MLB free agency: Three likely landing spots for Marcus Semien

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 05: Marcus Semien #10 of the Oakland Athletics fields the ball at shortstop in the top of the fifth inning against the Texas Rangers at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on August 05, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 05: Marcus Semien #10 of the Oakland Athletics fields the ball at shortstop in the top of the fifth inning against the Texas Rangers at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on August 05, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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If the Philadelphia Phillies can’t bring back Didi Gregorius, Marcus Semien would be a fit.

Just a few weeks ago, it appeared as if the Philadelphia Phillies were heading towards a brutal offseason and a rough 2021. But with Dave Dombrowski now in place as Philadelphia’s new general manager and a resurgence of talks about a possible reunion with catcher J.T. Realmuto, the Phillies just might be looking to turn things around, become a bit more aggressive, and compete in 2021.

Didi Gregorius is gone after a solid rebound campaign last season, leaving the Phillies with a hole in the middle of their infield and Marcus Semien available for the taking.

Semien isn’t the greatest defender at shortstop, which could cause the Phillies to be a bit hesitant here as a defensive upgrade in the infield is needed, but his potential offensive output at his price tag is attractive.

Bringing in Semien also allows Philadelphia to remain flexible elsewhere across the diamond. Jean Segura can be moved back over to second base and Scott Kingery could then be used as a utility piece, hoping he rebounds at the plate and hits more like 2019 Scott Kingery versus the 2020 version.

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Ideally, the Phillies would bring Didi Gregorius back, but if they happen to be priced out of his market, landing Marcus Semien would be a solid backup plan.