starting pitcher. He did not have experience in the bullpen, but the Diamondbacks — entering a season with playoff aspirations — moved Bradley there anyway so they…

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