The Philadelphia Phillies struggled in the final week of the season and missed the playoffs for the ninth consecutive year.

After the conclusion of his second season with the Phillies, Bryce Harper spoke to reporters about the future of teammate J.T. Realmuto.

Harper said that Realmuto "needs to be our catcher next season. Plain and simple. I don't think that should even be a question."

Philadelphia acquired Realmuto in a February 2019 trade with the Miami Marlins.