J.P. Crawford is one reason to watch the Phillies

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J.P. Crawford is one reason to watch the Phillies
J.P. Crawford is one reason to watch the Phillies

No, a strong two weeks from Crawford will not dissuade the Phillies from signing Machado. But it could be enough to force them to keep Crawford in their plans. He looked good earlier this season at third base, and perhaps he could play there next season if the team elects to move on from Maikel Franco. Or Crawford could find a way as a reserve, a role he assumed for the first time in his career earlier this month when he returned from the minors.

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