Originally posted on Macho Row  |  Last updated 7/17/13
I am not really sure what to make of the Phillies starting infield this season, other than the fact that it is aging and breaking down frequently enough that an argument to shake things up and get younger now is completely valid if the right pieces are available. I have already spoken my mind on how to address the Ryan Howard situation. As much as I respect what Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley have done to help turn this franchise around, neither should be considered untradeable in the eyes of a good general manager, but it looks as though Michael Young might be the most attractive trading chip in the infield in Philadelphia as we draw closer and closer to the trade deadline at the end of the month. Yesterday I handed out grades for the starting rotation, which was a tad easier for me to get through. Today we evaluate the first half performances of the starting infield. We'll worry about reserves and bench players later. A reminder that my grades are handed out individually an...
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