We all love homegrown players which is also why it's a bummer Kingery didn't work out, and that they traded Crawford. We also were rather attached to Roman Quinn even as we knew it probably wasn't gonna happen.
And it's also been interesting to watch the cultural/historical shift from players "disloyally" leaving their teams for more $ to teams "disloyally" dumping their players instead of giving them more $. But I support both player free agency and front office's making good decisions about older/more expensive players.
So the question still remains about Hoskins and Nola. Would certainly rather spend $ on them than a new veteran FA, but you still have to like what the Braves ultimately did (replacing Freeman with a younger player) and Turner is probably still a better use of $ than Hoskins going forward (even with the former likely getting more $ and years).
That the Phillies might finally have some young cheap players who can make up 1/3 to 1/2 of a roster has of course been long-awaited. It's just too bad DD didn't discover this "mantra" before he signed Castellanos or gave Didi that second year, even if things now seem to have worked out (with the help of the checkbook). Still think there is probably going to be a 1-2 year hiccup between Schwarber, Castellanos and JT (offensively) declining and replacing them (at least internally). And Nola and Hoskins would also be on that list if they're re-signed.