But you're the one arguing for the patient approach. I mean, don't get me wrong, if they get it wrong again next year and Realmuto hasn't re-signed, you'd have to have a serious sell-off. And it's entirely possible they will never catch the Braves. But they definitely won't if they start another five-year rebuild cycle (with three years of 14,000 people in the stands).
Last year's team was an obvious .500 team that got lucky for a few months. This year's team was a legit 90-win contender that got unlucky. There are some holes to fill but they have the money (and a few possible internal players) to do it.
Anyway, trading Harper is not a serious suggestion, for one thing he can't be traded. I suppose he'd agree if you were really also going to trade Nola and Realmuto (don't forget Hoskins!) but you'd get very little for him, no matter how the $ got structured, and baseball would be a joke in this town for years. As we've already learned the hard way you can't just get an Embiid in baseball.